A new TV series about Queen Victoria to air in Britain, more abdication rumours, Victoria Day celebrations in Sweden, the Queen visits Prince William’s workplace and Prince Harry leads by example for HIV/Aids testing.
Victoria TV Series
Find out about ITV’s new TV series about a young Queen Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman, which will air in the UK later this year.
The series begins when the young Victoria becomes Queen, just after her 18th birthday, and the death of her uncle, William IV.
Emperor Akihito Abdication Rumours
Japan’s national broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News says yes, but the Imperial Household says no. Find out more in this week’s show.
Birthday Celebrations on Victoria Day
More than 4,500 people arrived at Solliden Palace at Öland to wish Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden a very happy 39th birthday on Thursday, 14 July 2016.
Members of the Swedish Armed Forces fired a 21-gun salute at 12 noon from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and other locations around Sweden.
Crown Princess Victoria says thank you to all the well-wishers, whilst holding her adorable four-month-old son Prince Oscar.
New Anglian Air Ambulance Air Base at Cambridge Airport
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit the new Anglian Air Ambulance Air Base at Cambridge as her grandson, Prince William gives his grandmother a guided tour.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has responded to 1791 emergency calls in the last 12 months, providing rapid, effective treatment as soon as possible after injury. Today The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh met some of the 40 clinicians, 8 pilots and support staff who make this incredible service possible.
Listen to our show about what Dr Pam Crispin says about working alongside Prince William.
Prince Harry HIV/Aids Test
Prince Harry leads by example and takes a test for HIV/Aids.
Prince Harry gets tested for HIV at Burrell St Sexual Health Clinic to show how quick and easy it is to be tested for HIV. It is a free, simple finger prick test and gives nearly instant results. Prince Harry believes that until everyone is relaxed about taking HIV tests – whether from higher risk groups or not – then tackling the stigma and fear surrounding this simple test will continue to allow the virus to win. Watch the test live on The Royal Family’s Facebook page. www.facebook.com/thebritishmonarchy.
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