Royal Christmas speeches:
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II praises the Commonwealth (Sorry, this link has expired)
King Albert II of Belgium
“Draw inspiration from Europe”
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Grand Duke’s annual Christmas Eve speech
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Queen: Internet can’t replace ‘real’ contact
King Juan Carlos of Spain
King asks for ‘unity’ to overcome ‘tensions’
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
King looks forward to 2010
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Did I just type that? Have we reached 2010 already? Wow. If that’s what the calendar says, I guess I’ll have to believe it. Read more....
On December 15, Britain’s Prince William and Seyi Obakin, CEO for the Centrepoint charity for homeless people, two slept rough (outdoors) for the night to draw attention to the plight of the homeless. “I hope that by deepening my understanding of the issue, I can help do my bit to help the most vulnerable on our streets,” Prince William said.
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Note: Centrepoint does not want people linking to its site without permission (yes, I know that’s stupid), but if you would like to donate to the charity, you can find it via a search engine.
In this excerpt from the movie “The Young Victoria,” Prince Albert becomes involved in government affairs, and Queen Victoria is not amused.