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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...
This is how Queen Elizabeth II can order to Marry or Divorce a Royal Couple

This is how Queen Elizabeth II can order to Marry or Divorce a Royal Couple

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Prince Harry's relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle has many people pining for another royal wedding, but zero bells will be ringing for the couple until Meghan impresses his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II - and gets it in writing. Due to the Royal Marriages Act 1772, the monarch has the right to veto the marriage of a member of his or her family and is required to give formal consent to any family marriages in order to guard against those that could "diminish the status of the royal house." The fact that Meghan is a divorcée - she was married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013 - has been widely speculated to hurt her chances, but it actually won't. Not only have modern royal marriage rules become more lax than in previous years, but the queen has technically dealt with that ki
A GIANT gold coin worth £2.7MILLION with the Queen’s head on it has been stolen from a Berlin museum

A GIANT gold coin worth £2.7MILLION with the Queen’s head on it has been stolen from a Berlin museum

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Massive £100kg gold coin worth £2.7MILLION STOLEN from Berlin museum in overnight heist A GIANT gold coin worth £2.7MILLION with the Queen's head on it has been stolen from a Berlin museum. Thieves broke in to the Bode Museum in Germany's capital in the early hours of the morning and made off with the 100 kilogram "Big Maple Leaf" coin. The Canadian coin, measuring 53cm in diameter and 3cm thick, is made out of pure gold and bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and a maple leaf on the other. Its face value is CA$1m but its material value is estimated to be about four and a half times higher, making it worth CA$4.5 (£3.5m). The museum's website said the coin was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 and it was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for its "unmatch