Grand Duke Henri Christmas Speech 2018

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg gave his traditional Christmas Speech on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2018. Photo: Sophie Margue, Cour grand-ducale This year's speech began in Luxembourgish, then switched to French, as Grand Duke Henri thanked foreigners for their contribution. Transcript (Luxembourgish and French) Léif Matbierger, Virun e puer Wochen ass sech zu Lëtzebuerg, zu…

Queen Margarethe To Visit Iceland To Celebrate Centenary

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe will visit Reykjavík in Iceland on 1 December 2018 for celebrations to mark 100 years since the nation declared Independence. A Shared History This visit’s major theme is the close relationship between the two countries, focusing on Iceland’s history, development and a sense of national identity. Evidence of Queen Margrethe’s personal connection…

Royal Commemorations For Remembrance Day

Royal Families in Europe mark the Centenary of the end of World War I at 11.00 am on Sunday, 11 November 2018. Belgium King Philippe and Queen Matilde led the Belgians in commemorations at Ypres at the Menin Gate, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, with government representatives, Flemish government representatives and ambassadors…

Podcast: GQ Interview, Royal Run & Sheriff Hutton Castle For Sale!

Prince William's interview, the Queen prays for Manchester victims, Finland celebrates 100 years of Independence, Crown Prince Frederik's 50th birthday plans and Richard III's former home is on the market. GQ Magazine Interview Prince William's interview with Alistair Campbell for British GQ Magazine discussing mental health, the death of his mother and his children growing…

Podcast: Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th Birthday Plans, Vimy Commemorations & Enlightened Princesses

A thanksgiving service for Lord Snowdon, 40th birthday plans, cute royal bridal attendants, Vimy commemorations and the Enlightened Princesses exhibition. Service for Lord Snowdon The Queen and Prince Philip, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon,…

Podcast: Dutch Royal Visit, Sami National Day, Train To London & A Royal Name-Change

Condolences for a close family friend, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima's visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth returns to London and two royal centenaries. Condolences for Tara Palmer-Tomkinson The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have led tributes for close family friend, Tara Palmer-Tomlinson, who passed away earlier this week, aged 45. Embed from…

2017: Another Big Year For Royal and Historic Milestones

2017 is shaping up to be another big year for royalty and for commemorating historic milestones, especially in Denmark, Britain and Norway. Denmark 14 January - Queen Margrethe II celebrates the 45th anniversary of her accession in 1972. Great Britain The Queen sends her congratulations as Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year, with various…

Podcast: Northern Ireland, Silver Jubilee Cruise & Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorations

Northern Ireland visit, King Harald and Queen Sonja's Silver Jubilee Cruise, Earl Mountbatten's great-granddaughter marries, a royal visit to Canada and Battle of the Somme Centenary commemorations. Northern Ireland What was the Queen's response when she was asked if she was feeling well during her visit to Northern Ireland? A fantastic reception for The Queen…

Podcast: Women’s Institute Centenary, Knighthood & Royal Wedding News

Prince Harry's Knighthood, Swedish Royal Wedding news, Prince William weighs in on the FIFA issue and attends the FA Cup Final, Queen Elizabeth II attends the Women's Institute's Centenary celebrations, despite the BBC saying she died the day before! Prince Harry's Knighthood Awards in the Royal Victorian Order are made personally by the Queen for…

Podcast: Queen’s Birthday, Prince Philip’s Knighthood & ANZAC Day

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 89th birthday. Prince Philip receives his knighthood, ANZAC Day Centenary commemorations, Queen Margrethe II's 75th birthday celebrations continue and Prince Harry's first two weeks with the Australian Army. Knight of the Order of Australia (AK) Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer was present when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented Prince Philip…