New Years Eve Speeches, 2016

Speeches from Queen Margrethe, King Harald and King Maha Vajiralongkorn on New Year's Eve. We have provided English translations wherever possible. King Harald V of Norway King Harald V's New Year's Speech (Kongens nyttårstale) broadcast via NRK at 7.30 pm on 31 December 2016. King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn's first New Year's…

2016 Royal Year In Review

Our tribute to the year that was including the birth of four royal babies, two weddings and four funerals. Royal Babies Bhutan's Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema welcomed their son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, The Gyalsey (heir apparent) on 5 February. We are delighted to share a special Kupar of our new born…

Royal Christmas Day Speeches, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf delivered their pre-recorded Christmas broadcasts. We have provided English translations wherever possible. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain The Queen's annual Christmas Broadcast aired in the UK and Commonwealth countries on Christmas Day. The Queen reflects on 'Inspiration' from Olympic and Paralympic athletes…

Royal Christmas Eve Speeches, 2016

Philippe, King of the Belgians, King Felipe VI of Spain and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg pre-recorded their messages for national broadcasts on Christmas Eve. King Philippe of Belgium Philippe, King of the Belgians, gave his Christmas and New Year Address in Dutch, French and German, which had been pre-recorded at the Royal Palace in…

2016 Christmas Greetings from Sweden’s Crown Princess Family

Sweden's Crown Princess Family 'goes bush' in this year's Christmas video. The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar send their Christmas message from Tyresta National Park, near Stockholm. Source: Kungahuset.se The Swedish Royal Court released this video on Monday, 19 December, showing the Crown Princess Family (Kronprinsessfamiljen) donning wet-weather gear, going for…

Podcast: Prince Philip Documentary, Christmas Celebrations & Malaysia’s New King

A new documentary about Prince Philip, Clarence House and Copenhagen Christmas celebrations, Malaysia elects a new king and the Republic debate again. When Phillip met Prince Philip A new documentary, When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, focuses on Prince Philip and the Duke of Edinburgh Award celebrating its…

British Royal Family Attend Margaret Rhodes’ Funeral

The Queen said goodbye to her best friend and beloved cousin Margaret Rhodes at her funeral on Sunday, 11 December 2016, at Windsor. Embed from Getty Images Prince Philip and other members of the royal family, including the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, joined mourners…

Podcast: BBC Thai, John Key Says Goodbye, Robert The Bruce Revealed & Prince Harry

BBC Thai in trouble, Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace, New Zealand's Prime Minister farewells the Queen, Robert the Bruce's face revealed and Prince Harry finishes his Caribbean tour. BBC in Thailand Why has the BBC run foul of authorities in Thailand on a profile piece about King Maha Vajiralongkorn? Find out in this week's show.…

Which Bank? Prince Charles’ Personal Tour

Governor Mark Carney gave Prince Charles a guided tour during a visit at the UK’s central bank, the Bank of England on 7 December 2016. The Prince of Wales’ visit was aimed to recognise and celebrate the Bank’s mission to promote the good of the British people by maintaining monetary and financial stability. Prince Charles…

Prince Harry In Barbados and Guyana

Prince Harry finishes up his royal visit to the Caribbean in Barbados and Guyana, including spending some time with children. He visited the Nightengale Children's Home, which provides accommodation, support and care for children from birth through to 18, including young ones with learning disabilities and health problems. Prince Harry's speech on behalf of HM The…