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A Royal Navy helicopter producing a spectacular display with its decoy flares. The Lynx helicopter from 815 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, fired its flares as part of an exercise in the Indian Ocean as part of a nine-month deployment to the Gulf with HMS Richmond silhouetted in the background
Labourers use a crane to lift the hand of a giant bronze statue of former King Rama I at Ratchapakdi Park in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand. The park is being constructed by the Thai army to honour past Thai monarchs and is situated on an army compound near the Klai Kangwon Palace. The project is estimated to cost about 700 million baht ($20,073,991), according to local media.
Race goers walk from the train station as they arrive for the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England on Thursday. The third day of Royal Ascot is traditional known as Ladies day, where fashion and hats come to the fore
Racegoers relax on a bench displaying the Union Jack on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting in Berkshire, England.
The Queen’s horses Alpine, Mingulay, George, Anson, Dawn and Emma with Grooms Harriet White, Zoe McDonald, Christopher Allen and Sadie Henderson on the private grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the country’s largest outdoor equestrian show, the Royal Windsor Horse Show
A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days.
Fans of the Royal family wait outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London, on Monday. Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to her second child at the hospital some time in the next two weeks
The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels on Friday. The royal family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public every year, for a duration of three weeks
Monaco guards arrive for a ceremony announcing the birth of Monaco royal twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, outside the Palace in Monaco on Thursday
A boy carries shoes as Buddhist monks walk in front of the Royal Palace during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, in Phnom Penh.
Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a rocking horse presented to Prince George of Cambridge by President of the United States Barak Obama and Michelle Obama. The Royal Childhood exhibition is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace which runs from July 26 to September 28.
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A boat crew carries their boat down to the river for the 175th anniversary of the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. The event opened on Wednesday and will be held over five days on the River Thames
Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
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A view of the royal shoes as Queen Elizabeth II visits the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton, south London. The club was established in 1996 to enable children and young people from Brixton to learn to ride and care for horses.
Royal supporters sit opposite St James’s Palace in London on Wednesday, where Prince George of Cambridge was to be baptised in the Chapel Royal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited close friends and family to the christening.
A member of the media waits next to ladders placed by other media to ensure an elevated position, across the street from St. Mary’s Hospital in London on Friday. Media are preparing for royal mania as Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to the new third in line to the throne in mid-July, at the Lindo Wing. Cameras from all over the world are ready for a first glimpse of the first child of Prince William and Kate.
Racegoers travel by train from London Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend the Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. The Royal Ascot horse race meeting runs from June 18 until June 22, 2013.
Daniela Schadt, right, partner of the German president, and Dutch Queen Maxima, left, outside the Bellevue Palace in Berlin on Monday. The Dutch royal couple are on a two-day visit to Germany for the first time since the coronation of King Willem-Alexander.
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Pigs are brought from the judging ring at the Royal Bath and West Show near Shepton Mallet, England, on this year’s opening day on Wednesday. The show, which features livestock, agricultural machinery, trade-stands and locally produced food and drink, was first held in 1852 and is one of the oldest surviving agricultural events in England
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Royal Navy aircraft engineers extend the rotor blades on a Lynx helicopter as it prepares for a morning flight onboard HMS Edinburgh during the ship’s farewell tour of the UK heading for Leith. The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 Destroyer will make her very last visit to Edinburgh before she is decommissioned