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State Opening of Parliament in Britain

  October 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm by

On October 14, the annual State Opening of Parliament took place at the House of Lords in London, England. The Queen wore the George IV diadem in break with the tradition of wearing the Imperial State Crown at the Opening of Parliament this morning, as she read her speech to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; MPs and other important figures. The Imperial State Crown was placed on a cushion beside … Continue reading

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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am by

On June 18, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined the British royals for the first day of the annual horse races at Royal Ascot in Berkshire. The Dutch king and queen have been in England since Sunday, as they also attended the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 17. Also at Ascot this year was the Queen, the Prince of Wales and … Continue reading

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Royal family at 2019’s Trooping the Colour

  June 9, 2019 at 3:38 am by

On June 8, the Queen was joined by members of her family and extended family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at her annual official birthday celebrations. The star of the show was arguably one-year-old Prince Louis as he appeared on the balcony for the first time in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Those in attendance at this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony aside from the … Continue reading

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US President and First Lady visit UK on state visit

  June 5, 2019 at 5:51 pm by

From June 3 – 5, Donald Trump, the President of the United States and his wife Melania undertook a state visit to the United Kingdom, where they touched down at Air Force One at London’s Stanstead Airport. The president’s children and their families, with the exception of his youngest son Barron, were also present. On the first day of the visit, President Trump and his wife were invited to join … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge awarded Royal Victorian Order by the Queen

  April 30, 2019 at 12:59 am by

Coinciding with her eighth wedding anniversary to the Duke of Cambridge, whom she married on 29 April 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge was granted the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for “services to the sovereign” as announced by Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic knighthood and was established by Queen Victoria in 1896 ahead of her Diamond Jubilee. The Dame Grand Cross is … Continue reading

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Queen and Princess Eugenie attend Maundy Thursday Service at Windsor Castle

  April 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm by

On April 18, Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to the annual Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Queen has been attending since the age of eight. Children from the nearby Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Berkshire presented the Queen and Princess Eugenie with flowers as they left the service before the Queen presented 93 pensioners with commemorative Maundy birthday coins for their … Continue reading

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British royals pay tribute to Notre Dame fire

  April 17, 2019 at 2:08 am by

On April 15, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was struck by a ravaging fire which destroyed the roof and spire of the 850 year-old cathedral, which is arguably one of the most significant religious sights in the world and attracts millions of tourists to Paris each year. In her letter to French President Macron, the Queen said that she and the Duke of Edinburgh were “deeply saddened” by the … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge at joint London engagement

  March 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm by

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge opened Bush House at King’s College, London on March 19 on a joint engagement. Bush House previously shared headquarters with the BBC though is now being leased by King’s College, a public research university and is considered to be part of the “golden triangle” of English universities which includes Oxford and Cambridge. Bush House is the newest building on the university’s Strand campus. … Continue reading

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British royal family at Commonwealth Day service

  March 12, 2019 at 10:35 am by

On March 11; the Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were earlier also performing other related engagements, at a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May was also at the service, and band Clean Bandit gave a performance. Faith leaders, high commissioners, ambassadors as well … Continue reading

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50th anniversary reception for Prince Charles as Prince of Wales

  March 6, 2019 at 6:14 pm by

On March 5, a reception was hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to mark fifty years since her son Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales, a title he gained during a ceremony in 1968. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Snowdon as well as the British prime minister Theresa May, the Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading

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British royal family spend annual Christmas at Sandringham

  December 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm by

On December 25, the British royal family were photographed walking to St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for their annual Christmas gathering. Those in attendance were the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and new husband Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor … Continue reading

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British royal family attend Remembrance Day concert

  November 10, 2018 at 2:14 am by

On November 10, various members of the British royal family attended a Remembrance Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. As well as the Queen; the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of York, the Duke of Kent, the Princess Royal and her husband Tim … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Attend the Belgian Remembrance Parade in London

  July 15, 2018 at 3:59 am by

Today, Saturday July 14, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in London to attend the Belgian Remembrance Parade, a traditional commemoration ceremony in memory of the Belgians killed during the two World Wars. The ceremony took place at the Guards Memorial on Horse Guards Parade at the presence of Belgian and British veterans, members of the Belgian Government and their Armed Forces, senior representatives from the UK Armed … Continue reading

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Royal family watch flypast to mark 100 years of the RAF

  July 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm by

On July 10, members of the British royal family watched a flypast over Buckingham Palace to celebrate one hundred years since the founding of the RAF in 1918 after the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged. A hundred jets and planes flew over London for the spectacular flypast, and the event was reported to have been attended by 65,000 – 70,000 members of the public. Members … Continue reading

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Duchess of Sussex and Elizabeth II take part in first engagement

  June 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm by

On June 14, the Duchess of Sussex and the Queen participated in their first joint engagement together as they visited Cheshire. The two first watched a performance by a children’s theatre company at the Mersey Gateway Bridge which celebrated a thousand years of the bridge’s usage. A minute’s silence was then observed for the victims of Grenfell Tower, which occurred a year ago in London. The Queen was praised for … Continue reading

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Royal Children Steal the Trooping the Colour Show!

  June 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm by

On June 9, various members of the British royal family gathered on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the annual flypast celebrating the Queen’s birthday. This year; the Duchess of Sussex was in attendance for the first time as she was seen accompanying her husband Prince Harry in the carriage and exchanged warm glances between the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony. The Queen was seen … Continue reading

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That’s It For Another Year! Royal Windsor Horse Show Wraps Up For 2018

  May 13, 2018 at 7:57 pm by

It was the last day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today, which takes place annually in the grounds of Windsor Castle every May. Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh were present; and Prince Philip seemed to be all-smiles following his hip replacement as he drove his Land Rover. Equally joyful was the Countess of Wessex, who was proudly snapping away at her daughter Lady … Continue reading

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First Female Black Rod Appointed By Queen Elizabeth II

  February 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II presented the first female Black Rod with her ceremonial staff during an official audience. Sarah Clarke, a former championships director at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, was appointed Lady Usher of the Black Rod in November by a special selection panel. She is the first female to hold the position in the Black Rod’s 650-year history. The Black Rod is responsible for … Continue reading

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New Coin Celebrates Four Generations of House Windsor

  January 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm by

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has released a new coin to celebrate four generations of the House of Windsor: Queen Elizabeth II and her three direct heirs – the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge. The coin features the initials of all four royals, three crowns to symbolise the three direct heirs to the throne, and oak branches to honour the House … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Church Service at Sandringham

  January 28, 2018 at 11:40 am by

On January 28, members of the British Royal Family attended a Sunday church service at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk where the Queen and Prince Philip are enjoying their extended Christmas holiday. Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, were also in attendance. Prince Philip lead his relatives on the walk to church whilst well-wishers watched them walk in. According … Continue reading

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