The Queen

Racing Memories: The Queen wins the Epsom Oaks in the year of her Silver Jubilee

On Saturday, the eyes of the sporting world will be on Epsom Downs for the 242nd annual running of the Epsom Derby – the world’s most famous flat race. However, before all of that, the fillies get their time to shine on Friday for their biggest race of the year – the Epsom Oaks. Although The Queen has never quite managed to win the Derby with any of her colts, she has twice…
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Huge year-long celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee revealed by Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has unveiled a bumper programme of celebrations to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee In 2022 where she will mark 70 years on the throne. Her Majesty will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having succeeded her father as monarch on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was only 25 years old. On Wednesday, a year-long programme of Platinum…
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On This Day in 2001 - The King and Queen of Nepal shot dead by their heir

On June 1 2001, The Royal Family of Nepal were massacred by the country’s heir to the throne. The King and Queen were among those to have been shot dead after Crown Prince Dipendra went on a shooting rampage at the Narayanhity Royal Palace. He killed nine members of The Royal Family before turning the gun on himself and entering a coma. Whilst in a comatose state, Dipendra was…
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Joy for The Queen as her horse wins the Listed Achilles Stakes picking up £21,000 in prize money

There was much to celebrate for The Queen on Saturday after her horse won a prestigious race at Haycock Park. King’s Lynn, a four-year-old bay gelding, won the Listed Betway Achilles Stakes which was televised live on ITV to an audience of millions. Ridden by Oisin Murphy and trained by Andrew Balding, King’s Lynn won the five furlong sprint in an exciting battle to the line…
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