Monthly Archives: August 2014

THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY IN PALMA DE MALLORCA

King Felipe and their daughters, Leonor and Sofia, posed for photographers at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca on August 5, 2015.  After photographs were taken, the royal family greeted the reporters and photographers who had assembled.  Photos by Getty Images.

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BRITISH ROYALS AT THE TOWER OF LONDON

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince Harry, visited the Tower of London on August 5, 2014 where an impressive sea of red ceramic poppies have been planted in the dry moat to mark the centenary of Britain’s entry in the First World War.  Over 880,000 poppies were planted to represent British and colonial soldiers who  were killed during the conflict.  The duke and duchess as well as Prince Harry each planted a poppy.  The ceramic poppies will eventually be sold and the proceeds will be given to various Armed Forces charities.  Photos by Getty Images.

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BRITISH & BELGIAN ROYALS COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE START OF HOSTILITIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

To commemorate the centenary of the start of hostilities of the First World War, members of the British and Belgian royal families met in Liege, Belgium on August 4, 2014.  The first battle of the conflict took place in Liege, which endured heavy shelling, earning the city the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor.  King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians presided over the commemorative ceremonies, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and King Felipe VI of Spain, as well as other dignitaries.   After a luncheon was held at Liege’s town hall, the royals were joined by Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry as well as German President Joachim Gauck at St. Symphorien, a cemetery for British and German soldiers who were killed at the Battle of Mons, where more commemorations were held.  Photos by Getty Images.

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