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Queen Elizabeth II Marks 60th Anniversary of Coronation

  June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm by

London – June 4th, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and over 20 members of the British Royal Family, attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th Anniversary of her Coronation in 1953 on June 4th. In the glorious June sunshine, the Queen and members of the royal family joined over 2,000 invited guests at the anniversary service at the Abbey. For … Continue reading

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UK to Name Part of Antarctica “Queen Elizabeth Land”

  December 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm by

  The Foreign Office today announced part of the British Antarctic Territory was to be named “Queen Elizabeth Land” in honour of Her Majesty. The territory makes up almost a third of Britain’s claim on the continent and covers 169,000 sq miles – almost twice the size of the United Kingdom. In future, all British maps will bear the new name although other countries will have the freedom to decide … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Becomes the First Monarch in 231 Years to Attend a Cabinet Meeting

  December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm by

  Queen Elizabeth attended a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, as part of her Jubilee celebrations. The visit was a historic one for, as David Cameron revealed, it marked the first time the Head of State attended such a meeting in over 230; the last British Monarch to be present at a peace-time cabinet meeting was George III in 1781, although the Queen’s father, George VI, attended a war … Continue reading

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Camilla Greeted by her Grandsons on a Visit to Marlborough

  October 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough, Wiltshire, as part of the ongoing Diamond Jubilee tours. During her visit, she unveiled a 10ft long mosaic – part of the town’s local history exhibition – which was designed by local children. The Duchess also had a guided tour of the prison cells at Marlborough Town Hall, which she described as “spooky”. A 200-strong crowd had gathered to greet the Duchess. Delighted, Camilla … Continue reading

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New Official Portrait of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled

  September 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm by

A new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee has been unveiled in Australia. Painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans, it depicts the Queen in the Sacrarium of Westminster Abbey. The magnificent artwork shows the Queen in a moment of solitary reflection at the centre circle of the Cosmati pavement, exactly where she was crowned over 60 years ago. The Cosmati pavement is the spot ever English monarch … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s Jubilee Tour Fashion – Malaysia

  September 16, 2012 at 7:34 am by

When the Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Malaysia after Singapore, she was wearing the pale green custom-made Jenny Packham dress see here from earlier in the day. For the dinner hosted by the King of Malaysia for over 400 guests, Catherine wore a floor-length Alexander McQueen custom dress with gold hibiscus embroidered all over. Catherine matched her dress with a Catherine Zoraida scale bracelet and double leaf earrings see … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s 5 Looks in Singapore

  September 16, 2012 at 6:19 am by

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Singapore to start the first day of their Jubilee Tour to Singapore, all eyes were on the Duchess and what she would be wearing. Upon arrival and for the visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the Duchess choose a custom-made three-quarter sleeves dress by British designer Jenny Packham. The dress was pale pink and printed with orchid flowers with a full … Continue reading

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The Queen meets British Prime Ministers, Past and Present

  July 25, 2012 at 9:19 am by

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha hosted a lunch on Tuesday to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Former Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Sir John Major were also there to pay respect to the woman who was the one constant throughout their times in the office. Baroness Thatcher was the only living Prime Minister absent; the Iron Lady has largely withdrawn from public life due to … Continue reading

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s Visit to Gibraltar: June 11-13

  June 14, 2012 at 5:00 am by

As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Earl and Countess of Wessex undertook a highly successful tour of Gibraltar from June 11 to 13. The British Overseas Territory is home to almost 30,000 residents who all seemed to be out in force to welcome the royal couple. Edward and Sophie were greeted by cheering crowds, many of them waving Union Flags and chanting “British Forever”. Buntings and other … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by William, Catherine For a Jubilee Visit

  June 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm by

The Queen was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a trip to Nottingham – part of the Diamond Jubilee tours across Britain. Over 35,000 people lined the streets of Nottingham to greet the royals; some had arrived as early as 5am for better view. When the royal party finally arrived, a huge cheer erupted from the crowd, and when the Queen, Prince William and Catherine made a … Continue reading

