State & Ceremonial

Irish President to make historic state visit to the UK

Her Majesty The Queen has formally invited the President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, to stay with the her at Windsor Castle next April for a State Visit to the UK. He will become the first Irish head of state to make an official state visit to the United Kingdom. The 72 year old will be the first Irish head of state to make an official state visit to the…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen is looking for a new Lord Lyon - could you do it?

The office of Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland is to fall vacant in December when the present office holder, Mr David Sellar steps down after 5 years of service. The Lord Lyon King of Arms is Scotland’s ‘chief of heraldry’ and also in charge of state ceremonial events in Scotland. Applications, which are being accepted publicly for the office, close on 31st October. Under the…
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State & Ceremonial

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set up court in grand style at Kensington Palace

Having just recently moved into their newly renovated quarters at Kensington Palace, the future King and Queen of England, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are bringing back the splendor of the glory days as they prepare to open court in a series of grandiose gala dinners to benefit their philanthropic pursuits. photo credit: usembassylondon via photopin cc The Palace’s Georgian state…
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State & Ceremonial

Zimbabwe's Mugabe 'threatens' The Queen over sanctions

Robert Mugabe, the dictator of Zimbabwe, wants The Queen to help get sanctions against his country lifted and has threatened that if she refuses, he will strip British businesses of their assets in Zimbabwe. The 89 year old dictator has threatened to sell British owned firms to Chinese rivals. The Mail on Sunday were passed secret documents that exposed Mugabe’s campaign of blackmail and…
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