The Yorks

Happy Birthday Beatrice: 32 facts about Princess Beatrice of York

As Princess Beatrice marks her 32nd birthday, here are 32 facts about the princess! In a very soothing numerical pattern, Princess Beatrice was born on 8 August 1988 at 8:18 pm at the Portland Hospital in London.At the time of her birth, Princess Beatrice was fifth in line to the British throne and the first female in the line of succession. As of her 32nd birthday, she is ninth in line and the…
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SpainThe Queen

Could The Queen rescind King Juan Carlos's membership of the Order of the Garter?

Following the exile of Spain’s former monarch King Juan Carlos, some royal commentators are questioning whether the honours awarded to him by Queen Elizabeth II may be rescinded. As reported in the Daily Mail, Juan Carlos has been honoured both with the Royal Victorian Chain and is also a Stranger Knight of the Order of the Garter. However, if Juan Carlos one day returns to Spain…
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The Queen

The Queen sends condolence message to President of Lebanon

The Queen has sent a condolence message to the President of Lebanon following the massive explosion in Beirut that took place yesterday afternoon. In her message, Her Majesty, on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh and herself, said: “Prince Philip and I were deeply saddened by news of the explosion at the Port in Beirut yesterday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families…
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The Duke of Edinburgh to take part in VJ Day commemorations

The Duke of Edinburgh will take part in the UK wide national commemorations planned for the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Prince Philip will feature in a special moment focused on the veterans of World War Two as the Royal Family lead events marking the anniversary. The Duke, who is now 99, was on board HMS Whelp in Tokyo Bay in August 1945 when the Japanese surrender was signed. Three quarters…
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