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King Carl XVI Gustaf’s statement, the Chinese State Visit, Sir Peter Cogrove in London, Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik visit Indonesia and former Prime Minister Paul Keating’s views on the monarchy and the flag.

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Sweden in Shock

King Carl XVI Gustaf issued the following statement on Thursday, 22 October 2015 regarding the school shooting in Trollhättan.

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China State Visit

President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan were guests of the Queen and Prince Philip during their State Visit to Great Britain.

The State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.

Read the Queen’s Speech at the China State Banquet.

Audience With The Queen

Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, were granted an audience with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace during their visit to London.

 

Queen Margrethe II Visits Indonesia

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik visit Indonesia from 21 to 24 October 2015.

 

Paul Keating’s Push For Republic … Again!

Find out in this week’s show why former Prime Minister Paul Keating is trying to resurrect the Republic issue again, just prior to a royal visit in November.

No great country has a monarch … of another country as their head of state.

The coronation of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway on 22 June 1906

The coronation of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway on 22 June 1906

King Haakon VII wasn’t born in Norway. Discover which other countries had monarchs from other countries as their heads of state.

No great country has a flag of another country in the corner of their flag.

Yet Hawaii, one of the USA’s 50 states, has the Union Jack in the corner of their flag?

Flag of Hawaii

Flag of Hawaii