State & Ceremonial

Arise Sir Lewis Hamilton - The Queen to knight Formula One’s most successful driver

Lewis Hamilton will be knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours list recognising his contributions to the sport of Formula One. According to The Sun on Sunday, Mr Hamilton will be among the names to feature in the soon-to-be released honours list following his impressive history making feat just last week when he won his seventh world championship. Mr Hamilton’s win in the Turkish Grand…
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Royal Ghost Stories: Windsor Castle

It has long been said that Windsor Castle is the most haunted of all the royal residences with over twenty-five reported experiences with ghosts and spirits. Claims include sightings of Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII and King George III. Even the present Queen Elizabeth II has admitted to witnessing at least one ghostly encounter. These sightings happen so often that it has been recorded…
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"Happy birthday Your Majesty and thank you" - Maureen Lipman becomes a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours

One of Britain’s best loved actresses, Maureen Lipman, has been made a Dame. The honour comes for services to charity, entertainment and the arts. Dame Maureen, who was born in Hull in 1946, is one of the most popular TV and stage actresses of the past decades. She began her career at the London Academy of Music and Dance and worked in theatre and TV before landing a starring role in…
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Mary Berry 'absolutely overwhelmed' to be awarded with a damehood in The Queen's Birthday Honours

One of Britain’s best loved cooks, Mary Berry, has been rewarded with a damehood in The Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours. Dame Mary has been named as a recipient of the prestigious honour for her services to broadcasting, the culinary arts and charity. The 85-year-old said she is “absolutely overwhelmed to receive this very great honour”. She said: “For most of my life I…
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