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The Queen to have private meeting with the Prime Minister of India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to have private meetings with The Queen and UK Prime Minister Theresa May during his visit to the UK for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Narendra Modi and 52 other heads of government are due to arrive for the meetings in London and Windsor which take place from the 16th April until the 20th April. This is when the UK will…
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The Queen's staff gifted with 1500 Christmas puddings

Earlier this week, The Queen hosted senior members of her staff at the Goring Hotel where she was seen leaving the luncheon. The Palace also revealed that Her Majesty had gifted all of her 1,500 strong staff with Christmas puddings. This tradition was started by her…
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Stamps released to mark Her Majesty and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary

On Monday, 20 November, Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate a milestone few couples realise – their 70th wedding anniversary. The then Princess Elizabeth had to fight to marry the man who’d captured her heart. They were married at Westminster Abbey in 1947. 2,000 guests observed the ceremony that was broadcast on radio to millions around the world. A new set…
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Banksy uses The Queen to apologise to Palestinians

The street artist, Banksy, is once again making headlines. This time it is for using Her Majesty The Queen in an apology to Palestinians. Holding a royal “apology” party for Britain’s support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, Banksy carved a royal mural…
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The Queen to receive an 8.1% pay raise in 2018

As of April 2018 The Queen’s taxpayer-funded income will rise to £82.2 million, an 8.1 per cent increase from 2017. The Queen’s income, which is known as the Sovereign Grant, supports the head of state but also covers the costs of the occupied royal palaces. First established at £31 million for the 2012-2013 tax year, the Sovereign Grant replaced the Civil list and payments from various…
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Diary entry reveals The Queen was bored during her father’s coronation

In a diary entry on 12 May 1937, from the then 11-year-old Princess Elizabeth of York, the future Queen recorded the experience of watching her father’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. The diary entry opened with the fact that the day saw the young princess awakened at the early hour of 05:00 by the music of the Royal Marines band outside her window. Following an early breakfast, Elizabeth got…
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