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Queen Elizabeth II to See Increase in Official Funding

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year. Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the “sovereign grant” will be 82.2 million pounds ($104.8 million) next year — an increase of

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UK Royals Honour London Fire Victims as Anger Mounts

LONDON (AP) – A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence Saturday for victims of the London high-rise inferno that killed at least 30 people as exhausted firefighters continued their grim search for more bodies. Public anger was

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Three Activists Detained in Bahrain Over UK Horse Show Protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Bahrain detained three activists over protests targeting the nation’s king during a royal horse show in the United Kingdom, a fellow campaigner said Saturday. Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, the director of advocacy at the Bahrain

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Duke of Edinburgh Stepping Down From Public Life, Aged 95

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Consort to Her Majesty the Queen, is to step back from his public roles over the course of this year. The Duke is to complete presently scheduled engagements, which will take him through the summer

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Speculation Rife as Buckingham Palace Calls Emergency Meeting

Speculation raged overnight — including that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip had died — as an “emergency meeting” of all royal staff from across the United Kingdom was apparently called by Her Majesty the Queen for Thursday. While

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91st Birthday

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world’s longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward.

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Queen Elizabeth II to Mark Sapphire Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest reigning sovereign, on Monday set a new record as the first British monarch to reach her sapphire jubilee, with 65 years on the throne.

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Britain to Mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Record 65-Year Reign

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is poised for another historic milestone, an unprecedented 65 years on the throne. But Buckingham Palace says Britain’s longest-serving monarch plans to spend Monday’s ceremonies far from the spotlight in somber contemplation of her

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The Queen DID Back Brexit After All

In the months up until Britain’s vote on European Union membership, much was made of leaked details of a lunch with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the Sun newspaper declaring loudly that the monarch supported the idea of Britain

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No Mention of Brexit in Queen’s Christmas Message

(AFP) – Queen Elizabeth will pay tribute to inspirational unsung heroes in her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth on Sunday. The 90-year-old monarch will put the focus on “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”, according to the text of her

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Queen Leads UK in Honoring War Dead on Remembrance Sunday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has led Britain in honoring the country’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. The monarch joined past and present political leaders, the royal family and hundreds of veterans at a solemn ceremony

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Queen To Mark Her Official 90th Birthday With Trooping The Colour

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and her family are marking her official 90th birthday with a parade, a colourful military ceremony and an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, will join the Trooping

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Cathedral Service Starts Celebrations For The Queen’s 90th Birthday

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain holds a National Service of Thanksgiving in honour of Queen Elizabeth on Friday, kicking off a weekend of events to mark the official 90th birthday of the country’s longest-reigning monarch. The church service at London’s St

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Man Who Scaled Buckingham Palace Walls Is Convicted Murderer

(AFP) – A man who scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and got into the garden is a convicted murderer, a court heard Friday, as he was jailed for four months. Dennis Hennessy, 41, repeatedly asked “is Ma’am in?” in

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Man Charged With Trespassing Into Grounds of Buckingham Palace

Reuters – A man was due in court on Friday charged with scaling a perimeter wall to get into the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the home of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, London police said. Dennis Hennessy, 41, was due to appear