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The Queen celebrates the 61st anniversary of her coronation with a horse ride

<![CDATA[On Monday, the Queen celebrated 61 years since her coronation but she didn't throw a party or make a fuss of the occasion. Instead, she modestly enjoyed a horse ride around Great Windsor Park on her pony, Carltonlima Emma. The 88-year-old monarch was seen wearing jodhpurs, an overcoat and a headscarf as she rode on her black pony alongside her head groom, Terry Prendry. The Queen…
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Her Majesty's Prime Ministers

<![CDATA[Queen Elizabeth II has only been on the Throne for five years, and is about to embark upon new weekly audiences with a new Prime Minister. In the continuation of this series of blogs, we will be looking at the life and times of The Queen's third premier, Harold Macmillan. Born on the 10th February 1894, Maurice Harold Macmillan was brought into the world at 52 Cadogan Place in…
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History Rewind: Queen returns after 6 month Commonwealth tour

<![CDATA[Today in 1954, The Queen and the Royal Family returned after a six-month tour of the Commonwealth to a enthusiastic welcome in London. 1953: The Queen in Timaru, a major port in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand. Crowds gathered on the banks of the River Thames to catch a glimpse of the Royal Yacht Britannia bringing Her Majesty and the Royal family home. Numerous sirens…
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Her Majesty's prime ministers

<![CDATA[Milk cost 2p a pint; meat and sugar were still rationed and the average house price was £1891. The year was 1952 and on the 6th February that year, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, ascended the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. 62…
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20 years ago: The Queen and François Mittérand inaugurated Channel Tunnel

<![CDATA[Twenty years ago in 1994, the Queen and President Francois Mitterrand or France, cut the inaugural ribbon of the Channel Tunnel, which made a hundred year dream of linking France and Britain under the sea a reality. In order to complete the tunnel, there were 12,000 engineers, technicians and workers involved to create the world’s longest underwater tunnel which was 24 miles…
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