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A Knight to Remember….

  June 13, 2016 at 9:46 pm by

If there was ever a day, other than the state opening of parliament, where the British Monarchy shows off that tried and tested pomp and circumstance, it would be Garter Day. Due to wet weather unfortunately we didn’t get to see the beautiful procession of carriages and royals arrived in cars instead. Despite the damp weather, hundreds of well-wishers turned out to watch the royal event. The Order of the … Continue reading

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Long to Rain Over Us

  June 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

Weather would not dampen such a momentous occasion. Peter Philips began setting up for the Patrons Lunch on the Mall last night after his busy day at the Trooping. Embed from Getty Images Guests started to arrive early and tucked in to their special selected M&S hampers. Containing the likes of a chicken roulade salad using roasted free-range meat from Pembrokeshire, Wye Valley asparagus and Cornish potatoes, while sandwiches include … Continue reading

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90th Birthday Trooping of Colour: How to Stand Out 101

  June 11, 2016 at 11:02 am by

The Queen definitely made sure people could see her on this momentous occasion, the Trooping the Colour to mark her 90th birthday, by wearing neon green this morning. A beautiful outfit composed by Stewart Parvin with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Carriages left Buckingham Palace and travelled down The Mall to inspect the colour at Horse Guards Parade. The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Cambridge … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Year Birthday Honours Revealed

  June 11, 2016 at 8:55 am by

Embargoed until 10:30pm last night, this year’s birthday honours in Britain were released overnight. Rod Stewart becomes Sir Roderick for his services to music and charity. Major Tim Peake becomes the first man in space to be awarded on honour, he becomes a Companion of the order of St Michael and George for his services to space research and scientific contribution. Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn joins the elite Companions of … Continue reading

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Camilla and William Join The Privy Council

  June 11, 2016 at 1:52 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge were installed to the Privy Council during a meeting at Buckingham Palace on June 9, the Court Circular read yesterday. The Council – made up primarily of senior politicians – is the most senior advisory committee to the monarch, that advises the sovereign on use of powers and helps to enact Acts of Parliament. It is believed the reason behind the … Continue reading

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A Service of Thanksgiving to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  June 10, 2016 at 8:03 am by

“No one at The Queen’s birth knew for what she was destined. Today we recognise that God knew,” the Archbishop of Canterbury said today during a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. And indeed has the Queen proven over her lifetime her dedication to the destiny that was allocated to her. 53 members of the British Royal Family attended the service at St Paul’s Cathedral … Continue reading

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The British Royal Celebration of the Year Has Arrived!

  June 9, 2016 at 7:59 am by

With the service of thanksgiving on Friday, this marks the start of the true 90th Celebrations for Her Majesty’s milestone birthday. We have events spread over two weeks, including the famous Royal Ascot with the expected appearance of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, while Trooping of Colour on Saturday may just see Princess Charlotte on the balcony for the first time as well. Troops practicing for Trooping the Colour … Continue reading

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An Awesome Foursome Visit to Wales

  June 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm by

A visit to Wales was on the agenda for the four most senior royals in Britain today, as Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for the opening of the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales. “The Assembly can be proud of the way it has engaged with a broad audience across Wales and beyond, to create … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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New Bust of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled in London

  June 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

A new bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled by its inspiration today at the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters in London. The bust, created by Antony Dufort and showing the Queen in full gala evening wear, was commissioned to mark the Queen becoming the longest serving Captain-General of the Company, a position she has held since she came to the throne in 1952. She is also its first female … Continue reading

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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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