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Prince Harry arrives in Sydney, a new bill passed in the Japanese Parliament, John Key receives a Knighthood in New Zealand and the Queen’s Birthday in Australia.
Prince Harry’s Wet Walkabout
Prince Harry visited Campbell’s Cove to meet well-wishers in the pouring rain with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Veteran Affairs Minister David Elliott.
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Prince Harry launches the official countdown to mark 500 days until the Invictus Games at Admiralty House, Sydney.
Visit http://www.invictusgames2018.org/ for more details.
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Abdication News Update
A historic special bill has been passed in the Japanese Parliament (Diet) to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate soon.
Arise Sir John Key
Congratulations from “across the Ditch” to former Prime Minister John Key who receives a knighthood as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours in New Zealand on Monday, 5 June.
Mr Key, who brought back Knighthoods in New Zealand in 2009, receives his own.
Queen’s Birthday Celebrations
We explain the history behind why there are two celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in Australia.
Most Australians celebrate the Queen’s Birthday on 12 June as a public holiday, except Queensland on 25 September and Western Australia on 2 October.
Condolences from Belgium
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s message to Queen Elizabeth II following the recent terrorist attack in London.
Our thoughts are with the victims of the attack in #London. Our deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom.
— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) June 4, 2017