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Father Anthony Howe sets up the Tudor plate, and a collection of Tudor artefacts that are used to dress the altar for a service at the chapel at Hampton Court Palace. This evening Henry VIII’s Chapel at Hampton Court will host the first Catholic service to be held there in over 450 years
Rigger Drystan Brod works in the arena at London s Royal Albert Hall for the venue’s bi-annual maintenance week, sandwiched between the Last Night of the Proms and the upcoming autumn programme of rock and pop, classical music and film
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with one of his pieces at his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Tuesday. The exhibition opens to the public on September 19th
The Royal Barge Gloriana leads a procession along the River Thames near Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch on Wednesday in London, England
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her private audience room in Buckingham Palace, with one of her official red boxes. Queen Elizabeth II is planning to keep things low-key on Wednesday when she will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-serving monarch
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
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 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