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Business as usual: The Queen celebrates day of longest reign during Scottish Borders visit

The Queen has signalled that it is business as usual on the day she becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, visiting and opening Scotland’s new Borders Railway at a ceremony in Tweedbank Station this afternoon. The Queen speaks to Alyson Weir, Headteacher at Tweedbank Primary School after receiving flowers from the school’s youngest pupil, Molly Inglis, 4. The 89-year old…
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Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - then and now

Many of us have been watching the myriad of posts regarding Queen Elizabeth being set to exceed Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch on Wednesday, 9th September. The Queen pictured here in 2012 when she visited The Bank of England. By the Numbers To start…
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Royal Mint issues commemorative £20 silver coin honouring The Queen's record breaking milestone

Fewer and fewer people in Britain can remember a time when another head adorned our currency or indeed our stamps. In fact, the Royal Mint has confirmed that of the 28.9 billion coins in circulation, never have all of them carried the portrait of the same monarch. The new, limited edition, £20 coin. The Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history on 9th September 2015…
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For the birds: The Queen to build new home for her racing pigeons

The Royal Family is well-known for their love of animals. But the royal’s interest in pigeons and racing? Yes, there is royal love for all creatures great and small, and the sport of pigeon racing is part of it. King George VI and family with Mr J Walter Jones at the Royal Lofts in 1937. The Queen is now investing in a new pigeon loft on her Sandringham estate. The rotting pigeon loft is in…
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A royal 'hay day' for Charles & Camilla at the 157th Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show, now in 157th-year continued its royal connection on Tuesday. Its patron, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the first day of what is heralded as “England’s Premier Agricultural Event .” The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the 2011 Great Yorkshire Show meeting cattle exhibitors. The agricultural show takes place at the…
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