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    Queen Maxima picked a very fun outfit to brave the cold as she headed to engagements today.  The Dutch Queen, 51, wore a navy and yellow coat with matching trousers to visit community centres in the town of Nijkerk.  In spite of the chilly temperatures, Maxima beamed with her typical warmth as she met with volunteers and residents who benefit from the centre.  She then sat down with staff members to discuss poverty issues during her visit.  The Dutch Queen, 51, wore a navy and yellow coat with matching trousers to visit community centres in the town of Nijkerk RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Meghan's closest ally? Mystery friend Lucy Fraser makes... Hola Princesa! How Kate has come to rely on SPANISH... Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix show EDITED Queen's... Share this article Share With the temperatures reaching negative levels in Nijkerk today, Maxima opted for a bit of dopamine dressing, with a colourful checked navy and yellow coat.  She paired it with a pair of yellow...
    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands cut a sophisticated figure in a navy blue gown as she joined her husband King Willem-Alexander at the Prince Claus Impact Awards 2022.  The Dutch royal, 51, stood out from the crowd in a mid-length dress with intricate glitter geometric pattern detailing and a feather neckline and trim at the awards in Amsterdam.  Argentinian-born Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander, who wore a blue suit with yellow tie, were also joined by his mother Beatrix of the Netherlands.  The awards were organised by the Prince Claus Fund, which was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to the King's late father HRH Prince Claus's 'dedication to culture and his belief in its role in the development of all societies'.  Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands attended the Prince Claus Impact Awards today at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam Maxima wowed in a mid length navy blue dress with intricate glitter detail and a feather neckline and trim. She was joined by her husband (centre) and mother-in-law, Beatrix of the Netherlands (right) RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Arriving in Boston yesterday, the Princess of Wales looked like she meant business. Not going for a flashy entrance, she kept things pared back with a £1,960 navy trouser suit by British designer Alexander McQueen. A favourite of the royal, Kate has worn the label on numerous occasions, most notably choosing the design house’s creative director Sarah Burton to fashion her iconic wedding dress. Crafted from structured crepe, the £1,490 blazer creates a fitted and flattering silhouette, thanks to its angular pockets and sharp padded shoulders. The Princess of Wales wore a £1,960 navy trouser suit by British designer Alexander McQueen to arrive in Boston Arriving with the Prince of Wales, the Princess completed the look with her Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ suede pumps RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Consider the legacy of colonialism and racism': Black... Excited American royal-watchers travel up to FOUR HOURS to... Share this article Share The Princess is clearly a fan of the suit, as this is the third time she’s stepped out in the design. She wore...
    Queen Maxima was the picture of relaxed elegance as she today donned a denim-inspired navy ensemble during a visit to MUD Jeans in Laren, in the Netherlands. The Dutch queen, 51, teamed some flared, cornflower blue trousers with a stylish indigo jacket for the occasion.  The button-up number featured a statement belt, which accentuated the royal's silhouette, cinched at the waist. King Willem-Alexander's wife wore a simple turtleneck to tie the look together, carrying a chic, slate grey handbag and stepping into some pointed shoes. Queen Maxima was the picture of relaxed elegance as she today donned a denim-inspired navy ensemble during a visit to MUD Jeans in Laren, in the Netherlands The Dutch queen, 51, teamed some flared, cornflower blue trousers with a stylish indigo jacket for the occasion Maxima grinned as she made a visit to the brand - which is the winner of the Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, one of the King Willem I Awards. The mother-of-three added a glamorous flair by accessorising with heavy, ornate earrings and threw her honey blonde tresses back into an easy bun. ...
    A NUCLEAR-armed Navy submarine had to abort a top secret mission because of a life-or-death fire beneath the waves. HMS Victorious was carrying Trident 2 missiles when the electrical blaze broke out. 1HMS Victorious, one of the Royal Navy’s four strategic submarines. was carrying 2 trident missiles when a blaze broke out onboardCredit: CROWN COPYRIGHT The £3billion Vanguard-class nuclear submarine shot to the surface as the captain declared “emergency stations”. Every member of the 130-plus crew, including those off-duty, was ordered into action. Naval sources insisted the fire was swiftly contained. One said: “Every seagoing member of the Royal Navy is a qualified fire-fighter. This ensures that our ships and submarines are able to respond to incidents swiftly and efficiently, assuring operational outputs are not affected.” The 30-year-old vessel — which is overdue a major refit — broke surface in the North Atlantic to flush out toxic fumes. After assessing the damage, the captain ordered a return to base at HMNB Clyde in Faslane. The 16,000-tonne sub is one of four that provides non-stop nuclear deterrent patrols — but was...
