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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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Queen Elizabeth may meet the first woman in space

During her 60 plus years on the throne, The Queen has met people from all walks of life, careers, countries, ethnicities, cultures and accomplishments. She has met numerous heads of state, fellow monarchs, presidents, dictators, and other controversial individuals. 2017 has…
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Man fined for offensive tweets about The Queen's death

A 56-year-old man has been found guilty of posting threatening messages about The Queen on Twitter. He has now been fined £500 for the offence. The 56-year-old man was named as Alastair Dow from Aberdeen, Scotland. Alastair Dow’s home in Aberdeen was raided by police after intelligence officers saw the posts made during the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Shortly after these tweets were…
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New stamp released for Sapphire Jubilee

To commemorate Her Majesty’s Sapphire Jubilee, the Isle of Man Post Office has released a set of six stamps which represent various state visits The Queen has taken during her 65-year reign. Along with the stamps, the post office has also released a miniature sheet…
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Why we'd never see the Queen behind bars

The fount of all modern knowledge – Google – is asked hundreds of thousands of questions, on a multitude of topics, from people around the world every single day. It will be of little or no surprise to hear that a lot of these questions concern the British Royal Family. Common themes arise, but one unusual question is asked more often than most – would Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II…
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The Queen - Britain's most powerful weapon

The United Kingdom now finds itself in a period of great uncertainty. After the vote for Brexit, the change in government and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States presidential election, nobody quite knows where the ancient kingdom is headed. Only one figure has the experience and stature to sell the UK on the world stage. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was there when Britain stood…
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