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Queen Elizabeth’s portrait removed from Canadian Foreign Affairs building

Among fears that newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government may be trying to excise her images from Canada’s national life, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has been removed from a prime location at the Foreign Affairs building and replaced by twin paintings by Quebec modern artist Alfred Pellan. The Alfred Pellan paintings, called Canada West and Canada East, were on display…
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join The Queen at Festival of Rememberance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall to honour the war dead. They were sat in the royal box alongside The Queen and other members of the royal family. The service, which takes place every year, remembered those who have died in conflicts past and present. It was specifically poignant as this year is the 70th anniversary…
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Remembrance Sunday service shortened so Queen and veterans spend less time standing

Buckingham Palace has announced that the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph will be shorter this year. The ceremony will be changed slightly to limit the amount of time that The Queen and the veterans who take part have to stand. Many veterans, some now in their nineties, wait for hours to be in place for the service and following the Act of Remembrance they take part in the march past the…
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Folk songs, candlesticks and Shakespeare: gifts exchanged during China State Visit

Earlier on Tuesday, The President Xi and Madame Peng enjoyed a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, given by The Queen. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance at the luncheon. View image | gettyimages.com Following the private lunch, Her Majesty invited the President and Madame Peng to view an exhibition in the Picture Gallery of items from the Royal Collection…
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