The Queen

The Queen urges unity in Church of England Synod speech

The Queen has inaugurated the Tenth General Synod of the Church of England, following a service at Westminster Abbey this morning. Arriving with the Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty looked radiant as she took her seat in a grey and cream striped tweed jacket and hat amongst the hundreds of religious leaders and worshippers gathered for the pre-Synod Eucharist. During the service, presided over…
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Palaces & Buildings

Throwback Thursday: Windsor Castle fire

Windsor Castle came out of World War II untouched by Blitz that occurred only 24 or so miles away. Decades later on 20 November 1992, it would meet a far different fate in the form of fire that would end up costing close to £40 million. The fire was said to spark by a…
State & CeremonialThe Queen

Details of Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's State Visit to Malta released

The full details of the State Visit to Malta by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been released. Highlights of the three-day visit, from November 26th to November 28th, include a reception for the people of the island and a glittering State Dinner. The visit is being made to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which will take place in Malta in November. The Prince of…
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Folk songs, candlesticks and Shakespeare: gifts exchanged during China State Visit

Earlier on Tuesday, The President Xi and Madame Peng enjoyed a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, given by The Queen. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance at the luncheon. View image | gettyimages.com Following the private lunch, Her Majesty invited the President and Madame Peng to view an exhibition in the Picture Gallery of items from the Royal Collection…
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Insight

Names you may have heard: Sir Alan Lascelles

Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles was born on 11 April 1887 at Sutton Waldron House in Dorset. He was the sixth and youngest child, and only surviving son, of Commander Frederick Canning Lascelles. Lascelles was also the grandson of the fourth Earl of Harewood. His mother…
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Royal Warrant removed from Volkswagen company letterhead

Volkswagen announces it has removed its Royal Warrant over emissions scandal as customer complaints continue to rise. The Queen’s Household owns approximately a dozen Volkswagen cars. The company confirmed it had removed the coveted Royal Arms from official letterheads and other communications in the wake of public criticisms over the emissions embarrassment. According to the Royal Warrant…
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