Saturday, May 5, 2012
Royal News Roundup
£ 30 million for the Royal British Legion to care for sick and wounded British soldiers. Later the Cambridge couple went to the Imperial War Museum for the opening of a new exhibit on the First World War, looking over new displays getting ready for the centenary of the start of World War I in 2014. The Duke of Cambridge is patron of the effort and he gave a speech at the event saying, “Every exhibit, every display, every tank, aircraft and medal in its case, speaks to us of sacrifice, of the facing down of evil, of freedom bought and preserved -for us- at unimaginable cost in human lives and suffering”. The Prince also spoke about the pride it represented for the accomplishments of the people of Britain and those from across the Commonwealth who came together in a common cause to safeguard, as he put it, “the freedom of the world”. I could quibble with that assertion but, being an outsider, I will exercise my right to remain silent.
th. It should be a day to remember for Luxembourg and all fans of the Royal Family around the world.
öch der Fürst von Liechtenstein!
th birthday of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf. Crown Princess Victoria was rightly beaming with pride, as was proud papa Prince Daniel who helped his little daughter wave to the adoring crowd below. It was a great day for the monarchy in Sweden and a public assurance of the future of the House of Bernadotte. To the west, in the Kingdom of Norway, the Royal Palace in Oslo confirmed that Norway’s controversial Princess Martha Louise, with her husband and three daughters of course, will be leaving the country and moving to London. There is no word as to why or when this move will be taken place only that their children will be attending an English school and that the Princess will not be opening any of the so-called “angel schools” that have attracted some derision and criticism in her own country. The Princess will represent the Kingdom of Norway when needed but her royal duties have been very light for a long time as the Royal Family rather put some distance between Princess Martha Louise and the rest of the family due to her books and schools dealing with people talking to their guardian angels. As I’ve said before, I certainly don’t agree with the Princess on all spiritual matters, but I have a soft spot for her and I think she has been treated unfairly. Talking to angels is hardly what I would consider the most outrageous royal behavior ever exhibited. I hope she thrives in London, I think she’s a nice lady with a good heart and a credit to the King and Queen who raised her.