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…

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…

King George V Knights Australian General Sir John Monash

King George V knights an Australian Commander on the battlefield during World War I, the first in 200 years. John Monash was born in West Melbourne on 27 June 1865, born to Jewish parents who emigrated from Prussia (now Poland). His family moved to Jerilderie in the Riverina region of New South Wales. Monash attended…

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Matilde Arrive in Canada For State Visit

King Philippe and Queen Mathilda arrived in Ottawa on Sunday, 11 March 2018, for a 7-day state visit to Canada, aboard an Airbus A330. The Royal couple were accompanied by six government ministers, a state secretary, approximately 125 entrepreneurs and CEOs, 20 academics, senior officials and media, with a total of over 200 people as…

Anzac Day Commemorations, 2017

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Prince Andrew attended Anzac Day commemorations held on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Australians and New Zealanders commemorate Anzac Day in honour of those brave men who died at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles in 1915. The ill-fated military campaign by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) against the Turks…

Westminster Abbey Invites Australians and New Zealanders To Anzac Day Service

Australians and New Zealanders are invited to apply for tickets to attend Anzac Day commemorations including the service at Westminster Abbey on 25 April 2017. Programme for Anzac Day 2017 5.00 am: Dawn Service, Australian War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner The main service will take place in front of the Australian War Memorial at Hyde…

Louis Mountbatten: 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India

British naval officer Lord Louis Mountbatten accepted the Japanese surrender during World War II. He was the last Viceroy of India, and also mentor to Prince Charles. Mountbatten, known as “Dickie” to family and friends, was born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas on 25 June 1900 at Frogmore House, Windsor. His parents were Prince Louis…

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…

Queen Elizabeth II’s 2014 Christmas Broadcast

Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas Broadcast, or the Queen's Speech. Video: YouTube/SkyNews A transcript is also available, courtesy of the British Monarchy's Official Website. King George V began this tradition on 25 December 1932 with his first radio broadcast in a small from Sandringham. Since then, the Christmas Day message has been delivered by the reigning…

Podcast: Royal Visit To Coonamble in 1920 & The Aussies Are Coming!

Why did Edward VIII, when he was the Prince of Wales, visit the rural town of Coonamble in 1920? Meet the Australian team competing in the Invictus Games. Find out more in this week's podcast ... Invictus Games' Australian Team Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert launched Australia's Invictus Games campaign at Parliament House, Canberra,…