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The Queen dismayed after Donald Trump 'ruins' her favourite lawn

The Queen is said to be dismayed after President Trump’s helicopter ‘ruined’ her favourite lawn behind Buckingham Palace during his State Visit to the UK earlier this year. Shortly after President Trump left the UK, Her Majesty shared a joke with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison about the scorch marks that his helicopter left behind on the grass. There was pomp…
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Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Her Majesty The Queen is related to many of Europe’s sovereigns, not in the least because of Queen Victoria’s matchmaking but also because of another woman, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau. Princess Carolina was born on28 February 1743 as the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal, the daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, after whom she…
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The Queen begins her summer break at Balmoral

There was a familiar face waiting to greet the Queen as she was given an official welcome at Balmoral Castle at the start of her summer holiday there. And this time round, Corporal Cruachan IV was on best behaviour as he helped get the traditional royal break under way. Corporal Cruachan IV, the Shetland pony who is the mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, has tried to eat the…
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The Queen's fan wins fans of its own

He’s the great showman but he might just have been given a lesson in PR by the Queen. As Elizabeth II welcomed Boris Johnson as her fourteenth Prime Minister, one small detail of the official photos got everyone talking and helped put British industry on the agenda…