News Archive July 2002

July 31, 2002. Two people have been arrested after eggs were thrown at the Queen's car in Nottingham.
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Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced the winning design, by American Kathryn Gustafson, of the Diana memorial fountain.
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Yesterday's royal birth is a badly needed happy event for the embattled Kingdom of Nepal.
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Morocco's King Mohammed VI demanded that Spain withdraw from North Africa.
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The Castle of Mey reflects its royal owner's sense of humor.
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July 30, 2002. The late Queen Mother's Castle of Mey opens to the public next month.
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Crown Princess Himani of Nepal, wife of Crown Prince Paras, gave birth to a son.
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The King of Jordan warned Tony Blair that dialogue is the way to deal with Iraq.
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July 29, 2002. King Abdullah II of Jordan urged that the US not attack Iraq.
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July 28, 2002. A mysterious grave in eastern Germany is believed by some to be that of Louis XVI's daughter Princess Marie Therese of France.
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July 27, 2002. Switzerland's Geneva University Hospital has found King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to be a difficult patient.
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July 26, 2002. BBC News: Jubilee tour diary: A date with the Beatles
The Radio Authority upheld a complaint against Virgin Radio for playing the anti-royalist Sex Pistols song "God Save the Queen" shortly after the death of the Queen Mother.
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Letters written by the Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother are to be auctioned.
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A ring worn by Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) will go on display at London's National Maritime Museum as part of a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of her death.
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July 25, 2002. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
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Prince Claus of the Netherlands, 75, was admitted to intensive care following a "worrying" decline in his condition.

July 24, 2002. Proud father Prince Joachim of Denmark is delighted with his newborn son.
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The Princess Royal opened Scotland's first national park.
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July 23, 2002. British and international ballet stars performed for the Queen and Prince Philip at a Jubilee gala at Covent Garden.
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The Queen opened the new home of the London Assembly.
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July 22, 2002. Princess Alexandra of Denmark gave birth to her second son, whose name has not yet been announced.
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Don Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, Marques de Marino (1931-2002), husband of Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and father of an ex-girlfriend of Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, died at 70.
Hola! obituary (in Spanish)
The Duke of York reportedly escaped a speeding fine.
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Prince Charles concluded his tour of Wales.
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July 21, 2002. A guided tour of Highgrove by the Prince of Wales fetched 80,000 at a charity auction.
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July 20, 2002. The Swedish royal family had no comment on allegations that Queen Silvia's father, Walter Sommerlath (1901-1990), was a member of the Nazi party.
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Prince Charles praised the business endeavors of Welsh entrepeneurs over 50.
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Rural recovery co-ordinator Lord Haskins accused the pro-organic Prince of Wales of wanting a "feudal society."
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The Prince of Wales visits north east Wales today.
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July 19, 2002. Prince Charles began his summer visit to Wales by sampling the principality's best food and drink.
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Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell promised to announce a final design for the Diana memorial fountain by the end of the month.

July 18, 2002. Russian monarchists marched yesterday to mark the 84th anniversary of the murder of the Imperial Family.
The Queen's helicopter, although similar to the one which crashed in the North Sea recently, has been deemed safe.
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Subjects of Morocco's King Mohammed VI, whose wedding they just celebrated, are surprised by the timing of the current tensions with Spain.
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July 17, 2002. All living Romanovs will be invited to celebrate the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg in 2003.
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Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) is to be reburied in Russia.
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Deadlock in the Diana memorial fountain committee is due to differences over the design.
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July 16, 2002. The planned fountain in memory of the late Princess of Wales faces further delays.
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The Prince of Wales has not responded to Earl Spencer's accusations that the royal family have limited contact between Princes William and Harry and their mother's familiy.
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July 15, 2002. Earl Spencer accused the royal family of restricting his access to nephews Princes William and Harry.
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Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, has been asked to join in a protest against a new bridge in a Cornwall town.
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The Queen has invited members of the local public to Balmoral to thank them for having respected the royal family's privacy over the years.
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Prince Edward launched a new film company in spite of his planned gradual withdrawal from business.
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July 14, 2002. Members of the Cabinet have selected their Jubilee gift for the Queen.
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St James's Palace defended Prince Harry following press claims of excessive drinking.
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Tony Blair's choice for Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, could be agreeable to a marriage between the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles.
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The manuscript that paved the way for King Henry VIII's divorce will be allowed to be sold out of Britain.
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July 13, 2002. Moroccans celebrated the marriage of King Mohammed VI and Salma Bennani.
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Princes William and Harry joined their cousin Zara Phillips at a charity polo match.
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The Queen was happy to see the former Royal Protection Officer who had rescued her daughter in 1974.
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Camilla Parker Bowles was not offended by Ozzy Osbourne's wife's language backstage at the Party at the Palace.
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July 12, 2002. Morocco prepared for the public celebrations of the king's recent marriage.
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A soap opera set's explosions did not startle a visiting Queen Elizabeth.
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BBC News: Jubilee tour diary: Yorkshire mix
Yesterday's vote clears the way for the princes of the House of Savoy to return to Italy unless a referendum (unlikely to be held) insists otherwise.
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July 11, 2002. The Italian Parliament voted to allow the exiled royal family to return to the country.
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July 10, 2002. Joachim Egon, Prince of Fuerstenberg (1923-2002), died yesterday at 79.
Possibly paving the way for Prince Charles to wed Camilla Parker Bowles, the Church of England voted to allow divorcees to remarry in the church.
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The Prince of Wales urged young people to bring old buildings back into use.
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July 9, 2002. The young winners of the Jubilee poetry competition received their awards from Queen Elizabeth II.

July 8, 2002. Princess Anne is leading a fundraising appeal for Gordonstoun School, where her two children were educated.
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July 7, 2002. Royalty commentator Harold Brooks-Baker doubts that Camilla Parker Bowles would become Princess of Wales if she married Prince Charles.
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July 6, 2002. The Prince of Wales, concluding his tour of Scotland, visited the Isle of Skye.
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The Queen was clearly moved yesterday as Sergeant Major Alan Mason saluted her for the last time before his retirement.
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The German government voted to rebuild the Prussian royal palace, home of Kaiser Wilhelm II before his 1918 abdication, in Berlin.
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July 5, 2002. BBC News: Jubilee tour diary: Beer in Burton
The Queen reviewed a Jubilee military parade outside Buckingham Palace.
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Prince Charles criticized architects for forcing modern styles on the public while preferring older ones for their own homes.
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July 3, 2002. Continuing their tour of the West Midlands, the Queen and Prince Philip enjoyed a visit to a brewery.
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Grand Duchess Maria Theresa has astonished Luxembourg by allegedly informing journalists of difficulties with her mother-in-law, the former Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte.
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Prince William attended his first royal garden party yesterday in Edinburgh.
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July 2, 2002. The Queen went on an impromptu walkabout in a West Midlands town.
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In yesterday's speech, Prince Charles criticized reliance on cheap convenience foods.
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July 1, 2002. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands unveiled a national monument to the victims of slavery.
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The Prince of Wales spoke on farming to open the 2002 Royal Show at the National Agricultural Centre.
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Concern is growing over the delay in commissioning the fountain in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales (who would have been 41 today).
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The Golden Jubilee celebrations increased public interest in visiting the royal yacht Britannia.
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