News Archive July 2003

July 31, 2003. Prince Charles visited the "best" village in Wales.
BBC News article and photo gallery
Nine-year-old Louisa Harrington, who was the Queen's guest of honor and "princess for a day" at last month's Coronation anniversary celebrations, died after a heart transplant.
Telegraph article

July 30, 2003. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a special Proms concert marking the 50th anniversary of her coronation.
BBC News article and photo gallery
Prince William flew to Africa for a camping trip.
Hello! article
Telegraph article
Transport was the main theme of the second day of Prince Charles's visit to Wales.
BBC News article
Hello! article
Queen Sofia of Spain clearly enjoyed the company of her young grandchildren at the King's Cup regatta.
Hello! article

July 29, 2003. A member of the Tongan royal family joined those calling for democratic change.
ABC interview
Prince Charles is beginning a four-day tour of Wales.
BBC News article
Queen Elizabeth II does not share the strong interest in the arts of many of her predecessors.
BBC News Magazine article

July 28, 2003. Camilla Parker Bowles accompanied the Prince of Wales on a semi-official visit to Austria.
Hello! article
The Scotsman article
Telegraph article

July 27, 2003. Falklands veteran Prince Andrew led tributes to seven servicemen killed in Iraq.
BBC News article

July 26, 2003. An Edinburgh couple called for the removal of the statue of Queen Victoria at the Royal Scottish Academy.
The Scotsman article
More on Prince Philip's reaction to his new portrait:
Telegraph article

July 25, 2003. BBC News profile of Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh
Madame Tussaud's will no longer display waxworks of Princes Andrew and Edward, the Countess of Wessex, or Princess Anne.
Hello! article
Napoleon's heir and collateral descendant, Charles, second deputy mayor of the emperor's birthplace, plans a European political career.
New York Times article
Prince Philip was not thrilled with artist Stuart Pearson Wright's new portrait of him.
Guardian article

July 24, 2003. The Queen expressed her sympathy with military families at yesterday's naval ceremony.
Telegraph article
The boy who disrupted Tuesday's garden party is reportedly "extremely embarrassed" and planning to apologize to the Queen.
Telegraph article
Camilla Parker Bowles, accompanying the Prince of Wales, was greeted enthuasiastically by members of the public at the Sandringham Flower Show.
Telegraph article

July 23, 2003. The National Maritime Museum's exhibit on Queen Elizabeth I shows how the legendary monarch used her celibacy as an asset.
New York Times article
Queen Elizabeth II presented the Royal Navy with a new Colour in Devon.
BBC News article and photo gallery
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the coup that ended Afghanistan's monarchy.
Asia Times article
Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh accused his political rivals of intimidation.
BBC News article
More on the royal garden party streaker:
Telegraph article
Times Online article

July 22, 2003. A teenage garden party guest dropped his pants in front of the Queen and other members of the royal family.
BBC News article
There are only two things that unite Belgians: sport and the royal family.
UPI feature
Princess Norodom Vacheara of Cambodia accused royalist party leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh of corruption.
BBC News article
Princess Anne's husband Tim Laurence has been promoted to Rear Admiral.
Hello! article

July 21, 2003. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 30th birthday.
Aftenposten article
Belgium's King Albert II celebrated ten years on the throne this weekend.
Hello! article
Yahoo! News article
Prince William is reportedly planning to skip the royal family's traditional Balmoral summer holiday for a trip to Africa with friend Jessica Craig.
Hello! article
Ships of the Royal Navy will gather in Plymouth for the Queen to present the fleet with a new Colour.
BBC News article

July 20, 2003. Prince Philip joined crowds in Gloucestershire to witness the Royal International Air Tattoo.
BBC News article
Queen Sirikit of Thailand was the best producer Suriyothai director Chatrichalerm Yukol ever had.
James Hewitt offered to give Prince Charles his letters from Princess Diana.
Telegraph article

July 19, 2003. Exiled Crown Prince Souliong Savang of Laos visited Minnesota's Hmong population.

