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New Cyber Security Centre Opened By Queen Elizabeth in London

  February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today visited the new National Cyber Security Centre in London, where the monarch officially opened the centre. The couple were given a tour of the NCSC, whose aim is “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk”. They watched a staffer demonstrate how a cyber attack is handled, and visited the ‘home of the … Continue reading

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The Sapphire Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes First British Monarch To Reign For 65 Years

  February 6, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Today marks yet another milestone in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom – as of the early hours of February 6, 2017, she has been on the throne for sixty-five years. The Queen is the first monarch in British history to reach this milestone. There will be no public celebration to mark the occasion, as the Queen will spend the day as she usually … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Royal Baby Fever of 1964

  February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am by

In February 1964, Britain was hit with royal baby fever – there were four due within the coming months. Queen Elizabeth was expecting her fourth child (Prince Edward, born March 10); Princess Margaret her second (Lady Sarah, born May 1); the Duchess of Kent was also pregnant for the second time (Lady Helen, born April 28); while Princess Alexandra of Kent was a newcomer to the motherhood group, expecting her first child (James Ogilvy, born … Continue reading

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President Trump To Pay State Visit To UK After Accepting Invitation

  January 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm by

There will be a state visit from the United States of America to the United Kingdom sometime this year, as new President Donald Trump accepted an invitation delivered to him by Prime Minister Theresa May on behalf of Queen Elizabeth during the former’s White House visit today. “I have today been able to convey Her Majesty the Queen’s hope that President Trump and the First Lady would pay a state visit to … Continue reading

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Bula! Fijian Warriors Welcome Queen Elizabeth To Exhibition

  January 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

As she arrived to view the new exhibition of Fijian pieces at the University of East Anglia on Friday, Queen Elizabeth was greeted on the red carpet by two Fijian warriors dressed in traditional attire. The Queen’s wide-eye expression quickly turned to a small smile as she made her way past the two warriors and into the building. The Fijian High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, showed Her Majesty around the exhibition – … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Annual Visit to Women’s Institute Meeting

  January 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

Looking bright and cheery in a fuchsia coat and frock, Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon paid her annual visit to the Sandringham chapter of the Women’s Institute at West Newton Village Hall. After being greeted by the chapter’s vice-president, Yvonne Browne, Her Majesty headed inside for tea, cakes and gingerbread with other members. Historian Lucy Worsley, known for her presentation of many historical documentaries on the BBC, was this year’s guest speaker. The Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Second Public Appearance Since Illness

  January 15, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and other guests attended a church service at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Flitcham, situated on the edge of Sandringham, on January 15. The Linleys, who will become Earl and Countess of Snowdon in the coming weeks, were wearing black (with the Countess wearing a white dress) in mourning of the first Earl, Antony Armstrong-Jones, who died on … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes First Public Appearance In Nearly A Month At Church

  January 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has made her first public appearance in almost four weeks, as she attended the Sunday church service at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham this morning. Arriving to church by car with the Duke of Edinburgh, the monarch – who has been suffering from a heavy cold since before Christmas – looked her bright, usual self in a royal blue outfit with matching hat with feathers around the … Continue reading

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Queen Misses New Year’s Day Service at Sandringham

  January 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm by

The Queen has missed out on the New Year’s Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk; as she is still recovering from a heavy cold. This is the second time the Queen has missed a service due to her cold; the first being the Christmas service last week. The Princess Royal stated after the service that her mother was feeling better, with her husband Tim adding that … Continue reading

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The Royal Year 2016: Top Ten Moments

  December 29, 2016 at 8:00 am by

2016 has come and gone in what seems to be the blink of an eye! Before we welcome 2017 this weekend, let’s take a quick look at our picks for the top 10 moments of the royal 2016… 10. Beatrice Borromeo steals the show at the 2016 Rose Ball The newest member of the Grimaldi-Casiraghi family, Beatrice Borromeo – wife of Pierre Casiraghi – was the stand-out at this year’s Bal de la … Continue reading

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British Royal Family Celebrates Christmas at Sandringham

  December 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm by

Following tradition, the British Royal Family has attended a Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Sandringham, walking to church from Sandringham House. Queen Elizabeth II did not attend the service this year, missing for the first time in almost 30 years, as she recovers from a heavy cold. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall led the family in the walk, which included Prince Harry, the Yorks, Princess … Continue reading

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Extended Windsor Clan Gather For Annual Christmas Lunch

  December 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

Over fifty members of the extended Windsor family today gathered at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s annual family Christmas lunch. Many were seen arriving or departing from the Palace through the entrance gates, giving unsuspecting tourists a fascinating story to tell. The Duke of Cambridge drove a Range Rover containing his wife and children (who were only just seen by photographers) and brother Prince Harry; while the Prince of Wales … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth To Hand Over 25 Patronages At Year’s End

  December 20, 2016 at 8:02 am by

Buckingham Palace has announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth is handing over twenty-five of her patronages to other members of the royal family at the end of the year. Several of the transferred patronages have already had their new patrons confirmed: the Duchess of Cambridge will take over The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (Wimbledon), and Prince Harry will take over the Rugby Football Union after being vice-patron since 2010 … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace

  December 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge joined senior members of the Royal Family on Thursday night at the annual Buckingham Palace diplomatic reception, wearing Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara. Catherine first wore the diamond and pearl piece at last year’s reception; this year pairing it was a repeated red evening gown from Jenny Packham. Over 1,000 guests from the diplomatic community – many wearing the traditional outfits of their nations – attended … Continue reading

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Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Remembrance Service At The Cenotaph In London

  November 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm by

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra of Kent at the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate those who … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Annual Festival of Remembrance

  November 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Each November, the British Royal Legion hosts a Festival of Remembrance performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London to ‘commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts’. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by a number of members of the Royal Family for the evening performance, which featured the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and the Band of HM Royal Marines, and to mark the 100th anniversary, a presentation on the Battle … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Multi-Million Pound Francis Crick Institute

  November 9, 2016 at 5:15 pm by

London’s £650million Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research centre found in one building in Europe, was today officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York, was given a tour of the Institute, in the process meeting some of the 1,250 plus scientists that work in the state-of-the-art facilities that will research the “prevention, diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as … Continue reading

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The Queen Unveils A Sculpture Of Herself With A Mare And A Foal

  November 3, 2016 at 10:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth unveiled today in Newmarket a bronze statue of a herself, a horse and foal. Dressed in a pink coat outfit, the 90 year old Queen unveiled the statue which was a gift from the Suffolk town in connection with her 90th birthday. The bronze statute was funded by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Embed from Getty Images After the statue unveiling, Her Majesty … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Prince Andrew For His Pitch@Palace Launch

  November 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace technology initiative held its sixth session this evening at St James’s Palace, and Queen Elizabeth joined the large group of entrepreneurs for the launch. The Queen sat and listened to a pitch by Drenched Ltd, who won the session’s prize for their product pitch, a device to help reduce water usage in taps. She was also introduced to several Pitch@Palace alumni and current hopefuls. Pitch@Palace … Continue reading

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