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New portrait of The Queen unveiled by Scottish National Portrait Gallery

<![CDATA[The Scottish National Portrait Gallery unveiled a portrait of The Queen on Tuesday. The photograph, taken by prominent Scottish photographer Harry Benson CBE shows Her Majesty in the private study at Buckingham Palace where she conducts her weekly with the Prime Minister. In the photograph, Her Majesty is wearing a gold and diamond brooch featuring thistles, Scotland’s national…
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Monarchy cost each person 56p last year

<![CDATA[The annual Sovereign Grant report – the report on the Monarchy's public finances in the last year – was published today, showing in Monarchy's expenditure was £35.7 million for the year 2013-2014. The Sovereign Grant, which covers everything from the cost of staff to the cost of maintaining the royal residences, was introduced by Parliament in 2011 to replace…
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The Queen and Pope Francis's cricket teams to play each other at Windsor

<![CDATA[Teams representing The Queen and Pope Francis are set to face off against each other in a game of cricket at Windsor Castle, Vatican City declared on Monday. The Vatican XI consists mainly of Indian and Sri Lankan priests, while the royal side is made up of members of The Queen’s household, including staff, guards and soldiers. The two teams will play a Twenty20 match (Twenty…
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Queen and Prince Philip set for 21st visit to Northern Ireland

<![CDATA[The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit Northern Ireland from Monday 23rd June to Wednesday 25th June 2014. Monday 23rd June 2014 On Monday, The Queen and Prince Philip will arrive at George Best Belfast City Airport. The first engagement of the day will see The Queen arrive at Hillsborough Castle and will have an Audience with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, First…
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