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How many sapphires are there in the Imperial State Crown?

The Imperial State Crown is one of the most popular royal crowns, not only in Britain but across the globe. Given that September’s birthstone is September, it is the perfect time to look at the two historic sapphires set in the Imperial State Crown. St. Edward’s Sapphire is one of the notable sapphires in the State Crown. It is an octagonal, rose-cut sapphire and sits in the cross at…
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Looking for a job? A ceremonial operations manager is needed for the Platinum Jubilee

The Royal Family is known around the world for its pomp and pageantry, and if you’re looking for a job that puts you in the thick of these exciting and historic events, there’s a current vacancy that might be up your street. The Royal Parks are looking for a ceremonial operations manager who will be responsible for planning events within the parks, including the upcoming Platinum…
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A hat trick of football stars are awarded honours in the Queen's Birthday list

Three of the biggest names in football have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. There are MBEs for two of the players in the England squad taking part in the Euros which got under way just as the honours were made public. Liverpool star, Jordan Henderson, is recognised for his charity work. During the coronavirus pandemic, he helped set up a fund which raised money…
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2022 Trooping the Colour rearranged to form part of the bumper celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In a highly anticipated announcement, Buckingham Palace has revealed plans for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, including a rearranged Trooping The Colour. Trooping the Colour is usually held annually on the second Saturday of June. It is The Sovereign’s Birthday Parade, despite the fact it takes place month after The Queen’s actual birthday on April 21st. However, next…
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