State & CeremonialThe Queen

Queen to make statement on Scottish independence result tomorrow

<![CDATA[The Queen is to make a written statement tomorrow afternoon in the wake of the result of the Scottish independence referendum held today across the country. Polls closed just a short while ago at 10pm and the votes are now being counted up at polling stations across Scotland before the big result on the question of whether Scotland shall be an independent country will be…
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Royal Ascot begins

<![CDATA[One of Europe's most famous racing meetings got underway earlier today. Royal Ascot, which is attended by over a quarter of a million people, began with the royal procession along the racecourse. On the first day of the races, Her Majesty The Queen was…
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Daniel Day-Lewis, Stephen Sutton and Maggie Smith in Queen's Birthday Honours

<![CDATA[Over 1,000 people have been honoured by Her Majesty in the Queen's Birthday Honours list which was released today to mark The Queen's Official Birthday. Deserving individuals from the arts, science, media and politics have all been honoured in the list, though this year 73% of the recipients have undertaken outstanding work in their communities, either in a voluntary or paid…
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The Queen delivers her speech to Parliament

<![CDATA[The Queen has delivered her yearly legislative speech at the State Opening of Parliament. The speech is the way in which the government sets out their legislative agenda for the coming year. Pictures today of the State Opening of Parliament via @BritishMonarchy pic.twitter.com/B7VV7setLb — Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) June 4, 2014 This year’s 10 minute speech was full of drama…
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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 awards first GBE to Indian since 1950

<![CDATA[On Monday, Ratan Tata became the first Indian to be awarded an honorary KBE (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire) in over half a century. The honour was bestowed upon him by The Queen on the advice of Her Majesty's Government. Ratan Tata is the Chairman emeritus of the Tata Group, an Indian multi-national company. In the past, the UK has benefited from inward…
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