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Queen Camilla to attend a special teddy bears picnic with Paddington in memory of Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Camilla will attend a special teddy bears picnic on Thursday 24th November, where she will pay a touching tribute to her late mother-in-law, Elizabeth II. The picnic will be hosted at by Barnardo’s – a charity Camilla became patron of in 2016 after taking over from Queen Elizabeth II, who had held the role herself for 30 years. Paddington Bear on the Grand…
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Why King Charles III wore Queen Elizabeth II's cypher at the Cenotaph

Though it was his first Remembrance Sunday service as monarch, King Charles III kept his late mother close, wearing the cypher of Queen Elizabeth II on his military uniform at the Cenotaph. This is due to a gradual process that will see the late Queen’s cypher retired from military uniforms only as badges, buttons and other insignia run out; until then, military personnel will continue to…
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New design for wreath King Charles will place during Remembrance Day event

King Charles will lay a new wreath during the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday in his first Remembrance Day event as monarch. The wreath features a design which pays tribute to the wreath of His Majesty’s grandfather, King George VI, and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The wreath’s poppies will be mounted on an arrangement of black leaves, which…
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The monarch's role in the United Kingdom

Walter Bagehot once wrote: “The nation is divided into parties, but the Crown is of no party.” In the United Kingdom, the sovereign maintains a politically neutral position. King Charles III is the head of state of the United Kingdom and 14 other realms of the Commonwealth of Nations. The King is also the Head of the British Armed Forces, Supreme Governor of the Church of England…
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