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Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip visit to Abu Dhabi

  November 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm by

Day One = 24th November Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Queen and Prince Phillip have made a flying two day visit to Abu Dhabi. Their first engagement after landing was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Day Two = 25th November The Queen met HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Then went on a visit to see the unveiling design for Sheikh Zayed National … Continue reading

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British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm by

The British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. At 11pm, the United Kingdom fell silent for two minutes. The silence represents the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent. This silence is marked by the firing of a … Continue reading

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Round Up of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Events, October 28-November 5

  November 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm by

October 28, 2010, after seeing the Emir of Qatar and his wife off after the official state visit, HM was straight back to work visiting Essex. November 2 saw the Queen receive the High Commissioner for Tanzania, Peter Kallaghe, and the Ambassador of Brazil, Roberto Jaguaribe, at Buckingham Palace, London (see picture). November 3 saw Queen Elizabeth at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. Among the invested were Barbara … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar and Wife in the UK

  October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am by

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in the UK on the 25th for a 2 day tour to the UK, the first since his last visit in 1985. To show that this was a rather special visit, The Emir and his wife stayed at Windsor Castle rather than the more formal Buckingham Palace. The following … Continue reading

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State Visit from Qatar to the UK

  October 26, 2010 at 9:09 am by

His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his Consort, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned, have accepted an invitation of HM The Queen to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom which starts today, Tuesday 26 October, and runs to Thursday 28 October 2010. The Emir and his consort will stay at Windsor Castle during the visit. Before meeting with … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth at Wimbledon after 33 Years

  June 25, 2010 at 3:04 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, for the first time in thirty-three years. The Queen spent several hours at the event, touring the grounds around ‘Murray Mount’ (or Aorangi Terrace, its proper name) and meeting some of today’s top tennis stars. Accompanied by the Wimbledon Club Chairman Tim Phillips, Queen Elizabeth met a group of ball boys and girls before watching a part of the club’s … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed & Princess Haya at the Epsom Classics

  June 9, 2010 at 6:45 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attended the Epsom Oaks Classic Race, which is one of the premier events on the racing calendar in England, on June 5th. At the race, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya meet with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. Queen Elizabeth praised Sheikh Mohammed for supporting the British equestrian … Continue reading

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New Zealand to Keep Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State

  April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm by

Wednesday April 21st marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 84th birthday, and she got quite a present! In New Zealand, the MPs through out a referendum that was meant to abolish the monarchy. It was voted down 68 to 53 in its first read. Disgruntled republicans are pointing the finger at the Queen’s grandson, Prince William, because his visit to the country likely boosted interest in the royal family. “We think that’s … Continue reading

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President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

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Prince William is a “Redneck,” Says Pink

  December 13, 2009 at 8:34 pm by

U.S. pop singer, Pink, is publicly badmouthing Britain’s Prince William for his stance on hunting animals. She recently told music bible, Q magazine, that she wrote the second in line to the throne a letter criticising him for the blood-sport. To her surprise, William responded. “I wrote to him to protest about fox hunting and I figured he would be this stuffy, privileged a**hole. But he’s like a red-neck from … Continue reading

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2009 Royal Variety Performance

  December 13, 2009 at 7:11 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2009 Royal Variety Performance on December 7th, in Blackpool. The star-studded bash, hosted by comedian Peter Kay, included performances by Bette Midler, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, singer Mika and the winner of X-Factor Alexandra Burke. But it was two American starlets who stole the show, through their risqué and “outlandish” performances – Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. While … Continue reading

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British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 9, 2009 at 3:46 am by

Under the watchful eye of British veterans and their families, the British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Centopah in Whitehall. At exactly 11 AM, two minutes of silence were observed in memory of those who died for Queen (as well as King) and Country. Following the Queen and the Duke who placed … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts State Banquet for President of India

  October 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted this week’s State Visit by the President of India Pratibha Patil and her husband Dr Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat. The 3-day visit began on October 27, 2009 with a welcome ceremony at Windsor Castle. A carriage procession through the streets of Windsor, a private lunch with the Queen and an inspection of the Honour Guard were all part of that first day. A State Banquet was held in … Continue reading

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Royal Tributes to World War One Veteran, World’s Oldest Man – Henry Allingham

  August 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

In the past week the last two surviving World War One veterans living in Britain have both passed away. Henry Allingham (image) died aged 113 on 18th July and a week later the last veteran Harry Patch also passed away. Earlier this year Bill Stone another WW1 veteran died. To mark the passing of the last of the Great War veterans a memorial service is planned for later in the … Continue reading

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Jewels from Commonwealth on display at Buckingham Palace

  July 30, 2009 at 12:53 am by

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace this year includes a exhibition of royal gifts from the Commonwealth countries. Included are a number of brooches and a necklace that have been gifts during the royal tours of the Commonwealth countries in the last 60 years. One of the first gifts the Queen received on a Commonwealth tour was the Flame Lily Brooch from Rhodesia. During a 1947 tour with her parents … Continue reading

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The Swan Upping 2009

  July 21, 2009 at 6:30 am by

Yesterday Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Seigneur of the Swans, observed for the first time the Swan Upping from a launch on the River Thames. The Queen owns all unmarked mute swans in the United Kingdom, but today Her Majesty only exercises this right in the area of the Thames. Each year, in the third week of July, the annual swan census is carried out by Her Majesty’s Swan Marker … Continue reading

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Knighthood for Sir Don McKinnon

  July 10, 2009 at 9:20 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II today knighted former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Don McKinnon, as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of his 2000-2008 (two terms) “outstanding” service as Secretary-General. Today is Commonwealth Day, a fitting day for his knighting. Sir Don McKinnon was also New Zealand’s longest serving Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is also a member … Continue reading

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President Patil To Pay State Visit to Britain in October

  July 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm by

President Pratibha Patil of India has been invited to pay a state visit to Britain and will be visiting the Queen at Windsor from 27 to 29 October of this year. As is customary for visiting heads of state, President Patil will also meet with the Prime Minister and other senior government ministers. In all the years of the Queen’s reign, President Patil is only the fourth female head of … Continue reading

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New British Military Medal Named for Queen Elizabeth

  July 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm by

For the first time since the George Cross in 1940, a new medal of honor for fallen British military men and women will be named for a reigning monarch. The Elizabeth Cross, named for HM The Queen, will be awarded to the families of British military men and women killed in active duty from World War II to the present. Those killed in terrorist attacks will also be eligible for … Continue reading

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Duke of Kent Helps to Modernize Wimbledon

  July 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm by

The scoreboards at Wimbledon have undergone a change. They are no longer listing the names of the players with “Miss” or “Mrs.” (or even Ms.). In the past, female players have been listed with “Mrs.” or “Miss” before their names on the scoreboards, but men have never had a title before their names. A spokesman for the prestigious tennis tournament said, “We decided to bring it in line with the … Continue reading

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