The Queen

New attire for The Queen's Madame Tussauds display

As The Queen this week becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Madame Tussauds in London will be playing their part in the celebrations as they dress their wax-work figure of Her Majesty in a new crystal covered dress. The Queen will overtake her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria’s, reign on Wednesday 9th September. A previous waxwork figure of The Queen at Madame Tussauds in…
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A special service of music and prayers to mark the moment The Queen makes history

On the day that The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history there will be a special service of music and prayers at one of Britain’s most important churches to mark the historic moment. A ceremony of Choral Evensong will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on September 9th as Elizabeth II overtakes Victoria in the record books. The Queen’s historic milestone will…
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A slice of history: Piece of The Queen's wedding cake sells at auction

A slice of wedding cake from the marriage of Princess Elizabeth of England (the future Queen Elizabeth II) to Philip Mountbatten recently sold for £500 at an auction. Embed from Getty Images The slice was taken from a much larger fruit cake that was served to guests after the royal wedding in 1947. Thanks to its high alcohol content, the cake is still edible, despite being over 68 years old. It…
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Royal Mint issues commemorative £20 silver coin honouring The Queen's record breaking milestone

Fewer and fewer people in Britain can remember a time when another head adorned our currency or indeed our stamps. In fact, the Royal Mint has confirmed that of the 28.9 billion coins in circulation, never have all of them carried the portrait of the same monarch. The new, limited edition, £20 coin. The Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history on 9th September 2015…
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