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Prince Edward appointed Lord High Commissioner for 2014

<![CDATA[Prince Edward has been appointed ‘Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland’ for 2014, Royal Central has learnt. The appointment, though only active for one week (General Assembly week) in Scotland, will involve Prince Edward sitting in the assembly as The Queen’s representative, reporting back to Her Majesty what has been said during…
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Royal Family set for series of overseas engagements

Members of the Royal Family including The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Princess Royal are set for several weeks of overseas engagements between them towards the end of January and into February as the Royal Family return from their festive break early next year. The Countess of Wessex will travel to France in early February. The Earl of Wessex is the first to…
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Queen sends her 'thoughts and prayers' to Glasgow helicopter crash victims

The Queen has sent a message of support to the victims of the Glasgow police helicopter crash. A police helicopter carrying three people crashed into a pub in the city centre on Friday evening, killing those on board and five inside the pub. Scottish police confirmed a further 14 people are being treated for “very serious injuries” in several hospitals across Glasgow. The 87-year-old…
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Queen welcomes the President of South Korea to UK

Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family have formally welcomed Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom on a state visit, at Horse Guards Parade this morning. The ceremonial welcome began when The Duke of York accompanied Her Excellency to Horse Guards Parade where she inspected a Guard of…
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