State & Ceremonial

Guests arrive at Buckingham Palace for State Banquet with President Trump

Guests have arrived at Buckingham Palace for a State Banquet alongside President Trump. The banquet is being held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace and will see President Trump and the First Lady sat with members of The Royal Family and around 170 other guests. The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke of Sussex are among some of…
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State & Ceremonial

President Trump and The Royal Family – a difficult relationship in the making

President of the United States, Donald J Trump, is undertaking his first State Visit to the United Kingdom this week – a much-anticipated event. When the American billionaire arrives at Buckingham Palace following a ceremonial welcome, all will seem well between The Royal Family and the American President. However, the atmosphere will likely be tense behind closed doors – not least because…
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State & Ceremonial

Laughs at the Palace as Julia Donaldson's hat blows away as she collects CBE from Prince William

There were laughs at Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning after a sudden gust of wind blew Julia Donaldson’s hat away as she collected her CBE from the Duke of Cambridge. The best-selling children’s author was awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List for her services to literature. Life imitated art when The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson’s hat blew off while…
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HistoryState & Ceremonial

What is the Royal Victorian Order?

This Friday, 3 May, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle will host Her Majesty The Queen’s service of the Royal Victorian Order, an event that is held every four years. The service is one of dedication for those who have been appointed to the order by the Sovereign, who…
State & Ceremonial

The Queen appoints Penny Mordaunt as the first ever female Defence Secretary

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Penny Mordaunt MP as the first ever female Secretary of State for Defence. Ms Mordaunt’s appointment comes after Theresa May sacked her predecessor Gavin Williamson following an investigation into the leak of information from a National Security Meeting. Mr Williamson denies he is the source of the leak saying neither him or his team…
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