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Monarchy Monday: The love story of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

No questions asked Queen Victoria, and Prince Albert have one of the most famous love stories of the royal family of all time. Although Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip do have one that comes a close second. Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, 1951 It all started when the two met at the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark to…
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History

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria

Everybody will remember the magnitude of celebrations commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. From the River Thames pageant to the concert outside Buckingham Palace and especially the extended Bank Holiday weekend. Let’s not forget though that…
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Monarchy Monday: Investitures

The dream of attending an Investiture is something that makes up my dreams. An Investiture is where a person who is awarded an honour receives that award in person from The Queen, The Prince of Wales and sometimes The Princess Royal or Prince William. View image |…
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The Queen visits Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as Germany State Visit concludes

Wrapping up her four-day State visit to Germany, the Queen laid a wreath at the Bergen-Belsen memorial in honour of the 70,000 Jewish, Russian and other prisoners. View image | gettyimages.com The tragedy of the acts committed at Bergen-Belsen lay with the gut-wrenching statistics of 70,00o lives lost, 30,000 of those Jewish and 20,000 were Soviets. “If I could live my life again I would…
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History

Monarchy Monday: All in a 'regnal' name

Alexandrina Victoria chose to reign as Queen Victoria There are few circumstances in which one may pick their name, ascending the throne is one such. Upon becoming Sovereign, the new King or Queen may choose to use a new name to reign in. This is known as a regnal…
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh give Irish President tour through Windsor Castle

<![CDATA[Today was a historic one in terms of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Ireland – it marked the first ever official state visit to Britain by Irish President Michael D Higgins. The visit began with Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh greeting President Higgins and his wife, Mrs Sabina Higgins, at Windsor and Eton Riverside Railway…
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