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New Coin Minted To Mark Longest Reign in British History

  August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm by

The Royal Mint has released the design of the £20 silver coin it has produced to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. It has been designed by Stephen Taylor and features the five coinage portraits of the Queen that have been used on coins in the United Kingdom since 1952. “I wanted to convey how Queen Elizabeth has matured on the face of a coin, just like … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark VJ Day 70th Anniversary

  August 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm by

A bright sunny London day was quite suitable for commemorations marking the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) on Saturday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended official service of remembrance at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met veterans upon arrival for the service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Meeting with veterans before and after their service, in which Reverend Dr Sam … Continue reading

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Giving By Degrees – Gifting in the British Royal Family: Article by David McClure

  August 5, 2015 at 11:02 am by

Following the three-part series on the wealth of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom we brought to you back in April, royal author David McClure has shared with us another article – this time focusing on the manner in which members of the British Royal Family have distributed their wealth in the form of gifts – based on his book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary

  July 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

Members of Britain’s royal family paid tribute to the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain today, on the 75th anniversary of the Battle’s start, watching a flypast over Buckingham Palace and attending a reception at the RAF Club. Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Begin Holyrood Week

  June 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their annual week-long stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today, with the traditional Ceremony of the Keys taking place in the Palace’s forecourt. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who presented her with a set of keys to the city. The Queen then returned the keys to Mr … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Three

  June 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip paid a visit to the site of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Lower Saxony today, on the final day of their state visit to Germany. View image | gettyimages.com They were given a tour of the site, which is now a memorial site with a museum after it was burnt down in mid-1945 after its liberation by British forces, by Jens-Christian Wagner, the memorial director. The couple also … Continue reading

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British State Visit to Germany, Day Two

  June 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

The second day of their state visit to Germany saw Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh head to Frankfurt for the majority of the day. Their first stop was at St Paul’s Church, dubbed the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy, where they met with locals and were welcomed by the local children’s choir. The couple were shown around the church, in particular viewing the 1356 document which created the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Start Their Visit To Germany

  June 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have started their four day visit to Germany. The couple arrived this evening in Berlin. They were received by a German military honour guard which had lined up to their car, a 21-gun salute and fighter jets flew over the area in tribute. Queen Elizabeth  and Prince Philip will also visit Frankfurt on Thursday and Lower Saxony, for the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, on Friday. View image … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Welcomes Queen’s Young Leaders To Buckingham Palace

  June 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II today hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the first winners of her Queen’s Young Leaders program. The program has been designed to recognise the contribution of the Commonwealth’s young people, and was established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. 60 individuals from around the Commonwealth were awarded for their community work during the reception, where Princess Beatrice, David Beckham and former Prime Minister Sir John … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Closes For 2015

  June 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm by

June 20 was the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot for this year. Once again, the Queen and Prince Philip lead the carriage procession. View image | gettyimages.com There were no other members of the immediate royal family in attendance for day five, though Lady Helen Taylor, the daughter of the Duke of Kent and second cousin to the Queen, was in attendance. Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of … Continue reading

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Fergie Joins The Royals For Royal Ascot Day Four

  June 19, 2015 at 5:48 pm by

Sarah, Duchess of York was a surprise guest in the Royal Enclosure on day for of Royal Ascot, spending the day alongside her daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and her former husband, Prince Andrew. View image | gettyimages.com The family – who watched the races nervously from the stands – was rounded out by the two Princess’s boyfriends, Dave Clark and Jack Brooksbank. View image | gettyimages.com Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth replicated the … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Day At Royal Ascot

  June 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

Day three of Royal Ascot is traditionally Ladies’ Day, bringing out the biggest and brightest outfits of the meet. The Queen had many confused with her Angela Kelly outfit as the debate over the precise colour of her coat left some bookies having to pay out on several colours. For the record, it was apparently confirmed to be ‘pistachio’. She went on to present the Gold Cup later in the day. View … Continue reading

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It’s A Blue Queen Elizabeth For Royal Ascot Day Two

  June 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm by

The Queen was brilliant in blue at the second day of Royal Ascot today, where she was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. View image | gettyimages.com Peter and Autumn Phillips also attended the second day, taking part in the carriage procession with the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and watching the day’s races … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Kicks Off For 2015

  June 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

One of the summer’s longstanding royal events, Royal Ascot, kicked off today at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh led the charge of British royals present for the first day, joined in their carriage by Prince Harry and the Duke of York for the procession onto the course. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and … Continue reading

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British Royals At The Annual Order Of The Garter Service

  June 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

On June 15, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh led the annual Order of the Garter procession through Windsor Castle. Other members of the royal family taking part in the ceremony were the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess … Continue reading

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British Royal Family Celebrate Trooping The Colour

  June 13, 2015 at 9:11 am by

The British Royal Family has come out to celebrate Trooping the Colour, the military ceremony that marks the sovereign’s official birthday. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh in the Ascot Landau for the ride to Horse Guards Parade from Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry followed in the second carriage, while the Duke of York and his daughters, Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents New Colours to The Royal Welsh

  June 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Cardiff, Wales today for the presentation of The Royal Welsh’s new colours. The ceremony took place at Millennium Stadium, where the Queen entered in an open-top Range Rover ahead of inspecting the 600 troops gathered for the event (they had marched from Cardiff Castle to the Stadium earlier in the morning). The formal presentation officially marks the 2006 merger of three Welsh regiments into The … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Gurkha Anniversary Pageant

  June 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry attended a pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown. They were joined by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for the event. View image | gettyimages.com A large display of battle reenactments and Nepalese cultural displays honoured the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have served in the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Appointed to the Royal Victorian Order

  June 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed her grandson, Prince Harry, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon. The presentation took place privately at Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order, founded by Queen Victoria in April 1896, is given to people who have “served the Queen or the Monarchy in a personal way.” It is the first royal order that Prince Harry has received. View image | … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Institute Centenary

  June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex this morning at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The royal trio – who are all members of their local WIs – were welcomed on stage at the Hall by 5,000 members of the WI from around the country. The Queen delivered a … Continue reading

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