The Queen

The discreet beginnings of a legendary reign: Elizabeth II, our historic monarch

Not all kings and queens are born in castles. And the monarch about to become the longest reigning of them all began her life in a house in a rather ordinary street in a very genteel part of London. The story of Victoria started in Kensington Palace. The tale of the woman about to take her record began at No 17, Bruton Street, Mayfair for that is where Elizabeth II was born. And from September…
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The Queen

A special service of music and prayers to mark the moment The Queen makes history

On the day that The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history there will be a special service of music and prayers at one of Britain’s most important churches to mark the historic moment. A ceremony of Choral Evensong will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on September 9th as Elizabeth II overtakes Victoria in the record books. The Queen’s historic milestone will…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles pays tribute to Scottish soldiers killed in World War One

As commemorations continue around the world to mark the centenaries of many battles of World War One, Prince Charles has paid his own tributes to soldiers from a remote part of Scotland. Charles laid a wreath at a new memorial cairn built to honour soldiers from the Moray farming community and several of the neighbouring parishes who died in the conflict. The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to…
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History

King Richard III brings extra visitors to Leicester on the first Bosworth anniversary since his reinterment

For years, August 22nd was the one time in the year when the focus really fell on Richard III. The last king of the House of York lost his throne and his life on that date when he lost the Battle of Bosworth to the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. And for the long time when Richard’s burial place was lost, the end of his story was remembered on the anniversary of Bosworth. But all that has…
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