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The US Presidents knighted by The Queen and King George VI

Her Majesty The Queen has met all but one of the US Presidents during her reign. In total, the Queen has reigned during the tenure of President Harry Truman to the current leader, President Donald Trump. In total, 11 of the 12 presidents of the United States who have taken office during The Queen’s reign have met her. Her Majesty has honoured two US presidents with honorary knighthoods…
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The Queen's rider who finished 2nd place at Royal Ascot is suspended

James Doyle, the rider of The Queen’s horse Magnetic Charm, has received a two-day suspension for using his whip in an incorrect place. Mr Doyle rode Magnetic Charm into 2nd place in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot. However, following an investigation by the British Horseracing Authority Stewards, the jockey has received a two-day suspension from the sport for “using his whip in an…
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The Queen could be about to appoint her distant cousin as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Queen could be about to appoint her distant cousin as the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Jeremy Hunt, who is one of two contenders to become the next PM, is Queen Elizabeth II’s 5th cousin. Alongside Boris Johnson, Mr Hunt will now go head to head in a battle to become Her Majesty’s 14th Prime Minister. It is not unusual for distant relatives of the…
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The Queen is joined by all four of her children for the first day of Royal Ascot

Her Majesty The Queen was joined by all four of her children on Tuesday at Royal Ascot for the start of the five-day racing meeting. The 93-year-old Monarch ensured that all of her children took part in the carriage procession at the racecourse with the threat of rain not being enough to disrupt events. Joining The Queen in the first carriage was the Duke of York. Their Majesties the King and…
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