State & CeremonialThe Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh is absent from Trooping the Colour

The Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 97-years-old tomorrow, was absent from Trooping the Colour this morning. Prince Philip, who retired from public duties last year, only now attends the occasional event as and when he feels like he is able to. It was thought that Trooping the Colour would have been one of the few occasions Prince Philip would continue attending. However, it is very likely he will be…
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State & Ceremonial

Emma Thompson awarded Damehood

The Queen’s Birthday Honours has been announced and the list includes a few recognisable names, Actress Emma Thompson being one of those. The 59-year-old, born in Paddington, London has been a stationary figure in films, not only in the United Kingdom but across the world. Her work has earned her a Damehood for services to drama. Thompson rose to stardom in Tutti Fruitti and Fortunes of…
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State & CeremonialThe Queen

A Gold Quarter Sovereign to commemorate The Queen's Sapphire Coronation Jubilee is released

A brand new Gold Quarter Sovereign has been released to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Coronation Jubilee which marks 65 years since Her Majesty was coronated in 1953. Collectables firm The Bradford Exchange has released the new coin to celebrate this milestone when she becomes the first British monarch to reach the 65th anniversary of their coronation on Saturday 2nd June. The…
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State & Ceremonial

Arise Dame Darcey Bussell! The Strictly Come Dancing judge and ballerina is knighted by The Queen

The Strictly Come Dancing judge and world-renowned ballerina, Darcey Bussell, received her knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Friday morning. The 49-year-old was knighted by The Queen at the palace after being named in the New Year Honours List for services to dance. Speaking at the time of her receiving her award, Dame Darcey said: “I am truly humbled to receive this honour. “I gratefully…
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