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The Queen is back to work just days after returning to London

The Queen is back to work just days after returning to London from her Christmas break in Sandringham. On Thursday, The Queen held audiences with newly-appointed Ambassadors to the Court of St James’s. Among her guests were His Excellency Mr Abderrahmane Benguerrah, Ambassador from the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. His Excellency Mr Adrei Kelin, Ambassador from…
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Why does The Queen wear so many poppies?

During November, The Queen and members of the Royal Family wear red poppies in memory of the fallen. However, The Queen does not just wear one poppy but instead several. The reason for this is a bit unsure. Some believe it is just one corsage that she wears while others argue that The Queen wears so many poppies as a way to honour each branch of the armed forces that took part in the war…
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The Queen to stop wearing clothes with real fur

Her Majesty The Queen is to stop wearing clothes with real fur according to her dressmaker, Angela Kelly in her new memoir, The Other Side Of The Coin: The Queen, The Dresser And The Wardrobe. Kelly said, “If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in…
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How does The Queen keep a healthy weight? She avoids too much a certain food many of us love!

The Queen has been on the throne for over 65 years, and through those many decades, she has been able to maintain a healthy weight – even with so many royal banquets, dinners and events. So, how does she keep her weight down? Her Majesty recently revealed her secret during a luncheon party at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. According to Sebastien Shakespeare at the Daily Mail, she…
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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…
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Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

To conclude our royal relations series, we are taking a look at how Queen Elizabeth II is related to Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf. The link between the two monarchs goes back to Queen Victoria who is the great-great-grandmother to Queen Elizabeth (through her father, King George VI) and great-great-grandmother of King Carl XVI Gustaf through both his mother and father through two of…
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