A new law has just been passed in Japan, which will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate as he has requested.
[caption id="attachment_11222" align="aligncenter" width="968"] Japanese law now makes it possible for Emperor Akihito to abdicate (003)[/caption]
Last year, the 83-year-old leader hinted at his wish to step down
The Duke of Cambridge today marked the centenary of the Battle of Messines Ridge at the Island of Ireland Peace Park near Ypres, honouring the Irish and Northern Irish soldiers who lost their lives.
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Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny and Princess Astrid
Let's take a look at this week's upcoming royal engagements.
- Prince Harry will take part in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Singapore, and visit Jamiyah Children's Home.
[caption id="attachment_8821" align="aligncenter" width="3059"] Princess Anne Princess Anne will be busy this week, heading up to
On his way to Sydney, Prince Harry made a two-day stop in Singapore. He arrived on Sunday morning, where he participated in a moment's silence to honour the victims of Saturday's terrorist attack on London Bridge.
Upon his arrival, the Prince was given a traditional welcome by
This afternoon, Prince Harry hosted his first garden party, with thousands associated with the Not Forgotten Association attending the event on the lawns of Buckingham Palace.
The party came just hours after Harry revealed the British Invictus Games team at the Tower of London.
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At the Tower of London earlier this morning, Prince Harry unveiled the British team heading to the Invictus Games in Toronto later this year.
A 90-strong group of injured service personnel and veterans are heading to Canada for the third games, which Harry masterminded.
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A new exhibition of George VI and his family's coronation robes has just gone on display at The Queen Mother's childhood home of Glamis Castle.
[caption id="attachment_11150" align="aligncenter" width="664"] The Queen Mother's dress worn to her husband's coronation, flanked by the dresses of her daughters, Elizabeth and
It will be a relatively quiet week on the royal engagement front, with appearances mainly of The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Harry in the royal diary.
[caption id="attachment_5211" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Prince Harry has a number of scheduled engagements this week (I-images)[/caption]
- The Queen will
A new interview with Prince William has been published today by GQ; speaking to Alistair Campbell, The Duke of Cambridge continues the talk of mental health for Heads Together, with some new photos being published with the article too.
[caption id="attachment_11127" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Prince William has
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday's You Magazine, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has revealed so much about her experiences. She has spoken of her life as a Royal, the fear of press harassment and public haranguing when she married Prince Charles, and the pain
The Queen made an unannounced visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital today, to visit the victims of the Manchester attack, on the same day she made a visit Duchy of Lancaster properties in Staffordshire.
[caption id="attachment_11083" align="aligncenter" width="747"] The Queen speaks to Millie Robson, 15, during
Earlier this afternoon, The Queen hosted the second garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace, joined by Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla and Princess Eugenie.
[caption id="attachment_11059" align="aligncenter" width="747"] The Queen hosted the second garden party of the year, holding a minute's silence for
Prince Charles and Prince William have sent their sympathies to Manchester, following last night's attack, just after The Queen sent hers.
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The Prince of Wales'
The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the people of Manchester after an apparent suicide bomber detonated a device, just after a concert at the MEN arena last night.
22 dead are confirmed dead - many of them children at Ariane Grande's show -
The Queen was joined by a whole host of the Royal Family earlier this evening, as she attended the preview of the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show. Prince Philip, The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke
One of the sports favoured by Henry VIII's is being brought back at Hampton Court Palace in July, as the Real Tennis Trophy is played on the palace's court.
[caption id="attachment_15" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Hampton Court will host a Real Tennis tournament in July, with world-class players;
Princess Anne is spending the week in Scotland, where she opened this year's General Assembly on behalf of The Queen. The Princess Royal called it a place for 'reasoned and civilised debate'
[caption id="attachment_11012" align="aligncenter" width="747"] Princess Anne was appointed the Lord High Commissioner for the
Here is the Royal diary of upcoming engagements for the Royal Family:
[caption id="attachment_10612" align="aligncenter" width="747"] The Queen will be visiting Duchy of Lancaster properties in Burton, Staffs. Picture by i-Images[/caption]
- The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit the Chelsea Flower Show at