News Archive June 2003

June 30, 2003. The Dutch government announced the engagement of Prince Johan Friso and Mabel Wisse Smit.
Yahoo! News article
Expatica article
The Prince of Wales, who derived a record 10 million income from his Duchy of Cornwall last year, disclosed his financial information.
Telegraph articles
Times Online article
BBC News article

June 29, 2003. Published letters from a childhood friend of Cambodia's revered King Norodom Sihanouk have irritated Prime Minister Hun Sen.
New York Times article
The leftist Fabian Society's extremism may delay publication of its report on the future of the British monarchy.
Scotland on Sunday article
Two journalists claimed to have breached Windsor Castle security for the second time in a week.
BBC News article
Queen Elizabeth is "deeply concerned" over the growing rift in the Church of England over homosexuality.
Telegraph article

June 28, 2003. With the launch of his education summer school for teachers, the Prince of Wales hopes to improve the quality of instruction in English literature and history.
Telegraph article

June 27, 2003. Prince Carl Bernadotte, uncle of Norway's King Harald V and Belgium's King Albert II, died today in Spain at 92.
Yahoo! News mini-obituary (scroll down)
After 45 years in exile, Sherif Ali bin Hussein hopes to create a constitutional monarchy in Iraq.
Christian Science Monitor article
The Queen, who costs each of her subjects 60 pence a year, will continue to use the Royal Train.
Telegraph articles
More on the Treason Felony Act:
Guardian article

June 26, 2003. Britain's law lords dismissed The Guardian's challenge to the 1848 Treason Felony Act, while affirming that the newspaper would not be prosecuted for advocating republicanism.
Guardian article
Spending on the British monarchy rose slightly last year, due partly to the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
BBC News article
More on plans to test royal security:
Telegraph article

June 25, 2003. More on Prince William and the uninvited guest at his birthday party:
Washington Post article
The SAS may be asked to try to break into royal palaces to test security.
BBC News article
Work has begun on the fountain in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.
BBC News article
The man who gatecrashed Prince William's birthday party said he regrets the incident.
BBC News article
The Queen will honor at Buckingham Palace a Belfast disabled nun known for her charity work.
BBC News article
Prince Edward opened Canada's baseball season in Toronto.
Hello! article
Buckingham Palace welcomed President Putin as if he were one of his tsarist predecessors.
Telegraph articles
Times Online article
Hello! article
Police guarding Windsor Castle on Saturday failed to act on an electronic warning that an intruder had entered the grounds.
Telegraph article
Princess Michael of Kent pointed out that having once tried cocaine does not make her son Lord Frederick Windsor, 24, a "junkie."
Telegraph article

June 24, 2003. President Putin's visit to Britain, following in the footsteps of Tsar Alexander II, evokes Russia's imperial past.
Times Online article
BBC News articles: 1, 2, 3 and photo gallery
Home Secretary David Blunkett informed the House of Commons of his "deep regret" at Saturday's poor royal security.
Times Online article
BBC News articles: 1, 2
The Windsor Castle intruder was able to get close to Prince William and perform for a minute before he was apprehended.
Telegraph articles
Times Online articles: 1, 2
Times Online graphic
A Ferrari driven by Princess Grace of Monaco was sold for 150,000.
Telegraph article

June 23, 2003. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands convinced Forbes that the Dutch royal family is not nearly rich as previously estimated.
BBC News article
Jordan's King Abdullah II is a busy and thoroughly modern monarch.
New York Times profile
The "comedy terrorist" who arrived uninvited at Prince William's party apparently talked his way into Windsor Castle, prompting concern from Home Secretary David Blunkett and an apology from Scotland Yard.
BBC News articles: 1, 2, 3, 4
The Archbishop of York called for the poor to be invited to the next coronation.
Guardian article
The close relationship between the Prince of Wales and his sons is demonstrated by recent footage of them playing polo.
Hello! article
Prince William laughed off the intrusion, but his grandmother was not amused.
Hello! article
Britain's Home Secretary ordered a major review of royal security in light of the breach at Saturday's party.
Telegraph articles
Times Online article
A tired Prince William joined his father for polo.
Telegraph article
The Queen of Great Britain is preparing to host the leader of Russia, for the first time since Queen Victoria welcomed Tsar Alexander II in 1874.
Telegraph article
BBC News article

