Queen Elizabeth celebrates her official birthday, Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito visits Denmark, Norway’s Crown Prince Couple visit the Orkney Islands and Royal Ascot news.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Official Birthday
Queen Elizabeth issues a message reflecting the sombre national mood in the United Kingdom, following a succession of “terrible tragedies” in recent times.
Scenes from Trooping The Colour on Saturday, 17 June 2017.
Today The Queen and other members of The Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s birthday parade. Before The Trooping took place, The Queen led a minute’s silence for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. After The British Army had finished the military ceremony, The Queen joined members of The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force Red Arrow display. 📷PA
Crown Prince Naruhito Visits Denmark
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prince Naruhito inspect the guards at the Kastellet in Copenhagen.
Crown Prince Naruhito enjoys a harbour cruise in Copenhagen with Crown Princess Mary.
Norwegian Royal Visit to Scotland’s Orkney Islands
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Orkney Islands in Scotland to attend the annual St Magnus International Festival and visit the prehistoric site, Skara Brae.
Royal Ascot 2017
The Queen attended the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot on Wednesday, 21 June 2017, following a General Election held on Thursday, 8 June.
Today The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, opened Parliament for the 64th time during her reign. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session. It is the only regular occasion when the three constituent parts of Parliament – the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons – meet. The Speech is not drafted by The Queen, but by the Government, outlining plans and future legislation. 📷Press Association
Read the Queen’s Speech 2017.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace issued a statement as Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital again.
We wish His Royal Highness a very speedy recovery.