Category: Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen acceded to the throne in 1952 and over the course of an impressive 65 year reign has seen a number of significant milestones

Queen acceded to the throne in 1952 and over the course of an impressive 65 year reign has seen a number of significant milestones

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The Queen's birthday: A life in numbers The Queen, who turns 91 today, is Britain's longest-reigning monarch, as well as the longest serving living monarch in the world today. The first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street, the Mayfair home of her mother's parents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore. She acceded to the throne in 1952 and over the course of an impressive 65 year reign has seen a number of significant milestones. Here is a look at Queen Elizabeth II in numbers: Source: ITV NEWS Tags: Queen's Birthday, Queen, Birthday, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra
Trump’s upcoming visit to the U.K. has already caused some drama across the pond

Trump’s upcoming visit to the U.K. has already caused some drama across the pond

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White House Responds to Claim that Trump Wants a Gold-plated Carriage Ride During London Trip The Times of London reported Saturday that President Donald Trump wishes to proceed with a gold-plated carriage procession during his visit to London, currently planned for the second week in October, despite security concerns. When former president Barack Obama visited Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in 2011, he arrived in an armored motorcade, in a slight change of usual protocol, The Times noted. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping, however, took the precaution of a closed, rather than open, carriage from the Royal Mews for his ceremonial ride with the Queen. According to the Times, security sources have warned, however, that Trump’s procession will require a “monster” s
Speaking exclusively to Express co uk, the magician revealed his pride at performing for the Royals in both a magic and military capacity

Speaking exclusively to Express co uk, the magician revealed his pride at performing for the Royals in both a magic and military capacity

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Britain's Got Talent 2017: Prince Harry admits Queen's an avid viewer, past winner reveals BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT winner Richard Jones exclusively revealed that the Queen watched his winning performance during last year's finals of the ITV show. Speaking exclusively to Express co uk, the magician revealed his pride at performing for the Royals in both a magic and military capacity. He explained: "I've performed for the Royal family loads of times with my role in the army, but the Royal Variety was the first time doing it with magic. "I did see Prince Harry a few weeks after the final and he said he watched the semi-final when I was performing. He said he watched the final on YouTube because he missed it. He said he loved it, so that's good!" Richard, 26, then revealed that...
Although the Queen doesn’t attend an Easter egg hunt herself, she does host multiple hunts!

Although the Queen doesn’t attend an Easter egg hunt herself, she does host multiple hunts!

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While Prince Harry is enjoying Easter weekend with girlfriend Meghan Markle in Toronto, how is his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, planning to spend the holiday? For the Queen, Easter is a serious, religious holiday, as she is the head of the Church of England. The majority of her day is spent privately with family, but royal watchers do get a glimpse of the monarch each year on her way to church. On Easter Sunday, the Queen and the rest of the royal family typically spend the day at Windsor Castle. They’ll attend Easter services at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, where crowds will gather to see the family following church. A group of local children typically present bouquets of flowers to the Queen after services, too. The Queen’s other big Easter-related public engagement come
Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome the Queen, but Queen Elizabeth is giving Bags of Money to people

Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome the Queen, but Queen Elizabeth is giving Bags of Money to people

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Why Queen Elizabeth Is Giving People Bags of Money Today Queen Elizabeth handed out coins to 91 men and 91 women on Thursday in a tradition dating back to the 13th century: the distribution of Maundy money. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome the Queen, dressed in a turquoise suit and matching hat, as she attended the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral. The Maundy Service happens each year on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. During the service, the Queen distributes gifts according to the number of years she has lived. Each recipient of Maundy money is given two small leather purses by the Queen, one red and one white. The first contains a small amount of ordinary coinage which symbolizes the monarch’s gift for food and clothing. The second pu
The Queen came face-to-face with a baby elephant called Elizabeth

The Queen came face-to-face with a baby elephant called Elizabeth

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The Queen came face-to-face with a baby elephant called Elizabeth during her visit to Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire on Tuesday. The royal and her husband Prince Philip met the adorable creature as they toured the new Centre for Elephant Care, which is home to a herd of nine Asian elephants, including Elizabeth. The animal, who was born in June, was named after the Queen in celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday last year. As Patron of the Zoological Society of London, the Queen had the honour of opening the new care centre, which is set within 30 acres of land. The royals were introduced to vets and zoo keepers and shown around the arena. They watched the team carry out daily tasks such as nail filing and mouth care. Assistant curator of elephants Lee Sambrook said the Queen...