    Queen Letizia of Spain looked as sophisticated as ever in a daring backless navy dress as she and her husband attended the inauguration of The Royal Theatre Season in Madrid today. The royal, 50, was effortlessly elegant in the waist-cinched gown, which featured ruffled skirt detailing.  She flaunted the cut-out back detailing as she and King Felipe VI waved to attendees at Teatro Real.  Queen Letizia of Spain looked as sophisticated as ever in a daring backless navy dress as she and her husband attended the inauguration of The Royal Theatre Season in Madrid today The royal, 50, was effortlessly elegant in the waist-cinched gown, which featured ruffled skirt detailing She flaunted the cut-out back detailing as she and King Felipe VI waved to attendees at Teatro Real The Spanish queen collected her chocolate tresses into a braided bun, accessorising the ensemble with chic drop earrings.  Looking typically stylish, she opted for a glamorous make-up look, with long lashes and a glossy lipstick.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Lady in red! Queen Letizia of Spain stuns...
    Princess Charlene of Monaco showcased her signature understated style as she made an appearance at Paris Fashion Week. The Monaco royal, 44, donned a navy ensemble as she sat front row at the Akris Womenswear show on Saturday.  The mother-of-two recently joined her husband Prince Albert at the Queen's funeral and has stepped up her public appearances in recent months, following a long illness and stint in South Africa.   Princess Charlene of Monaco attends the Akris Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show in a rare public appearance without her husband part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France The Princess sat on the front row of the brand she was wearing, in a bold, navy military style suit and a clutch bag On Saturday, she wowed fans with her solo appearance at Paris fashion week at the Palais de Tokyo to watch the runway show for Swiss fashion house Akris from the front row.  She was seen wearing a navy suit of the same brand which was featured on the runway in nude.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    Princess Anne has stepped out for her first royal engagement since attending her mother, the Queen's funeral on Monday. Her late Majesty's only daughter, 72, was seen at Portsmouth Naval Base, where she shook hands with Royal Navy personnel who took part in the procession. The royal, who is Commodore-in-Chief of HMNB Portsmouth, greeted those involved in the heartfelt ceremony which saw Her Majesty laid to her final resting place in Windsor. Anne smiled as she met the personnel who took part in her mother's funeral, donning a black blazer over a white blouse, accessorised with a navy neck scarf. Princess Anne has stepped out for her first royal engagement since attending her mother, the Queen's funeral on Monday  Her late Majesty's only daughter, 72, was seen at Portsmouth Naval Base, where she shook hands with Royal Navy personnel who took part in the procession  The Princess Royal will also visit St Omer Barracks in Aldershot to meet personnel who played a central role in providing logistical support during the funeral.  It comes as a number of royals are expected to make...
    Prince William's equerry, who appears to be building a legion of fans thanks to his dashing looks, is a Royal Navy officer who's worked for the Royal Household since 2020.  Lieutenant Commander Rob Dixon was spotted by royal watchers after accompanying the royals to last night's Westminster Hall vigil. An equerry is an  officer of a royal household or court, who assists members of the royal family with their duties. The role, which is normally occupied by a senior officer from one of the armed services, is held for three years. Rob Dixon was appointed to the Royal Household in September 2020, working as an equerry for Prince William, according to his LinkedIn.  Lieutenant Commander Rob Dixon (right) has been noticed by royal watchers, some of whom have commented on his looks, after attending royals events in recent times (pictured with with Sophie Wessex, left, at a vigil in honour of the Queen at Westminster Hall yesterday) The equerry (pictured here with Prince William en route to the vigil at Westminster Hall last night) joined the Royal Household in 2020 Happier times: Rob...
