On the brink of history
The Queen usually leaves Sandringham after the anniversary of her accession which falls on February 6th. She marks the day privately - it is, after all, the anniversary of the death of her beloved father, George VI. But around this time every year the Queen takes on an engagement in Norfolk and this week was no different - the British Monarchy Instagram account shared a photo of her visit to South Lynn Fire and Rescue Service.
The next time that Elizabeth II steps out in Norfolk at the start of another year of engagements she will be the longest reigning monarch Britain has ever known with excitement already growing ahead of the big day in September - this image shows a queen on the brink of history.
Some like it hot
Crown Prince Haakon Magnus swapped the chill of Oslo for the warmth of Timor Leste as he undertook a tour there. And there were several images shared on the official Twitter account representing the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway.
Producing salt. Creating jobs. Ending poverty. HRH visiting salt production site with @UNDPTimorLeste #MDGs pic.twitter.com/Jyac39If2d
— Det kongelige hoff (@Kronprinsparet) February 6, 2015
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden was treated to hot food and a touch of spice as he helped judge a cookery contest in the week with photoso shared on the Royal Family's official Facebook page.
Some like it cold
The Earl and Countess of Wessex headed to Finland for a series of engagements where they braved snow and chilly conditions. The British Monarchy Twitter account shared several images.
Here are some photos of The Earl and Countess watching winter training by the Finnish Defence Forces @ukinfinland pic.twitter.com/uUkbBTY76Z
— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) February 4, 2015
Prince Harry learns about the eco garden at Huntingdon Academy #FullEffect pic.twitter.com/LIvzxBVyeI
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 3, 2015