After a one week tour in the United States of America which seems to have been seen by al involved as a great success promoting both charities he represents, honouring service personnel and the United Kingdom itself, Prince Harry has left the country to return home after playing a charity polo match for Sentebale, a charity which he helped found.
On the 8th of May 2013 Her Majesty, The Queen attended the official State Opening of Parliament along with Prince Philip and for the first time in many years, the Prince of Wales and for the first time ever, the Duchess of Cornwall.
The day was full of tradition, colour and splendour and is most definitely one date to mark on the parliamentary calendar.
To read more about the actual proceedings of the day see our article.
To see a video of the day this year, see the UKParliament channel on YouTube
Buckingham Palace has released a historical press release a short time ago stating that for the first time in 40 years, Her Majesty would not be attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Every two years since 1973 around 53 heads of Commonwealth nations meet and discuss pressing issues. The last meeting was held in 2011 in Perth, Australia. This year’s meeting will be in Sri Lanka and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is expected to attend in Her Majesty’s place.
Yesterday (30th of April 2013) the world watched as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands formally ended her reign 33 years to the day since it had begun following the abdication of her mother, Queen Juliana.
Immediately following Queen Beatrix signing the instrument of abdication her son Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange became King Willem-Alexander alongside his wife the new Queen Máxima.
Royal watchers and organisers have been busy recently with a flurry of engagements from a number of members of the Royal Family including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and the Countess of Wessex.
His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh was recently in Canada on the 27th to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York. While in Toronto the prince presented the Royal Canadian Regiment with their new flag or colours after a morning of watching a number of military exercises and demonstrations. Whilst in Canada the duke appeared to have a black eye but officials have reassured the public saying that it was not serious and nothing to worry about.