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The General Synod is the supreme authority of @c_of_e. HM opens #Synod every 5 years after elections in the dioceses. CHOGM Malta 2015. Commonwealth countries are already pro-active on the international stage.

CHOGM Malta 2015

As one example Commonwealth countries, who represent one fourth of the countries of the UN, provide 47 percent of UN peacekeepers (Early 2015 figures). The Commonwealth can therefore bring together a community of countries with the energy and drive to develop fair, resilient and universally acceptable solutions to global problems. The Commonwealth is well represented in most global institutions. It makes up a quarter of the membership in the United Nations; at the moment has four Members on the UN Security Council (Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, UK); has a strong representation in the Caribbean Community; has three Members in the European Union (Cyprus, Malta, UK); has two Members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Malaysia, Singapore) and five countries represented in the G20 (Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, UK).

The Queen has been the Head of the Commonwealth since 1952, and has undertaken more than 200 Commonwealth visits. Princess Estelle of Sweden gives a thumbs up to the cold weather. Invitation for 25,000 to join Queen’s 90th birthday party. The theatrical spectacular, which will take place from May 12-15 next year, in Home Park, Windsor, will involve performances from musicians, dancers and choirs, as well as well-known actors and artists. • Queen tells of family's painful search for missing body of war hero uncle killed in First World War Organisers expect the places for the Windsor event to sell out quickly when they go on sale at 9am.

Invitation for 25,000 to join Queen’s 90th birthday party

Tickets cost between £55 and £165 for a seat on the first three nights and rise to between £75 and £195 on the final night. King Felipe VI & his father King Juan Carlos attend COTEC Foundation meeting at Cibeles Palace on Monday in Madrid. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik will be regent form 27 November until 6 December.

Prince George has ‘natural and instinctive’ love of great outdoors. Prince Charles, who is known for his love of gardening and for being a passionate campaigner on environmental issues, said of Prince George: "Fortunately he's one of those characters, I think, who naturally, instinctively likes to be outside.

Prince George has ‘natural and instinctive’ love of great outdoors

" "It's very interesting. I'm intrigued to see if it lasts. But he loves being outside, which is encouraging. Like all these things, it depends if you can get them to take an interest. " Society & Culture - Great-grandson of Russian Emperor Alexander III dies in Australia. Theconversation. Is Prince Charles right to connect climate change to Syrian conflict and terrorism?


Yes and No. In an interview with Sky News, recorded before the Paris terror attacks, Prince Charles suggested there was a direct link between climate change, the Syrian conflict and, ultimately, terrorism. Princess Mabel pictured w/ Afghan refugee Sonita Alizadeh at at De Balie in Amsterdam for the premiere of the film Sonita IDFA. Are these the remains of last tsar Nicholas II’s son Alexei? Probe to determine whether the remains should be buried with tsar's familyThey are thought to belong to tsar's son Alexei and teenager's sister MariaBurial has hit delays amid objections from the country's Orthodox Church By Julian Robinson for MailOnline Published: 17:15 GMT, 22 November 2015 | Updated: 01:58 GMT, 23 November 2015 Russia has launched an investigation to determine once and for all whether bone fragments locked away in the state archive are the remains of the son and daughter of the last tsar.

Are these the remains of last tsar Nicholas II’s son Alexei?

Genetics experts have long been convinced that remains belong to Alexei, the 13-year-old son of Nicholas II, and his sister Maria who were shot along with their family by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Honored to receive the Prince & Princess of Liechtenstein at @ICRC today. Small country, big humanitarian commitment. Chocolate makes you happy!! #PrinceCharles visit 'The House of Dorchester' chocolate factory, in #Poundbury. Zara Phillips celebrates 'dynamic' new relationship with the Chinese. By Sebastian Shakespeare for the Daily Mail Published: 23:02 GMT, 22 November 2015 | Updated: 00:33 GMT, 23 November 2015 When the Queen welcomed China’s president, Xi Jinping, to Britain last month, she hailed it as a ‘milestone’ in relations with the Communist nation.

Zara Phillips celebrates 'dynamic' new relationship with the Chinese

‘We have much reason to celebrate the dynamic, growing economic relationship between our countries,’ she told him. Her Majesty’s granddaughter Zara Phillips would appear to have more reason than most to celebrate. #PrincessCharlene delivered a speech to the participants in the 30th Annual Conference for Healthcare Workers. Tiaras, Cambridge and Duchess Of Cambridge. Duchess Catherine with her father on her wedding day. Left : Louise, Duchess of Fife in the Fife tiara and wearing a fringe tiara as a necklace. Right : Her mother, Queen Alexandra, wearing the kok… Left : Louise, Duchess of Fife in the Fife tiara and wearing a fringe tiara as a necklace. Right : Her mother, Queen Alexandra, wearing the kok… The Duchess of Windsor’s Engagement Portrait Photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue in 1937. The Romanov Family - Their history, in their own words, from their personal writings, compiled by Helen Azar. The man KNOWS of what he speaks .... he has been saying it for 40 years and people called HIM "mad"!

