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Why does the 20th of November have good and bad memories for the Queen?

Many dates in royal history will churn up positive and negative memories for members of the Royal Family. Perhaps this is most true for the Queen herself, who has been the head of the House of Windsor for almost sixty-nine years. Several key anniversaries define Her Majesty’s reign. Most prominent is likely February 6, the date of her accession to the throne which also marks the tragic death…
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Plans for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee are being kept a closely guarded secret - but there probably won't be another pageant on the River Thames

Plans for The Queen’s milestone Platinum Jubilee in 2022 are being kept a closely guarded secret, however, fans of river pageants may be disappointed as it seems unlikely there will be a repeat of the scenes we saw on the River Thames in 2012. Speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday, Oliver Dowden, Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Culture, appeared to rule out another…
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Who is Susan Rhodes - the Queen's Lady-in-Waiting?

On Sunday morning, The Queen was accompanied on the balcony of the Foreign Office at the Cenotaph by Susan Rhodes – one of Her Majesty’s Ladies-in-Waiting. In normal times, the monarch is joined on the balcony to observe remembrance events by the Duchess of Cornwall, however, due to social distancing, sharing the space was not possible on this occasion. Instead, Mrs Rhodes, who…
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Why does The Queen wear five poppies?

During November, The Queen and members of the Royal Family wear red poppies in memory of the fallen. However, The Queen does not just wear one poppy but instead several. The reason for this is a bit unsure. Some believe it is just one corsage that she wears while…
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The Queen attends socially distanced Remembrance Sunday commemorations with a Lady-in-Waiting for company

The Queen attended a socially distanced Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph on Sunday despite the ongoing public health emergency. Her Majesty’s presence comes as no surprise, with one royal source saying last month that the monarch would attend the service “come hell or high water.” The 94-year-old watched on from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as…
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