April 1, 2015 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

William & Harry To Bike Across Africa For Charity

Posted in: United Kingdom

Princes William and Harry are to take part in a gruelling off-road motorbike trek across Africa in the coming days. william harry 300x206 William & Harry To Bike Across Africa For Charity

The two will join with EnduroAfrica, which is already underway, and all proceeds will go to their favorite charities. One of them will be Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity that helps needy children in Africa.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “The Princes are looking forward to the motorcycle ride that will raise money and the profile of Sentebale, a charity very close to their hearts, and two other major charities in southern Africa.”

The other two charities are UNICEF and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

There had been speculation for months that the royal brothers will do the bike race, and now it is finally coming true.

The Princes, both accomplished riders and motorbike owners, will be among around 80 people riding across the tough terrain.

A spokesman for Global Enduro, an adventure company which runs the Enduro Africa event, said: “We’re very honoured to have the Princes, especially as they came to us.

“We’re looking forward to riding with them and, as they are both in the Armed Forces, I’m sure they will have the grit to get through because it’s not easy. There are no road signs and it’s not like riding anywhere in the UK so they will need a guide. They will go through game reserves, tribal areas and wild areas.”

For more information on EnduroAfrica, click here

Danish Royals Attend Opening Of Parliament

Posted in: Denmark

The Danish royal family were in the audience during the country’s opening of parliament. The opening comes at a time of deep financial crisis in the world. It was also a time for the royal ladies to wear their finest daywear. danish parliament 300x202 Danish Royals Attend Opening Of Parliament

Among those in the family attending the opening was, Queen Margrethe and husband Prince Henrik. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary sat along side of the monarch. Behind her was Prince Joachim and his wife of only a few months, Princess Marie. The Queen’s sister Princess Benedikte sat behind Frederik and Mary

Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen gave the opening speech, saying Denmark needed to tackle the financial crisis full onward.

“The government is prepared to take the steps necessary to secure calm and stability in the Danish banking system,” he said.