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The Queen's week in pictures

The Queen marked the 68th anniversary of her accession this week. But while the day itself is always spent quietly and privately at Sandringham House, the place where her beloved father died on February 6th 1952, the royal diary is picking up pace. Elizabeth II, just days away from becoming the fourth longest reigning monarch in recorded history, carried out a series of engagements through the…
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Why is The Queen also The Duke (not Duchess) of Lancaster?

Last week’s announcement by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back as senior royals has caused a renewed interest in royal finances. A significant amount of media attention has been given to the Sovereign Grant and the income given to the Prince of Wales from the Duchy of Cornwall. That income, which was created in 1337 by King Edward III, has funded 95% of the office of the Duke and…
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A Look Back at The Queen's Royal Year

January The Queen spent Christmas at Sandringham and continued to stay there through February, so news was slow at the beginning of the year. Case in point? Our first story about The Queen in 2019 was titled “Inquiring children’s minds want to know: does The Queen eat…
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Christmas Sparkle at the Palace: All the Tiaras from the Diplomatic Reception

The Queen hosted her annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday evening. As one of the last white tie events on the British royal calendar, let’s look at the tiaras worn by Queen Elizabeth, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duchess of Cambridge. Vladimir Tiara Embed from Getty Images The Vladimir Tiara is one of Queen Elizabeth’s go-to tiaras. At the diplomatic…
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The Queen begins Remembrance commemorations on a visit to Kent

This time of year, the Royal Family takes the time to reflect on sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces and veterans. While the family takes part in a number of events, The Queen started off this year’s commemorations with a visit to Kent. The Queen visited the Royal British Legion Industries in Kent in part of the charity’s centenary year. The charity supports Armed Forces…
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