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A tooth and salt among gifts The Queen received for her 90th birthday

One might be mistaken into thinking that gifts to royalty would be some breathtaking pieces of jewellery or stunning pieces of art. However, the official gift list released by the Palace recently instead shows more traditional gifts and some which are more odd, including salt and a tooth. Don’t worry, it isn’t a real tooth. Instead, it is a tooth from a tunnel boring machine called…
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How much does the Crown cost Canadians?

For Canadian’s the monarchy costs each person as little as $1.53 a year(94p), which is about as expensive as a small cup of coffee at the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons. The $1.53 doesn’t just cover the Canadian Governor General, who is their representative…
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Did The Queen back Brexit?

It has been claimed The Queen did in fact back Brexit. The BBC’s political editor, Laura Kussenberg claimed she was told about the comments made by The Queen months before The Sun ran with the headline “Queen backs Brexit” in March during the referendum campaign. The front page caused a huge political storm which involved Buckingham Palace making a successful complaint to press…
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Queen unveils new portrait of herself

A new portrait of the Queen by internationally acclaimed Northern Irish artist Colin Davidson has been revealed by the Queen. Embed from Getty Images The large canvas which is 4ft by 5ft, shows the Queen wearing a turquoise Karl Ludwig dress, smiling. The painting was…
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Prince Charles unveils statue of his grandmother, The Queen Mother

A statue of The Queen Mother has been unveiled by Prince Charles and The Queen. The bronze statue, which is 9ft and 6in tall now stands in the square of the new area at the edge of Dorchester in the new Poundbury development. The square itself is named after The Queen Mother Embed from Getty Images It was created by celebrated sculptor Philip Jackson who often acts as the Royal Sculptor. He…
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