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Prince Charles delivers The Queen's Speech whilst Her Majesty watches on from home at Windsor

The Prince of Wales has for the first time delivered The Queen’s Speech in place of his mother at the State Opening of Parliament. The ceremony, on May 10th 2022, was the first time in 59 years that The Queen has missed the State Opening – her last absence being in 1963 when she was pregnant with Prince Edward. Accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge…
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How royals use soft diplomacy to voice their support for Ukraine

Diplomats refer to it as “soft diplomacy” – the art of saying things without actually uttering a single word. Another definition is of it is “saying without saying”. On the 24th of February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Media around the world have covered the facts, and have talked about the humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding by the hour. Over 2 million people have…
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Arise Sir Chris Whitty, Sir Jonathan Van-Tam and Dame Jenny Harries - scientists honoured by The Queen

Arise Sir Chris Whitty, Sir Jonathan Van-Tam and Dame Jenny Harries – scientists recognised by The Queen in New Year’s Honours Scientists who have been leading the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised by The Queen in the 2022 New Year Honours List. One of the most recognisable faces in the land, Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for…
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima toast King Harald and Queen Sonja for their hospitality

The second day of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s State Visit to Norway ended with a ‘return reception’ – a tradition that is slowly disappearing, which made it all the more special to see it in action.  King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted the Norwegian Royals at a concert, followed by a standing reception, to thank them for their hospitality during…
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