    AS the nation prepares to say goodbye to the Queen, a number of protocols will be acknowledged throughout the day. Strict timings will allow the day to flow from one formality to another as the world says goodbye to Her Majesty. 1The Queen will make her final journey to Windsor tomorrowCredit: PA Why will the Royal Navy start to haul the Queen's coffin at 10:44am? The Queen's coffin will be transported to Westminster Abbey at 10:44am on Monday. It will be carried on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy as her father King George VI was. The day will work to precise timings in order for the Queen's state funeral to begin at 11am. It will start with the coffin leaving from Westminster Hall to Westminster Palace shortly after 10:30am. The King and senior members of the royal family will follow behind the procession which will leave at 10:44am to arrive at Westminster Abbey at 10:52am. A number of formal traditions with precise timings will be acknowledged throughout the day. ...
    SAILORS from the Royal Navy are preparing for a key role in the Queen's funeral. They are responsible for pulling the Royal Navy State Funeral Gun Carriage which will hold Her Majesty's coffin. 1Members of the Royal Navy personnel been taking part in rehearsals for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeralCredit: PA What is the Royal Navy State Funeral Gun Carriage? The Royal Navy State Funeral Gun Carriage is used to bear the coffin of monarchs and leaders who have died. It has been used in funeral processions for Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten. Sailors from the Royal Navy traditionally pull the gun carriage. When it is not in use, it is kept at the HMS Excelle on Whale Island near Portsmouth in Hampshire. READ MORE ON THE QUEEN'S DEATHPALACE 'SNUB' Harry & Meg 'found out they'd been uninvited to state reception in the PRESS' It is a converted Ordnance, BL, 12 pdr 6 cwt, MK II, gun carriage and weighs about 2.5 tonne....
    ROYAL Navy sailors will haul the Queen’s coffin to her funeral by hand in a tradition that began 121 years ago. The Senior Service earned the honour in 1901 after horses set to pull Queen Victoria’s coffin reared up and had to be replaced. 11The Royal Navy rehearse with the State Funeral Gun Carriage to be used on Monday as the Queen is laid to restCredit: Simon Jones 11Sailors pulling the gun carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Victoria at Windsor in 1901 11King Edward VII's funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor in 1910 11The funeral procession of King George V in London in 1936 11King George VI's coffin is carried by gun carriage into Edgware Road, London, en route to Windsor Castle Navy Captain Prince Louis of Battenburg asked the new King Edward VII to let his sailors save the day, at Windsor Royal Station on February 2. The king agreed and Louis, who was married to King Edward’s niece, issued the historic order: “Ground arms and stand by to drag the gun carriage.” On Monday, 138 sailors will...
    Princess Anne made history this evening, as the first royal woman to take part in the Vigil of the Princes.   All four of Her Majesty's children gathered around her coffin today in a poignant evening vigil inside St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. King Charles III, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward took their places by the royal coffin at 7.20pm this evening, following a short procession. Princess Anne, 72, who wore her navy ceremonial uniform, and Prince Edward, kept their eyes fixed towards the floor during the 20-minute vigil. Princess Anne (pictured, left) made history tonight as the first royal woman to take part in a Vigil of Princes, alongside her three brothers (King Charles pictured, centre) Uniform: Princess Anne, who wore her navy ceremonial uniform for the vigil, kept her eyes fixed on the floor as she stood by her mother's coffin
    It's the national colour of The Netherlands, so it was no wonder that Queen Maxima looked in such ebullient spirits today as she stepped out in a bright orange ensemble.  The royal mother-of-three, 50, paired the lace blouse, which had a ruffle detail shoulder, with casual, light linen trousers and an understated up-do for the outing to visit Delft Technology University. Known for pairing her accessories, the royal walked with a navy blue clutch bag that paired perfectly with her navy linen trousers. Her dangly earrings matched the blouse, with a dash of red lipstick to finish off the look, as she returned to work after her summer holiday.  It's the national colour of The Netherlands, so it was no wonder that Queen Maxima looked in such ebullient spirits today as she stepped out in a bright orange ensemble  The royal mother-of-three, 50, paired the lace blouse, which had a ruffle detail shoulder, with casual, light linen trousers and an understated up-do for the outing to visit Delft Technology University  The mother-of-three sported a natural summery makeup, with a dash of...
