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Queen delivers first Easter speech

  April 12, 2020 at 5:31 am by

For the first time in her 68 year reign, the Queen addressed Britain with an Easter speech as the country is entering the first extended week of lockdown on Monday. A week earlier, the Queen addressed the nation in an emergency speech surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, which has now killed a total of 9,875 Britons. The Queen made it clear in her message that “this year, Easter will be different … Continue reading

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Royals postpone engagements due to Coronavirus

  March 14, 2020 at 6:34 pm by

The Queen, as well as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, have postponed their upcoming engagements due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The Queen was due to visit Cheshire and Camden on March 19 and March 26 respectively. There have been over 700 confirmed cases of the virus in the UK with 21 deaths. A newborn baby from London is the youngest confirmed sufferer of Coronavirus in … Continue reading

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British royals attend Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church

  December 27, 2019 at 4:53 am by

As per annual tradition, the Queen and several members of her family attended the Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. The Queen attended on her own this year, as her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is currently recovering from an illness after being released from hospital the day before. Also attending were the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and … Continue reading

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Queen attends church service as Prince Philip is still in hospital

  December 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm by

On December 22, the Queen attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn. Prince Philip, meanwhile, is spending his second night at the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London for observation of an existing medical condition. On Friday, the 98 year-old royal travelled from Norfolk to London where he has … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Charles attend State Opening of Parliament

  December 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm by

On December 19, the Queen and Prince of Wales attended the State Opening of Parliament following Boris Johnson’s election as Prime Minister. New MPs were also sworn into the session as the Queen carried out a speech outlining the details of Brexit and the situation with the National Health Service, stating next year’s government agenda, including to remove Britain from the EU on 31 January. Scotland’s first minister has also … Continue reading

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Queen hosts Christmas lunch for family

  December 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm by

The Queen hosted the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 18 where members of the immediate and extended royal family gathered together. Those absent from the event of the immediate family were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie, as they are spending a private break over the Christmas period. The Queen has hosted the Christmas lunch every Christmas as it is a time for … Continue reading

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Queen hosts NATO summit

  December 4, 2019 at 11:40 am by

Queen Elizabeth II hosted NATO leaders today at Buckingham Palace on December 3. As well as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra were also present at the summit. President Trump and his wife Melania arrived to the sound of the choir singing Silent Night. They were joined by other world leaders of … Continue reading

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Royals attend Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph

  November 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm by

On November 10, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Remembrance commemorative service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. As well as the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of Kent … Continue reading

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British royals attend Festival of Remembrance

  November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm by

On November 9, the Queen and other members of the royal family attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Aside from the monarch herself; the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Tim Lawrence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and … Continue reading

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State Opening of Parliament in Britain

  October 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm by

On October 14, the annual State Opening of Parliament took place at the House of Lords in London, England. The Queen wore the George IV diadem in break with the tradition of wearing the Imperial State Crown at the Opening of Parliament this morning, as she read her speech to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; MPs and other important figures. The Imperial State Crown was placed on a cushion beside … Continue reading

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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am by

On June 18, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined the British royals for the first day of the annual horse races at Royal Ascot in Berkshire. The Dutch king and queen have been in England since Sunday, as they also attended the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 17. Also at Ascot this year was the Queen, the Prince of Wales and … Continue reading

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Royal family at 2019’s Trooping the Colour

  June 9, 2019 at 3:38 am by

On June 8, the Queen was joined by members of her family and extended family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at her annual official birthday celebrations. The star of the show was arguably one-year-old Prince Louis as he appeared on the balcony for the first time in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Those in attendance at this year’s Trooping the Colour ceremony aside from the … Continue reading

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US President and First Lady visit UK on state visit

  June 5, 2019 at 5:51 pm by

From June 3 – 5, Donald Trump, the President of the United States and his wife Melania undertook a state visit to the United Kingdom, where they touched down at Air Force One at London’s Stanstead Airport. The president’s children and their families, with the exception of his youngest son Barron, were also present. On the first day of the visit, President Trump and his wife were invited to join … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge awarded Royal Victorian Order by the Queen

  April 30, 2019 at 12:59 am by

Coinciding with her eighth wedding anniversary to the Duke of Cambridge, whom she married on 29 April 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge was granted the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for “services to the sovereign” as announced by Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic knighthood and was established by Queen Victoria in 1896 ahead of her Diamond Jubilee. The Dame Grand Cross is … Continue reading

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Queen and Princess Eugenie attend Maundy Thursday Service at Windsor Castle

  April 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm by

On April 18, Princess Eugenie accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to the annual Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Queen has been attending since the age of eight. Children from the nearby Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Berkshire presented the Queen and Princess Eugenie with flowers as they left the service before the Queen presented 93 pensioners with commemorative Maundy birthday coins for their … Continue reading

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British royals pay tribute to Notre Dame fire

  April 17, 2019 at 2:08 am by

On April 15, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was struck by a ravaging fire which destroyed the roof and spire of the 850 year-old cathedral, which is arguably one of the most significant religious sights in the world and attracts millions of tourists to Paris each year. In her letter to French President Macron, the Queen said that she and the Duke of Edinburgh were “deeply saddened” by the … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge at joint London engagement

  March 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm by

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge opened Bush House at King’s College, London on March 19 on a joint engagement. Bush House previously shared headquarters with the BBC though is now being leased by King’s College, a public research university and is considered to be part of the “golden triangle” of English universities which includes Oxford and Cambridge. Bush House is the newest building on the university’s Strand campus. … Continue reading

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British royal family at Commonwealth Day service

  March 12, 2019 at 10:35 am by

On March 11; the Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were earlier also performing other related engagements, at a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May was also at the service, and band Clean Bandit gave a performance. Faith leaders, high commissioners, ambassadors as well … Continue reading

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50th anniversary reception for Prince Charles as Prince of Wales

  March 6, 2019 at 6:14 pm by

On March 5, a reception was hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to mark fifty years since her son Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales, a title he gained during a ceremony in 1968. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Snowdon as well as the British prime minister Theresa May, the Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading

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British royal family spend annual Christmas at Sandringham

  December 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm by

On December 25, the British royal family were photographed walking to St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for their annual Christmas gathering. Those in attendance were the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and new husband Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor … Continue reading

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