Monthly Archives: June 2013

QUEEN ELIZABETH II VISITS CANTERBURY

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.

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THE PRINCE OF WALES MEETS ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS TO PRESENT MEDALS

The Prince of Wales met with Royal Dragoon Guards at Clarence House on June 27, 20137 in London to presents Operational service medals.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS VISITS AN EXHIBITION IN AMSTERDAM

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands visited an exhibition in Amsterdam on June 27, 2013, entitled, the ‘Royal Palace: 400 Years In The Heart Of Amsterdam Canals’.  Photos by Getty Images.

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LUXEMBOURG’S ROYAL FAMILY CELEBRATE NATIONAL DAY

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.

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PRINCE WILLIAM & PRINCE HARRY AT THE WEDDING OF LADY MELISSA PERCY

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.

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Princess Eugenie of York and Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry's current girlfriend

Princess Eugenie of York and Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s current girlfriend

Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's former girlfriend was a bridesmaid to Lady Melissa Percy

Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s former girlfriend was a bridesmaid to Lady Melissa Percy

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT ROYAL ASCOT ON DAYS 4 AND 5

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.

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Queen Elizabeth II with Princess Sarvath of Jordan

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THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE COUNT OF BARCELONA

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.

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia

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Infanta Elena receiving Holy Communion.  Behind her is her son, and behind him is Elena's sister, Infanta Cristina

Infanta Elena receiving Holy Communion. Behind her is her son, and behind him is Elena’s sister, Infanta Cristina

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Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia

Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia

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