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Could coronavirus cause havoc with the Queen's State Visit plans?

The UK’s State Visit schedule for 2020 is rather light with just one incoming event marked in the diary so far. And now questions have been raised over whether this sole trip can go ahead because of concerns over coronavirus. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are set to arrive at Windsor in the spring for their first State Visit since the start of the Reiwa era last year. However, with…
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The sadness behind an historic portrait of the Queen

At first glance, she is the very embodiment of regality but look closer and the hint of mourning behind an iconic image of the Queen becomes clear. On February 26th 1952, Elizabeth II posed for her first official portrait as Monarch with her gentle smile hiding the grief she felt as this famous photo was taken. For less than three weeks earlier she had lost her beloved father, King George…
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The Queen makes unannounced visit to MI5

The Queen has made an unannounced visit to MI5’s head office where she praised the intelligence officers for their response to “changing threats” to the United Kingdom. MI5 is the United Kingdom’s domestic counter-intelligence and security…
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5 reasons why Queen Elizabeth II will not abdicate

For many years now it has been apparent that Prince Charles has been stepping up his duties as The Queen reduces her own. This is a sure sign that Prince Charles is preparing for the role that he will one day fulfil, though not just yet. To completely dispel any idea that abdication is the word on The Queen’s lips at the moment, here are 5 reasons why Her Majesty won’t abdicate. 1. ‘I…
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The Queen misses church service due to public safety concerns

The Queen has missed the Sunday morning church service at Sandringham due to public safety concerns. Winds of 50mph are currently battering the Sandringham Estate making it unsafe for the monarch to attend church. The high winds pose not only a threat to the 93-year-old monarch, but also to crowds who are gathered outside of church to get a glimpse of her. This would have likely been Her…
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