Saturday, 23 July 2016

The Royal Week - in Numbers

Queen Letizia of Spain at the National Fashion Awards in Madrid this week
(photo Casa Real Twitter)

As summer takes hold, the royal diary is getting quieter with holidays dominating or calling and engagements slowly winding down. That's not to say we haven't had some good royal fixes in the week. In the past seven days we've had big photo firsts, big birthdays and big anniversaries. To sum it all up, here's the Royal Week in Numbers.

The number of prize categories at the National Fashion Awards in Spain which were presented by Queen Letizia this week. Letizia, in a standout floral dress which got just as much attention as the prize winners, made a speech about the importance of the fashion industry in Spain as well as handing out the awards.


(photo credit UNAIDS Twitter)

Prince Harry attended the 21st International Aids Conference in the week where he gave a key note speech warning against the threat of complacency in attitudes to HIV. The prince also signed a wall encouraging everyone to get tested for the virus and gave a live Facebook interview alongside Sir Elton John about some of the issues raised at the conference.


(photo credit Monarchie Belge Twitter)

Years since King Leopold I was sworn in as King of the Belgians, beginning the modern monarchy, and turning July 21st into a very important date in the country's history. Now Belgian national day, tens of thousands took to the streets of Brussels to catch a glimpse of the present Royal Family led by King Philippe who took the throne on July 21st 2013.


(photo credit Expressen TV still)

The year in which the Oland Citizen of the year ceremony began - this week, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia presented the 2016 award to Hanna Karlsson at a ceremony at Solliden. Hanna Karlsson won for her work promoting and supporting agriculture in the area through her well known blog. The King and Queen of Sweden also starred in one of the week's most popular royal photos as they posed with their children and five grandchildren together for the first time.


(photo credit Kensington Royal Twitter)

The number of likes on the Kensington Royal Instagram account that this birthday portrait of Prince George got in 24 hours. It also got another 37,000 likes on the Royal Family Instagram account and 10,000 on the Clarence House channel in the same time frame. It was one of four photos of George released to mark his big day which was spent quietly at home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,and his sister, Princess Charlotte.

And that's the Royal Week, in Numbers.

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