The man KNOWS of what he speaks .... he has been saying it for 40 years and people called HIM "mad"! Video Preview: Prince Charles speaks out on global climate crisis. @SkyNews. Blink and you'd miss this! Story thrown away. Prince Charles Speaks Out On Global Climate Crisis. A royal return. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at their residence, Villa Guardamangia, 1949.

A royal return

It’s been barely a year since Prince William brought out the crowds when he visited Malta as a late stand-in for his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the 50th anniversary of Malta’s Independence. The Duchess had been suffering from morning sickness during her second pregnancy and, for a while, there had been a danger no Royal would make it. It’s a different story this week, with no fewer than four members of the Royal Family coming to Malta together.

Pro Memoria: Chronicles of the Royal Family. ROYAL CHRONICLES. Princess Marie-Chantal in conversation with Suzy Menkes. Ο ΓΑΜΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΙΑΔΟΧΟΥ ΠΑΥΛΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΜΑΡΙ ΣΑΝΤΑΛ - 01.07.1995. Theodora Greece: Princess Turned Hollywood Actress Tells Her Story. Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark. Princess Theodora of Greece. Crown Princess Marie of Greece and her family. Ο ΓΑΜΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΙΑΔΟΧΟΥ ΠΑΥΛΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΜΑΡΙ ΣΑΝΤΑΛ - 01.07.1995. Royal Wedding RARE Prince Pavlos of Greece and Princess Marie-Chantal London Queen Party. Princess Marie-Chantal in conversation with Suzy Menkes. The marriage of TRH the Duke and Duchess of York, 6 July 1893 1893. Prince George and Charlotte will go to Scouts and Brownies, says Kate. They are likely to join the local group at Dersingham‎, around two miles from the Cambridges' home at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Prince George and Charlotte will go to Scouts and Brownies, says Kate

Kate, 33, talked about her children when she met Scouts and Girl Guides during a visit to Caernarfon in North Wales today and said she was putting Charlotte's name down for the junior Brownies group, called Rainbows. The Duchess, a keen Scout‎ volunteer told Guides Cadi Evans, 12, and Molly Swann, 17, from the 10th Bangor group that she'd really enjoyed' helping out at a Scout group across the water on Anglesey when they lived on the island.

Sophie Wessex proves style credentials in £2,375 Mary Katrantzou dress. The Countess of Wessex held her own on the red carpet alongside the likes of Sienna Miller and Nicole Kidman on Tuesday night.

Sophie Wessex proves style credentials in £2,375 Mary Katrantzou dress

The stylish royal looked glamorous in a £2,375 Mary Katrantzou dress at the Harper's Bazaar Woman of the Year awards at Claridges in London. The 50-year-old ensured she was dressed for the occasion in the striking dress, which featured a lace top and jacquard midi skirt. Sophie accessorised the design with black pointed courts and a satin bag, and had styled her hair into a low chignon bun. Sophie Wessex looked glamorous in a Mary Katrantzou dress It was another style success for the royal, who previously said that she tried to resist wearing designer clothes because she didn't want her outfits to overshadow her charity work. Untess of Wessex: My daughter’s battle helped me see the plight of so many children.

In an extraordinarily candid interview, Sophie shared her joy at 11-year-old Louise finally being able to see properly after having being born with what she described as a “profound” squint.

untess of Wessex: My daughter’s battle helped me see the plight of so many children

She is now raising support for people across the world with eye problems, explaining: “There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.” Lady Louise’s condition, strabismus, was a result of her premature birth in 2003. She was born by emergency caesarian section weighing 4lb 9oz. Sophie, who lost so much blood that she nearly died, delivered her daughter so fast that Prince Edward could not get there in time. World Exclusive: Sophie Countess of Wessex on for The Queen. “There are things that I would love to tell you right now but I can’t! What I will say is that it is a personal challenge like no other. At this stage I’m getting worried that I have bitten off more than I can chew.

