Queen Elizabeth II

How Queen Elizabeth II created a modern royal Christmas

Each family has its own Christmas tradition and royal families are no exception. For seven decades, Elizabeth II enjoyed the celebrations of a family Christmas which she shaped into a traditional all of her own. As the Windsors prepare to mark the festive season, we look at how Elizabeth II made Christmas a very special time for family. A Very Big Family Lunch A week before Christmas, Queen…
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The Crown release date revealed

The final season of The Crown will release in two parts on Netflix this fall, the streamer has announced. In a teaser trailer posted on social media, Imelda Staunton, who has played Queen Elizabeth II in its final two seasons, can be seen walking to the balcony at…
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How rainbows and shooting stars became symbols of a nation's mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

In the days between the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral, the country she had ruled for seventy years went into national mourning. And amidst the week and a half of ceremonial and constitutional events came some moments that would mark the passing of a Monarch. Amongst the most striking symbols of that strange time was the rainbow. As Buckingham Palace…
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The speech that became one of the greatest moments of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

In her historic, seventy year reign, Queen Elizabeth II gave thousands of speeches. But one has a legacy of its own that places it among the great royal addresses in history. As people came to terms with lockdown at the very start of the coronavirus pandemic, Queen Elizabeth II gave a moving address to the Commonwealth, and indeed the world, where she promised good times ahead. Speaking to…
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French airport to be renamed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

A French airport will be renamed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. Le Touquet-Paris-Plage International Airport, in northern France, will add the late monarch’s name to the beginning of its name, making it Queen Elizabeth II Le Touquet-Paris-Plage International Airport. King Charles gave the approval for the airport to change its name in remembrance of his mother. The town of Le…
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