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President of Ireland set to begin country's first State visit to the UK

<![CDATA[The President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael Higgins, arrived at Heathrow Airport this evening, and was welcomed by Ambassador Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta at the start of a historic four-day visit to the United Kingdom. The Queen will host the President and his wife, Sabina, at Windsor Castle for the duration of their visit. President Higgins is the first Irish president in…
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Republican cause at a 20 year low in Australia

<![CDATA[Support for an Australian republic has reached a 20 year low with just 39.4% of Australians saying that they would favour a republic. A poll which was conducted by ReachTEL found that 41.6% of people oppose the country becoming a republic and the remaining 19% have no opinion. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy convener, David Flint…
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Apprentice star Karren Brady among those up for New Year's Honours

The 2014 New Year’s Honours list, one of the two annual lists of those receiving honours from The Queen, has been announced today with notable recipients including singer Katherine Jenkins (OBE), Apprentice star Karren Brady (CBE), broadcaster Sandi Toksvig (OBE) and writer Antony Horowitz (OBE) among others. Businesswoman Karren Brady is among those up for a CBE in the New Year’s…
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Royal Family set to join Queen for Christmas at Sandringham

Members of the Royal Family are set to join The Queen for Christmas at Sandringham House tomorrow, with all members expected to be in attendance this year. The Royal Family traditionally gather annually at Sandringham for Christmas. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh themselves left for Sandringham House on Thursday, setting off from Kings Cross Station in London and travelling by normal scheduled…
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