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The Many Titles of Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty The Queen, since her birth in 1926, has been granted the use of numerous official and unofficial titles and styles befitting her position as a child of a royal Duke, the heir presumptive to the throne, the spouse of a royal Duke and as Sovereign. Although The Queen is known as, simply ‘The Queen’ or ‘Elizabeth II’ by her subjects, this is an oversimplified version of her royal…
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Who is Catherine Quinn – the new Private Secretary to the Duchess of Cambridge?

The Duchess of Cambridge has appointed Catherine Quinn to be her new Private Secretary, replacing Rebecca Priestley who leaves in the Summer. But who is Ms Quinn, and what will she bring to The Royal Family? Photo Credit: Saïd Business School, Catherine Quinn is currently head of the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and it is understood she will take up her role as the new…
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Bentley Priory: Where a British Queen died

The Grade II* listed mansion of Bentley Priory in Stanmore, in the London Borough of Harrow, is best known for the vital role it played during the Battle of Britain when the building formed the setting for Headquarters Fighter Command. The Priory remained an RAF base until 2008, when the offices finally moved to RAF Northolt, after which plans began to transform the Priory into a Museum, a project…
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Obituary: Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Patricia Knatchbull was the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma. She was the eldest child of Lord Mountbatten of Burma. Our Queen did not celebrate her accession as it was also the anniversary of her father’s passing, but there is little doubt that Patricia Knatchbull took…
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Charlie Proctor: The Queen will be livid with the government if she is forced to miss Royal Ascot

It never ceases to amaze me how things can go from relatively calm to scenes of chaos within a matter of minutes. I should imagine that the same situation unfolded in Buckingham Palace this morning when Her Majesty found out that she might have to miss Royal Ascot due to the government postponing The Queen’s Speech. Theresa May’s government has not yet reached a deal with Northern…
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