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.

Coronation portrait by George Hayter
Coronation portrait by George Hayter

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.

Emperor Akihito in 2014
Emperor Akihito in 2014

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.

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.

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