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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89

  April 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm by

On April 21, Elizabeth II celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday. Princess Elizabeth of York was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was christened at Buckingham Palace by Cosmo Gordon Lang, the then Archbishop of York. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, however she is known to her family as Lilibet, as she couldn’t pronounce Elizabeth when she was learning how to talk. She had … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

  April 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s True Worth, Part Three: Article Series by David McClure

  April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today we bring you the final part of our article series on Queen Elizabeth’s finances written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here and part two here. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading

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Windsors Celebrate Easter At Windsor

  April 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family have attended a service to mark Easter Sunday today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Dean of Windsor, Right Reverend David Connor, led the service. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke of York and his daughter Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their daughter Louise, and the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence. Peter and Autumn … Continue reading

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The Queen’s True Worth, Part Two: Article Series by David McClure

  April 4, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part two of our article series written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure on Queen Elizabeth’s finances. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s finances, please leave a comment below … Continue reading

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2015 Royal Maundy Service

  April 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended the Royal Maundy Service at Sheffield Cathedral. After travelling to Sheffield via the Royal Train, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were greeted at the cathedral by the Dean of Sheffield, Peter Bradley, and the local Bishop, Steven Croft. During the hour-long service, the Queen presented two purses – one red and one white – of Maundy Money to 89 men and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Launch of King George III’s Private Archive Collection

  April 1, 2015 at 11:54 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the launch of the archives of King George III’s private papers. The launch took place at Windsor Castle. It has been said that it was the first time that Her Majesty had seen these documents, they were previously locked up in the royal family archives. Dr Joanna Newman, international vice principal of King’s College London, said The Queen joked “you don’t get gifts like that … Continue reading

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The Queen’s True Worth, Part One: Article Series by David McClure

  April 1, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Royal Forums is pleased to bring our readers a three-part article series discussing the finances of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. They have been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading

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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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