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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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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Begins State Visit to France

  June 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today began their fifth state visit to the French Republic. The couple departed from St Pancras Station in London aboard the Eurostar – their typical option for travel between London and Paris – headed for Paris Gare du Nord. The Queen unveiled a plaque at the London station to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Channel Tunnel, which was opened in 1994 by Queen … Continue reading

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Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 88th Birthday

  April 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm by

Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. To mark the occasion, David Bailey released a new portrait of The Queen, which showed her smiling in black and white. A gun salute also took place today. The then Princess Elizabeth of York was born on April 21, 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London, in England. She is the eldest daughter and child of the then Prince Albert, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Maundy Money

  April 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

The Queen today was in Blackburn to mark this year’s Royal Maundy Service. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh. Standing out from the crowd in a bright pink double-breasted cashmere coat with a matching dress by Stewart Parvin, the service took place at Blackburn Cathedral where Queen Elizabeth was presented with a nosegay of yellow, purple and white flowers. Following the service, Queen Elizabeth continued with a centuries-old … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Historic Irish State Visit

  April 9, 2014 at 5:27 am by

The President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is currently on a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the first official visit by an Irish head of state to the United Kingdom. Having arrived into the country on Monday, the President and his wife Sabina were collected by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall from the … Continue reading

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King and Queen of the Belgians Visit London

  March 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians arrived in London shortly before noon today for a brief introductory visit to the United Kingdom. The couple and their entourage flew in on a Belgian Air Force jet, which had been slightly delayed due to fog over London. The Palace of Westminster was the first stop for the Belgians, as they met with Parliament leadership and the chairmen of the House of … Continue reading

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A Royal Christmas

  January 5, 2014 at 2:59 am by

On Christmas Day 2013, members of the British Royal Family attended an early morning and morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church near Sandringham, Norfolk. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are expected to stay at Sandringham until February 6. The early morning service is a private affair, but the morning service is more public – members of the public can watch the royals walk to church and hand … Continue reading

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What to expect at 2013′s Christmas at Sandringham

  December 24, 2013 at 2:53 am by

It has been said that 30 members of the Royal Family will be celebrating their Christmas with the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham, in Norfolk. Because of the large number of guests, some royals have been asked to sleep in the Servant’s Quarters and the servants have been asked to sleep elsewhere. Amongst those sleeping in the Servant’s Quarters will be the Viscount and Viscountess Linley and their two … Continue reading

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Historic State Visit to the UK from the Republic of Ireland

  November 18, 2013 at 9:39 am by

It was announced earlier this morning that the President of Ireland and his wife will embark on a three-day historic state visit to the United Kingdom next year. Áras an Uachtaráin (the House of the President) issued a statement to announce that President Higgins has accepted the invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the country. This will be the first ever state visit by an Irish Head of State … Continue reading

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British Royals At Remembrance Day

  November 13, 2013 at 10:16 am by

On November 10, The Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, The Countess of Wessex, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra attended a service at the Cenotaph in London. Also present were Britain’s past and present Prime Ministers; David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Deputy Prime … Continue reading

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President of the Republic of Korea Visits Britain On State Visit

  November 8, 2013 at 3:22 am by

The President of the Republic of Korea, HE Park Geun-hye, is currently in the UK for a state visit, which started on 5 November and will finish on 7 November. On 5 November, the President of the Republic of Korea had a private meeting with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on behalf of the Queen. Prince Andrew also accompanied the President on a Horse Guards Parade. In the afternoon of … Continue reading

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A Royal Win At Royal Ascot

  June 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II could not be any happier today when her horse passed the finish line winning first place at the Royal Ascot race. Estimate, the Queen’s horse, won the prestigious Gold Cup, which made the Queen the first reigning monarch to win the Gold Cup in its 207-year history. The Queen was supposed to hand out the winning trophies for the race but since she won, the Duke of … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour 2013

  June 16, 2013 at 3:09 am by

The British Royal Family were out in full force yesterday to mark the Queen’s official birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her first cousin, the Duke of Kent, for the journey from Buckingham Palace down The Mall towards Horse Guards Parade to receive the official salute from the Household Cavalry. She was joined by the Duke in place of her husband, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth visits Prince Philip at London Clinic

  June 11, 2013 at 11:09 am by

London – June 10th, 2013  Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the London Clinic shortly after 7pm on Monday June 10th. The Prince, who has been in hospital since last Thursday, was celebrating his 92nd birthday and had recieved a visit from his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, earlier that afternoon. Buckingham Palace announced that the Prince was “comfortable and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Marks 60th Anniversary of Coronation

  June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm by

London – June 4th, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and over 20 members of the British Royal Family, attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th Anniversary of her Coronation in 1953 on June 4th. In the glorious June sunshine, the Queen and members of the royal family joined over 2,000 invited guests at the anniversary service at the Abbey. For … Continue reading

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