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.

WW18

WW16

WW17

WW15

WW14

WW13

WW2

WW3

WW4

WW5

WW6

WW7

WW8

WW9

WW10

WW11

WW12

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s