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Stained-glass window of Her Majesty to be designed by David Hockney for Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey announced on Tuesday, 22 November that influential contemporary painter David Hockney has accepted an invitation to design a stained-glass window at the Abbey to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Though the Abbey will provide input, Mr Hockney will have artistic control over the design and in a statement posted on the Westminster Abbey website alongside the announcement…
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Duke of Cambridge takes part in Order of the Thistle in Edinburgh

Prince William joined Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal at a thanksgiving service for the Order of the Thistle at Edinburgh’s St. Giles’ Cathedral yesterday, Thursday, 7 July. The Prince, who is known as the Earl of Strathearn while in Scotland, joined his aunt and grandparents as hundreds of onlookers lined the streets to greet the royals. As members of the…
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Opening Day at Royal Ascot 2016

Though sunny skies were hard to find, the opening day at Royal Ascot 2016 was filled with anticipation, excitement and the sartorial splendour this week in June is famous for. Determined not to let the weather get in their way the ladies and gentleman attending today’s…
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Queen’s beloved Britannia to make one-day comeback

Her Majesty’s Yacht Yacht Britannia may have been decommissioned in 1997 but on Sunday, June 12, 2016 it will ‘sail’ again when a giant model of the yacht will act as a centrepiece of the parade at The Patron’s Lunch. The model, which will stand at six metres long by…
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Will Queen Elizabeth II be voting in the EU referendum?

“Will Her Majesty the Queen take part in the EU referendum elections?” many people around the globe may asking themselves. Well, first things first, let us briefly discuss why the United Kingdom will hold a referendum election in June  23, 2016. What is a referendum, the European union, and why is the government urges its citizens to come out in large numbers and vote? The noun…
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Queen Elizabeth to have Crossrail named after her

London is paying tribute to the Queen by naming its newest underground railway after her, it was revealed today. The Crosssrail project, which cost £16bn, will be known as the Elizabeth line when it’s done and opened in 2018. London mayor Boris Johnson made the announcement during an official visit by The Queen to a Crossrail site at Bond Street. “Crossrail is already proving a…
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