State & CeremonialThe Queen

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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After her speech and a quick outfit change, The Queen arrives at Ascot in time for first race

The Queen has arrived at Royal Ascot just just in time for the first race of the day after spending the morning officially opening the United Kingdom’s Parliament. The 91-year-old Monarch delivered her speech at this morning’s State Opening of Parliament with was a dressed down affair. Dressed in a cornflower blue dress and matching hat, Her Majesty ditched her robes for this…
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attend Trooping the Colour ceremony

The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour, took place today in Central London to mark Her Majesty’s official 91st birthday on Saturday. Embed from Getty Images Dressed in a pale blue dress and matching hat, the 91-year-old monarch took the salute at Horseguards Parade and inspected her guards as she does every year. With celebration comes commemoration, however, as the ceremony…
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Arise Sir Billy Connolly, Dame Julie Walters & Dame June Whitfield! Birthday Honours revealed

Comedian Billy Connolly and actress Julie Walters are among the high-profile names who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Billy Connolly is being bestowed a Knighthood for services to entertainment and charity, and Julie Walters also receives a Damehood for services to drama. PC Keith Palmer, the hero police officer killed in the Westminster Terror attack…
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