The Royal Maundy Service, Prince Philip’s new record, Queen Margrethe’s birthday, condolences following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

Royal Maundy Service

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Eugenie attend the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Thursday, 18 April 2019.

Queen’s Birthday Stamps, 2019

Australia Post has issued a new stamp to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd Birthday on 21 April 2019.

Now available at post offices and the Australia Post online shop.

Prince Philip’s New Record

Prince Philip has passed another milestone in British Royal History.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Australian High Commissioner, Alexander Downer in 2015.

Queen Margrethe’s 79th Birthday

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Photo: Torben Eskerod, Kongehuset ©

Queen Margrethe celebrated her 79th birthday at Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus with an appearance with the Crown Prince Family to greet well-wishers.

Video: Kongehuset ©

Condolences for Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. Photo: © Carolyn M Cash

Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden sent their condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron following the devastating blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, 15 April 2019.

Did you know Notre Dame has some beehives on its roof? We have some good news …

Coronations and Royal Weddings At Notre Dame

Construction on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris began in 1160 and has played an important part in French history, including the Coronation of an English king during the Hundred Years’ War.

Find out, in this week’s podcast, about some past royal weddings which took place at the Cathedral.

Henry VI: the only English King to be crowned in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Photo: National Portrait Gallery

Royal Birthdays This Week

14 April – Princess Marie-Agläe of Liechtenstein, 1973

15 April – King Philippe of Belgium, 1960

16 April – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 1940
16 April – Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, 1955
16 April – Princess Eléonore of Belgium, 2008

17 April – Prince Maurits of the Netherlands, 1968

Forthcoming Royal Visits

Denmark – Queen Margrethe II will visit Estonia on 15 and 16 June 2019, to mark 800 years since Dannebrog, according to legend, descended from the sky and helped the Danish king Valdemar the Victorious win control over northern Estonia.

Great Britain – The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Germany from 7 to 10 May 2019.

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