Thursday, 30 April 2020

Luxembourg Royal Baby Watch (2020)

Born: May 10th, 2020

Sex: Boy

Birth Location: Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Luxembourg

Parents: TRH The Hereditary Grand Duke & Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (AKA Prince Guillaume & Princess St├ęphanie)

Name:  Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume.

Title: HRH Prince Charles of Luxembourg

Line of Succession: 2nd (& can not get pushed down by any future birth)

Future Monarch: Yes (Luxembourg succession is the eldest child, regardless of gender, per 2011 decree.)

Press Release from Palace: Yes [Link]

Press Conference/Photocall: Prince Guillaume recorded a statement outside the hospital. [Link]

Public Celebrations: 21 Gun Salute, virtual congratulations book, bell ringing, etc.

First Photo of Baby: We got a glimpse of the little Prince in photos of Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa's video chat to meet their grandson. [Link]

Honors: 
  • Will be made a Grand Cross of Order of Adolphe of Nassau & Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau at birth. 



Saturday, 25 April 2020

Royal Attendance at National Parade of Queen's Scouts (2000-Present)

Each year, the Queen, or a member of the Royal Family on her behalf, reviews the National Parade of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle. Afterwards, they attended the National Scout Service at St. George's Chapel. The event is held on the Sunday close to St. George's Day.

Queen - Patron of the Scout Association
Duke of Kent - President of the Scout Association,


YearRoyal
2020
Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
2019
Duke of Kent
2018
Princess Beatrice
2017
Duke of Kent
2016
Prince Micheal of Kent
2015
Duchess of Gloucester
2014
Duke of Kent
2013
Duchess of Cambridge
2012
The Queen
2011
?
2010
Prince Charles
2009
?
2008
Duke of Kent
2007
Queen & Prince Philip
2006
?
2005
?
2004
Duke of Kent
2003
?
2002
Queen & Prince Philip (Queen's birthday)
2001
Duke of Kent
2000
?

Royals attending Anzac Day Service (2010-Present)

ANZAC Day pays tribute to all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peace keeping operations. ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first landings at Gallipoli in 1915.

This list looks at the three annual events attended by members of the Royal Family &

Year Dawn Service at AUS Memorial Cenotaph Westminster Abbey Service Other
2020
Canceled
Duke of Kent
Canceled Canceled None
2019
Duke of Gloucester Duke of Gloucester Duchess Kate
Prince Harry
Duke of Gloucester
Sir Tim Laurence
Prince William
in New Zealand
2018
Prince Harry
Meghan Markle
Prince Harry
Prince William
Prince Harry
Meghan Markle
Prince Charles in France
2017
Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew
2016
Prince Harry 
Prince Harry 
Prince Harry 
2015
Princess Anne
Sir Tim Laurence
Queen
Prince Philip
Prince William
Queen
Prince Philip
Prince Charles &
Prince Harry in Gallipoli
2014

Duke of GloucesterCambridges in Australia
2013
Duke of Kent Duke of Gloucester Prince Micheal of Kent
2012
Duke of Gloucester
Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
2011
2010
Duke of Gloucester

Note: 
  • 2015 - 100th Anniversary of the first ANZAC landing at Gallipoli
  • 2016 - 100th Anniversary of ANZAC Day 
  • 2018 - 100th Anniversary of ANZAC day in Villers-Bretonneux, France
  • 2020 - Commemorations were canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sunday, 15 March 2020

King Harald of Norway's Coronavirus Speech - English Translation (March 15th 2020)

Dear all,

We find ourselves in a situation that is both unreal, strange and frightening for all of us. We do not recognize our everyday life or the world around us. And yet, we are only standing at the beginning of something we do not fully know the consequences of.

Uncertainty makes us vulnerable.
The seriousness makes us anxious.
The new everyday life can give us a feeling of powerlessness.

Norway is affected along with the rest of the world.

Now, our most important task is to try to slow down the dramatic development - by following the orders given by the authorities.

We can be grateful that we have political leaders and agencies with the courage and knowledge to meet the situation with honesty and realism.

Norway is known as a trusting society. Now there is a special need to show each other trust. Both that everyone takes responsibility for preventing the spread of infection. And for the country's authorities to make good and wise decisions.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all now.

With you who are sick and those who are dependents.

With health care professionals across the country who are working day and night. With you who are experiencing financial losses and fears for the future. With all of you who attend to important social functions so our country can act.

With all the children - who may be particularly anxious now - and whom we must take extra care of.

And with those who feel the loneliness because our small and large communities are temporarily taken away from us.

Finally, I would like to remind you that everyone needs a little extra kindness during this time. Together we stand in this. And together we will be able to get through what lies ahead.


-English Translation by Gert's Royals