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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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Let It Snow! The Yorks Attend Church With The Queen Amidst Snowflakes

  January 21, 2018 at 11:20 am by

A little light snowfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Yorks as they attended church with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on Sunday morning. The royal party all appeared in good spirits as they made their way out of St Lawrence Church in Castle Rising, Norfolk, heading back to Sandringham House. It had started to snow partway through the service (which gifted the photographers in attendance some lovely … Continue reading

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No Power? No Problem! Queen Elizabeth Attends WI Meeting Despite Power Outage

  January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm by

It was a Women’s Institute meeting of a different kind Thursday afternoon for the Sandringham chapter, as they welcomed Queen Elizabeth II for afternoon tea – in the darkness, thanks to a raging storm taking down power lines in the local area. The West Newton village hall where the meeting was held was lit with torches and iPhones as the Queen joined the ladies for tea and cakes, as she does annual … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s The Cambridge In Charge, According To The Queen

  January 15, 2018 at 11:30 am by

During a Bible presentation at Sandringham House on Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II revealed that her great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, is the ‘boss’ of her elder brother, Prince George. “It’s like that with Charlotte and George,” Her Majesty said to Ellen Clay after she asked whether her 10-year-old daughter, Emily, looked after her younger sister, and Mrs Clay replied with “It’s the other way around”. The Queen’s comment echoes comments made by the … Continue reading

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Sunday Service For The Windsors At St Mary Magdalene

  January 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Duke of Edinburgh for the walk to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on Sunday, as members of the Royal Family accompanied Queen Elizabeth II for a Sunday church service. The 91-year-old monarch, wearing a pink and black ensemble, did not join the walk but was driven to church. Also attending the service were Catherine’s sister, Pippa Matthews, and her husband James; the Marquess … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Windsors: Royals Go To Church At Sandringham

  December 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm by

As they do each Christmas, members of the British Royal Family gathered at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities. They all made the traditional walk to church – St Mary Magdalene’s – for a Christmas Day service on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II (in a fetching bright orange coat and frock) was driven to the church, this year joined by the Duchess of Cornwall (in fuchsia with fur). A new … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Christmas Eve Service at Sandringham

  December 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

On December 24, various members of the British Royal Family attended a Christmas Eve service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Those attending the service were Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Duke of York, Tim Laurence and the Princess Royal, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips. About 350 members of the … Continue reading

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Meghan Joins The Windsors For Annual Family Christmas Lunch At Buckingham Palace

  December 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

Meghan Markle joined the Clan Windsor at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for her first family Christmas luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. She arrived to the Palace with Prince Harry, smiling politely for photographers and the gathered crowd as their Land Rover zoomed through the Palace gates. Meghan previously joined her fiancee at the Queen’s staff Christmas party at Windsor Castle last week, and she will be spending the Christmas … Continue reading

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German President Lunches With Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace

  November 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Cambridge on Tuesday as she welcomed the President of Germany to Buckingham Palace for a private luncheon. The Queen and her grandson greeted President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender in the Grand Entrance, before lunch in the 1844 Room. Later in the day, the Queen received the French and Jordanian ambassadors.

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British Royals Attend Annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph

  November 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family attended the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London on November 12. For the first time, Queen Elizabeth II asked her son Prince Charles to lay her wreath after the two minute silence occurred. Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also laid wreaths. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess … Continue reading

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Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were on hand Monday to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge across the Firth of Forth. They first greeted school children and construction workers on the south side of the bridge, before travelling across the bridge in a state car as the RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast overhead. Once on the south side of the bridge, the Queen – who … Continue reading

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Laughs Aplenty For The Windsors At 2017 Braemar Gathering

  September 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

From the specially constructed Royal Box on the grounds of The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, members of the Windsor clan enjoyed the annual Braemar Gathering on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, laughed merrily as they watched traditional Highland games take place. Among the events that were on … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Elizabeth II

  July 23, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Monarch: Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Reign: February 6, 1952 – present Coronation: June 2, 1953 Date and Place of Birth: April 21, 1926 – 17 Brunton Street, Mayfair, London Parents: George VI of the United Kingdom and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Spouse: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (The Duke of Edinburgh) Children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Five Facts about Her Majesty – She is the … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Open New Scotland Yard HQ

  July 13, 2017 at 11:10 am by

On Thursday morning, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were out and about bright and early, as they visited the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, on the Victoria Embankment. Greeted by Commissioner Cressida Dick, the Queen and the Duke were shown around the £81.9m building. They saw a bomb disposal robot do a test run, before meeting with officers and search dogs. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke also met … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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Australian Prime Minister Has An Audience With The Queen

  July 11, 2017 at 10:04 am by

Queen Elizabeth met the Australian Prime Minister in a private audience at Buckingham Palace today. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – a known advocate for republicanism in Australia – posted on Twitter following the audience that “although I am a Republican, I am also an Elizabethan. It was an honour to meet Her Majesty today at Buckingham Palace.” He had previously described the Queen as “a remarkable leader of the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

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