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‘Our Queen At Ninety’ Airs on ITV

  March 28, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading

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Sunny in Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Joined by Family for Easter Mass

  March 27, 2016 at 9:34 am by

Brightening up the day in a sunny yellow coat and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth II attended the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor this morning alongside a number of her extended family. It was sunshine and showers for The Queen the Easter Day service at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/BGl5D8uuhC — Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2016 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven to church, as was Princess … Continue reading

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Happy Maundy Thursday! Queen Marks Day at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

  March 24, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

For the first time since 1959, the Royal Maundy Service took place today – Maundy Thursday – at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, handed out red and white purses filled with coins, the Maundy Money, to 90 men and 90 women who were selected from across the country to recognise their service for their communities and the Church. The red purse this year … Continue reading

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Lions, Tigers and … HM? Elizabeth and Philip Open New Zoo Enclosure

  March 17, 2016 at 10:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip got up close to a quartet of Asiatic lions today as they officially opened the London Zoo’s new Land Of The Lions enclosure. The lions are an endangered species which originate from the Indian state of Gujarat. Wearing a pale blue outfit and a very jaunty matching hat, the Queen was smiling brightly as she declared the new enclosure open and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Makes Complaint Over ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ Headline

  March 9, 2016 at 10:17 am by

Buckingham Palace has made an official complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) this morning regarding The Sun‘s headline that Queen Elizabeth is in favour of breaking from the European Union. A spokesperson from the Palace said the complaint was “relating to clause one of the Editors’ Code of Practice” (which focuses on accuracy) and reiterated the monarch remains political neutral. The Sun today has a full front page bearing that headline … Continue reading

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Joint Engagement for Elizabeth and Charles To Celebrate Prince’s Trust Anniversary

  March 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles teamed up today for a visit to Kennington, where they were guests at The Prince’s Trust Centre to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary this year. Here, the two royals met with a number of young people who have benefitted from the Trust’s work in helping them find employment or assisting with their education. Also present for the event were two of the Trust’s ambassadors, actors … Continue reading

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A Fuchsia Queen As Elizabeth II Visits Lister Community School

  March 4, 2016 at 7:21 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was fabulous in fuchsia yesterday as she paid a visit to Lister Community School in east London. The purpose of the visit was to meet with representatives of several charities that will receive a share of £22million over the next three years from The Queen’s Trust, which was set up by Prince Charles to celebrate the Silver Jubilee in 1977. Lister Community School is one of the many organisations … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Elizabeth Line!

  February 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm by

London’s new Crossrail link will be named The Elizabeth Line and who better to take a look at how construction is progressing, but Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II! The Queen visited part of the as yet completed underground structure at the Crossrail site in Bond Street, London today where she met a number of engineers, construction workers, Transport for London staff,  apprentices. Embed from Getty Images London’s mayor, Boris Johnson was on … Continue reading

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Fashion Rules Restyled – New Exhibition of Royal Gowns at Kensington Palace

  February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

A new exhibition featuring the clothing of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales opens on February 11 at Kensington Palace. ‘Fashion Rules Restyled’ showcases a number of Princess Diana’s Catherine Walker gowns, including a velvet and tartan evening gown, a one-shouldered beaded floral gown and a halter-neck emerald green velvet gown. From the Queen’s wardrobe comes a Hardy Amies ivory beaded bodice dress, while several Norman … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to Britain Postponed

  February 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

After speculation last week, it has been confirmed that the upcoming Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is the fact that a new government has yet to be formed in Spain following December’s elections. The process is expected to last several more weeks, and it would be inopportune for King Felipe VI to be out of the country. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

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Teddies for the Little Ones as Queen Elizabeth Opens Hospice Facility

  February 4, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth was presented with two teddy bears for Prince George and Princess Charlotte during her visit to Norfolk Hospice’s Tapping House today, where she officially opened a new facility at the centre. She received the bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey teddies from 9-year-old Jack, who later told the media the Queen said the gift was “very kind”. The Queen also toured the new million-pound facility that will allow the Tapping … Continue reading

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Kate To Give First Interview To Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

  February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in her first interview since becoming a member of the royal family, in a two-hour film to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Kate will appear alongside Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in the documentary The Queen at Ninety (working title) produced by ITV. It will air in the northern spring, offering a “fresh insight into the monarch’s life and work.” Her … Continue reading

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Peter Phillips Promotes The Patron’s Lunch To Celebrate Queen’s Birthday

  January 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, took to The Mall today outside Buckingham Palace to promote The Patron’s Lunch which will be held in June as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. 10,000 people will attend the street party on June 12  – 9,000 tickets will be allocated to the Queen’s 600+ charities, while the remaining 1,000 will go on sale to the general public following a ballot. The tickets … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Join The Queen and Prince Philip For Gallipoli Memorial

  January 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign’s end today. Also in attendance were the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents and siblings, as well as Lady Penny Bradbourne. Embed from Getty Images The Duke of Edinburgh is patron of the Gallipoli Association. The Gallipoli Campaign … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Christmas Church Service at Sandringham

  December 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Another year, another Christmas at Sandringham for the Windsors. Today it was off to St Mary Magdalene’s Church on the Sandringham Estate for a pre-lunch church service. Embed from Getty Images The bulk of the royal family, including Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, walked the short distance to and from Sandringham House, to the delight of the 1,000-plus locals who gathered outside the church. Young James, Viscount Severn, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

  December 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm by

Another of Europe’s royal houses has marked the Christmas holidays, with Queen Elizabeth II hosting her annual Windsor family Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Like they do every year, members of the extended Windsor clan were photographed as they drove – or walked, in the case of Sir Timothy Laurence and Lord Freddie Windsor – through the gates of the Palace upon their arrival for the event. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

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Barbados Proposes Removal of Queen Elizabeth as Head of State

  December 15, 2015 at 8:43 am by

Politicians on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean have announced they are planning to have Queen Elizabeth II removed as the country’s head of state, a move they hope will take place on November 30 next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their independence. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is behind the push, having recently stated that it was “a little awkward” in 2015 for the country’s citizens to … Continue reading

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The British Royals’ First Day in Malta

  November 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their visit to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. An official welcoming ceremony took place outside the San Anton Palace for the Queen and Prince Philip, presided over by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Over 100 well-wishers gathered outside to see the couple, who lived in Malta in the early years … Continue reading

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New Canadian PM Received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace

  November 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been received by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace today, over three decades since he first met the Queen during his father’s time as Prime Minister. “Nice to see you again … but under different circumstances,” the monarch said to her 12th Canadian Prime Minister, who laughingly responded “You were much taller than me the last time we met.” View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth At Church of England Tenth General Synod Service

  November 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended a service at Westminster Abbey marking the inauguration of the Church of England’s Tenth General Synod. The service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury before the official party went to Church House, the official headquarters of the Church of England, for the inauguration ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com The General Synod, which is the national assembly of the Church, occurs every … Continue reading

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