This week, the Royal family celebrated not one, but two birthdays! Find out more about the festivities – and all the other Royal news – in the latest instalment of our Royal news roundup.
In celebration of Prince Louis’ birthday last Tuesday, his parents William and Kate have released some adorable official portraits of the Royal baby having fun in nature.
Kate, having recently designed a family garden for Chelsea Flower Show, is passionate about outdoor play and has previously said: “Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish.”
Prince Louis, who already has two bottom baby teeth, is fifth in line to the British throne.
While the Queen’s official birthday is celebrated on the second Saturday of June, her real birthdate is April 21st – which just so happened to coincide with Easter Sunday this year.
The Queen’s grandson Prince Harry shared a touching birthday message for his grandmother on the official Sussex Instagram account in which he said: “Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma’am, Granny. Wishing you the most wonderful day!”
The British monarch’s birthday is traditionally celebrated in the summer regardless of their actual birthdate. The Queen usually celebrates her birthday privately, but the occasion is marked by a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.
The Duke of Cambridge attended a civic service day in Auckland, New Zealand to remember the nation’s servicemen and women.
The service, which took place on Thursday morning, was also attended by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy.
Anzac day, which takes place on April 25th each year, is commemorated in New Zealand and Australia to remember those who lost their lives in the military – both in war and during peacetime.
Buckingham Palace has officially announced that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a state visit to the UK from June 3rd to June 5th 2019.
The Queen formally invited the couple last Tuesday. The White House released a statement saying that the President has accepted the invitation which they believe will: ”reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.”
The visit coincides with the President’s trip to Europe to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. The details of the state visit have not been finalised, but US presidents are traditionally given an official welcome from the Royal family and leading politicians at Horse Guards Parade, London.
For this year’s Earth Day on April 22nd, the official Sussex Instagram account shared a selection of nature and wildlife-themed photographs, all but one of which were taken by the Duke of Sussex himself.
The photographs include a black and white shot of an African rhino, a close-up of a desert lion’s eye and a visual representation of the damage plastic is doing to our oceans.
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