    Eddie Redmayne looked ever-dapper as he attended The Olivier Awards 2022 with his wife Hannah Bagshawe at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday. The actor, 40, put on a suave display in a navy blazer which he teamed up with a white shirt, black bow tie and beige trousers. He has received the nod for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emcee, the flamboyant master of ceremonies, in Cabaret.  Serious: Eddie Redmayne looked ever-dapper as the nominated star attended The Olivier Awards 2022 with his wife Hannah Bagshawe at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday His PR executive partner, 39, looked chic in a black maxi dress featuring white floral prints, while adding a pop of colour to her look with unmissable red lipstick.  Going on to pose alongside Jessie Buckley, 32, the Fantastic Beasts star appeared to be in his element as he larked about with his co-star in the West End musical. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Olivier Awards 2022: Love Island's Amy Hart exhibits her... Olivier Awards...
    Zara Tindall has been photographed smiling at Aintree today while watching the runners and riders at the major horse racing event. The equestrian athlete joined thousands of other racegoers for the final day of the three-day festival. This year's event marks the first time it has been held in front of a public crowd since 2019, after the Covid pandemic forced organisers to run it behind closed doors. And the 40-year-old granddaughter of the Queen seemed to be making the most of the event, beaming as she sat watching the action. Zara Tindall, 40, (pictured) was pictured looking happy as she watched a race at Aintree today. The royal famously enjoys horse racing events The royal (pictured, right) was seen smiling as she showed other race attendees pictures on her mobile phone While Aintree is known for its flesh-baring outfits, the royal opted for a more demure look, pairing a navy blazer and hat with a high-necked fuchsia blouse.  Zara finished off her look with a natural makeup look, pairing clear skin with soft peach blush and a pink lip....
    One of the finest clippers to sail the open seas, the Henriqueta made impressive work of its terrible job. Fast and manoeuvrable, the slave ship, or slaver, transported thousands of men and women to Brazil and the Americas and a life of unimaginable misery. Yet when the Henriqueta was caught in 1827 by the Royal Navy – as Britain worked to abolish the wicked trade – a remarkable transformation took place. She was renamed the Black Joke and employed to hunt down slave vessels in the very same waters she once plied to deadly effect. By the time she finally met her end in 1832, the Black Joke had seized 11 slave ships on behalf of the Crown. And thanks to this ship and its crew of 50, some 3,000 liberated Africans were resettled in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the capital of British West Africa, rather than being transported across the Atlantic. The Black Joke’s captains and sailors discovered secret slave trade routes, cracked codes used by the slavers and navigated dangerous waters RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    THIS is the shocking moment a Russian stealth submarine crashed into a Royal Navy warship in an unbelievable clash. A crew member can be heard shouting "what the f**k have I just hit?" after the HMS Northumberland struck the "hunter-killer" sub in the icy north Atlantic. 4A Royal Navy sonar cable crashed into a Russian submarine 4The HMS Northumberland was damaged during the incident The dramatic collision - which is believed to have been an accident - was caught on film by a Channel 5 TV crew whilst shooting for the show Warship: Life At Sea, which airs on Mondays at 9pm. It is thought to be the first collision between Russian and Royal Navy vessels since the Cold War. The unbelievable clip shows crew members closing in on the submarine in late 2020 before disaster strikes. Panicked personnel spring into action while one can be heard shouting: "What the f*** have I just hit?" The impact caused considerable damage to HMS Northumberland's sonar device after it was dragged across the submarine's hull. It forced the British squad...
    A Royal Navy warship collided with a Russian hunter-killer submarine in the icy waters of the north Atlantic in what is believed to be the first collision between Russian and British vessels since the Cold War.  The Russian submarine was lurking under the waters 200 miles north of Scotland when the crew of HMS Northumberland was dispatched on a 48-hour mission to hunt it down amid fears it would try to tap into or cut undersea cables essential for communication and the internet. The Royal Navy's Type 23 frigate sailed into the region where the sub was believed to be hiding and deployed its array sonar - a cable covered in hydrophones pulled along behind the hull - to listen for sounds from the sub. But in what a navy source has described as a 'million-to-one chance event', the submarine passed right behind the British vessel and smashed into the sonar cable being towed behind the frigate. The collision, which was caught on film by a Channel 5 TV crew, did considerable damage to the HMS Northumberland's sonar device which was...
