State & CeremonialThe Queen

Gloria Hunniford receives an OBE from The Queen at Buckingham Palace

The veteran broadcaster Gloria Hunniford as been awarded an OBE by The Queen at Buckingham Palace for her services to cancer charities. Gloria, who has a showbiz career spanning for 70 years, was pictured chatting to The Queen as she picked up her honour for the work she has done for cancer charities through breast screening services and cancer support. In 2004, Gloria’s daughter Caron…
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King Harald, Queen Sonja & Crown Prince Haakon attend the State Opening of Parliament

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja were joined by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon on Monday as they performed the State Opening of the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in the country’s capital, Oslo. This was King Harald’s 26th State Opening he has presided over as King of Norway and was the 162nd time that the Norwegian parliament has officially opened. Military…
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Canadian government considering eliminating historic royal liaison role

Created in 1959, the position of Canadian Secretary to the Queen (CSQ) is now under review as Canadian government officials assess the future of the role. When the role of CSQ was first created, the ceremonial duties it consisted of – including acting as Canadian adviser to the monarch and coordinator for royal visits – were handled by people such as the Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of…
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The Queen appoints a former astronaut as Canada's new Governor General

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has announced that The Queen has appointed former astronaut, Julie Payette, as the country’s new Governor General. Ms Payette will be officially installed into office in a ceremony scheduled to take place in the Autumn. Speaking after the appointment was confirmed, the 53-year-old said: “This is a very great honour for me and my family…
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