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The Royal Week in Pictures

William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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One week, so many images. As the royal diary begins to fill out again following lockdown, the photos keep on coming. From celebrating NHS workers to promoting tourism to help local economies, it’s been a busy seven days for ruling houses across Europe. Here’s the royal week, in pictures.

A Special Thank You

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped the NHS celebrate its 72nd anniversary when they popped into a party marking the big day at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn on July 5th 2020. They met many workers there who have given their time and sacrificed family life to look after patients during the coronavirus pandemic. And they were surrounded by rainbows during their visit, the symbol of hope and gratitude now forever linked to the UK’s NHS wokers.

A Queen and a Caravan

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‘Yes, they are rather nice but we’d need at least two for the whole family.’ Queen Maxima looked rather taken with the mobile homes set out at Ons Buiten campsite during her tourism boosting visit to BurgH-Haamstede on July 7th 2020.

Namaste from the Duchess

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Her husband has made it his signature greeting as the coronavirus pandemic has stopped handshakes and now the Duchess of Cornwall had adopted the namaste as she continues to head out on engagements. Camilla was more than happy to share this sign of peace as she arrived with Charles for a visit to an Asda distribution plant in Bristol. We promise the Prince is more impressed than he looks in this photo.

Peachy Queen

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It’s not been the best week for Spain’s Royal Family with an investigation into the finances of King Juan Carlos leading to political comment. But King Felipe and Queen Letizia have continued their visits around the country to help boost tourism and business. During their stop in Murcia on July 7th, the notoriously health conscious Queen of Spain was rather interested in the fruit and veg on display and gave royal backing to the peaches being ripened by the sun.

Royal Puppy Love

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The Countess of Wessex was won over by a puppy as she visited a pub close to her Surrey home. Sophie had popped into the Half Moon at Windlesham to see how staff had dealt with lockdown and opening up again with new social distancing measures. But it was the new puppy belonging to the Sturt family who own the pub that won her heart.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.