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Queen set to begin Easter Court at Windsor Castle

<![CDATA[Her Majesty The Queen is set to begin her traditional one-month stay at Windsor Castle next week over the easter period, known as 'Easter Court'. During this time, The Queen will conduct all her business from the Castle, where she normally only resides at weekends. The first engagement during Easter Court this year is the unveiling of a Windsor Greys statue in Windsor during…
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Queen's workload continues to drop as royal engagement figures are released

The Times has published its annual letter from Tim O’Donovan detailing the number of engagements undertaken by members of the Royal Family in the past year. In his annual survey of the Royal Family’s engagements, Mr O’Donovan noted, “After the busy Diamond Jubilee year it is not surprising that members of the Royal Family carried out fewer official duties in…
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Codebreaker Alan Turing receives royal pardon

The codebreaker and computing pioneer, Alan Turing, has been granted a posthumous royal pardon. The Pardon addresses Turing’s conviction for homosexuality in 1952 and his treatment thereafter. It is believed that Mr Turing may have shortened World War II by two years after cracking the Enigma codes used by German U-boats in the Atlantic. Despite all of Mr Turing’s work, at the time…
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Australian Governor-General in favour of a republic

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce during her speech on Friday 22nd of November has become the first Governor-General in the position’s history to come out in favour of Australia severing ties to the Monarchy. The very comments have seen some of Ms Bryce’s supporters turn on her very quickly. Ms Bryce said “perhaps, my friends, one day, one young girl or boy may even grow up to be…
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