June 22, 2003. The intruder at Windsor Castle was a publicity-seeking comedian.
BBC News articles: 1, 2
New York Times article
Royal security is once again under scrutiny.
BBC News article
Windsor Castle turned wild for Prince William's "Out of Africa" birthday party, briefly disrupted by an intruder but otherwise a great success.
BBC News article
BBC News photo galleries: 1, 2
Telegraph article
Prince William has denied rumors that he does not want to be king and expressed his commitment to the monarchy.
BBC News article
Telegraph articles
A former coachman is suing Buckingham Palace following an injury which led to his early retirement.
Telegraph article
The head of the left-wing Fabian Society claimed that the royal family are "stuck in a class and time warp."
Independent article

June 21, 2003. Prince William turns 21 today.
BBC News articles: 1, 2, 3, 4
Telegraph articles
Times Online article
More on last weekend's royal speeding incident at Lord Bathurst's estate:
New York Times article

June 20, 2003. Newly released footage shows Prince Charles playing polo and joking with his sons.
BBC News article
Prince William teased his father as they sampled various alcholic beverages at a fair, one of several stops in Wales.
Telegraph article
Times Online article
Norway is preparing to mark the centenary of the birth of King Olav V (1903-1991)
Aftenposten article
Aftenposten picture series: King Olav's early years

June 19, 2003. Princes William and Charles chatted and joked with members of the public in Wales.
Hello! article
BBC News articles: 1, 2, 3
BBC News photo gallery
The future king is in no hurry to reign.
BBC News profile and article
The heir to the Dutch throne and his wife spoke of their joy at becoming expectant parents.
Hello! article

June 18, 2003. Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands announced that they are expecting their first child.
Hello! article
With his 21st birthday a few days away, Prince William remains mostly unknown to the British public.
Los Angeles Times article
Prince William and his father will visit Wales tomorrow.
BBC News articles: 1, 2
The legend of King Arthur's sword Excalibur may have originated in Italy.
BBC News article
Supporters of King Abdullah appeared to have won the Jordanian parliamentary election.
BBC News article
A new brochure details Prince Charles's charity work.
Telegraph articles
More on Zara Phillips and Royal Ascot:
Telegraph article

June 17, 2003. Stamps marking Prince William's upcoming birthday are going on sale.
BBC News article
Princess Anne's daughter Zara Phillips and other royals were among the glamorous guests at the opening day of Royal Ascot.
Hello! article
Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family gathered at Windsor for the annual Order of the Garter procession.
Hello! article

June 16, 2003. Jordan's Queen Rania drew attention to the suffering of women in war zones.
Hello! article
Tony Blair has been criticized for apparently failing to consult the Queen over his controversial cabinet reshuffle.
Telegraph article
More on recent Prince William stories:
Hello! article
Telegraph articles
Times Online article

June 15, 2003. Prince Charles apologized to Earl Bathurst for the driving incident involving his elder son.
BBC News article
St James's Palace denied rumors of a romance between Prince William and friend Jessica Craig.
BBC News article
An angry driver forced Prince William off the road on the way home from a polo match yesterday.
BBC News article
Telegraph article
Spring water from the Balmoral royal estate has been found to have medicinal properties.
Telegraph article
A new report on the future of the monarchy calls for the Queen to cease to be head of the Church of England.
Observer article

June 14, 2003. Returning pilots from the Iraq war helped mark Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday.
BBC News article and photo gallery
Sharif Ali bin Hussein is convinced that Iraqis would back a restoration of the monarchy if given the chance.
The Scotsman article

June 13, 2003. Prince Andrew, visiting Toronto, inaugurated a rose garden and met with Canadian monarchists.
Canada.com article
A necklace given by the future Edward VII to his mistress Lillie Langtry fetched almost 20,000 at an auction.
Telegraph article
Prince Harry, planning a gap year before starting military training at Sandhurst, finished his final exams at Eton.
Telegraph article

June 12, 2003. Royal men have a long tradition of military service.
BBC News article
St. James's Palace confirmed that Prince Harry plans to join the army.
BBC News article
Hello! article
A Japanese historian discovered that Emperor Hirohito considered apologizing for World War II.
Telegraph article
One of Queen Elizabeth's corgis died.
Telegraph article

June 11, 2003. Royal claimant Sharif Ali bin Hussein outlined his hopes for the future of Iraq.
Los Angeles Times article
Washington Post article
New York Times article
Telegraph article
Telegraph interview
More on British Tourism Day and the royal family:
Telegraph article
A Tongan government minister denounced a New Zealand report on his country for betraying a "hatred of monarchy."
New Zealand Herald article and feature: Tonga