July 18, 2003. As Belgians prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of the accession of King Albert II, some politicians are reportedly expressing doubts about his son and heir Prince Philippe.
Yahoo! News article
Guests at Queen Elizabeth's garden parties, traditionally prohibited from taking pictures, will be able to take home video souvenirs.
Hello! article
Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohammed VI, took on a prominent role in welcoming the president of Pakistan to Morocco.
Hello! article

July 17, 2003. Prince Carl Bernadotte (1911-2003):
Telegraph obituary
Self-proclaimed "cad" James Hewitt claimed that Prince Charles knew about his affair with Princess Diana.
MSN article
Queen Elizabeth II's traditional garden parties remain a unique thrill for those invited.
More on Prince Charles's visit to Russia:
Hello! article
Clerics, royals, and dignitaries gathered for the inauguration of Yekaterinburg's new Church on the Blood.
The Scotsman article
The Moscow Times article

July 16, 2003. The Russian Orthodox Church has consecrated a church on the site where Russia's last tsar and his family were murdered 85 years ago.
Yahoo! News article
BBC News article
New York Times article (1918)
A mural depicting the last days of a medieval Prince of Wales was unveiled.
BBC News article
Experienced mothers advised Sophie, Countess of Wessex on her pregnancy during a hospital visit.
Hello! article
The Fabian Society's report on the monarchy also calls for allowing the Queen to retire and the Prince of Wales to marry Camilla Parker Bowles.
Telegraph article
The Scotsman article
Independent article

July 15, 2003. The Fabian Society advocates that the Queen cease to be head of the Church of England, among other proposed changes.
BBC News article
A new poll shows that a healthy majority of the British people continue to support the monarchy.
Iraqi royalists solemnly marked the 45th anniversary yesterday of the murder of King Faisal II.
Telegraph article
Controversy over the Romanovs' remains could mar the impending opening of a church marking the spot where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered.
Guardian article
Prince Charles viewed the tomb of his first cousin three times removed (and great-great-granduncle) Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and children, and their servants.
Telegraph article
Times Online article
Twenty-year-old model Princess Paola Maria de Bourbon de Orleans e Braganša Sapieha visited the Rio de Janeiro slum that inspired the film City of God.
Brazzil article
Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, 35, reportedly has a new girlfriend, Christine von Wangenheim, 24.
SUR article
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her 26th birthday yesterday.
Hello! article
The Metropolitan Police decided not to prosecute the Windsor Castle gatecrasher after consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service.
Telegraph article

July 14, 2003. No further action will be taken against the intruder at Prince William's 21st birthday party last month.
BBC News article
The Prince of Wales paid tribute to Russians who died during the Nazi siege of Leningrad.
BBC News article
Now that the Windsors no longer need children's shoes, Start-rite is to lose its Royal Warrant.
Telegraph article
In a step toward democratization, the Emir of Kuwait removed the post of prime minister from the crown prince.
Telegraph article

July 13, 2003. The Fabian Society wants the royal family to pay inheritance tax in the same way as other citizens.
Sunday Times article
Newly selected Queen Mother biographer William Shawcross has had a long and varied career in journalism.
Observer article
Diana Memorial Fund vs. Franklin Mint, continued:
BBC News article
Observer article
Sunday Times article
Telegraph articles
Wild mink are threatening the Queen's swans.
BBC News article

July 12, 2003. Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy announced his engagement to French actress Clotilde Courau.
San Francisco Chronicle: People in the News (scroll down to fourth item)
More on the battle between the Diana Memorial Fund and the Franklin Mint:
BBC News article
Telegraph articles
Times Online articles: 1, 2

