July 29, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Crown Princess Mary Investigates Uganda Land Mine Fields

Posted in: Denmark

Evoking memories of the late Princess Diana, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited land mine fields during her visit to Uganda in central Africa. 1223228786zulu Crown Princess Mary Investigates Uganda Land Mine Fields

Images of Mary in a protective vest and face mask stir up memories of the powerful message the late Princess sent to the world when she walked through mined countryside in central Angola.

Mary was in Uganda this week to personally see the country’s refugee crisis. She visited the displaced people and visited children with HIV in hospitals.

But this time around, Mary initiated a controlled detonation process under the guidance of one team member. She watched as experts from the Danish Demining Group described their critical work in Gulu, in Uganda’s north.

The Crown Princess is the patron of the Danish Refugee Council.

Cambodian Prince Quits Politics After Returning From Exile

Posted in: Cambodia

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, a key leader in post-civil war Cambodia, has announced he is quitting politics after receiving a royal pardon on fraud charges and returning from self-imposed exile in Malaysia. ranariddh 300x213 Cambodian Prince Quits Politics After Returning From Exile

A spokesman for the prince’s party – Funcinpec - said the prince told supporters he had spent enough time pursuing a political career and it was time to retire. He said Ranariddh had informed King Norodom Sihamoni, his half brother, about his decision.

Last week, Ranariddh returned from 18 months in exile in Malaysia after the king pardoned him for an embezzlement conviction.

Ranariddh is a son of retired King Norodom Sihanouk, from whom he inherited Funcinpec, a former armed Cambodian resistance movement. He then turned the party into a royalist political movement.

Prince of Brunei Quits Sandhurst After One Week

Posted in: Brunei

Prince Azim of Brunei has left the prestigious military school of Sandhurst after just one week. azim brunei Prince of Brunei Quits Sandhurst After One Week

The 26 year old son of the Sultan of Brunei found it difficult to adjusting to the rough and tough world of the military academy.

According to an insider, “The first couple of weeks at Sandhurst are incredibly tough. There’s nothing quite like it. But for someone to quit after a week is unheard of.”

Signs of the prince quitting came when he missed a skipped morning drill. He then went around telling fellow cadets he wanted out.

Two days later he informed his commander he was quitting the academy, packed his bags and flew home to Brunei. The commissioning course lasts nearly a year.

Sandhurst is a magnet for royals looking to train in the military. Princes William and Harry trained there, as did the Jordanian male royals.

Prince Azim is famous for his playboy lifestyle. He has rubbed shoulders with Michael Jackson, Scarlett Johannson and the Black Eyed Peas. He is also known for sending lavish gifts to such stars as Mariah Carey.