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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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BREAKING: Senior aides to Her Majesty called to London for emergency meeting

It has been reported that Her Majesty’s aides from all over the country have been called to London for an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace. Her most senior aides being called to the capital from all over the United Kingdom has caused frantic speculation as to the reason behind the emergency meeting. The staff from Balmoral, Windsor Castle and Sandringham were requested to attend the…
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145 Piccadilly: The Queen's Childhood Home

Following her birth on April 21 1926 at the home of her maternal grandparents at 17 Bruton St Mayfair, the baby Princess Elizabeth moved to the house that her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, had takenat 145 Piccadilly W1. This would be the house in which she would spend the first years of her childhood, as well as White Lodge in Richmond Park.These were the residences where the…
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Queen starts 2018 Commonwealth Games baton relay at Buckingham Palace

This morning The Queen began the official countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she launched the baton relay at Buckingham Palace, with the Duke of Edinburgh at her side. The relay will see the baton travel more than 200,000 miles through 71 countries over the next 388 days before reaching the Gold Coast in Australia, where the 2018 games will be held. After receiving the baton at the…
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