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The Queen marks end of an era with reception at Buckingham Palace

The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning for The Queen’s Trust, a now-defunct charity that supported initiatives in her name. Closed earlier this year and replaced by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, The Queen’s Trust was formed in the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and supported voluntary sector organisations working with young people.
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Who's the Queen been sending red roses to?

It’s been a busy week for Elizabeth II. She’s opened Parliament, given the Queen’s Speech and helped mark a major milestone for one of the most famous churches in the world. And as it turns out, she’s also been leaving red roses for a rather…
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The Queen chooses a diamond diadem made for a king for the State Opening of Parliament

If anyone was going to show us the honourable draw between a Crown and a hat, it was the Queen. As debate continued over whether Her Majesty should use the Imperial State Crown for the State Opening of Parliament, Elizabeth II had a rather elegant compromise. For this Queen’s Speech, the Monarch wore an all diamond diadem that was originally created for a king. To be fair, it’s a…
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Two-thirds of people think The Queen should wear the Crown to opening of Parliament

Over the weekend, Royal Central polled our readers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the topic of The Queen wearing the State Crown at the opening of Parliament today. Two-thirds of our readers voted in favour of The Queen wearing the State Crown as opposed to a dressed-down opening in a hat like was done in 2017. Facebook users who voted in our poll overwhelmingly voting for the Crown…
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Book about Her Majesty's wedding gown wins Jewish Canadian literary award

Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown was one of the most talked-about outfits of 1947, and a novel about the making of this historic dress has just won a literary award. The Gown by Jennifer Robson was announced as one of the winners of the fifth annual Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. The book, which is being honoured in the fiction category, tells the story of the women behind the future…
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