Saturday, 19 August 2017

The royal week, in 5 photos


One royal week, all summed up in just five photos. It's still quiet on the royal front with holidays dominating but we've had a flurry of activity - most of it in Denmark - and slowly the regal images are starting to appear again. Here's a look back at the big royal events of the past seven days in five photos.




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 The sadness that struck Spain was written all over King Felipe's face as he joined thousands in a minute's silence in Barcelona in memory of those killed in the terrorist attack which struck Las Ramblas in the city on August 17th. That attack and another in nearby Cambrils left fourteen people dead. Felipe stood in silent remembrance before joining a round of applause in support of those bereaved and injured.



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Happier times in Denmark where Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine started school this week and after a rather jolly press call with their parents outside their home, the twins were snapped stepping through the gates for their first day by their mum who then shared it on the official Danish royal Instagram account. Frederik and Mary's youngest looked more than ready for this big step in their young lives. They are one seriously cool set of six year olds.



Queen Sonja was left all smiles as she enjoyed the happiness that the presentation of the music prize which bears her name brought to this year's winner. Senugju Bahg of South Korea looked beyond himself with joy as he collected his award and Sonja looked like a royal giggle or two wasn't far behind either.



The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, better known as the Duke of Rothesay and the Earl of Strathearn when in Scotland, headed to a performance of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo this week. And while we got plenty of smiley father son pictures, it was Charles who ended up as a photo star with this rather moody image of him taking the salute at the event. The nights are starting to draw in....




It was sunshine and showers for Crown Princess Mary as she took part in the official opening of the Odense Flower Festival. Like the thoughtful royal she is, Mary chose a floral dress with a summer hat for the event which was rained on most regally. It all combined to produce a rather regal vision of the changing seasons as Mary held some sunflowers while surrounded by umbrellas. Summer is on its way out....

Photo credit: Edinburgh Tattoo Twitter.

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