State & CeremonialThe Queen

Page boy standing 8ft away from the Queen faints during Queen's speech

<![CDATA[A page boy, who was standing just 8 feet away from the Queen, fainted as she read out her speech to the House of Lords. The page boys stand just a few feet away from the Queen Just under nine minutes in from the start of the speech, a loud thud was heard as the boy fainted onto the ground. The Duchess of Cornwall, who was sat beside the boy, looked on with concern as he was carried…
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State & Ceremonial

Queen prorogues Parliament

<![CDATA[Her Majesty The Queen has prorogued the 4th session of Parliament today in preparation for the State Opening of Parliament on 4th June and the speech from the throne on the Government's legislative programme for the final year before the 2015…
State & CeremonialThe Queen

Queen set to attend Order of the Bath service

<![CDATA[The Queen is set to attend the service for the Order of the Bath in Westminster Abbey this Friday, the first time she has attended the quadrennial service since 2006. Her Majesty, who will be joined by the Prince of Wales as Great Master of the order, will invest new senior knights during the occasion as well as attending the religious service during the occasion. The chapel of the…
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State & Ceremonial

Irish President receives ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle

<![CDATA[The President of Ireland and his wife have received a full ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle as they begin their formal state visit to the United Kingdom, the first state visit by an Irish head of state to the UK. After the drive from the Irish embassy in London accompanied by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Presidential couple were greeted at the saluting dais…
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Palaces & BuildingsState & CeremonialThe Queen

Queen set to begin Easter Court at Windsor Castle

<![CDATA[Her Majesty The Queen is set to begin her traditional one-month stay at Windsor Castle next week over the easter period, known as 'Easter Court'. During this time, The Queen will conduct all her business from the Castle, where she normally only resides at weekends. The first engagement during Easter Court this year is the unveiling of a Windsor Greys statue in Windsor during…
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