    It's back to work for everyone this week, including Queen Letizia of Spain, who donned a splendid navy dress for her first event of the year.  The mother-of-two, 49, turned heads in the number at the traditional Pascua Militar ceremony in Madrid this morning.  Wrapped in a short black coat, the Spanish royal, who enjoyed the Christmas break with her family away from the spotlight, looked well rested at today's event, which was combined with a reception at the Palacio Real, to mark Epiphany - a national holiday in Spain. Considered almost as important as Christmas Day itself, Epiphany marks the moment when baby Jesus, at just a few days old, was seen for the first time by the Magi or Three Kings. Back to school! King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain returned to royal duties this morning to mark the traditional Pascua Militar The 49-year-old royal looked sumptuous in the royal blue dress, adorned with the Queen Ena brooch, made of pearls and diamonds  Tradition has it that the Queen always has to wear a floor-length number...
    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked breathtaking as she and King Willem-Alexander attended a gala dinner with the Norwegian royal family at the Royal Palace in Oslo today.  The mother-of-three, 50, and her husband, 54, began a whirlwind three day trip to visit the country earlier today, and were spotted stepping off the plane at Oslo Gardermoen airport this morning. And this evening the royals looked dazzling as they arrived at gala dinner at the Royal Palace, with Queen Maxima walking into the event arm-in-arm with the Norwegian King Harold, 84. Maxima was elegant in a glittering floor-length gown that transitioned from a dark navy to a pearl blue. The pair were also joined at the event by  King Willem-Alexander, as well as members of the Norwegian royal family including Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Martha Louise of Norway.  Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked breathtaking as she and King Willem-Alexander attended a gala dinner with the Norwegian royal family at the Royal Palace in Oslo today (pictured, Maxima with King Harald)   The royal couple were dazzling as they joined...
    THE ROYAL Navy has revealed some of its plans for the 'fleets of the future'. It includes designs for a huge flying drone station floating above Earth and a self-driving submarine. 3This could be the submarine of the future for the British NavyCredit: Royal Navy 3This is the design for a drone base that floats above the EarthCredit: Royal Navy Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Nick Hine said: “In a future scenario if we find ourselves unable to compete traditionally in terms of mass, we must think differently if we are to regain operational advantage. “The young engineers who worked on this project are thinking radically and with real imagination and reflects how the Royal Navy is thinking too.” The UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology (UKNEST) set a challenge for young engineers to design some Navy fleets. One of the successful admissions was a flying drone station that is lifted into the stratosphere by a large helium balloon. It would be solar powered to make it sustainable and more cost-effective. Most read in Phones & GadgetsICONIC! Google Maps has a...
    The Merlin helicopter landed on Queen Elizabeth. (Image source: British Ministry of Defense / CC BY 2.0) Setting up glass websites is prohibited when viewing Chinese websites. Return to the original version to see the Chinese website. [ஜூலை 28, 2021 அன்று சீனா செய்திகளைப் பாருங்கள்](See compiled by Chinese correspondent Cheng Rong) UKQueen ElizabethAircraft bearingHis career strike committee, has enteredSouth China Sea, China demands sovereignty over the region. The aircraft carrier and its submarine were in Singapore before entering the South China Sea. Setting up glass websites is prohibited when viewing Chinese websites. Return to the original version to see the Chinese website. According to a July 27 report in the UK Defense Magazine, China claims about 1.3 million square miles of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory and condemns the presence of foreign warships there as a source of tension in the region. China said its claim to the maritime area was based on the so-called “conference of maritime law” and the “nine-line.” The route is 2,000 kilometers from mainland China and is more than halfway across...
    Britain's largest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was hunted by a Russian submarine in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, it has emerged. In response to the stalking of the Royal Navy vessel and her carrier strike group, two Merlin Mk2 helicopters were deployed to search for the Russian submarine. The aircraft dropped sonobuoys into the water to search for the lurking vessel by detecting its sounds underwater, reports The Daily Telegraph.  The Russian boat - believed to be a Kilo-class diesel powered attack submarine from the Black Sea fleet - is believed to have been stalking HMS Queen Elizabeth and her carrier strike group as she sailed off Cyprus last month.  Her strike group includes two Type 45 destroyers, two Type 23 frigates and two support vessels. Britain's largest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was hunted by a Russian submarine in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, it has emerged In response to the stalking of the Royal Navy vessel and her carrier strike group, two Merlin Mk2 helicopters were deployed to search for the Russian submarine. Pictured: A Merlin...
