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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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‘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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