Two Queens celebrate birthdays this week, republic protest at the royal wedding, Queen Sonja’s work to go on display aboard a cruise ship and Viking treasures from Harald Bluetooth’s reign are discovered.
The Queen’s Birthday Party
BBC One and BBC Radio will broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall a special concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday from 8.00 pm (local time) including performances from Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more.the
Australians can watch The Queen’s Birthday Party on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at 9.00 pm on Channel 9.
Republic Supporters Plan Protest
Anti-monarchist group Republic plans to disrupt Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day on 19 May 2018 with a protest.
Bunch of party-poopers? What do you think? Have your say below.
Queen Margrethe’s 78th Birthday
The Danish Royal Family appear on the balcony, but where is Crown Prince Frederik?
Greenland’s telephone and postal company, TELE-POSt release a series of stamps to mark the Queen’s birthday.
Queen Sonja Print Award
Queen Sonja announces a partnership with a cruise operator to curate artworks aboard a new Norwegian cruise ship which will be launched next year.
Harald Bluetooth Treasure Found
A Viking treasure-trove, dating back to Harald Bluetooth’s reign, is found on an island in Germany.
Did you know the telecommunications technology Bluetooth was named after this legendary Danish king? We explain in this week’s show.
Also This Week
Forthcoming Royal Visits
Crown Princess Mary to visit Seattle, USA, on 3 to 5 May 2018 for the Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum, the launch of Danish cultural advances in the US, a visit to Novo Nordisk and a debate on empowering women at the University of Washington.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit France from 7 to 9 May and Greece from 9 to 11 May 2018, including Crete.
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