Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Royal Week in Numbers

A royal first features in this week's numerical round up of regal news
(photo Kensington Royal Twitter)

It might have been a quiet week on the royal front but we still had enough to enjoy and get us through seven days when the weather warmed up and the sunshine finally put in an appearance. From royal firsts to big birthdays, everywhere you looked there were figures to get your head round. So to sum up the seven days that have just been, here's the Royal Week in Numbers.


The number of public HIV tests taken by members of the Royal Family. Prince Harry provided a real royal first this week when he took an HIV test live on Facebook to encourage other people to do the same and end any stigma around the virus. Harry's test, with a negative result, has been watched over 2.3 million times.


The number of times Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has now appeared on the cover of Australian Vogue. Mary is their cover star in a new edition out this week in which she also gives an interview about her life as a royal. The photos were taken by Mario Testino.


The number of meters altitude that a new beacon, unveiled by Queen Sonja of Norway, sits at. The Queen Beacon in Stortinden in Nordland celebrates Sonja's love of the countryside. The Norwegian queen climbed to the beacon before unveiling a plaque during a ceremony including music and dance (photo credit Royal Court of Norway).


The number of people who turned out to wish Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden a Happy Birthday on July 14th. The huge crowd, the biggest yet, were at Solliden Palace to see the heir to the throne and her family, including four month old Prince Oscar, enjoy the celebrations marking her 39th birthday. Victoria, Daniel, Estelle and Oscar, along with her parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, spent a logn time greeting crowds. Oscar stayed in bed for the evening concert where his big sister stole the show in a pair of pink ear defenders.


The number of chandeliers, and counting, on board the luxury ship christened by Princess Charlene of Monaco in the week. The Seven Seas Explorer, which was celebrated at a ceremony in Monaco which included a performance from Andrea Bocelli, was attended by Charlene and Albert. The boat also includes 2,200 works of art, including pieces by Picasso, and has balcony space measuring over 52,000 square feet.  And that's the Royal Week - in Numbers.

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