Battle of Jutland Centerery Celebrations 

HRH The Princess Royal represented the British Royal Family at the Centerery celebrations of the Battle of Jutland in Orkney. The Battle, fought on May 31st, 1916, was a major naval battle during WWI, with heavy losses on both sides. The Royal presence event got a lot of attention this year, because the Duke of Edinburgh, who was originally scheduled to attend, cancelled on doctors orders.

In the morning, the Royal Family Twitter released a Royal account off the the battle. Prince Albert, later George VI and father of the Queen, served on the HMS Collingwood during the battle, and his first-hand account of the battle is one of the most important WWI artifact in the Royal Archives.

Embed from Getty Images

Princess Anne attended a service at St.Magnus Cathedral in Orkney, and later posed alongside the German President in front of the “Weeping Window”, a display of poppies that come out of a window of the Cathedral. Later, she attended a   a parade through the graveyard, honouring those who had fallen.

Embed from Getty Images

Prince Micheal of Kent commemorated the Centerery at the HMS Caroline, the last surviving ship from the battle. In his speech, Prince Micheal said: ” It is fitting that we remember and commemorate the efforts made by an Irish sailor.”


Note. I am aware of the recent pictures of the Cambridge family at the Houghton Hall Horse Trials, but I will not post them here because I do not condone the invasion of privacy of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Leave a Reply