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Gun salutes and peals of bells for the Duke of Edinburgh's 98th birthday

The birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh has been marked in right royal fashion with gun salutes across the United Kingdom. Bells have also been run to mark the anniversary of the birth of Philip, Britain’s longest serving royal consort. Appropriately enough for the Duke of Edinburgh, there was a 21 gun salute at Edinburgh Castle to mark his birthday. The rounds were fired at noon, the same…
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Prince Philip - is 97 too old to be behind the wheel?

In the hours since news came through that the Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car accident, there has been much debate about whether the 97 year old prince should continue to drive on public roads. Police continue to investigate the incident and we don’t know what…
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The Queen and Prince Philip's Royal Year in Review

The Queen’s year has a seemingly unalterable shape to it and yet each twelve months is peppered with differences while staying true to the tradition that has made it so familiar. The past twelve months has brought a busy public diary for Elizabeth II while behind palace doors, the Head of State has carried out a ceaseless string of audiences and meetings. There have been investitures, Privy…
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The five worst royal quotes of 2017

Members of the Royal Family take up important positions as they represent their country. Therefore, they are expected to act dignified, diplomatic and are expected to be on their best behaviour at all times. However, not all royals succeed in this task. From time to time some royals speak up unexpectedly. This was no different in 2017. Here are the top five worst royal quotes of 2017. 5. “My…
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BREAKING NEWS: The Duke of Edinburgh to step down from royal duties this autumn

Last night, the calling of an emergency meeting for all senior royal aides at Buckingham Palace caused a widespread panic that something might have happened to either Her Majesty The Queen or His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. French media began reporting on the supposed death of The Duke of Edinburgh, although it was later confirmed that both The Queen and The Duke are in good health. The…
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