It’s going to be very physically demanding. You can come with me!” Sophie, Countess of Wessex means it, too. Ibtimes. Sophie, the Countess of Wessex brought her royal style to the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards held at Claridges in London Tuesday. The Countess of Wessex is one of the unsung heroes of the monarchy. The 'jewel in the crown' of the British Royal Family. Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. #1. The Imperial Throne of Japan is the oldest ongoing hereditary royal family in the world. The House was founded in 660 B.C.. - 28 Awkward History Facts They Don’t Teach In High School, #17 Is Outrageous. Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. On The Tiarapedia: November 15-22. #OnThisDay 40 years ago, Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias was proclaimed King of Spain. (Photo: AP) HM @QueenRania of Jordan speaking about ISIS. "They don't represent us" (Muslims) Pinterest. Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip Say Royal Baby's Gender Will Be a Surprise.

By Caris Davis @cd123 Mum's the word when it comes to the gender of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's first baby! The royal parents-to-be took time out of their schedules to meet for a romantic break in New York City this week. And when asked about the sex of their baby as they caught a ride into the city from Newark Airport, the Swedish royals said they don't want to know until the baby is born in the spring.

"It'll be a surprise," Sofia told a reporter. Carl Philip, 36, also admitted that he's received some parental advice from his sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. . • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? "We've talked," he said. Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE on Sophie Wessex's awkward Canadian visit. By Ephraim Hardcastle for the Daily Mail Published: 01:11 GMT, 12 November 2015 | Updated: 01:53 GMT, 12 November 2015 Sophie Countess of Wessex, 50, due in Canada on a solo visit today, arrives at an awkward moment.

Princess Beatrice wraps up warm as she heads for dinner in New York. The 27-year-old royal was spotted leaving Sistina restaurant last night She had attended the Sotheby's auction earlier that same day The auction of modern art total sales amounted to $98,025,250 By Martha Cliff for MailOnline Published: 14:19 GMT, 13 November 2015 | Updated: 19:14 GMT, 14 November 2015 She may have had her feet firmly on UK soil for a while recently - despite jetting off on 17 luxury holidays so far this year - but Princess Beatrice doesn't remain grounded for too long. The 27-year-old royal daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was spotted leaving the lauded Sistina restaurant in New York's sophisticated Upper East Side last night following an auction held at the lot house Sotheby's. Kate Middleton and Prince William to embark on tour of India next year. Sophie Wessex says she's the only royal woman with a career.

Pinterest. Victoria, Princess Royal (future German Empress) was born #OnThisDay 175 years ago. (Picture: NPG) Pinterest. Mooie madammen op pad. Koningin Letizia en koningin Rania bezoeken labo van het Centrum voor Moleculaire Biologie. Pinterest. Instagram. TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit the Province of Hainaut. Luxarazzi : Grand Duchess Receives Syrian Refugee. Charlene of Monaco addresses Vatican Healthcare conference Vatican Radio. The little Princess and the King without a crown. On 21 November 1840, Victoria gave birth to her first child.

After a twelve-hour labour, the baby arrived two weeks prematurely. To her profound disappointment, it was a daughter. Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley - obituary. “When friends came to stay for the weekend, we gave them an axe and a saw, and told them to set to,” Lady Cholmondeley recalled. “There was thick scrub of laurel and Rhododendron ponticum everywhere … Things were funny after the war – petrol was rationed, it was hard to get help, and making a garden was practically unheard of.”

Queen Elizabeth II Photos: A Look At Her Life Before The Throne. Queen Elizabeth's Record-Breaking Reign By The Numbers. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Untitled. Untitled. On 10 February 1306, the most important political murder in Scottish history took place. Untitled. Kaiser Wilhelm II: His life and facts. Princess Margaret. Prince Charles and his complex relationship with China. 1418450360 3981840748001 romanov 1420921156633. Sweden's Queen Silvia talks with CNN's Robyn Curnow - CNN Video.

(VIDEO) TMs King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan Attend a Memorial Service in Amman. Happy 68th wedding anniversary, Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip #HappyAnniversaryHMandHRH A couple as strong as ever. Why Prince Harry can't wait to open his charity's new children's centre in Lesotho. Duchess of Cambridge holds life of future King in her hands as she joins Duke of Cambridge on abseiling trip. Luxarazzi : Hereditary Sophie Becomes Godmother of Dog Kira. Tierschutzverein Liechtenstein : Ein Herz für Hunde. Luxarazzi : Grand Duke Views Magna Carta.

Luxarazzi : Hans-Adam and Alois Sign Initiatives to Help Tunisia, Mauritania and South Sudan. Prince Philip's best gaffes. (VIDEO) HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and HIH Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Participate in a Meeting at the UN. Irony as people wait in a breadline in Ohio, during The Great Depression, 1937. Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White. The moment Harper Beckham met Prince Harry: video.