Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II's final money portrait to grace commemorative coin

The Royal Mint has unveiled a new £2 coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the coin. The new coin has the same bi-metallic colouring as the first version released in 1997. Following a decision to introduce the coin into circulation in 1994, artist Bruce Rushin won a competition to design it. Rushin said it was an “astonishing feeling” to have his design appear on the…
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House of Lords hears end of Elizabeth II's reign had ''elements of a regency''

A member of the House of Lords has described the last year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as having ”elements of a regency” about it. The remarks came in a debate on another day of political turmoil in the United Kingdom. As King Charles III was preparing to appoint a new Prime Minister for the first time in his reign, the upper house began talking about reviewing the…
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Queen Camilla honours Elizabeth II at Ascot as Her Majesty continues the late Queen's racing legacy

Her Majesty Queen Camilla attended British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday to honour her late mother-in-law, Elizabeth II. It was on British Champions Day 12 months ago when Queen Elizabeth II attended the races for the final ever time, ending nearly nine decades of regular appearances at her favourite sport. On that occasion, Elizabeth was inducted into racing’s Hall Of…
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Much-loved feature on Google Maps retired after Queen's death

A much-loved cheeky feature has been quietly retired from Google Maps following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Prior to her death, if one were to access the street view around Buckingham Palace, they would see a “royal” figure representing the neighbourhood the user was navigating. The figure would also appear around Windsor Castle and Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Google…
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