State & Ceremonial

Final preparations underway for the China State Visit

With just days to go until the State Visit by the President of China, preparations are entering their final stages and every hour of practice time is precious. So in the early hours of Friday morning, the Army was out in force practicing manoeuvres for the event that will see it taking a starring role. They took to the streets of London while most of us slept to get ready for their ceremonial…
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Glasgow to protest hospital being named after The Queen

A peaceful protest is being organised in Glasgow this Friday, to fight against the naming of the city’s new hospital after The Queen. The new £842-million hospital was built in May this year and was formerly called the South Glasgow University Hospital – a name that was used on all sign posts. However, following the official opening by Her Majesty this summer, the building’s name was…
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Balmoral Castle could become The Queen's second home

It is being reported that Balmoral Castle could become Her Majesty The Queen’s second home in the event of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh. Should Prince Philip die before her, it is being reported that Queen Elizabeth has expressed a wish to spend more time at her Highland retreat. Balmoral Castle could become The Queen’s second home. The Sunday Times have reported that plans have…
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Queen gives Mappin & Webb royal seal of approval

Mappin & Webb has long been associated with timeless elegance and beautiful craftsmanship. In 1775, at the age of 18, Jonathan Mappin started a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield. Within a year the first Mappin hallmark was recorded at the assay office and in 1780…
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The Queen's whisky up for auction in the United States

Whisky direct from The Queen’s private cellar is going on the auction block this weekend in the United States. Two bottles of 1980 Bowmore Single Malt Whisky from Buckingham Palace will be auctioned off in St Paul, Minnesota as part of Regions Hospital Foundation’s 26th annual Wine Auction. In previous auctions, the bottles have sold for more than £41,853 ($65,000 USD).
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