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British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

  May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

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The Queen Presents New Colours To The Welsh Guards In Windsor

  May 1, 2015 at 2:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presented the new Colours to the Welsh Guards in Windsor. The colors the Welsh Guards received are the colors of the regimental flags of the British Army. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen Presents New Colours To The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards In her speech, The Queen said ‘It has been nine years since I presented you with the Colours that have just been marched off … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

  April 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading

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Windsors Celebrate Easter At Windsor

  April 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family have attended a service to mark Easter Sunday today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Dean of Windsor, Right Reverend David Connor, led the service. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke of York and his daughter Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their daughter Louise, and the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence. Peter and Autumn … Continue reading

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2015 Royal Maundy Service

  April 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended the Royal Maundy Service at Sheffield Cathedral. After travelling to Sheffield via the Royal Train, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were greeted at the cathedral by the Dean of Sheffield, Peter Bradley, and the local Bishop, Steven Croft. During the hour-long service, the Queen presented two purses – one red and one white – of Maundy Money to 89 men and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils New Statues at Canterbury Cathedral

  March 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have unveiled statues of themselves during a service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent this afternoon. They arrived shortly before 2:30pm, and were welcomed by cheering crowds in the Cathedral Precincts. The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, led the service which was attended by a number of locals from the Kent area. At the conclusion of the service, Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War

  March 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm by

On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Launches New Cruise Liner, Britannia

  March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today were in Southampton for the official naming ceremony of the newest P&O cruise liner, Britannia. Attending the celebrity-packed launch at the Ocean Cruise Terminal, the Queen and the Duke were treated to an entertaining dance performance and music from the Royal Marines Band. The Queen, standing out from the crowd in a bright peach ensemble, was even spotted tapping her foot … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Commonwealth Day Service

  March 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The Queen today led members of the royal family in a multi-faith service to mark Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all on hand for the afternoon service. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and over 1,000 children from around London were provided tickets to attend the … Continue reading

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Duke of Edinburgh Presents New RAF Squadron Standard

  March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh was today West London, where he presented a Royal Air Force squadron with their new standard. The No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron received their new standard at their base, RAF Northolt. Prince Philip, who is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Northolt, inspected a guard of sixty servicemen from the squadron. He wore the ceremonial dress of the Royal Air Force for the presentation. “It is … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Receives Tongan Monarch at Windsor

  February 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II today welcomed the King and Queen of Tonga to Windsor Castle for afternoon tea. King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho were received in the private apartments of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, where they posed for a photograph before tea was served. It is believed that during their meeting, the two monarchs discussed the relationship between the United Kingdom and Tonga. Tonga is a member … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Reopen Canada House

  February 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

Even the Queen sometimes doesn’t have all the power, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh found themselves sitting in traffic on Trafalgar Square today as they were heading to Canada House. The pair arrived at their destination, the Canadian High Commission, just in time, and were greeted by the High Commissioner, Gordon Campbell, and the former Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird. Officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were stationed … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Becomes The UK’s Oldest Duke

  January 1, 2015 at 7:45 am by

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, became the oldest Duke in the United Kingdom after the Duke of Wellington passed away on December 31. He was 99, whilst Prince Philip is 93. Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, passed away at his residence in Hampshire. His death occurred six months before the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The late Duke of Wellington was appointed as Officer of … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Awards Queen Elizabeth II FEI Lifetime Achievement Award

  November 27, 2014 at 3:32 am by

The FEI President, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, awarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the first FEI Lifetime Achievement award. Her Majesty received the award for her recognition as a leading role as a supporter of equestrian sport. Princess Haya who was dressed in a blue dress with her hair in a simple bun presented the award which was a white gold and diamond broach of nine interlinked … Continue reading

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Brits Attend Cenotaph Remembrance Service

  November 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family. She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading

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British & Belgian Royals Attend Opening of WWI Memorial

  November 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

The monarchs of Britain and Belgium united today to open a World War One memorial in London. Queen Elizabeth II and King Philippe were present for the dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. The pair were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for the event, which included a prayer service and music played by the Grenadier Guards’ Band and the Household … Continue reading

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Royals Commemorate the Start of WWI

  August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm by

On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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