    London (CNN)The flare-up between a Royal Navy warship and Russian forces near Crimea on Wednesday will have been watched far beyond the Black Sea -- and could have repercussions involving a number of Britain's allies and foes.The incident, which has sparked a tense back-and-forth between London and the Kremlin, has experts talking."It's never about what is happening in a particular place; it's all about others who are watching and the conclusions they are drawing," said Nigel Gould-Davies, senior fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. "I think it is right now to focus on the wider context and the longer term lessons from this."Britain likely expected some form of response when it decided to sail the destroyer HMS Defender through waters near Crimea -- the region of Ukraine that Russia has annexed since 2014, but which is internationally recognized as Ukrainian territory.And while experts debate its reasons for doing so, Gould-Davies said the decision only amplified "the very difficult Anglo-Russian relationship" that has existed for some time. Read More"It's not fundamentally different...
    The Queen wore a brooch gifted to her by Prince Philip during a visit to the Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth today. Her Majesty, 95, paid tribute to her beloved husband of 73 years, who died on April 9 aged 99, by wearing the piece, which she teamed with a brick-red military-style cashmere coat for her appearance at HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. The gold Scarab brooch, with ruby and diamond embellishments, was a 1966 gift from the Duke of Edinburgh. She also wore the meaningful accessory in a portrait celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary in 2017.  The Queen wore a brooch gifted to her by Prince Philip during a visit to the Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth today Her Majesty, 95, paid tribute to her beloved husband of 73 years, who died on April 9 aged 99, by wearing the piece (pictured), which she teamed with a brick-red military-style cashmere coat for her appearance at HM Naval Base, Portsmouth The Queen sported a red cashmere coat with a black velvet collar and buttons, over a crepe wool dress by Stewart Parvin...
    APPEARING out of the gloom soon after 4.30am, the armada of French fishing boats was ready “to restage Trafalgar”. Shadowing them was the might of Britain’s Royal Navy — HMS Tamar and HMS ­Severn — primed with cannon and machine guns. ???? Read our Jersey stand-off live blog for the very latest updates 9The Royal Navy's HMS Tamar patrols off the Jersey coastCredit: Chris Eades 9Fishing boats gathered off the coast of St Helier, JerseyCredit: AP 9A member of the Jersey Militia re-enactment group appeared on the ramparts of St Helier’s 16th Century Elizabeth Castle Then, at around 6am, the French made their move. Amid swirling smoke from red flares and proudly flying the French tricolour, the ragtag 60-strong flotilla made for Jersey’s St Helier harbour and pluckily blockaded the port. Jersey fisherman Josh Dearing, 28, breathlessly described the scene as “like an invasion”, adding: “The French being the French, they don’t mess around.” However, Admiral Lord ­Nelson would hardly have been quaking in his breeches. The motley collection of French trawlers and dredgers scored only one direct hit — a 35ft...
    FRENCH fishermen have demanded Emmanuel Macron make good on threats to cut the power to Jersey after the 100 ship blockade broke up after the arrival of the Royal Navy. Furious trawlermen raged as the row over fishing rights goes on - and blamed the British for failed talks over access to the waters around the Channel Island. ???? Read our Jersey stand-off live blog for the very latest updates 9Furious fishermen have urged the French government to cut the power to JerseyCredit: AP 9French fisherman blockaded the entrance to the port of St HelierCredit: PA 9Emmanuel Macron has been urged to strike back against JerseyCredit: AP Cyril Piraud, skipper of a Normandy boat called The Pearl, was among those who set sail for Saint Helier, Jersey's capital, and staged a protest at post-Brexit rules diminishing their right to work in local waters. The blockade turned ugly following a series of boat rammings and flares being lit, and the row remains at a standstill despite a French delegation meeting with Jersey officials. And tensions ratcheted up as two British gunboats - HMS...
    The Duchess of Cambridge looked perfectly polished in a cobalt blue blazer for a video call with a pioneering Ugandan midwife. Kate Middleton, 39, interviewed community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga for the latest edition of industry publication Nursing Times, which is released today to coincide with the International Day of the Midwife. Photographs of the March video call were released today and show the Duchess of Cambridge in a £59.99 Zara blazer. Kate wore the statement piece over a simple black top and twisted her long locks into an elegant half updo.    Working from home: Kate Middleton, 39, interviewed community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga for the latest edition of industry publication Nursing Times Pioneer: Harriet (seen on screen) is the founder of the MILCOT (Midwife-led Community Transformation), which is a community organisation providing advice and support for vulnerable women and girls in Nansana, Uganda Get suited and booted in blue like Kate wearig a blazer from Zara £59.99 Zara tailored double-breasted blazer Copy...
