Sweden’s latest royal baby is born, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th Birthday in Windsor, a visit to the Taj Mahal, The Gyalsey’s Naming Day and a visit to the Star Wars set.

New Baby Prince For Sweden

The Royal Court released the first photo of Prince Alexander, at three days old, taken at Drottningholm Palace.

Prince Alexander of Sweden Photo: Kungahuset.se
Prince Alexander Photo: Kungahuset.se

See A New Prince for Sweden and Thanks From Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia for more details and photos.

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 90th Birthday At Windsor

Crowds gathered in Windsor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on 21 April 2016, and to wish Her Majesty a very happy birthday.

Three new photos taken by Anne Leibovitz to mark this very special occasion.

The Queen with her youngest grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The Queen with Princess Anne

The Queen with her daughter, The Princess Royal, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle #Queenat90

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The Queen with her corgis.

Royal Mail has released some commemorative stamps in honour of the Queen’s birthday.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Taj Mahal

Time to create some new memories as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal, where Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales visited in 1992.

The Duke and Duchess today visited the Taj Mahal, on the final day of their tour to India and Bhutan #RoyalVisitIndia

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The Gyalsey Naming Day

HRH The Gyalsey with his grandfather, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, before the Naming Ceremony.

His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck with his Grandfather, His Majesty the Fourth King. Jigme means fearless, and invokes the strength to confront any challenges that the future may present, without fear or hesitation, when the time comes for the Gyalsey to serve his country. Namgyel means victory in all directions, over all forms. It was also the name of the revered Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, who enabled the Dharma to flourish in all directions, as prophesied by Guru Rinpoche. Wangchuck, which connotes a person born with authority and majestic qualities, is inherited from the Wangchuck dynasty, of our hereditary Monarchy. #gyalseyjigmenamgyelwangchuck #princeofbhutan #hmk4 #love

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The Naming Ceremony of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey was held at the Punakha Dzong, coinciding with Zhabdrung Kuchoe, on Saturday, 16 April 2016. King Jigme and Queen Jetsun had farewelled the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier that day.

Star Wars Royal Visit

Meeting Princes William and Harry. Source: Mark Hamill/Twitter
Source: Mark Hamill/Twitter

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Time for a @starwars lightsaber battle!

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The Princes could not resist a lightsaber battle whilst visiting the Star Wars set.

Prince Harry has made a new friend…

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Oops! Chewie breached royal protocol, although Prince Harry didn’t seem to mind.

Source: Mark Hamill/Twitter
Source: Mark Hamill/Twitter

Royal Australian Mint Celebrates The Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Royal Australian Mint has released a special three-coin set to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

This coin set is available to order until Monday, 13 June 2016, before 5.00 pm (AEST) so don’t miss out.

Please note this is a public holiday in all Australian states except Western Australia and Queensland.

 

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