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History made with first woman to captain Queen’s guard

Over the last few months, several changes have had to be made to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. But this Monday, a positive change will happen as for the first time the Captain of the Queens Guard will be a female officer. The Guard is being formed by the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, led by its second in command Captain Megan Couto. Her commander…
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Obituary: Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Patricia Knatchbull was the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma. She was the eldest child of Lord Mountbatten of Burma. Our Queen did not celebrate her accession as it was also the anniversary of her father’s passing, but there is little doubt that Patricia Knatchbull took…