The Queen

Meet Ella Slack - the woman who has stood in for The Queen as her body double for over three decades

The Queen conducts hundreds of engagements every year and has undertaken tens of thousands in her lifetime – many of which have been televised. So it might not surprise you to learn that many of these engagements are rehearsed in advance of the actual visit to ensure everything runs smootly for the royal party. At rehearsals, one particular lady, pensioner Ella Slack, has been tasked with being…
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Thailand

Thailand bans gatherings of more than five people in an effort to end anti-monarchy protests following The King's return to the country

The Thai government has announced that gathering of more than five are to be banned in an effort to tackle anti-monarchy protests. Whereas many countries in the world are introducing bans on gatherings to tackle the ongoing public health emergency, the Southeast Asian country is cracking down on those campaigning for democracy and less power for King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The ban has been…
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State & Ceremonial

Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser among those honoured in The Queen's Birthday list

A man who raised almost £70,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association has been named in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his fundraising efforts. Richard Pollins walked 40km around London on artificial legs, and has been awarded with a British Empire Medal. The 2020 Birthday Honours List list is dominated by the work of ordinary people doing extraordinary things…
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State & Ceremonial

England footballer Marcus Rashford 'incredibly honoured and humbled' after receiving an MBE for his efforts to end child food poverty

England footballer Marcus Rashford has been awarded with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list following his efforts to reduce child food poverty. The 22-year-old receives the accolade for his services to vulnerable children in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the coronavirus lockdown, the UK government provided food vouchers for children who would normally receive a…
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