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Exclusive Photo of Queen Elizabeth for Vanity Fair Cover

  May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am by

Another of the photographs taken in April by Annie Leibovitz of Queen Elizabeth will grace the cover of the next edition of Vanity Fair UK to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday. The photo shows the Queen in the garden at Windsor Castle with four of her beloved dogs, Willow, Holly, Vulcan and Candy. Another unseen photo is of the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Oak Sitting Room of the Castle. “I … Continue reading

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Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

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Special Royal Edition of Winnie-the-Pooh Released as Both Book Characters and the Queen Turn 90

  May 26, 2016 at 7:14 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince George have appeared in a special birthday edition if children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh, to celebrate the 90th birthdays of both the monarch and the beloved fictional bear. The Queen is shown on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace where she receives a birthday poem from Winnie the Pooh. Prince George is depicted being given a red balloon from Piglet. The storyline is that Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Party

  May 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent all attended a garden party today at Buckingham Palace. William and Catherine both attended their second party, with William last attended in 2002. Recycling Prince George’s christening outfit Catherine was glowing in Alexander McQueen, whilst The Queen chose to stick to old favourites … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … Continue reading

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Queen’s Birthday Celebration Goes Off With A Bang

  May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday was last night fêted with a spectacular performance on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle. She arrived to the arena with the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage, before being greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and then taking their seats in the stands for the evening’s entertainment. Among the royals attending were the … Continue reading

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How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

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Taking a leaf out of Mr Cameron’s book? Queen Calls Chinese Officials “Very Rude”

  May 12, 2016 at 1:38 am by

So after The Queen’s birthday event with dignitaries yesterday morning, we were treated to the first Garden Party of 2016 at Buckingham Palace. However it seems that Mr Cameron’s earlier faux pas may have rubbed off on The Queen when she was overheard commenting on the rudeness of the Chinese dignitaries during their visit last year. When meeting Lucy D’Orsi, the police officer who had been in charge of operations … Continue reading

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

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Was It Something I Said? David Cameron’s Blunder In Front of Queen

  May 11, 2016 at 4:00 am by

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for UK Parliament representatives on the occasion of her 90th birthday. In attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Leader of the House Chris Grayling and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Whilst being led round the room by the Speaker of the House Her Majesty stumbles upon Mr Cameron and Chris Grayling, “the great axis of powers”. Mr Cameron … Continue reading

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Boom! Prince Harry’s Secret Weapon In Twitter Battle With The Obamas

  April 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

A my-country-is-better-than-your-country battle of words occurred today on Twitter, as Prince Harry and the Obamas engaged in some pre-Invictus Games ‘trash talk’. It began with Michelle Obama posting a video of her and President Barack telling the Prince he should have been “careful what he wished for” when he told them to ‘bring it’ at next week’s games in Orlando. Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on. pic.twitter.com/S34KrEv5Is … Continue reading

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As The Obamas Visit England, Pyjama-Clad Prince George Steals The Show

  April 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm by

This evening during a meeting before an informal dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, US President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama got the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess’s little son, Prince George, who appeared ready for bed in his dressing gown, pyjamas and slippers. Whilst meeting the Obamas, Prince George played on the rocking horse they had given him as a gift. The President and First … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl Queen Elizabeth Lights Birthday Beacon

  April 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

Watched on by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth this afternoon lit the first of over 900 beacons as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. The beacons were lit around the country and the Commonwealth afterwards, with a beacon on each of the highest points in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Prince of Wales, who will be hosting a private dinner … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth Celebrates in Windsor

  April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am by

Huge crowds have gathered outside Windsor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday this morning, as she undertook a walkabout through Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh. A rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ was performed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards as the Queen exited the Henry VIII Gate to greet the crowds and accept flowers and well wishes. After walking through the crowd, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke alighted the ‘Queenmobile’, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Noteworthy Moments Since 1926

  April 21, 2016 at 8:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II today marks yet another milestone in her life, her ninetieth birthday. Celebrations will be somewhat low-key in Windsor today, with the main events taking place over the next two months. But for today, let’s have a look back at moments which have been some of the most noteworthy in her nine decades. 1936 – The Abdication: In December 1936, when the Queen was ten years old, her uncle … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Her Youngest Descendants, A New Portrait of Elizabeth II

  April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

In a lovely new photograph released to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday tomorrow, the monarch is seen surrounded by the next generation: her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Taken by Annie Leibovitz over Easter last month at Windsor Castle, the photograph shows the Queen sitting with 11-month-old Princess Charlotte in her lap surrounded by Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Prince George, Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall (who is … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Kicks Off 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor

  April 20, 2016 at 9:35 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun the monarch’s birthday celebrations a day early as they paid visits around Windsor. They first stopped at the Royal Mail’s Windsor Delivery Office to mark the postal service’s 500th anniversary this year. The couple were able to meet with some of the postmen and women, as well as the post sorters during their visit. When told of how many pieces of mail … Continue reading

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Four Generations: A New Photo to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm by

A new photograph of showing four generations of the Windsor line has been released by Buckingham Palace, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George (who is standing on a set of blocks to make him around the same height as his seated relatives) flank the Queen as her three direct heirs, all four wearing shades of blue and white. The photo, … Continue reading

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Royal Mint Reveals Coin To Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 3, 2016 at 7:52 am by

Today the Royal Mint revealed the coin they have minted to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. The £5 commemorative coin features a garland of nine roses (one for each of the Queen’s decades) surrounding the royal cypher ‘EIIR’ and the number 90. It has been designed by artist Christopher Hobbs. Mr Hobbs said he was inspired by “the Queen’s love of flowers” when designing the coin. Check out our most recent … Continue reading

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