    The British Royal Navy has apparently been testing using jet suits to board ships like a scene out of some scrapped Christopher Nolan film, according to a new video released by UK-based Gravity Industries. Business Insider writes that the tests were conducted over three days on the HMS Tamar, a Royal Navy Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol ship. Royal Marines used Gravity Industries’ Jet Suit to conduct a “visit, board, search, and seizure” operation or VBSS. Basically a marine launched from a fast boat tailing the HMS Tamar, flew through the air like a slightly askew Iron Man, and landed on the larger ship, dropping a rope below so their fast boat buddies could climb up and “visit” the simulated enemy vessel. The whole thing is very cool, to the point of almost seeming like a wire-assisted fake, and likely as much an ad for the Royal Navy and Gravity Industries as it is an actual test of the Gravity Jet Suit’s utility in a naval exercise. If the suit or its creators sound familiar, it’s because...
    DETAILS of Prince Philip's funeral will reflect both his military affiliations and personal elements of his life. The Queen is set to bid a final farewell to her husband of 73 years today (Saturday, April 17) following the Duke of Edinburgh's death at the age of 99. ???? Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates 3Prince Philip completed a term as a cadet at the Royal Naval College, in Dartmouth, before entering into training for the Royal NavyCredit: Handout - Getty What is the Royal Navy Piping Party? In a nod to Prince Philip's naval service, the six-strong Royal Navy Piping Party will be part of his funeral proceedings. The Royal Navy Piping Party present will be made up of one Chief Petty Officer and five Ratings. The Duke of Edinburgh was a Royal Navy man before he became involved with Princess Elizabeth and eventually became part of the Royal Family.  Philip completed a term as a cadet at the Royal Naval College, in Dartmouth, before entering into training for the Royal Navy. He became one of the youngest...
    GUN salutes are set to take place across the UK to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. The Tower of London and Royal navy warships will lead the gun salute on Saturday, April, 10, 2021. ???? Read our live blog for the very latest news on Prince Philip's death... 2Royal Navy warships will lead a global gun salute in honour of Prince PhilipCredit: PA What time is the salute? The Tower of London and Royal Navy warships are set to lead the gun salute firing 41 shots over the space of 40 minutes from 12.00 on Saturday April, 10, 2021. HMS Diamond and HMS Montrose will lead salutes at sea. The HMS Diamond, known as the “jewel in the naval crown” is set to sail from Portsmouth with her Ensign flying at half-mast. She is the modern successor to the destroyers the Duke of Edinburgh served on during World War Two. Prince Philip saw 14 years active service in the Royal Navy. “Across the United Kingdom, in Gibraltar and on HM Ships at sea, saluting batteries will...
    The start of a world war was only two months away. Yet the setting could not have been better imagined in a pulp romance as the spark of a great love unclouded by horrors to come. It was July 1939. In Dartmouth Bay, southern England, the royal yacht dropped anchor. Aboard were the king, George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. Like his father, the king was a naval man. Of the three services, the Royal Navy was regarded as upper crust, referred to as the senior service. The royal family was paying a visit to the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, where many of the cadets were drawn from aristocratic families. On that day, one of the cadets had been singled out to meet the king, although his background was far from conventional—he had blue blood but was something of a stray dog who had been taken in from Europe and raised by an English foster family. This was, in fact, the day when Lilibet met Philip—Lilibet being the family’s name for Princess Elizabeth...
    Space Force, the U.S. government's outer-space military branch, took a victory lap this week. On Thursday, members of the Air Force gaming team presented Space Force Chief Security Officer Jay Raymond and Chief Master Sergeant Roger Towberman with the winner's trophy from the 2020 Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) Bowl. The December 11 tourney was the second ever held, but the first for the Armed Forces' newest branch. The tournament was also the first to go transatlantic, pitting teams from Space Force, Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps against the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Marines. The event raised over $900,000, more than double the inaugural 2019 event, with proceeds benefiting Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit that helps veterans and troops transitioning out of the service find employment. Scroll down for video A members of the Air Force gaming team presents Space Force Chief Security Officer Jay Raymond (center) and Chief Master Sergeant Roger Towberman with the winner's trophy from the 2020 Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) Bowl 'Space Force isn't even a...
