State & Ceremonial

The Queen's speech at the State Banquet in full

“Mr President, I am delighted to welcome you and Mrs Trump to Buckingham Palace this evening, just twelve months after our first meeting at Windsor Castle. Visits by American Presidents always remind us of the close and longstanding friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States, and I am so glad that we have another opportunity to demonstrate the immense importance that both…
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State & Ceremonial

The Queen welcomes President Trump to Buckingham Palace

The Queen has welcomed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to Buckingham Palace as his State Visit to the UK officially gets underway. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived left the US Ambassador’s residence for Buckingham Palace by helicopter. The three-mile journey ended as Marine One landed on the garden of the palace. As the Trumps exited the…
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State & Ceremonial

Theresa May informs The Queen that she will resign as Tory Leader on 7th June

Theresa May has announced that she has resigned as Conservative Party Leader on June 7. She will stay on as Prime Minister until a successor has been found. Mrs May has notified The Queen of her decision. Her permanent successor will be appointed within the next few months. Mrs May has been forced to resign due to the Brexit deadlock in the House of Commons. She had intended to bring her…
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HistoryState & Ceremonial

What is the Royal Victorian Order?

This Friday, 3 May, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle will host Her Majesty The Queen’s service of the Royal Victorian Order, an event that is held every four years. The service is one of dedication for those who have been appointed to the order by the Sovereign, who uses their sole discretion when choosing appointments.  The Royal Victorian Order was created in April 1896 by Queen…
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