State & Ceremonial

Why have the royal succession changes still not been brought into effect?

Four years ago, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Australia, an agreement was made between those 16 countries who retain The Queen as their Head of State that there would be changes to the royal succession laws. Specifically in order that women would be given equal rights to succeed to the throne as men. Four years on and despite an Act of Parliament being passed in the…
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Right Royal Gifts: What The Queen and Royal Family received in 2014

Every year, the official gifts list provides insight into what members of the public, companies and dignitaries gave to Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal family. Many of the gifts commemorate visits and events. Royal Central takes a look at some the gifts the Royal family received in 2014. The Queen received an array of gifts in 2014. Mazen Homoud, Ambassador of Jordan, gave Her Majesty a…
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State & Ceremonial

Queen's guards moved behind fence over security threat

<![CDATA[Exclusive: Soldiers responsible for guarding royal residences in London have been moved away from tourists and behind fences for the first time in decades, as a result of a number of incidents involving members of the public coupled with the increased risk of terror in the last few months, Royal Central has discovered. The sentry posts outside Clarence House and St James’s…
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State & Ceremonial

Royal Remembrance Events in Pictures

<![CDATA[The Queen and the King of the Belgians open the new Flanders memorial at Wellington Barracks on Thursday. The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen, King of the Belgians and Duke of Cambridge on the dais.© Crown Copyright 2014, Sergeant Rupert Frere The Queen lays a…
State & CeremonialThe Queen

Remembrance Sunday: The Queen leads National Service of Remembrance

<![CDATA[Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, led the country's Remembrance Sunday tributes from The Cenotaph in London, this morning. Held every year since 1919, on the Sunday closest to Armistice Day (11th November), the ceremony commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars…
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