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In a statement published on the Royal Family’s official website, the Queen described her deepest sympathy

In a statement published on the Royal Family’s official website, the Queen described her deepest sympathy

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has responded to the suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, northern England, that killed at least 22 people and injured around 59 on Monday evening. In a statement published on the Royal Family's official website, the Queen described the terrorist incident as a "dreadful event" and thanked the emergency services for the way in which they responded. Read the full statement below: The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert. I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injur...
Queen’s jeweller creates gem of a garden

Queen’s jeweller creates gem of a garden

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
The Queen’s jewellers will be exhibiting a collection of “naturalistic” pieces designed to look like creatures such as bees, butterflies and beetles at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower show. Bentley & Skinner, jewellers by royal appointment to The Queen and the Prince of Wales, will have its first stand at London’s flower show next week. Sales director Omar Vaja told the Standard “hundreds” of pieces — costing between £1,500 and £80,000 — created by the team’s craftsmen will be on display at a stand made to look like a garden. There will, he added, “be something for everyone”, with simpler necklaces costing about £500 also on sale. Mr Vaja said the collection of original jewellery will include a diamond bee, a Victorian ruby and diamond butterfly brooches, a pair of garnet a
Her Majesty is the only person in the UK who can drive without a license

Her Majesty is the only person in the UK who can drive without a license

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Why the Queen doesn't own a license and doesn't need one to drive The 91-year-old monarch trained as a driver and mechanic during the Second World War At the age of 91, the Queen is still comfortable behind the wheel and insists on driving herself to and from locations, mainly around her private estates. She most recently climbed into the driver's seat to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show last week, where she was pictured perfectly at ease in her Range Rover. As part of the "royal prerogative" – powers and rights that the sovereign alone possesses – Her Majesty is the only person in the UK who can drive without a license, even though driving licenses are issued in her name. Among her many privileges, she has never needed to take a driving test and is allowed to drive without a nu
Rarely Kiss: The royal couple have been married for seven decades

Rarely Kiss: The royal couple have been married for seven decades

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Why the Queen and Prince Philip rarely kiss in public The royal couple have been married for seven decades They have been married for seven decades and are always the picture of happiness whenever they step out. So why is it that the Queen and Prince Philip rarely show any signs of affection? The royal couple, who have been together for most of their adult lives, frequently refrain from embracing when at public events or royal engagements, and have only occasionally been seen sharing a tender moment. In 1999, Prince Philip was seen kissing the Queen's cheek during the midnight celebrations on 31 December at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich. Another sweet moment which was captured saw the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen share an intimate moment before she boarded in Ottawa, bou...
The Queen has reportedly told Princes William and Harry it is time for them to stop “soul-baring” and be more like their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh

The Queen has reportedly told Princes William and Harry it is time for them to stop “soul-baring” and be more like their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth II
Be more like Granddad! Queen tells Princes William and Harry to stop ‘soul-baring’ The Queen has reportedly told Princes William and Harry it is time for them to stop “soul-baring” and be more like their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh. Sources suggest she instructed the younger royals to place more emphasis on their state duties, just days after Prince Philip announced he will be stepping down from the public eye in the autumn. The news comes just weeks after both princes spoke out about the struggle of coming to terms with the death of their mother, Princess Diana, as part of the Heads Together mental health campaign.   Speaking to the Sunday Times, a royal insider said: "As successful as that campaign was, it might be that soul-baring isn't what Buckingham Pal