State & Ceremonial

Professor Mary Beard offers to teach the Cambridge children Latin as she collects damehood from Buckingham Palace

Professor Mary Beard collected her damehood from Buckingham Palace on Friday at an investiture hosted by the Duke of Cambridge. As she collected her honour, Dame Mary told Prince William that she would be happy to teach Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Latin. Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Dame Mary said: “I hope he was listening. Of course, he was very polite…
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State & CeremonialThe Netherlands

Details of the Dutch King & Queen's State Visit to the UK revealed

Buckingham Palace has released further details about the upcoming State Visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands when they visit the United Kingdom next month. It has been confirmed that Their Majesties will pay a State Visit as the guests of Queen Elizabeth II from 23rd October to 24th October 2018. The King & Queen will stay at Buckingham Palace for the duration of…
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State & Ceremonial

Which members of The Royal Family were absent from The Queen's Birthday Parade this year?

The Queen’s Birthday Parade took place on Saturday with thousands of people lining The Mall alongside the 92-year-old monarch and members of her close and extended family. But a few members of Her Majesty’s family didn’t make an appearance on the all-important Buckingham Palace balcony at 1pm. The Duke of Edinburgh The Queen’s husband the Duke of Edinburgh was absent from…
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State & Ceremonial

Guardsman is the first to wear a turban at Trooping the Colour in its 250-year history

A 22-year-old Coldstream soldier has become the first to wear a turban at the Trooping the Colour parade. Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall is one of 1,000 soldiers who took part in the annual ceremony which marks the Queen’s official birthday. The guardsman, a Sikh from Leicester, said he hopes that this will be looked upon as a “new change in history”. He wants more people from…
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