Category: Queen Elizabeth

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” secur
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
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...
“The Duke and Duchess of Windsor imploring important Americans not to join the war on Britain’s side, it’s astonishing. It’s close to treachery actually.”

“The Duke and Duchess of Windsor imploring important Americans not to join the war on Britain’s side, it’s astonishing. It’s close to treachery actually.”

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REVEALED: King George set spies on brother Edward VIII amid fears he was Nazi sympathiser KING George VI spied on his brother Edward VIII after his abdication, amid suspicions the rogue royal and his American wife Wallis Simpson were Nazi sympathisers and passing information to the Germans, it has been claimed. The FBI also “targeted, tailed and tapped” the royal couple on the orders of US President Franklin D Roosevelt, according to a documentary to be shown tonight. Unearthing secret files locked in the royal archives for nearly 80 years, the second part of Spying On The Royals will show how Winston Churchill was outraged to discover that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor had tried to persuade influential Americans not to join the war effort in 1941. Professor Richard J Ald
Buckingham Palace is hiring a new interior decorator

Buckingham Palace is hiring a new interior decorator

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Are you good with a needle and thread? Are you well-versed in the art of furniture preservation? Then dust off your resume, because Buckingham Palace is hiring a new interior decorator, and the job could be yours. The Royal Household posted the job opening online this week, and is seeking a “curtain maker and soft furnishing upholsterer” to deliver projects at Buckingham Palace — Queen Elizabeth’s residence — Windsor Castle, and St. James’s Palace, where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall live. According to the posting, “The range of projects will stretch you.” Stretch you, you guys. The posting continues, “And knowing that you’re conserving and creating magnificent items that will be enjoyed by future generations will give you the greatest sense of reward.” Ah, that elusive wo