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History Rewind: Her Majesty presides over Manx Millennium

<![CDATA[ On 5 July 1979 The Queen presided over the Isle of Man’s 1000th open-air sitting of Parliament. She was only the second British Monarch to satisfy this duty in person. The last monarch to do so was Her Majesty’s father, King George VI in 1945. Her Majesty is the Lord of Mann as the official usage is applied for traditional and cultural reasons. The title Lord of Mann, though, was…
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The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles and Camilla to visit Dumfries House

<![CDATA[The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh along with The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay (as Charles and Camilla are known whilst in Scotland) are scheduled to visit Dumfries House on Wednesday, 2 July. Built between 1754 and 1759 for the 5th Earl of Dumfries, Dumfries House has remained the same for the past 250 years. The main rooms, furnishings and contents are still as they were when the…
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Monarchy cost each person 56p last year

<![CDATA[The annual Sovereign Grant report – the report on the Monarchy's public finances in the last year – was published today, showing in Monarchy's expenditure was £35.7 million for the year 2013-2014. The Sovereign Grant, which covers…
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The Queen and Prince Philip visit the gaol and Game of Thrones

<![CDATA[The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh had a full schedule on Tuesday during their visit to Northern Ireland. The Royal couple first stopped at Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. On 31 March 1996 the Governor of Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol walked out of the fortified prison slamming its gates shut for the final time. The closing ended a 150-year history of imprisonment, conflict and…
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Queen's horse Estimate finished second in Royal Ascot Gold Cup

<![CDATA[It was one of the most pulsating finishes in Royal Ascot history, four horses were battling to the finish line in the Gold Cup but The Queen's horse estimate finished in 2nd place and lost by a nose to Leading Light. The Queen looked on in the Royal Box alongside her racing manager John Warren as Estimate crossed the line; hoping that Estimate would win for the second year in a…
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