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Serbia’s Royal Couple “In Love” With Bermuda

Serbia’s Royal Couple “In Love” With Bermuda

HRH Crown Prince Alexander II and HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia are presently vacationing in Bermuda, and the couple had high words of praise for the island, saying that they “fell in love” with Bermuda and that arriving here is like “arriving in another world.” The couple has visited the island before, and are staying... Read more of this article

The “Playboy King’s” 1941 Visit To Bermuda

The “Playboy King’s” 1941 Visit To Bermuda

In 1941, ex-King Carol II of Romania – nicknamed the Playboy King - made a stop in Bermuda with his mistress Elena Magda Lupescu, after having been forced to abdicate his throne. Known more for his romantic adventures than for his leadership skills, King Carol [1893 – 1953] was married three times, and ended up in exile. Ex-King Carol II and... Read more of this article

Former Iranian Queen Sought Solace In Bermuda

Former Iranian Queen Sought Solace In Bermuda

After her husband divorced her in 1958 as she could not have children, the former Queen of Iran spent time in Bermuda, a place she called “an ideal refuge for a woman in my mental state.” Journalists followed her to the island and her sojourn here made news around the world. In her late teens Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari became Queen Soraya... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Queen’s Visit In 1953

Historical Video: Queen’s Visit In 1953

Queen Elizabeth II visited Bermuda as part of her Coronation Tour in November 1953, the first stop on a major tour of the Commonwealth that began that year following her coronation five months earlier.The Queen and the Duke left London by plane in November and visited Bermuda, thence on to Jamaica where they boarded S.S. ‘Gothic’ which... Read more of this article

Princess Royal Plants Olivewood Tree

Princess Royal Plants Olivewood Tree

Earlier today [June 5] HRH The Princess Royal planted an Olivewood tree on the northwestern grounds of Government House, just a few feet away from the two Olivewood trees that were planted by Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince and Princess Edward, Earl and Countess of Wessex when they visited Bermuda in March. Related StoriesPhotos: HRH... Read more of this article

Princess Royal Stops By Chewstick

Princess Royal Stops By Chewstick

The Princess Royal landed in Bermuda last night, and this morning [June 5] stopped by the Chewstick Foundation’s Headquarters on Court Street for a briefing on community issues. She is shown below being greeted by former Premier Sir John.Swan.She is visiting in her capacity as President of the Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue, a... Read more of this article

Nigerian Delegation Visits Bermuda

Nigerian Delegation Visits Bermuda

Premier Paula Cox announced today [May 23] that a delegation from Nigeria, led by His Excellency Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor of EkiTi State, travelled to Bermuda on a preliminary visit to explore the possibility of forging a strategic partnership with Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The Nigerian delegation were keen to learn more about Bermuda and... Read more of this article

Videos: Queen’s 1975 Bermuda Royal Visit

Videos: Queen’s 1975 Bermuda Royal Visit

As the world celebrates the fairytale wedding of her grandson Prince William to Kate Middleton today [Apr. 29] at a Westminster Abbey ceremony attended by Premier Paula Cox, Bernews looks back at the Queen’s 1975 visit to Bermuda — her first since she launched a six-month Commonwealth tour here following her 1953 coronation. The Queen... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Royal Couple Touring Bermuda

Slideshow: Royal Couple Touring Bermuda

Their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, arrived in Bermuda at 7pm on Wednesday evening [Mar.16]. The Count and Countess of Wessex started off their busy Thursday schedule by visiting The Centre on Angle Street and presenting Duke of Edinburgh Awards Gold Awards to ten young Bermudians. The couple then took a tour of the Co-Educational... Read more of this article

Royal Couple Visits Co-Educational Facility

Royal Couple Visits Co-Educational Facility

HRH the Earl of Wessex and HRH the Countess of Wessex visited the Co-Educational Facility in Ferry Reach yesterday morning [Mar.17] where they met seven trainees who are currently enrolled in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.Among them was 19-year-old Jaymi Edwards, who has earned both his bronze and silver awards and is aspiring to complete the... Read more of this article

Photos: Royal Couple Visit Berkeley

Photos: Royal Couple Visit Berkeley

Their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, continued their tour of Bermuda stopping at the Berkeley Institute this afternoon [Mar.17], where they unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of the first-ever Royal Visit to the school.The Royal Couple were met by the Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith and Berkeley principal Michelle... Read more of this article

Earl of Wessex Visits Somersfield Academy

Earl of Wessex Visits Somersfield Academy

A greeting party of Somersfield students – some holding British flags – met His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex when he arrived at Somersfield Academy today [Mar. 17].His Royal Highness arrived and was met by students and Head of School Dr. Jim Christopher who introduced him to Chairman of the Board of Governors Tom Vesey and The... Read more of this article

Photos: Countess Visits Academy Students

Photos: Countess Visits Academy Students

[Updated] This morning [Mar.17] the Countess of Wessex toured Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy where she met both students and faculty.The Countess was met by Principal Ms Dena Butterfield Lister and introduced to Dame Jennifer Smith, Minister of Education; Mr. Warren Jones, Permanent Secretary, Education; Mr. Joze Lopez, the school’s PTA President... Read more of this article