State & Ceremonial

Emma Thompson awarded Damehood

The Queen’s Birthday Honours has been announced and the list includes a few recognisable names, Actress Emma Thompson being one of those. The 59-year-old, born in Paddington, London has been a stationary figure in films, not only in the United Kingdom but across the world. Her work has earned her a Damehood for services to drama. Thompson rose to stardom in Tutti Fruitti and Fortunes of…
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A Gold Quarter Sovereign to commemorate The Queen's Sapphire Coronation Jubilee is released

A brand new Gold Quarter Sovereign has been released to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Coronation Jubilee which marks 65 years since Her Majesty was coronated in 1953. Collectables firm The Bradford Exchange has released the new coin to celebrate this milestone when she becomes the first British monarch to reach the 65th anniversary of their coronation on Saturday 2nd June. The…
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State & Ceremonial

Arise Dame Darcey Bussell! The Strictly Come Dancing judge and ballerina is knighted by The Queen

The Strictly Come Dancing judge and world-renowned ballerina, Darcey Bussell, received her knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Friday morning. The 49-year-old was knighted by The Queen at the palace after being named in the New Year Honours List for services to dance. Speaking at the time of her receiving her award, Dame Darcey said: “I am truly humbled to receive this honour. “I gratefully…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

The Queen makes two new appointments to the Order of the Garter

The Queen has made two appointments to the Order of the Garter on the occasion of St George’s Day. Her Majesty has appointed Dame Mary Fagan to be a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Viscount Brookeborough to be a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The order was founded in 1348 by Edward III and is England’s highest honour. There can only be…
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