Året med Kungafamiljen 2014 (VIDEO)

Sweden1Here is the SVT documentary entitled, Året med Kungafamiljen 2014.  The program reviews all the major royal events in 2014 carried out by the members of the Swedish royal family.

Click here to watch the documentary (in Swedish).

Photo courtesy of Kungahuset

The Queen’s Garden. (VIDEO)

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, PBS will air the fantastic documentary entitled, The Queen’s Garden.

The program, written and directed by Mr. Martin Williams for ITV, recounts a year in the Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and natural history of this remarkable 39-acre oasis hidden in the heart of London.

With permission from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the filmmakers explore this urban oasis with a five-century history a “living museum” where almost every plant — and some of the animals — have royal stories to tell.

Viewers see the garden’s transformation across four seasons, with a chance to marvel at rare flowers bred specially for the Queen, extraordinary wildlife captured with hidden cameras, a vast lake with an island in the middle where royal bees make honey that has been gifted to the pope, and a 15-foot marble urn that once belonged to Napoleon.

The wildest corners of The Queen’s Garden function as an important wildlife haven in London, as well as serve as a backdrop for the annual 8,000-attendee Royal Garden Party.

The Queen’s Garden premieres after Downton Abbey: Season 5 on January 11, 2015.  I hope you will watch and enjoy this truly amazing documentary!   🙂

And, finally, if you have a chance tune-in to the hit show, The Great British Baking Show.  The show airs before Downton Abbey: Season 5 on PBS.  If you missed episode 1 you can watch it on PBS.org.   🙂

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Hosts a New Year Reception.

DenmarkOn the morning of January 6, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a New Year reception at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg, for the Danish Kongelige Livgardes and Gardehusarregimentets Officerskorps (Royal Life Guards and the Regiments Officer Corps) as well as for the Danish Supreme Court judges.

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Photo courtesy of Kongehuset