Archive | June 16, 2012

‘Russia: Land of the Tsars’ A Documentary

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Here is the History Channel’s well-known documentary, Russia: Land of the Tsars. If you have never seen this long program I highly recommend that you watch it.  It’s incredibly fascinating.   :)

 

‘The King, The Kaiser, and The Tsar’ A Documentary

Here is the 2002 documentary entitled, The King, The Kaiser and The Tsar.  The program, which eventually became a book by Ms. Catrine Clay, examines the:

… precarious position of European royalty at the turn of the 20th century, principally George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II, and how, after the First World War, George V was the only one remaining on the throne.  The documentary provides a historical background to Stephan Poliakoff’s drama, ‘The Lost Prince.’

Click the links below to watch.

 

 

 

 

 

Another documentary about the King, Kaiser and Tsar.

 

 

 

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Attends a Performance of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ (VIDEO)

On June 15, 2012, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge hosted “…150 children and young people from The Art Room at a performance of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ at Kensington Gardens…”

Click here to watch a video report from the BBC News.

‘Victoria and the Jubilee’ A BBC Documentary

Here is the BBC documentary entitled, Victoria and the Jubilee.

 

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Gives a Speech During the British Fashion Council’s London Collections. Plus, Other News. (VIDEO)

On June 14, 2012, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales gave a speech during “… the launch of the British Fashion Council’s exhibition entitled, London Collections: Men.”  Guests at the event included British fashion designer, Ms. Vivienne Westwood and  American designer, Mr. Tommy Hilfiger.

According to the Press Association, the exhibition includes, “… work[s] by designers such as Paul Smith, Margaret Howell and Richard James, heritage brands such as Aquascutum and Savile Row tailors.”

Meanwhile, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the Prince of Wales “… the highest rank in all three military services.  He has become a Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the honorary promotion…”  Click here for more information.

And, finally, the Museum of British Surfing has released new images of the young Prince of Wales surfing at Constantine Bay.  In the photos, you can see the prince wearing a wetsuit, minus booties, and rides a single fin short board.  Hilarious!

Click here to view photos and to read an article from the Museum of British Surfing.

Sources: Press Association, Museum of British Surfing and Royal.gov.uk

Members of the British Royal Family Attend Trooping the Colour 2012 (VIDEOS)

On June 16, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh as well as other members of the British royal family attended the Trooping of the Colour 2012.

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.

Random Royal News Regarding Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco (VIDEO)

On June 15, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco inaugurated the new market, La Condamine, at Place d’Ames along with hundreds of happy Monégasques.

Whilst there the princely couple, along with the Minister of State, Mr. Michel Roger and the  Mayor of Monaco, Mr. Georges Marsan, toured the new hall at La Condamine and the market square where they met with sellers and visitors, stared at items on display, and much more.

Click here to view photos.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco spent the morning with 200 youths who are attending the AS Monaco Rugby Training School.  The sweet princess recently became the official the patron of the Club Monégasque de Rugby.  During her time at the training school Princess Charlene mingled and played with the young participants.

Click here to view photos.

On June 14, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II attended the closing ceremony of the 52nd Annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. During the event the sovereign prince presented the Honorary Golden Nymph Prize toMs. Dawn Sweeney, President of Disney Media Networks Co-Chair and Disney/ABC Television Group.

Click here to view photos.

And, finally, on June 15, 2012, the sovereign prince met with the President of the Monégasque Fencing Federation, Mr. Georges Prat, Fencing Master, Mr.Robert Prat and the President of the FIE, Mr. Eduardo Dos Santos recently to talk about, oh I don’t know… fencing.

Video clips of Prince Albert II at the Monaco Yacht Club (begins at the 1:28 mark.) Plus, the princely couple hosting a reception at the Palais a couple of days ago (begins at the 23:51 mark).  

Sources and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco and Monaco Matin.