King Felipe and Queen Letizia at 2017 Armed Forces Day Parade

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the 2017 Armed Forces Day Parade held in Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha on May 27th. Continue reading


Queen visits Duchy of Lancaster Farms

Queen Elizabeth II, as the Duke of Lancaster, visited a number of tenanted farm properties in Staffordshire. The properties form part of the Staffordshire Survey, a collection of land and property assets owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and concentrated on the Needwood Estate. The Duchy of Lancaster, private estate owned by the Queen, as Duke of Lancaster, consist of rural estates comprising of 18,433 hectares of land in England and Wales and comprise commercial, agricultural and residential properties in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, and London. The title Duke (not Duchess) of Lancaster has been held by the reigning Sovereign since 1399. Earlier in the day, the Queen visited Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet victims of Monday’s terrorist attack. Continue reading

Gold Awards Presentation at Buckingham Palace

The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a Gold Awards Presentation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on May 24th with the Earl and Countess of Wessex. Over six million people have participated in Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes in the UK & achieved over 2.7 million awards since 1956. Click HERE to learn about the Awards. This was the Duke’s last Presentation of the Gold Awards before he retires this Autumn. Continue reading