Per the Royal Collections regarding the exhibition, The Queen’s Coronation 1953:
“This summer marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most momentous occasions in 20th-century British history – the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To mark the anniversary of the event, a major exhibition for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will bring together for the first time since Coronation Day, a spectacular array of dress, uniform and robes worn by the principal royal party. Works of art, paintings and objects used on the day will also be on display to recreate the atmosphere of that extraordinary occasion.”
On Friday, July 26, 2013, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex opened the Spetchells Centre in Prudhoe, Northumberland. The centre provides services for the community and voluntary groups in Prudhoe. After the unveiling of a plaque, commemorating the opening, the earl was given a tour of the facility as well as met with local dignitaries.
Click here to view one of the world’s smallest photos from today’s opening. 🙂
The Earl of Wessex also attended the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre in Scotland. Click here for more information about today’s celebrations.
On Thursday, July 25, 2013, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at the Hospital Clínico de Santiago de Compostela to met with families as well as victims of Wednesday’s horrific train accident which killed 79 people and injured 95. Speed was a factor in the crash. Apparently, the train was “…traveling twice the maximum speed allowed along the section of the track where the train derailed.”
“…en route from Madrid to the port town of Ferrol when it jumped the tracks Wednesday evening with 218 passengers on board.
Santiago de Compostela, which was on the eve of hosting a major religious festival that attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, canceled its planned celebrations.”
Speaking to the press His Majesty said:
“All the Spanish people join in the sorrow of the relatives of the deceased. We hope that those injured will recover gradually. Of course we wish to congratulate the volunteers, medical staff, and blood donors for what they have done…”
This morning, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturiasarrived at the Hospital Clínico de Santiago de Compostela to offer their support as well as comfort to victims and families. The royal couple also visited Angrois, the scene of the crash near Santiago de Compostela, to met with rescue workers and those who helped the victims of Wednesday’s crash.
On July 25, 2013, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived in Chidham, Chinchester to visit the Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing Centre.
According to the newspaper, Chidham Observer, the princess was “…given a tour of the £1.25m TS Resolute and was taken out on a safety boat onto the water, where she watched members of the CYE sailing and racing.”