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Queen Elizabeth Unveils New Statues at Canterbury Cathedral

  March 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have unveiled statues of themselves during a service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent this afternoon. They arrived shortly before 2:30pm, and were welcomed by cheering crowds in the Cathedral Precincts. The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, led the service which was attended by a number of locals from the Kent area. At the conclusion of the service, Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War

  March 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm by

On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Launches New Cruise Liner, Britannia

  March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today were in Southampton for the official naming ceremony of the newest P&O cruise liner, Britannia. Attending the celebrity-packed launch at the Ocean Cruise Terminal, the Queen and the Duke were treated to an entertaining dance performance and music from the Royal Marines Band. The Queen, standing out from the crowd in a bright peach ensemble, was even spotted tapping her foot … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Commonwealth Day Service

  March 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The Queen today led members of the royal family in a multi-faith service to mark Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all on hand for the afternoon service. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and over 1,000 children from around London were provided tickets to attend the … Continue reading

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New Coinage Portrait Released in the UK

  March 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

The Royal Mint today released the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will begin featuring on British coins. Engraver Jody Clark, who works at the Royal Mint, saw his design selected from the final selection of anonymous submissions. The design is the fifth portrait of the Queen to feature on coins since she took the throne in 1952. “I hope she [Queen Elizabeth] thinks it is a fitting and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Receives Tongan Monarch at Windsor

  February 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II today welcomed the King and Queen of Tonga to Windsor Castle for afternoon tea. King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho were received in the private apartments of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, where they posed for a photograph before tea was served. It is believed that during their meeting, the two monarchs discussed the relationship between the United Kingdom and Tonga. Tonga is a member … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Reopen Canada House

  February 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Even the Queen sometimes doesn’t have all the power, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh found themselves sitting in traffic on Trafalgar Square today as they were heading to Canada House. The pair arrived at their destination, the Canadian High Commission, just in time, and were greeted by the High Commissioner, Gordon Campbell, and the former Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird. Officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were stationed … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Wessex Birthday Reception

  February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II held a reception for the charities of the Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening at Buckingham Palace, to mark the couple’s 50th birthdays. 375 guests involved with the couple’s charities and patronages – staff, volunteers and representatives – attended the reception, which included speeches by the Earl and Countess. Between them, Edward and Sophie are involved with over 140 organisations. A behind-the-scenes photo was published by … Continue reading

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Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

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British Royals Celebrate Christmas At Sandringham

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

The British Royal Family took part in the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham House. Most of the immediate royals attended, apart from the Duchess of Cornwall, who was at home with a bad back, and Zara Phillips, who was at a sporting event in Sydney, Australia. Viscount Linley and his family as well as Lady Sarah Chatto and her family were also absent this year, however they attend every … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Awards Queen Elizabeth II FEI Lifetime Achievement Award

  November 27, 2014 at 3:32 am by

The FEI President, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, awarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the first FEI Lifetime Achievement award. Her Majesty received the award for her recognition as a leading role as a supporter of equestrian sport. Princess Haya who was dressed in a blue dress with her hair in a simple bun presented the award which was a white gold and diamond broach of nine interlinked … Continue reading

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Brits Attend Cenotaph Remembrance Service

  November 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family. She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading

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British & Belgian Royals Attend Opening of WWI Memorial

  November 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

The monarchs of Britain and Belgium united today to open a World War One memorial in London. Queen Elizabeth II and King Philippe were present for the dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. The pair were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for the event, which included a prayer service and music played by the Grenadier Guards’ Band and the Household … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Royals Commemorate the Start of WWI

  August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm by

On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends WWI Volunteers Tribute

  June 29, 2014 at 1:13 am by

Queen Elizabeth was yesterday joined by several members of her family for a Drumhead Service of Remembrance at the Royal Chelsea Hospital. The service was held to commemorate the British volunteer soldiers who fought in World War One, and was particularly poignant in that it was held on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the death which is widely named as the starting point of the war. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Open Heathrow’s Terminal Two

  June 24, 2014 at 6:07 am by

On June 23, the Queen and Prince Philip opened Terminal Two at Heathrow Airport in London, England. The Terminal has been named ‘The Queen’s Terminal’ in her honour. After she had cut the ribbon, The Queen was shown around the new terminal before catching the plane to Belfast to begin her three day tour of Northern Ireland. During the visit, Prince Philip pulled another of his infamous gaffes as he … Continue reading

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Pink All Around For Ascot’s Final Day

  June 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm by

It was pink for all at the final day of Royal Ascot, with Queen Elizabeth and her two granddaughters all wearing varying shades of the popular colour. The Queen arrived to the Royal Enclosure in a carriage with the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Barnett and John Deer, in a dusty pink coat over a floral pink, white and grey dress with a matching hat. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York were … Continue reading

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British Royals Celebrate Queen’s Birthday at Trooping the Colour

  June 15, 2014 at 4:12 am by

On June 14, several members of the British Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour, which celebrates The Queen’s official birthday. Her actual birthday is on April 21, although as per tradition, there is a second celebration for her birthday in June. This year, the following members of the Royal Family were in attendance: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and … Continue reading

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