State & Ceremonial

2022 Trooping the Colour rearranged to form part of the bumper celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In a highly anticipated announcement, Buckingham Palace has revealed plans for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, including a rearranged Trooping The Colour. Trooping the Colour is usually held annually on the second Saturday of June. It is The Sovereign’s Birthday Parade, despite the fact it takes place month after The Queen’s actual birthday on April 21st. However, next…
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Belgium

King Philippe of the Belgians kickstarts Olympic field hockey training

On Friday, May 28, King Philippe took part in the kickstarting of the field hockey summer season in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, due to start towards the end of July. His Majesty gave the symbolic “first bat” on the hockey field to start an intensive training session for the Belgian field hockey teams, called the Red Lions (male team) and the Red Panthers (female team), who…
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Spain

King Felipe visits new headquarters for Army operations

His Majesty King Felipe of Spain visited the headquarters for the Spanish Army’s military operations on Thursday, May 27. The facility, located in Granada, is in charge of directing all matters related to training and logistics for the Army.  The centre is under the direct control of the Chief of Staff of the Army, just one rank below the Chief of the Armed Forces, a role that belongs to…
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Spain

King Felipe of Spain attends the President of Ecuador's inauguration

King Felipe has attended the inauguration of Guillermo Lasso Mendoza as President of the Republic of Ecuador. Spain’s king travelled to Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on May 23rd 2021, to begin his participation in the constitutional process of the new president’s inauguration. He departed from Madrid’s airport and was joined on this trip by Spain’s Minister of Foreign…
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