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The Queen was all smiles as she drove herself back home after an enjoyable day at the Royal Windsor

The Queen was all smiles as she drove herself back home after an enjoyable day at the Royal Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Beaming Queen drives herself back home after day at Royal Windsor Horse Show The 91-year-old monarch was photographed in her Range Rover at Windsor The Queen was all smiles as she drove herself back home after an enjoyable day at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Her Majesty, 91, beamed from ear-to-ear as she was pictured in the driving seat of her Range Rover. The royal, who was a mechanic during the Second World War, has always insisted on taking the wheel when she can and it's clear she still has a fondness for motoring. At Wednesday's event, the Queen had every reason to smile. Her horse Tower Bridge competed in the Cuddy Heavyweight Hunter Class in the Frogmore Arena, finishing second in the competition. The monarch took in the action alongside TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, who ...
Latest Update: Theresa May has released a statement following the news about Prince Philip

Latest Update: Theresa May has released a statement following the news about Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Theresa May has released a statement following the news that Prince Philip will be standing down from his royal duties from autumn this year. Thanking the royal for his many years of service, she said: "On behalf of the whole country, I want to offer our deepest gratitude and good wishes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following today's announcement that he will stand down from public duties in the Autumn." She added: "From his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen to his inspirational Duke of Edinburgh Awards and his patronage of hundreds of charities and good causes, his contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come." Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute, writing: "I would like to pay tribute t...
The Duchess of Cambridge will never be the Queen

The Duchess of Cambridge will never be the Queen

Princess Diana, Royality
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge beware! If Australian government executive Simon Dorante-Day can prove he is Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles secret love child, the Duchess of Cambridge will never be Queen. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge may never be Queen! Simon wants a DNA test done in order to finally remove all doubt. Right now, the only thing the Aussie really has to go on is the fact that his adoptive grandparents, Winifred and Ernest Day, worked in one of the Royal households. The couple’s daughter, Karen, and her husband, David, adopted Simon when he was 18 months old. Globe interviewed Simon, 50, who revealed his adoptive grandmother Winifred told Simon many times “that I was Camilla and Charles’s child.” Why didn’t granny or Simon come forward and lay claim to th
Social Media Slammed Rihanna on Disrespectful images of Queen Elizabeth II on her 91st Birthday

Social Media Slammed Rihanna on Disrespectful images of Queen Elizabeth II on her 91st Birthday

Princess Diana, Royality
Rihanna SLAMMED after sharing 'distasteful' boob-baring photo of Queen for 91st birthday Rihanna has been slammed online after she superimposed the Queen's head onto a saucy snap of herself flaunting her cleavage and holding a bottle of alcohol. Rihanna, 29, caused chaos after she took to Instagram to post the raunchy snap to celebrate the Queen's 91st birthday over the weekend. As well as the boob-baring shot, the Bajan beauty also shared three other pictures; one showing the royal wearing a pair of skimpy denim hotpants, another of her putting on a very leggy display and the first showing her wearing an oversized green fur coat. It didn't take long for followers to comment on the photos, with many labelling the singer "distasteful". One person posted: "Has your acc...
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!

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
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

Queen Elizabeth II
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

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
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...
Would you be surprised to discover that the Queen of England has someone on hand to end that awkward encounter for you on cue?

Would you be surprised to discover that the Queen of England has someone on hand to end that awkward encounter for you on cue?

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
It's a common social conundrum — you've run out of things to chat about but feel uncomfortable ditching the conversation so abruptly. Well, would you be surprised to discover that the Queen of England has someone on hand to end that awkward encounter for you on cue? That's right! According to royal historian Hugo Vickers, Queen Elizabeth II has a system of subtle codes that indicate to those around her that she's ready to wrap it up. Apparently, the Queen typically stands with her purse tucked into the crook of her left arm, but when she casually shifts her pocketbook to her right arm it signals to her handlers that she's ready to move on. They then swoop in and politely usher her away from the conversation. Thankfully, this has typically been done very kindly. "Someone wo