Monthly Archives: March 2012

SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE LIVES OF THE QUEEN MOTHER AND PRINCESS MARGARET ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATHS

On March 30, 2012, members of the British Royal Family, headed by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a service of thanksgiving for the lives of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her daughter, Princess Margaret.  The Queen’s mother and sister died in 2002, within weeks of each other in the year that Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Golden Jubilee on the throne.  The service of thanksgiving took place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.  Others in attendances included the Prince of Wales; the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry; the Countess of Wessex; Princess Eugenie;  Prince Michael of Kent; the late Princess Margaret’s son, Viscount Linely; his daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, his son, Charles Armstrong-Jones and nephews, Arthur and Samuel Chatto.  Photos by Bauer Griffin and Getty Images.

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex and her niece, Princess Eugenie of York

Viscount Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret, with his son, Charles Armstrong-Jones and daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones and nephews, Arthur and Samuel Chatto.

Prince Michael of Kent

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S DIAMOND JUBILEE TOUR OF THE U.K. CONTINUES: NORTH LONDON

Queen Elizabeth II continued with her Diamond Jubilee Tour of the United Kingdom.  On March 29, 2012, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen traveled to to the Krishna Avanti School in Harrow where the royal couple met with an enthusiastic welcome and watched musical and dance  performances by the school children.  Queen Elizabeth II also visited Valentine’s Park Redbridge and Waltham Forest Town Hall.   Photos by Bauer Griffin and Getty Images.

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THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY MOUNTED REGIMENT PREPARES FOR THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE QUEEN

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) have been busy with preparations for celebrations connected with Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee which will be held in June 2012.  The mounted regiment will participate in a Sovereign’s Escort from Parliament to Buckingham Palace involving 116 men.  They, along with their horses will ride before and after the carriage carrying the Queen.  In St. Paul’s Cathedral, the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry will be playing fanfares during the Jubilee Service that will be held there.  In advance of the Escort, the double mounted band comprising of 53 musicians and horses of the Household Cavalry will be marching in the processional route.  Photos taken March 27, 2012 and courtesy of Getty Images.

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THE PRINCE OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISIT DENMARK: DAY FOUR

On day four of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of Denmark, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, on March 27, 2012,  visited various venues.  The Duchess of Cornwall toured the current set of the TV Drama The Killing in Lynge, Denmark where she was photographed holding a prop gun watched by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.  The series is a favorite with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who met with  actress Sofie Grabol.   Prince Charles visited Via University in Horsens and was photographed with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark playing Danish Pin Billiards in Gyldenrisparken near Copenhagen.  While in Gyldenrisparken, the Prince of Wales also visited nursing home.  Day Four in Denmark marks the end of the Prince and Duchess’s Diamond Jubilee Tour which took in Norway and Sweden as well.  Photos by Getty Images.

The Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark on the set of the t.v. program, The Killing.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looks away as the Duchess of Cornwall handles a prop gun, March 27, 2012.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Wales discuss the finer points of Danish pin billiards, March 27, 2012.

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THE PRINCE OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISIT DENMARK: DAY THREE

On the third day of their Diamond Jubilee visit to Denmark, on March 26, 2012, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited the Kastellet citadel and laid a wreath upon the National Monument.  They also visited the Rud Rasmussen furniture warehouse and Elsinore.   An official dinner in Copenhagen was held in the couple’s honor with Queen Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Henrik;  Crown Prince Frederik; Crown Princess Mary; Prince Joachim; Princess Marie; and the queen’s sister, Princess Benedikte, attending.  Photos by Getty Images and Bauer Griffin.

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THE PRINCE OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISIT DENMARK: DAY TWO

Day two of the visit of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Denmark, on March 25, 2012, saw the royal couple attending Sunday worship service at St. Albans Anglican Church in Copenhagen.  After the church service, the prince and duchess planted a tree to commemorate their visit.  Photos by Getty Images.

 

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THE PRINCE OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL VISIT DENMARK: DAY ONE

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Denmark on March 24, 2012 and were welcomed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark  at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The prince and duchess are continuing their Diamond Jubilee tour through Scandinavia.

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