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Service of Thanksgiving: Royal Fashion

  June 6, 2012 at 9:22 am by

Throughout the Diamond Jubilee celebrations royals made sure their attires were impeccable and occasion-appropriate. Yesterday’s Thanksgiving Service was no exception; royal ladies donned their very best in spectacular variety of colour and style. Her Majesty set an example with another beautiful creation by her trusted dresser of many years, Angela Kelly. The Queen wore a beautiful mint dress studded with Swarovski crystals. The outfit was made of silk tulle, embroidered … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee: Thanksgiving Service and Carriage Procession

  June 6, 2012 at 9:18 am by

Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations came to magnificent conclusion yesterday with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a carriage procession through central London and a flypast. It was a fitting closure for a four-day celebration across Britain and other Commonwealth Realms that including a spectacular 1,000 boat Pageant on the River Thames, and a Jubilee Concert featuring music industry’s greatest names. As in previous days, cheering … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee Concert

  June 5, 2012 at 5:55 am by

Over half a million people joined the British Royal Family and music royalty for an absolutely unforgettable performance. The Queen arrived about halfway through the performance; as she made her way to her seat, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the crowds broke into a standing ovation and laud cheers. Her Majesty was wearing a cocktail dress of gold lame designed by Angela Kelly under … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Hospitalised With Infection

  June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalised on Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Buckingham Palace said. The statement about Prince Philip’s health said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated. Prince Philip … Continue reading

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Jewel of the Day: The Jardine Star Brooch

  June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm by

The Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant was without a doubt the single most exciting and eagerly awaited event during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. In the best traditions of pomp and pageantry, the British put on a magnificent display that is certain to be remembered for decades to come. For such an important event, Her Majesty had to wear a piece of jewellery that didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, tiaras and statement necklaces … Continue reading

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The Diamond Jubilee: Pageant on the River Thames

  June 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm by

The Diamond Jubilee Pageant certainly proved to be a quintessentially British occasion, with weather to match. Rare drops of rain soon turned to a downpour, but they failed to dampen the spirit of 1.2 million-strong crowd that had gathered to cheer on their Diamond Monarch – and the Queen didn’t disappoint either. Undeterred by the weather, Her Majesty once again displayed her resilience and dedication to duty; in freezing weather, … Continue reading

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Duchess vs Celebrities: Who Wore It Better?

  June 4, 2012 at 12:25 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for stepping out it pieces that are a few collections old, whether its for official or private events. When Catherine boarded the Royal Barge in the Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant, it was in an ensemble from Alexander McQueen’s 2011 collection. The Duchess of Cambridge’s red dress was fitted with pleats in the skirt. The same McQueen dress has been worn previously by two famous … Continue reading

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The Queen Attends Epsom Derby as Jubilee Celebrations Begin

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm by

Queen Elizabeth’s arrival at Epsom Derby today marked the beginning of four day Diamond Jubilee festivities that promise unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience. The day began with the gun salutes fired across the country, marking the exact anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation. The salutes included a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at Horse Guards Parade in London, and a 21 gun salute at Windsor … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Private Journals Go Online

  May 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm by

Queen Elizabeth officially launched the Queen Victoria Journals Online Project on May 24. Previously, Queen Victoria’s journals were only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; now, however, everyone can enjoy the historical documents. To make it possible, Queen Victoria’s handwritten pages were scanned, and all the entries – from political encounters to personal affairs – deciphered. The monumental project has taken staff of the Oxford’s Bodleian … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Official Visit to Canada: May 20-23

  May 25, 2012 at 10:28 am by

As part of the Diamond Jubilee Tours undertaken by members of the Royal Family to each of the Commonwealth Realms, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to Canada. Despite the relative low-key nature of the visit, the royal couple received a very warm welcome; wherever they went, thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to greet them. When the royal couple arrived to Canadian Forces Base, Prince … Continue reading

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