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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Louise at RWHS

  May 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Winsdor attended the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show alongside her mother, the Countess of Wessex, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, today. View image | gettyimages.com The youngster was dressed casually as she watched the horse events from the sidelines, in a tweed blazer and navy jeans. Queen Elizabeth – who appeared in high spirits all day – later spent time with the King of Bahrain, Hamad … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Kicks Off For 2015

  May 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall as she attended the opening day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The two women chatted happily as they stood watching some of the competitions, including the Novice Heavyweight Hunter contest which saw the Queen’s horse Tower Bridge come third. Another of the Queen’s horses, Barker’s Shop, placed second in a different event. View image | gettyimages.com During the day, … Continue reading

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8,000 Attend First Buckingham Palace Garden Party of the Year

  May 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by members of her family and around 8,000 guests as she hosted the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester helped the Queen mingle with the guests in the Palace gardens … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

  May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

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British Royal Waxworks Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

  May 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm by

Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. has unveiled its newest waxworks, members of the British Royal Family. Four new wax figures – Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – have gone on show. They will be displayed until August. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen’s figure replicates her official diamond jubilee portrait, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in black-tie evening wear (Catherine’s wax … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Birth Registered Before Meeting Relatives

  May 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the latest addition to the British Royal Family, was registered at Westminster Register Office in London on May 5. Her parents’ occupations were listed  as “Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom” on the birth certificate, whilst Charlotte’s full name was registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. View image | gettyimages.com A formal statement was made by Kensington Palace upon Princess Charlotte’s … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Amalgamation Parade In Richmond

  May 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm by

Just hours after the news she has another great-granddaughter was announced, Queen Elizabeth was at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire attending the amalgamation parade of two British military regiments. And in a nod to the new Cambridge Princess, the Queen donned a fuchsia Karl Ludwig coat and matching Angela Kelly hat. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, which saw The Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th/12th Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) regiments … Continue reading

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The Queen Presents New Colours To The Welsh Guards In Windsor

  May 1, 2015 at 2:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented the new Colours to the Welsh Guards in Windsor. The colors the Welsh Guards received are the colors of the regimental flags of the British Army. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen Presents New Colours To The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards In her speech, The Queen said ‘It has been nine years since I presented you with the Colours that have just been marched off … Continue reading

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Royals Send Condolences To Nepal After Massive Earthquake

  April 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm by

Royals around the globe have sent their condolences to the President and people on Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the mountain nation on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom expressed her shock at the “appalling loss of life and injuries” resulting from the earthquake, offering President Ram Baran Yadav her deepest sympathies. “The thoughts of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of all … Continue reading

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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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