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Good-humoured Queen insisted she had a speaking role in the London 2012 James Bond film

The Queen’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly, has revealed that Her Majesty insisted she had a speaking role in the world famous London 2012 James Bond film. In her new book, Mrs Kelly says that it was the monarch herself who chose to say ‘good evening, Mr Bond’, in the sketch which saw Her Majesty jump out of a helicopter. In extracts of Mrs Kelly’s new book published in…
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Queen 'nearly shot' by Buckingham Palace guard

An anecdote published in The Times newspaper reveals that a former guardsman once came close to shooting The Queen by accident, after believing the monarch was an intruder. In the piece, the guard recalls that Her Majesty enjoys late night walks, and often embarks upon…
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Review: "A day with The Queen"

I was sent this lovely illustrated book by a Portuguese author, Diana Del-Negro for a review. It’s a children’s book that Del-Negro wrote and illustrated herself. She wrote it for her five-year-old daughter, Laura, to “explain that real princesses exist, and also queens.” The short book starts with a greeting by a corgi (The Queen’s beloved breed of dog) named…
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Who's the Queen been sending red roses to?

It’s been a busy week for Elizabeth II. She’s opened Parliament, given the Queen’s Speech and helped mark a major milestone for one of the most famous churches in the world. And as it turns out, she’s also been leaving red roses for a rather distinguished gentleman. But the Duke of Edinburgh has nothing to worry about. This posy was sent to one of her predecessors as…
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The Queen soldiers on through State Opening despite apparent cold

The Queen has given her speech at the State Opening of Parliament despite appearing to have the remnants of a heavy cold. The Monarch looked to be breathing more rapidly and heavily as she took her place on the Throne in the House of Lords at the start of the ceremony and was heard to cough before the speech began. Elizabeth II, who is now 93, set out her government’s plans for the coming…
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