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Who signed the register at The Queen's wedding?

It was the beginning of a royal chapter which would make history time and time again. But on November 20th 1947, the ceremony which joined Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip as wife and husband was described by one of the clergy involved as ”in all essentials, exactly the same as it would have been for any cottager who might be married this afternoon”. And just like everyone who said…
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Garter day will be held next Monday

Every year in June, in the week of Royal Ascot, the Garter day service is held. This service and procession marks the installation of new members of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. This year the event is to be held on Monday 18th June. The Most Noble Order of the Garter…
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The Queen's 'secret gardens' at Frogmore House to open for three days this week

Mention the name Frogmore, and some people will instantly remember it is the resting place of the late Queen Mother, to name but one of many of the Royal Family throughout the years who lay in the Mausoleum or elsewhere. However, as visitors can find this week the Gardens are far more than that, they are 35 acres of calm and serenity that have been enjoyed since the time of Charles II. The…
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New statue of The Queen commissioned to mark her 90th birthday

A new statue of The Queen will be erected later this year in Gravesham to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations. The artwork was commissioned by Gravesham Council and is believed to be the only statue showing The Queen seated. The bronze statue, mounted on a stone plinth, features the monarch dressed in her Order of the Garter robes. The statue’s initial plans, detailing…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at Queen Victoria

“The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” – Queen Victoria She is this country’s second longest-reigning Monarch, and she reigned over a grand industrial age for Britain as well as a British Empire that stretched…