    The Duchess of Cambridge showcased her love for literal dressing yesterday as she donned a £95 nautical striped top to send her best wishes to Ben Ainslie's crew in a video message. Kate, 38, who is patron of the team's official charity the 1851 Trust, sent a good luck message to the sailors, telling the crew: 'We will all be cheering you on.' Literal dressing involves turning up at an event and taking the theme of the occasion very literally, with Kate nailing the trend by wearing the navy long-sleeve t-shirt from British brand Belstaff.  The mother-of-three is known for her love of literal dressing, and regularly gives a nod to the event she is attending and countries she is visiting with her clothing.  The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, showcased her love for literal dressing yesterday as she donned a £95 nautical striped top to send her best wishes to Ben Ainslie's crew in a video message The mother-of-one paired the slim fitting t-shirt with one of the crew's £175 navy jackets. She wore her glossy brunette locks down, letting...
    French trawler Le Dolmen in the North Sea, off the coast of Britain in December. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters Four armed ships from the UK Royal Navy are on standby to protect British fisheries from French fishermen, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to multiple reports.  The four ships would be authorized to board and impound any French or European fishing vessel within 200 miles of the British shore, according to Reuters.  “The MOD has conducted extensive planning and preparation to ensure that Defence is ready for a range of scenarios at the end of the transition period,” a UK government rep said Saturday, according to reports from Reuters and CNN.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The British Royal Navy reportedly has put four of its armed ships on standby to protect its coastal waters from French fishermen, as Brexit talks between the UK and EU continue to focus on territorial rights to the sea between the two countries.  “The MOD has conducted extensive planning and preparation...
    An archive of 22 Royal Nay telegram messages describing the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck is up for auction in the U.K. The Bismarck has been described as the largest and most powerful ship in Hitler’s navy and its sinking on May 27, 1941, is one of the most famous naval engagements of World War II. WRECK OF WWII SHIP DISCOVERED 74 YEARS AFTER IT DISAPPEARED DURING A RESCUE MISSION A view of the German battleship Bismarck as it was sinking, torpedoed by a British ship off Brest. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) The battleship fought Royal Navy ships in the battle of the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland on May 24, 1941, which resulted in the sinking of the British battlecruiser HMS Hood. Bismarck, however, was damaged in the battle and attempted to reach the port of Brest in German-occupied France. Doggedly pursued by Royal Navy ships, Bismarck was attacked and sank in the Atlantic three days later. Only 115 of the 2,200 crew members survived, according to History Learning Site. GERMAN U-BOAT THAT SANK DURING WORLD WAR II...
    A Russian submarine carrying land attack missiles has been intercepted in the English Channel by two Royal Navy warships. The Krasnodar sub was spotted passing through the Dover strait, close to UK waters. It is feared it may have breached treaty rules that forbid the route except for exceptional repair reasons. HMS Mersey was deployed to take over from HMS Tyne to make sure the sub was accompanied The Krasnodar submarine was spotted entering UK waters by the Naval authorities It comes as a bombshell report by the UK government's Intelligence and Security Committee accused Russia of meddling in Britain by interfering in the 2014 Scottish Referendum, flushing dirty money through London and conducting cyber warfare.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Man overboard! Sailors told to stop using male-themed Navy... Royal Navy nuclear submarine had near-miss with car ferry... World's first private icebreaker is launched: £79.5m vessel... Share this article Share The vessel, built in the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy in the 1980s, was met by...
    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands sported an effortlessly chic look to meet veterans today.  The Dutch monarch, 49, was visiting the Veteran Institute in windy Doorn, where she expressed her appreciation for the soldiers who acted on behalf of the Dutch state.  The mother-of-three opted for a more understated look compared with her usual bright colours, pairing navy blue culottes and a flowy white blouse.  The veteran institute was founded in 2000 and aims to provide mental and physical healthcare for veterans and their families. Maxima's visit today was aimed at showing appreciation for the nation's veterans, as well as highlighting the importance of their care.  Queen Maxima of the Netherlands sported an effortlessly chic look to meet veterans today. The Dutch monarch, 49, was visiting the Veteran Institute in windy Doorn, where she expressed her appreciation for the soldiers who acted on behalf of the Dutch state The Dutch Monarch sat down for tea with veterans and listened to their stories with her usual warmth  As she headed to the Institute, Maxima beamed in the Doorn sunshine, and...
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