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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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Queen Elizabeth At Church of England Tenth General Synod Service

  November 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended a service at Westminster Abbey marking the inauguration of the Church of England’s Tenth General Synod. The service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury before the official party went to Church House, the official headquarters of the Church of England, for the inauguration ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com The General Synod, which is the national assembly of the Church, occurs every … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Day in Birmingham

  November 19, 2015 at 5:22 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have spent the day in Birmingham, undertaking several engagements across the city, and the rain didn’t stop the locals from coming out to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The couple arrived via the royal train at Birmingham NewStreet station, where they were shown around the new complex after it’s official re-opening. They met with construction workers and apprentices who took part … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Marked in Britain with Dutch Attendance

  November 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm by

Britain has honoured it’s war dead during a service at the Cenotaph in London, with Queen Elizabeth II leading the tributes. This year’s service was also attended by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. View image | gettyimages.com Two-minutes silence was heard across the country at 11am, before the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dutch King, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, … Continue reading

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Military Men Philip and Harry Visit Field of Remembrance

  November 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and his grandson Prince Harry have paid a joint visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, placing poppy crosses amongst the field during its official opening. View image | gettyimages.com The two royal men placed their crosses in front of the Graves of the Unknown British Soldiers before saluting, while the Dean of Westminster offered a prayer for the memories of the fallen: “For the … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Tours Underground Railway Construction Site

  November 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh engaged one of his passions during a tour of the underground railway site being constructed underneath Farrington today. Donning a fluro orange safety vest and a white hard hat, Prince Philip was shown the tunnels being waterproofed, walked the new platforms and spoke with the engineers and workers who are completing the Crossrail project. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke has a long-standing interest in engineering, … Continue reading

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British Royals Welcome President of Kazakhstan

  November 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm by

Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew, Duke of York welcomed Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the First lady in Buckingham Palace today. The President of Kazakhstan is on an official visit to the UK. During the visit, President Nursultan Nazarbayev briefed the Queen on his visit and the agreements signed. View image | gettyimages.com

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