Queen Elizabeth II visited Canterbury on June 28, 2013 where she inspected the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland at Howe Barracks. The queen has been Colonel-in-Chief of the Battalion since she was 21 years old. Photos by PacificCoastNews and Getty Images.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Luxembourg’s royal family celebrated National Day on June 23, 2013 with a Te Deum Mass held at Luxembourg’s cathedral of Notre Dame. In attendance were the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Louis and his wife Princess Tessy. A military parade followed which took place in the city centre of Luxembourg. On June 22 Prince Guillaume and his wife, Princess Stephanie, visited Esch-sur-Alzette where they visited the Town Hall and paid their respects at the national resistance museum. Photos by Getty Images.
The Duke of Cambridge and his brother, Prince Harry attended the wedding on June 22, 2013 at Alnwick Castle, of Lady Melissa Percy to their friend, Thomas van Straubenzee. Lady Melissa is the daughter of the Duke of Northumberland. One of the bridesmaids was Chelsy Davy, the former girlfriend of Prince Harry. Other guests included Prince Harry’s current girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Photos by PacificCoastNews and Getty Images.
Wearing blue on both days, Queen Elizabeth II attended days 4 and 5 of Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. It has been a good year for the queen at Ascot with the victory of her horse, Estimate, in the Gold Cup Race. On days 4 and 5, Princess Sarvath of Jordan was the queen’s special guest, riding on both days in an open carriage next to the monarch. Photos by Getty Images.
The Spanish royal family attended a Mass at the Royal Chapel in Madrid to commemorate the centenary of the birth of the Count of Barcelona, who was the father of King Juan Carlos. Also in attendance were the Spanish prime minister and senior government officials. The Count of Barcelona (1913-1993) was the third son of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Queen Victoria Eugenie (who was one of the subjects of my first book, “Born to Rule”). After his two elder brothers renounced their claims to the throne of Spain, the Count of Barcelona became the designated heir. In 1975, the Count of Barcelona’s son, Juan Carlos, became king of Spain after the death of General Francisco Franco. Photos by Getty Images.