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Prince Charles Visits Westminster Attack Victims; Queen Appoints ‘Hero’ MP To Privy Council

  March 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales spent time earlier today at King’s College Hospital where he met individuals injured in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. Five victims from the attack – which left four innocent people dead – are still being treated the hospital, among them university student Travis Frain, who posted a photograph of himself and Prince Charles on social media. The Prince asked “him how he was doing and asked him … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Cancels Thursday Engagement In Wake of London Terror Attack

  March 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm by

In the wake of Wednesday afternoon’s terror attack in Westminster, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s planned engagement to open the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police has been postponed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said this evening that “in light of today’s events the decision has been taken to postpone the Queen’s engagement to New Scotland Yard” and that it will be rescheduled for another date. Three people were killed when … Continue reading

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Blooming in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Reopens Army Museum

  March 16, 2017 at 11:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Kent for Thursday’s reopening of the recently refurbished National Army Museum in London. After being welcomed with a kiss from her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is patron of the National Army Museum, the royal party toured the Army Gallery, viewing the new exhibition of military uniforms over the years. One of the uniforms on … Continue reading

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British Royal Celebrate Commonwealth Day With Westminster Abbey Service

  March 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family were present at an inter-faith church service to celebrate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey today. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the royal contingent which included the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex, whom were all greeted by the Dean of Westminster upon their arrival. During the service readings and … Continue reading

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And It’s Off! Queen Elizabeth Launches 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

  March 13, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay was launched this morning at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Australian para-sport athlete Kurt Fearnley presented the baton to the Queen after bringing it up The Mall, followed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards. Queen Elizabeth – in a bright pink ensemble – then inserted a message she has written to be … Continue reading

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Spanish-British State Visit Confirmed For June

  March 10, 2017 at 11:34 am by

It has been confirmed this morning by the British and Spanish Royal Courts that the much-awaited state visit to the United Kingdom by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will take place this June. The royal couple will make the visit between June 6 and 8, at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. The state visit was originally planned to take place in March 2016, however was cancelled … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils Afghanistan and Iraq Memorial

  March 9, 2017 at 9:10 am by

Queen Elizabeth II has this morning unveiled the national memorial which honours the members of the Armed Forces and British civilians who saw active service during conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq at the Victoria Embankment Gardens. The memorial was designed by Paul Day with the intention of “commemorating the duty and service of those who put themselves in harm’s way” as Britain was involved in conflicts in the Middle East between 1990 … Continue reading

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MPs To Debate Whether Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee Deserves Public Holiday

  March 7, 2017 at 10:35 pm by

Whether or not the Sapphire Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II should be honoured with a bank holiday across Britain will be debated in the Commons later this month after Tory MP Andrew Rosindell brought up the motion on Tuesday. “Just as previous jubilees have been celebrated far and wide, it must surely be right that the Sapphire Jubilee is too. In fact, I say to this House that Her Majesty’s Sapphire … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Leeks To Royal Welsh In Annual Tradition

  March 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm by

During a ceremony at the Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth on Friday, Queen Elizabeth II presented traditional leeks to the Royal Welsh regiment as part of St David’s Day celebrations. The Queen is the Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment, which was formed in 2006 after several other regiments were merged. She inspected the troops on review, before handing out the leeks – and met the regiment’s mascots, two goats named Shenkin and Llewelyn. “In … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Windsors and the Reagans

  March 3, 2017 at 5:00 am by

March 3, 1983: The Duke of Edinburgh laughs at a joke made by US President Ronald Reagan ahead of a state dinner at the M. H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Philip and Queen Elizabeth II made a nine-day visit to the West Coast of the United States of America in early 1983.

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Reception Marking Start of UK-India Year of Culture

  February 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception to mark the beginning of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, which is designed to further cultivate the “deep cultural ties” between the UK and India. The guests – which included a number of celebrities such as actress Ayesha Dharker and Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, as well as people of Indian heritage from … Continue reading

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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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