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When does The Queen leave Sandringham and return to London?

The Queen has been at Sandringham House in Norfolk for the best part of two months having departed London for her country retreat in December. But as the Winter season comes to an end and the daylight extends later into the evening, Her Majesty will be preparing to travel back to Buckingham Palace any day now. Leaving Sandringham is always a time tinged with sadness for the Monarch. Not only is…
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80% of people living in the UK have only ever known one monarch – Queen Elizabeth II

As The Queen begins her 68th year on the throne next week, it is perhaps unsurprising that 80% of UK residents have only ever known one monarch – Elizabeth II. The then Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, upon the death of her father, King George VI. According to the Office for National Statistics, 12 million British residents were alive when King George died and…
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The Queen attends church at West Newton

The Queen went on a walkabout after attending church in Norfolk as her Christmas break at Sandringham begins to draw to a close. She spoke to wellwishers as she attended Sunday service at church at West Newton which is on the Sandringham Estate. The Queen, wearing a pale peach coat and hat, was accompanied by Countess Mountbatten of Burma as she made her way to the service. Later, the Queen…
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The Queen urges the UK to 'look for common ground'

The Queen has called for people to seek common ground in comments that are widely being interpreted as a reference to the situation surrounding Brexit. The remarks came during a speech to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute at Sandringham during a royal visit on Thursday. Speaking to WI members, the Queen said ”as we look for new answers in a modern age, I for one…
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