State & CeremonialThe Queen

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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60% say The Queen is the 'hardest working royal'

<![CDATA[Sixty percent of people believe that The Queen is the hardest working member of the Royal Family according to a recent poll conducted by Royal Central. The poll saw 1,002 people take part and 602 (60%) of those said Her Majesty was the hardest working Royal. Prince Charles came in second place with 12% of the votes and Prince William placed third with 9%. Prince Andrew received just…
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The President of Singapore to make State Visit after invitation from The Queen

<![CDATA[Tony Tan Keng Yam, the President of Singapore, will make an official State Visit to the United Kingdom in October following an invitation from The Queen. During the visit, Tony Tan will be accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Tan, and the couple will stay in Buckingham Palace. This is the first State Visit to the United Kingdom by a President of the Republic of Singapore. The…
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