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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Northern Ireland for One-Day Visit

  February 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm by

Last Tuesday, 3rd February, the royal couple have been in Northern Ireland for a visit. For many years, because of the difficult political situation and for security reasons, it was something special when someone from the government or from the royal family visited NI. Today the situation there is more relaxed and peaceful but the visit of Charles and Camilla every year is good for a headline in the media … Continue reading

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The Duke of Edinburgh Back in Action at Sandringham

  February 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm by

After two weeks of speculation about the state of his health, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance this weekend since injuring his back in a carriage driving accident. He accompanied his wife, HM The Queen, to a Sunday morning church service at St. Mary Magdalen’s near Sandringham House, and walked unaided from the car to the steps of the church. He was also photographed this weekend … Continue reading

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Accession of Elizabeth II (6 February 1952)

  February 7, 2009 at 3:23 am by

February 6th marks the 57th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to her Throne. The Accession of The British Sovereign is a rare and detailed procedure.”The King is dead, long live The King” may summarise the process but it is only the tip of the iceberg. While there is no interregnum and the crown passes immediately to the Late Sovereign’s Successor, there is a series of events and protocols to … Continue reading

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Death of George VI (6 February 1952)

  February 7, 2009 at 1:49 am by

The death of King George VI came as something of a shock. While it was known that His Majesty was in poor health (he had half a lung removed the previous year as a result of cancer), it was not thought that his death was imminent. His Majesty had been seen a week earlier when he waved goodbye to The Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh as they departed … Continue reading

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A Duchess, a Scarf and a Dog

  January 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall is a great dog lover. She owns two Jack Russell terriers, Tosca and Rosie. On 29 January, Camilla visited The Metropolitan Police Dog Training Centre in Keston, London. There she met Gunnar, a 16-month-old German shepherd. It seems to be friendship at first sight between Gunnar and the high-profile guest. But then the dog wanted to get a royal souvenir and his choice was the smart … Continue reading

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