Royal Week in Review – May 19, 2012

Sovereigns' LunchThis photo shows Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (left) and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Sovereigns' Lunch held at Windsor Castle yesterday to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Dozens of royals from around the world attended the event, including two controversial guests: the king of Bahrain and the king of Swaziland.

In one of the most talked-about royal news stories of the week, Queen Sofia of Spain did not attend the Sovereigns' Lunch due to the Spanish government's objection to a planned visit by British royals to Gibraltar next month.

A Union of Monarchies?
Gulf leaders agree to discuss a union proposal (link no longer available)

Sovereigns' Lunch at Windsor Castle
Biggest gathering of royalty since Queen's Coronation

Historic Royal Photograph
Queen's Diamond Jubilee: The king and queen of all photographs

Royal Snub of the Week
Spanish queen's Jubilee snub over prince's Gibraltar visit

Cute Story of the Week
Prince Edward declines appeal for royal homework pardon

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Photo © Press Association. Photo source: The British Monarchy

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