Charles and Camilla celebrate Canada Day, Queen Sonja celebrates her 80th birthday, Queen Elizabeth’s new portrait unveiled, Prince Philip’s last DofE Awards and a memorial service for Diana Princess of Wales.
Canada Day, 1 July
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall join Canadians in celebrating 150 years of Confederation in Ottawa.
The Prince and The Duchess arrive on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, alongside Governor-General David Johnston and Mrs Johnston to join #Canada150 celebrations. 🇨🇦 Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Parliament Hill in the historic State Landau, a carriage that was built in the 1890’s. Made of hand-carved wood and wrought iron, the landau has escorted many members of the Royal Family over the years, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. #RoyalVisitCanada
Prince Charles’ speech at Parliament Hill on 1 July 2017.
Prince Charles was invested as an Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada.
Outgoing Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon waving goodbye.
Hashtags: #Canada150 #RoyalVisitCanada
Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday
King Harald’s birthday surprise, Queen Sonja’s Art Stable opens eights later, on 4 July.
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The Norwegian Trekking Association (Den Norske Turistforening) presented Queen Sonja a gift of Turdronningen, a statue of herself in hiking gear.
Kronprinsen holdt tale ved avdukingen av statuen av Dronning Sonja i Slottsparken. Statuen er en gave fra Den norske Turistforening i anledning av Dronningens 80 årsdag, og den er laget billedhugger Kirsten Kokkin. Foto: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff #dronningsonja #dronningen #kronprinsen #kronprinshaakon #detkongeligeslott #kongehuset #slottsparken #den norsketuristforening #dnt #turistforeningen #oslo
Prime Minister Erna Solberg signs the Book of Congratulations (gratulasjonsprotokollen) on behalf of the government at the Royal Palace.
Queen Elizabeth Maple Leaf Portrait
Buckingham Palace has released a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in Canada on Saturday, 1 July 2017.
Happy Canada Day!
Prince Philip’s Last Duke of Edinburgh Awards Presentation
Prince Philip presents Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards for the last time at a garden party before he retires in August 2017.
Today The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Presentation Reception for 350 DofE Gold Award holders and their families in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, developing over 400,000 young people for life and work every year in the UK. Since it was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, 6 million people have participated in DofE programmes.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were in Scotland as part of “Royal Week” or “Holyrood Week 2017” to celebrate Scottish culture, achievement and community.
Memorial Service for Diana Princess of Wales
Prince William and Prince Harry attended a private memorial service at Althorpe with Earl Spencer and Diana’s sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes on 1 July, which would have been Diana’s 56th birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also present paying their respects.