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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State & Ceremonial

Terrorists force David Cameron to cut short his stay at Balmoral

It may be David Cameron’s time to stay at Balmoral, but he wasn’t there long enough to enjoy The Queen’s full hospitality always extended to the Prime Minister of the day and their family in September. The Queen is currently at Balmoral where the Prime Minister and his family were invited to stay. On Saturday, the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi was attacked by terrorists possibly…
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State & Ceremonial

Rolf Harris portrait of The Queen 'missing'

Since The Queen ascended the throne in 1952, there have been more than 130 official portraits of her by many different artists. However, one royal portrait painted to mark the Queen’s 80th birthday has ‘disappeared’. The painting captured by Australian born Rolf Harris had been on display in many places from the BBC to Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery but now the painting…
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