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The best of royal hats - The Queen

From small and simple to over-the-top, the right hat completes any royal outfit. This autumn, our team is taking a look at their favourite royal hats from over the years. When it comes to hats, Her Majesty certainly has a long reign of fabulous headgear to consider. From ladylike 1950s hats with netting to trendy turbans in the 1970s and even floral-covered shower cap-style hats, we’ve…
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The Queen asked to pardon martyred Abbot of Glastonbury

The Queen is set to be asked to pardon a sixteenth-century abbot posthumously after he was hanged, drawn, and quartered on 15 November 1539. Blessed Richard Whiting, Abbot of Glastonbury, was executed for treason in the aftermath of Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries. Along with Blessed John Wichter (Abbot of Colchester) and Blessed Hugh Faringdon (Abbot of Reading), they were…
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The Queen helped piper as his wife was sick

One of The Queen’s royal pipers has revealed how the monarch stepped in to support him and his family following his wife’s cancer diagnosis. Speaking to BBC Scotland, Pipe Major Scott Methven, who served as The Queen’s piper at Balmoral Castle while she was in…
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Opinion: Should The Queen be sending a national day message to the North Korean ruler?

Buckingham Palace confirmed yesterday that The Queen had sent a message to North Korea as they celebrated their national holiday. This came after North Korean state television, KCNA, revealed that Her Majesty had sent a telegram to the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un on 7 September. They claimed: “Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…
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Reach For The Moon - a horse bred by The Queen and destined for for the stars?

“Reach for the moon. Evenif you miss, you will land among the stars!” – Norman Vincent Peale If the stars align next year, then The Queen could have a live contender in The Derby – the world’s most prestigious flat race. Reach For The Moon – a two-year-old colt owned by the monarch – has already won the Group 3 Solario Stakes, and has finished…
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