The Duke of Edinburgh conducted his final official solo engagement when he attended a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge at the Buckingham Palace Forecourt on August 2nd. The Duke of Edinburgh has gone into retirement and though he may attend some engagements with the Queen, he will not accept any invitations henceforth. The Duke was appointed Captain General of the Royal Marines on 2nd June 1953, in succession to the late King George VI. Continue reading
Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh visited Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London on July 19th to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. In honour of the celebrations, the Queen released a video message, a photo, and met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Canada earlier this month for Canada Day. Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain just finished their 3-day State Visit to Britain, from July 12th to the 14th, on advice from the Spanish Government, to strengthen political, economic, and cultural ties between the two countries. They were hosted by the British Royal Family, and stayed at Buckingham Palace for the duration of the State Visit. Click HERE to read about the Program, HERE for Day 1, and HERE for Day 2. Continue reading
The Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh opened the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment in London on July 13th. This engagement was rescheduled after the Westminster Attacks. Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are on a 3-day State Visit to Britain, from July 12th to the 14th, on advice from the Spanish Government, to strengthen political, economic, and cultural ties between the two countries. They are being hosted by the British Royal Family, and will stay at Buckingham Palace for the duration of the State Visit. Click HERE to read about the Program. Continue reading
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh officially the Queen Elizabeth II Canal and visited the iconic ‘Kelpies’ in Falkirk, Scotland on July 5th.
Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh hosted the last annual Garden Party of 2017 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on July 4th. There are four annual Garden Parties hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House for around 30,000 guests yearly, as well as a few special others. Click HERE to take a look at the first Garden Party, HERE for the second, and HERE for the third. Continue reading
The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal family attended the Funeral of the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, cousin of the Duke and godmother of the Prince, at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge in London on June 27. Click HERE to learn about the Countess, and HERE about her death. Continue reading