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The Queen’s advice, Kate visits Luxembourg, Crown Prince Haakon’s close shave, Prince Philip retires but not everyone is happy.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Find out in this week’s show what the Queen has said to her grandsons regarding official duties.

Queen Elizabeth was also seen driving home from church.

Kate Visits Luxembourg

The Duchess of Cambridge visits Luxembourg on Wednesday, 11 May, on the Queen’s behalf, and called in to see the Grand Ducal Family.

During her visit The Duchess called on members of The Grand Ducal Family at the Grand Ducal Palace #RoyalVisitLux

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The Duchess also participated in the official commemorations for the 150th Anniversary of the 1867 Treaty of London.

Hashtag: #RoyalVisitLux

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Celebrations

Members of European royal families attended the celebrations in Oslo on 9 and 10 May.

Princess Märtha Louise and the Crown Prince paid tribute to their parents during their speech.

Read more about Crown Prince Haakon’s hair-raising stunt.

King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrate their 80th anniversary. Photograph at the Royal Palace in Oslo.
Row 4 (l to r): HRH Princess Tatiana, HRH Prince Nikolaos, HRH Princess Mabel, HRH Prince Constantijn, HRH Prince Constantijn, HRH Prince Carl Philip, HRH Crown Princess Marie Chanta, HRH Crown Prince Pavlos, HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, HRH Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex, Desiree Kogevinas, Carlos Euguster.
Row 3. Lady Elizabeth Shakerly, HM Queen Anne Marie, HRH Princess Beatrix, HRH Prince Daniel, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, HRH Crown Prince Haakon, Princess Märtha Louise, HRH Crown Prince Frederik, HRH Crown Princess Mary, Madeleine Bernadotte Kogevinas, Bernhard Mach, Jenni Haukio. Row 2.
Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner, HM Queen Máxima, HM King Willem Alexander, HSH Prince Albert, HM Queen Silvia, HM King Carl Gustaf, HM Queen Sonja, HM King Harald V, HM Queen Margrethe, HRH Grand Duke Henri, HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, HM King Phillippe, HM Queen Mathilde, HE Finnish President, HE Islands President. Row 1. Emma Tallulah Behn, Leah Isadora Behn, Maud Angelica Behn, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus.

Hashtag: #Kongeparet80år

Prince Philip’s Retirement

Buckingham Palace has announced Prince Philip will be stepping down from official duties from August 2017.


However, not everyone is happy about the decision including these villagers in Vanuatu.