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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Opens New Water Reservoir, 50 Years After Opening the First

  May 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh dropped by Cambridgeshire today to open a new £28 million water storage reservoir at Grafham Water. Back in 1965, Prince Philip opened the original reservoir. At today’s event, he met with a number of individuals who were there for that opening and who have worked at the facility in the years since. He also raised a new flag to represented Grafham Water that was designed by … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Party

  May 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent all attended a garden party today at Buckingham Palace. William and Catherine both attended their second party, with William last attended in 2002. Recycling Prince George’s christening outfit Catherine was glowing in Alexander McQueen, whilst The Queen chose to stick to old favourites … Continue reading

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To Sixty More! The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Mark Milestone Anniversary in 2016

  May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

As The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 95th birthday this year, I want to take a look back at the astonishing life of this great individual starting with something that has been a part of my life and that of many, many others. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award is available in 14 countries but Awards modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are presented by sponsoring organisations … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … 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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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 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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‘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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“World’s Most Experienced Plaque Unveiler” Opens New Military Barracks

  March 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh described himself as the “world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” today as he officially opened The Prince Philip Barracks at the MoD Lyneham in Wiltshire. “I hope you realise what you’re about to see now is the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler in action,” the Prince – who routinely cracks a joke while on engagements – said to the crowd as he pulled back the curtain revealing the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Join The Queen and Prince Philip For Gallipoli Memorial

  January 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign’s end today. Also in attendance were the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents and siblings, as well as Lady Penny Bradbourne. Embed from Getty Images The Duke of Edinburgh is patron of the Gallipoli Association. The Gallipoli Campaign … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Christmas Church Service at Sandringham

  December 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Another year, another Christmas at Sandringham for the Windsors. Today it was off to St Mary Magdalene’s Church on the Sandringham Estate for a pre-lunch church service. Embed from Getty Images The bulk of the royal family, including Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, walked the short distance to and from Sandringham House, to the delight of the 1,000-plus locals who gathered outside the church. Young James, Viscount Severn, the … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Passes Air Cadets Role To Duchess of Cambridge

  December 16, 2015 at 5:51 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh today handed over one of his longest-held roles, that of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the RAF Air Training Cadets, to the Duchess of Cambridge. During an audience at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess accepted her first military-linked role, which according to Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty will allow her to see the “amazing work” performed by volunteers in delivering “a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young … Continue reading

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The British Royals’ First Day in Malta

  November 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their visit to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. An official welcoming ceremony took place outside the San Anton Palace for the Queen and Prince Philip, presided over by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Over 100 well-wishers gathered outside to see the couple, who lived in Malta in the early years … Continue reading

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