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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive in France

<![CDATA[Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in France for the start of their three-day state visit, which also takes in the D-Day anniversary. The first engagement of today didn't begin in France though, before boarding the Eurostar at St Pancras International, the Queen unveiled a plaque marking the 20th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel linking Britain with…
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Page boy standing 8ft away from the Queen faints during Queen's speech

<![CDATA[A page boy, who was standing just 8 feet away from the Queen, fainted as she read out her speech to the House of Lords. The page boys stand just a few feet away from the Queen Just under nine minutes in from the start of the speech, a loud thud was heard as the boy fainted onto the ground. The Duchess of Cornwall, who was sat beside the boy, looked on with concern as he was carried…
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How the Royal Family will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day

<![CDATA[ Thursday, 5 June 2014 On Tuesday, 5 June, after unveiling a plaque to commemorate the 20th anniversarty of the Eurotunnel, Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will embark on a State Visit to the French Republic. They will arrive at Paris Gare du Nord. They will be received by President François Hollande at the Arc de Triomphe and afterwards for meetings at The Elysée Palace.
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Her Majesty's Prime Ministers

<![CDATA[Queen Elizabeth II has only been on the Throne for five years, and is about to embark upon new weekly audiences with a new Prime Minister. In the continuation of this series of blogs, we will be looking at the life and times of The Queen's third premier…
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The royal tradition of Afternoon Tea: From Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II

<![CDATA[At the British Royal Court, Afternoon Tea is a quintessential daily ritual. This delectable celebration of tea originated in the Victorian era, when young Queen Victoria reigned in the United Kingdom. Tea drinking in England dates back to 1662, when it was introduced at court by Portuguese Infanta Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II. Anna Maria Stanhope, Duchess of…
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