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The Queen's reservations about sending a message to the Moon are revealed

It was one of the most anticipated, watched and lauded moments of the 20th century but an invitation to Buckingham Palace to send a congratulatory text marking the first Moon landing was labelled a gimmick by courtiers. Documents just released by the National Archives reveal that the Queen had her own reservations about sending a royal message to the Moon in July 1969. As final preparations for…
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The Queen to miss Archie Harrison's christening as she enjoys a rare weekend away with Prince Philip

The Queen will not attend the christening of Archie Harrison on Saturday, despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex changing the date of the occasion to try and accommodate Her Majesty. According to the Daily Mail, the 93-year-old Monarch will be enjoying a rare weekend at home with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. After conducting an impressive 40 engagements in June and a further number of…
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Is the Royal Yacht Britannia about to make a comeback?

As Theresa May prepares to leave 10 Downing Street, there is mounting speculation in Westminster that her replacement could commission a new Royal Yacht for The Queen. Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the two men fighting to become the next Prime Minister, are enthusiastic about the idea of a new Royal Yacht, which would cost around £120m to recommission. Speaking a couple of years ago when he…
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The Queen and the Duchess of Gloucester to undertake a joint engagement in Cambridge

The Queen will be accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester for a joint engagement in Cambridge next week. Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will visit the new site of the Royal Papworth Hospital on Tuesday, July 9. When they visit the site, The Queen and the Duchess will tour the new building visiting the catheter laboratories and the critical care unit. They will meet recent transplant patients…
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