The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Sri Lanka, two royal octogenarians celebrate birthdays, Charles I: King and Collector exhibition and the Swedish Royal Family commemorate 200 years of Bernadotte rule.

Sri Lanka Visit

The Earl And Countess of Wessex visited Sri Lanka for a five-day visit from 31 January to 5 February.

They delivered the Queen’s Message to President Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka celebrates 70 years of independence.

Photo: The Royal Family

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Royal Octogenarians Celebrate in January

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated her 80th birthday on 31 January in private.

Photo: © RVD Jeroen van der Meyde

The Dutch Royal Court has released new photos, including ones of her sons and grandchildren.

King Juan Carlos of Spain turned 80 earlier that month on 5 January.

Casa de S M el Rey/Dany Virgili

His son Felipe VI celebrated his 50th birthday with a series of photos of his family, including taking his daughters to school.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Last Church Service in Norfolk

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend the Sunday service at West Newton before greeting well-wishers who had waited in the cold weather.
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On Wednesday, the Queen caught the 10.54 am train from King’s Lynn to London’s King’s Cross.
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Prince Charles Views Ancestor Charles I’s Art Collection

On 29 January 2018, Prince Charles views an exhibition which reunites key pieces of Charles I’s art collection, which was sold off after his execution in 1649.

Charles I in Three Positions, also known as the Triple portrait of Charles I by Van Dyck, (1635 or 1636), Royal Collection

Visit Charles I: King and Collector exhibition’s webpage for more details, including opening hours.

200 Years of Bernadotte Rule in Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attend a seminar focusing on 200 years of Bernadotte rule.

King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Photo:

Find out more about the first Bernadotte King, Carl XIV Johan of Sweden.

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