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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.
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
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
Anna Reynolds, curator for the Royal Collection, views ornate armour worn by Henry, Prince of Wales, at the Queen’s Gallery, in Buckingham Palace in London. The armour forms part of the “In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion” exhibition which will open on May 10th.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, inspects an honour guard comprised of members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards during a ceremonial welcome in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. President Sheikh Khalifa begins a state visit to the UK on Tuesday, the first for a UAE president in 24 years.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daugthers (L-R) Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave on the balcony after the abdication ceremony of the King’s mother at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official ceremony on Tuesday signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her eldest son Willem-Alexander.