State & Ceremonial

Lorraine Kelly 'grateful and humbled' as she receives a CBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours

Scottish television presenter Lorraine Kelly has received a CBE in The Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours List. The 60-year-old journalist is receiving the prestigious accolade for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity. Lorraine has been a broadcast journalist for over 35 years, having started her career as a reporter on TV-AM. In 1993, she helped launched ITV’s…
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The Queen

The Queen praises the work of the 'trusted reliable and vital' journalism industry

The Queen has released a message to mark Journalism Matters Week praising the ‘vital’ work of the news industry. The 94-year-old monarch said that the ongoing global health emergency has shown the importance of the media industry as it provides ‘trusted, reliable sources of information.’ Her Majesty also praised the news industry’s efforts in supporting through…
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The Wessexes

The Countess of Wessex takes part in the Virtual London Marathon in support of her patronage

The Countess of Wessex took part in the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday as she joined runners in Windsor Great Park. Her Royal Highness joined Tomas Cardillo-Zallo, a runner who has a learning disability, to run part of his 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon route in support of the UK’s leading learning disability charity Mencap.   Sophie, who has been Patron of…
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Palaces & Buildings

Buckingham Palace cancels all investitures and receptions for the remainder of 2020

Buckingham Palace has announced that all investitures and receptions due to be held in the coming months have been cancelled. These events, which would normally attract heavy footfall, are now unable to go ahead at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle until 2021 at the earliest. Despite there being hopes of investitures being able to go ahead in a socially distanced manner, palace aides have…
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