The Queen

Sir David Attenborough and Paddington Bear author, Michael Bond, to write address for Queen’s birthday

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond and Sir David Attenborough are to collaborate on an address for the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral this Friday to mark the start of the Queen’s official birthday celebrations. Reflection On The Passing of The Years—written by Bond and to be read by Sir David—is one of a series of birthday ‘gifts’ for Her Majesty and reflects the…
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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip talks about the Welsh language and tattoos

On a visit to Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh couldn’t resist making some of his famous quips just days before he celebrates his 95th birthday. As he joined The Queen to open a new £44 million neurological centre in Cardiff, he told children that: “You must have really good brains to speak Welsh.” He also told heavily tattooed neuroscientist Mark Drakesmith: “After…
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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip "still thinks he's 55" says grandson

He might be turning 95-years-old next week, but The Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson, Peter Phillips, has said that he still thinks he is 55. Speaking about his grandfather’s health, Peter Phillips said: “He’s nearly 95 but his head thinks he’s 55.” Last week, there was mild concern for the Queen’s husband after he was forced to pull out of an engagement commemorating the…
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The Sussexes

D-Day veteran tells off Prince Harry for not wearing a tie

Prince Harry was on the receiving end of a ticking off yesterday, when he attended a reception for D-Day veterans without wearing a tie. The Prince met with 45 veterans at Southwick House, near Portsmouth, ahead of the anniversary of the Normandy landings. He was wearing a white open-neck shirt and a blazer, and was jokingly reprimanded by 91 year-old Ivor Anderson. “I told him he should…
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