Palaces & Buildings

Who will The Queen's guests be this year at Balmoral?

The Queen arrived at Balmoral Castle on Monday to officially begin her summer holiday. Each year, Her Majesty invites some specially chosen guests to spend a few days with the monarch at her summer retreat. As the 92-year-old’s time at Balmoral is in a private capacity, no official photos are released of her stay there, nor are details of her guests made public. However, from previous…
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The Queen is hiring a new Anniversaries Officer on a salary of £21,000

The Queen is looking to hire a new Anniversaries Officer to join her existing team who send out congratulatory letters to those celebrating a big occasion. If you are about to celebrate your 100th birthday or your 60th wedding anniversary, you will most likely receive a card from The Queen. Her Majesty’s Anniversaries Officer will help manage and organise this. Cards are sent to those…
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Bulletin announcing the birth of the Royal Baby is placed on Buckingham Palace forecourt

The traditional bulletin announcing the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child has been placed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. The framed bulletin was brought out of the Privy Purse Door and was carried across the forecourt where it was placed on the easel. The typewritten note, in its wooden frame, was carried through the Privy Purse door of the Palace…
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The lights go out at Buckingham Palace as The Queen takes part in Earth Hour

At 20:30 on Saturday evening, the lights were switched off at Buckingham Palace as The British Royal Family did their bit to support Earth Hour. Buckingham Palace was one of many landmarks across the world to mark the hour, which is all about protecting the planet and helping to reverse global warming. Windsor Castle, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House also took part in the turning…
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