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Find Out What Really Happened the Moment Elizabeth Discovered She Was Queen

Find Out What Really Happened the Moment Elizabeth Discovered She Was Queen

Queen Elizabeth
For Queen Elizabeth, it was to be a relaxing, wildlife-watching stop in Kenya during what was set to be a long tour while her ailing father, King George VI, rested back home in England. But everything changed on February 6, 1952, when George died of a blood clot — making his direct heir and elder daughter, Elizabeth, the new monarch at age 25. Lady Pamela Hicks, a cousin of Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip and one of the couple’s bridesmaids, was a witness to history during that fateful trip. “My mother remembered very clearly that when she heard the news, she paced up and down, up and down with Philip and the ladies-in-waiting and the private secretary,” Lady Pamela’s daughter India Hicks, an entrepreneur and the founder of lifestyle site IndiaHicks.com, tells PEOPLE in this week’s
The Crown has shed new light on one of Queen Elizabeth’s most enduring and close relationships: her bond with racing manager Lord “Porchie” Porchester.

The Crown has shed new light on one of Queen Elizabeth’s most enduring and close relationships: her bond with racing manager Lord “Porchie” Porchester.

Queen Elizabeth
The Truth About Queen Elizabeth’s Close Relationship with Racing Manager ‘Porchie’ Porchester The Crown has shed new light on one of Queen Elizabeth’s most enduring and close relationships: her bond with racing manager Lord “Porchie” Porchester. They would talk three times a week on the phone, and as the hit Netflix series shows, he had a direct line to the monarch. But despite the harsh glares from a seemingly jealous Prince Philip (Matt Smith) on the show, in real life theirs was strictly a platonic close friendship, experts say. Porchie “was a sensitive, quiet man who shared her passion for horses,” Robert Lacey, a royal historian and consultant to the series, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “He was on the same wavelength.” Horses are a central part of Elizabeth’s life, her m
Princess Charlotte has a very sweet gift hanging on her nursery wall: a mural with all the special facts about the day she was born

Princess Charlotte has a very sweet gift hanging on her nursery wall: a mural with all the special facts about the day she was born

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Fit for a princess! Princess Charlotte has a very sweet gift hanging on her nursery wall: a mural with all the special facts about the day she was born. Bought for her by members of the royal security team at Kensington Palace and created by artist mom Lucy Tapper, the lilac mural matches the one they got for big brother Prince George. The print includes the little royal’s full name — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — along with the date and time of her birth, her weight, her Emerald birth stone, star sign of Taurus and her lily of the valley birth flower. Tapper, who lives in Tavistock, Devon (about 235 miles southwest of London), tells PEOPLE, “I like to imagine it there on her nursery wall while she is playing there. She is such a gorgeous little thing.” The gift was ordered for the
Prince Harry and Girlfriend Meghan Markle Photographed Together for the First Time in London

Prince Harry and Girlfriend Meghan Markle Photographed Together for the First Time in London

Prince Harry
The pair were spotted in public together on Wednesday evening while on a date to see a play near London’s West End, as seen in a photo obtained by The Sun. Though it was no red carpet debut, the outing was Harry, 32, and Meghan’s first time out as a couple since PEOPLE confirmed in October that they’ve been dating seriously for about three months. As seen in the photo, the royal and his 35-year-old girlfriend stayed close to one another, bundled up in beanies and coats as they took a stroll along Piccadilly and Shaftesbury Avenue. Their theatre date comes a couple days after they were seen shopping for a Christmas tree together on Monday night at the Pines and Needles store in London. Besides their subtle ways of expressing their romance with personalized jewelry and matching bracelet
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Pay Tribute to the Duke of Westminster at Somber Memorial Service

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Pay Tribute to the Duke of Westminster at Somber Memorial Service

Duchess Catherine, Prince William
Prince William and Princess Kate paid their respects to the sixth Duke of Westminster at a somber memorial service Monday morning. The royal couple were among the hundreds of guests to attend the service at Chester Cathedral. Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Eugenie were also in attendance. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, died on August 9 at Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, England, after developing a sudden illness at his home, Abbeystead Estate. He was 64. Close family members attended a private funeral service in the days after his death. The late Duke was Britain’s wealthiest landowner and a friend to the royal family. He served in the British Army for nearly 40 years, eventually obtaining the rank of Major General. He is survive
t’s in the Eyes: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Channels Princess Diana in Arresting New Photo

t’s in the Eyes: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Channels Princess Diana in Arresting New Photo

Duchess Catherine
She didn’t realize it, but Princess Kate was following in the footsteps of Princess Diana in more ways than one on Sunday. As in recent years, Kate joined other royal women on the balcony overlooking the somber ceremony to remember Britain’s war dead. Her late mother-in-law did the same during her palace years — and in one photograph taken Sunday, Kate evokes Diana with a similar upward gaze. Photo by News Group/REX/Shutterstock (192325a)<br />Princess Diana<br />Remembrance Sunday Service, Cenotaph, Whitehall, London, Britain – Nov 1991 Princess Kate attends Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, London, UK, on the 13th November 2016. By James Whatling Also at the ceremony, Prince William laid a wreath alongside his brother Prince Harry and their grandmother Queen Elizabeth

What Is Prince Harry’s Girlfriend Meghan Markle Suggesting With These Cuddling Bananas?

Prince Harry
Is Meghan Markle trying to tell us something? The Suits actress posted the cryptic image of two cuddling bananas on her Instagram Tuesday morning – just hours after PEOPLE confirmed her budding romance with Prince Harry. Alongside the quirky romantic pic, the 35-year-old Los Angeles native added the simple message, “Sleep tight xx”. To which one her followers, corkscrew86, replied: “You and a Royal English banana?” A close friend of Harry’s revealed to PEOPLE on Monday that the fifth in line to the British throne has been dating Markle for “a couple of months.” The pair is thought to have enjoyed a number of secret dates in London in early July and kept the romance completely under the radar. Markle – also known as Rachel Zane on Suits — has posted several pics from her summer trip
Sarah Ferguson Laughs Off Daughter Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Rumors

Sarah Ferguson Laughs Off Daughter Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Rumors

Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie
Are royal wedding bells in Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson’s future? Despite recent rumors, the mother of two says daughter Princess Eugenie isn’t engaged to her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. When asked if there’s any truth to the engagement buzz at the the 33rd annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala on Tuesday night, Ferguson told PEOPLE, “No,” as she laughed and shook her head. The royal, 26, has been dating Jack Brooksbank, 29, for six years. What’s not in doubt is Brooksbank’s closeness to the young woman who is eighth in line to the British throne. “He is a really lovely chap,” a family friend told PEOPLE. “They adore each other and are really serious.” Ferguson also opened up about co-parenting with ex-husband Prince Andrew. “My daughters are the finest ambassadors
Why Is Prince Harry Spending the Morning Inside a Police Station?

Why Is Prince Harry Spending the Morning Inside a Police Station?

Prince Harry
Officer Harry at your service! Prince Harry paid a visit to Central Police Station in Nottingham on Wednesday to formally open the new premises. As soon as he arrived, the royal greeted the excited crowd outside the station. While inside, he toured the new building, met with police and community protection officers and even attending a police briefing. He also got an inside look at the station’s efforts to control illegal sellers and traders in the community. After his visit at the station, Harry headed to the National Ice Centre, one of the partners involved in Coach Core, the sports coaching apprenticeship program Harry started with Prince William and Princess Kate on the eve of the 2012 London Olympics. During the visit, Prince Harry will receive an update on how it’s running