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British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip attend Royal Premiere

  December 1, 2010 at 11:33 am by

A rare night out at the movies was in order for The Queen and Prince Phillip last night, as they attended the Royal Film Performance. This year’s chosen film was Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader, the 3rd film in the series. The Royal Film Performance is the major fundraising event of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CBTF). The Queen is patron of the charity, which supports film and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip visit Oman

  November 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Day 1, After a two day visit to Abu Dhabi, the next stop for The Queen and Prince Phillip was Muscat, Oman. Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said welcomed the couple when they arrived at the airport. The formal arrival ceremony was held at the Gates to Old Muscat. It was then off to Al Alam Palace for a welcome coffee ceremony. The event of the afternoon was the opening of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 Beatrix and Prince Philip Honour Liberation of Nijmegen

  September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm by

HM Queen Beatrix and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen from German occupation during World War II. The city was the first Dutch city to fall to German hands in 1940. The royal pair inspected the customary guard of honour, before laying wreaths at the Resistance Monument at Traianus Square. Speeches were made by both Dutch, British … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1959 Trip to Canada

  June 24, 2009 at 3:31 am by

Last week marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s visit to Canada in 1959. The Georgian newspaper interviewed people who were there during the Queen’s visit. To read some some interesting anecdotes click here. The Royal Couple was received by the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Governor General Vincent Massey and other dignitaries when they arrived in Gander. A pretty little girl handed HM a bouquet and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Turns Eighty-Eight

  June 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm by

Happy birthday to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 88 years old today! Prince Philip was born HRH Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark on the Greek island of Corfu on June 10, 1921. His entrance into the world was rather unusual for a royal prince: he was born on a kitchen table at the Mon-Repos Palace. Not long after his birth, his family fled from Greece … Continue reading

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Qatari and British Royals Attend Gas Plant Opening

  May 15, 2009 at 11:07 am by

On Tuesday The Emir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and his wife H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the opening ceremony of the South Hook Terminal for Liquefied Natural Gas in Wales in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The South Hook terminal is a technological milestone as part of the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Northern Ireland

  May 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh made a three-day visit to Northern Ireland last week. The royal couple visited many locations during their tour, including the Lisneal College dental room in Londonderry, the Police Rehabilitation and Retaining Trust in Holywood, the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency in Bangor, and the McWilliam Gallery in Bainbridge. The Queen met at Hillsborough Castle with President Mary McAleese of Ireland, spurring … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Marks 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens

  May 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on May 5 as a part of the gardens’ 250th annivesary celebrations. While at Kew, The Queen planted a Gingko tree, something both she and The Duke have done before. The tree that Prince Philip planted in 1959 still stands, but The Queen’s tree was washed away in 1987. The royal couple also viewed exhibits … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit WWII Museum

  May 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited Portsmouth on April 30 to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s D-Day Museum. One of the exhibits that the couple viewed at the museum was an embroidered wall hanging that charts the events of June 6, 1944. The Queen was said to have paid special attention to the section of the embroidery that featured her father, King George VI, … Continue reading

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HM Queen Elizabeth II marks Maundy Thursday

  April 9, 2009 at 10:11 am by

Her Majesty The Queen today took part in one of the oldest of Royal ceremonies. The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attended the Office of the Royal Maundy at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. During the service Her Majesty distributed specially minted Maundy Money to 83 men and 83 women (83 being the years of The Queen’s age).These silver coins are gifts to the “poor” of the Dioceses as Her … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Receives US President at Buckingham Palace

  April 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm by

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had a private meeting on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace with American President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The four met first in front of cameras at the Palace before having tea privately. As a gesture of goodwill, the couples exchanged gifts. The Obamas received a signed photo of The Queen and The Duke in a silver frame, a standard … Continue reading

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Mexican President Calderón Makes State Visit to Britain

  March 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm by

President Calderón of Mexico, and his wife, Margarita Zavala, have arrived to Buckingham Palace today for a state visit ahead of the upcoming G20 Summit in London. The Queen and Prince Philip greeted their visitors in style with a pomp-filled parade at Horseguards near the Mall. President Calderón’s state visit is the first by a Mexican head of state to Britain in almost 25 years; President Miguel de la Madrid’s … Continue reading

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Gold Award Presentations

  March 27, 2009 at 6:28 am by

Yesterday, I had the pleasant task of helping at Gold Award Presentations in St. Jamess Palace in London. The Morning Presentation was attended by His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness presented over 350 young people with their Gold Awards and spoke to them about their wonderful achievement. The Duke of Edinburgh was assisted in presenting the Awards by television and sporting world personalities and … Continue reading

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