June 10, 2003. Ten members of the royal family toured tourist locations all over the UK to show their support for British tourism.
BBC News photo gallery
BBC News articles: 1 (Countess of Wessex), 2 (Prince Edward), 3, 4 (Duke of Kent, 5 (Princess Anne), 6 (Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip), 7 (Prince Edward)
Scientists may have discovered the mummy of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti.
BBC News article
Iraq's would-be king arrived in Baghdad to a mixed reception.
BBC News article
The Norwegian royal family have been busy with official engagements as summer approaches.
Aftenposten article

June 9, 2003. More on Prince Harry and the arts:
Times Online article

June 8, 2003. Sharif Ali bin Hussein, claimant to the Iraqi throne, will soon return to his homeland.
Sunday Times article
New photographs of Prince Harry at Eton shed some light on the interests and life of the young royal.
Telegraph article
Sunday Times article
Critics praised Prince Harry's artwork.
Sunday Times article

June 7, 2003. Montenegro is "like oxygen" to its exiled Prince Nikola.
Telegraph article
Prince Harry will soon graduate from Eton.
BBC News article
Prince William plans to mark his 21st birthday with an official visit to Wales.
Telegraph article

June 6, 2003. Queen Elizabeth II honored Afghan President Hamid Karzai with an honorary knighthood.
BBC News article
Prince William plans to spend six months in Wales in order to learn Welsh.
BBC News article

June 5, 2003. Prince Charles delighted the residents of a homeless hostel in Cardiff with a friendly visit.
BBC News article
Queen Elizabeth opened the second term of the Welsh Assembly.
BBC News article
A scientific inquiry will address Prince Charles's fears about nanotechnology.
Telegraph article

June 4, 2003. The Royal Mail ordered an art gallery to cease displaying "stamps" showing the Queen wearing a gas mask.
BBC News article
Cheering crowds greeted the Queen in Wales.
BBC News article
The Kingdom of Tonga is preparing for a wave of royal excitement.
Yahoo! News article
Jordan's King Abdullah II says the Middle East peace process is "back on track."
ABC News interview
The Queen expressed her hopes for Scotland and its Parliament in yesterday's address.
Telegraph article

June 3, 2003. King Mswati III of Swaziland blamed women wearing pants for the world's ills.
A new poll claims that only a fourth of Norwegians regard Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit as well-suited to being King and Queen.
Aftenposten article
The British monarchy still fascinates many Scots.
BBC News article
Queen Elizabeth II addressed the Scottish Parliament.
BBC News article
"Thank you for making my wish come true," said nine-year-old cardiomyopathy sufferer Louisa Harrington to the Queen yesterday as she presented her with flowers.
BBC News article
Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 20, has moved out of the royal palace to live with her boyfriend in a Stockholm apartment.
Hello! article
Yesterday was a day of happiness and reflection for the Queen as she marked 50 years since her coronation.
Telegraph article
Times Online article
BBC News photo gallery
BBC News article
New York Times article
Westminster Abbey provided the setting for a simple but reflective service.
Telegraph article
A children's party in the gardens of Buckingham Palace delighted Queen Elizaeth and her young guests.
Telegraph article
A private dinner given by Prince Charles for his mother recalled the culture of the 1950s.
Telegraph article
Hello! article
The Queen knighted her sons Princes Andrew and Edward to mark the special occasion.
Telegraph article
BBC News article
The coronation celebrations provided the scene for a rare encounter between a former Prime Minister and her potential future successor.
Times Online article

June 2, 2003. Today Britain commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.
Hello! articles: 1, 2
New York Times article (AP) (2003)
New York Times article (1953)
BBC News articles: 1, 2
Telegraph articles
Times Online article
Prince Charles hopes that a new brochure on the duties of the Prince of Wales will clarify his role.
Telegraph article
Times Online article
Love letters reveal the immaturity and unhappiness of King Edward VIII when Prince of Wales.
Telegraph article

June 1, 2003. Chafing under King Gyanendra, many people in Nepal miss his more liberal brother King Birendra.
Yahoo! News article
The deputy leader of the Scottish National Party plans to boycott the Queen's visit to the Scottish Parliament.
BBC News article
The Prince of Wales is preparing to release a "mission statement" for the modernization of the monarchy.
Scotland on Sunday article
Queen Elizabeth II granted the request of nine-year-old heart transplant candidate to be "princess for a day" at the coronation anniversary service tomorrow.
Telegraph article
Much has changed since the hopes of a nation (and the Commonwealth) rested on the shoulders of a young woman fifty years ago.
The Age article

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