July 11, 2003. The Franklin Mint defended its right to manufacture products commemorating the late Princess of Wales.
BBC News article
Charities associated with the memorial fund will struggle without its support.
BBC News article
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund is in a financial crisis following its unsuccessful legal battle with the Franklin Mint.
BBC News article
Camilla Parker Bowles is not the first woman in her family to be involved with a Prince of Wales.
BBC News Magazine article
Hello! article

July 10, 2003. The European Court of Human Rights agreed to hear a complaint against the German government brought by Princess Caroline of Monaco.
Guardian article

July 9, 2003. Queen Elizabeth selected William Shawcross to write her mother's official biography.
Yahoo! News article
Buckingham Palace press release
The value of Britain's Crown Estate has doubled in the past decade.
Hello! article
Independent article

July 8, 2003. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit discussed their happiness at becoming parents.
Hello! article
Pop Idol Simon Cowell suggested that Prince William pursue a singing career.
BBC News article

July 7, 2003. Isabelle, Countess of Paris (1911-2003):
Telegraph obituary
King Juan Carlos of Spain and King Harald V of Norway enjoyed a yachting competition.
Hello! article
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Isle of Man to preside over its ancient Tynwald ceremony.
BBC News article
Prince Charles returned to north Wales for a gala concert at the International Musical Eisteddfod.
BBC News article

July 6, 2003. Buckingham Palace rebuked the Isle of Man's tourist office for using the Queen's visit to promote a book.
Telegraph article

July 5, 2003. Isabelle, Countess of Paris, mother of the most widely recognized claimant to the French throne, died at 91.
Eurohistory obituary

July 4, 2003. Japanese police arrested a man after he tried to stop a motorcade carrying Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
BBC News article
Jordan's young royal family began a relaxing summer vacation in Majorca.
Hello! article
On Queen Sonja's 66th birthday, the Royal Palace in Oslo announced that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway is pregnant.
Hello! article
Aftenposten articles: 1, 2, 3
King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga celebrated his 85th birthday today.
New Zealand Herald article
A cheerful Queen Elizabeth II hosted her annual garden party in Edinburgh.
Hello! article
The 1974 attempt to kidnap Princess Anne has been turned into a TV documentary.
The Scotsman article
Charles, Prince Napoleon (heir to the Bonaparte emperors) hopes Corsicans will back a French reform plan.
Telegraph article

July 3, 2003. New Zealand's Governor-General defended her trip to Tonga and denied that relations between the two countries are strained over the issue of royal power.
New Zealand Herald article
Exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi called for the democratisation of his native Iran.
Telegraph article

July 2, 2003. Norway's King Harald V carried his first grandchild, Maud Angelica Behn, to the baptismal font at her christening on what would have been her great-grandfather King Olav V's 100th birthday.
Hello! article
Nettavisen articles: 1, 2
Aftenposten article
An Ontario judge dismissed a challenge to the Act of Settlement which bars Catholics from the British (and therefore the Canadian) throne.
National Post article
Queen Elizabeth knighted her grandson's former Eton headmaster in Edinburgh.
BBC News article
A collection of royal Christmas cards is being auctioned.
BBC News article
The Queen celebrated the 400th anniversary of the union of England and Scotland.
The Scotsman article
BBC News article
Telegraph article
Seeking a less demanding job, Prince Charles's press secretary Colleen Harris resigned.
Hello! article
Telegraph article

July 1, 2003. With a baptism tomorrow and a birthday on Friday, this is a big week for the Norwegian royal family.
Aftenposten article
The Dutch royal family, already buoyed by Princess Maxima's pregnancy, are delighted with the engagement of Prince Johan Friso and Mabel Wisse Smit.
Hello! article
Last month's visit from Prince Charles and Prince William has boosted drink sales for a family business in Wales.
BBC News article
The Prince of Wales's financial disclosures reveal that he is a very wealthy man.
New York Times article
Prince Charles warned against depriving young people of knowledge of British literature and history.
Guardian article
The head of royal security at Windsor Castle has been removed from his post.
BBC News article
Telegraph article

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