An event that has unified Europe is the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were at the Thiepval Memorial, in France, for the event that marked 100 years since the start of the WW! Battle on 1 July 1916. For background, the Battle of the Somme lasted for five months and led to more than a million men being killed or injured on all sides.
This week also saw the beginning of The Wimbledon Championships, which is as famous for its strawberries and cream as it is for it tennis. Should the rain ever stop and play continue for more than one day at a time, we’re hoping that home favourite, Andy Murray, gets to the final and is crowned champion at the end of the fortnight. Read more for interesting facts and figures.