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Queen Elizabeth II pulls out of attending Commonwealth Service

The Queen Elizabeth II will not attend next week’s Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace has said. This is usually a significant occasion for the Queen and earlier in the week it had been hoped she would attend. The decision is understood to be about concerns over her discomfort with travelling, rather than illness. […]

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Queen Elizabeth II wants Camilla to be known as Queen Consort when Charles becomes King

The Queen has said she wants Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to be known as Queen Consort when Prince Charles becomes King. In a message marking the 70th anniversary of her reign, the Queen said it was her “sincere wish” that Camilla would have that title. There had been suggestions Camilla would be known as […]

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UK to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign with competition to create new desert, 200,000 neighborhood parties

The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with a military parade, neighborhood parties and a competition to create a new dessert for the Platinum Jubilee, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Elizabeth will become on February 6 the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, and festivities marking the anniversary […]

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United Kingdom: Man armed with weapon trespasses Windsor Castle with offensive weapon arrested

Police arrested a man armed with a weapon on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday. Thames Valley police said the security breach took place at 8:30am on Christmas Day. The suspect caught was identified as a 19-year-old from Southampton and is in custody. “The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass […]

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Queen Elizabeth II cancels pre-Christmas family lunch amid omicron Covid-19 surge

Queen Elizabeth II has canceled a pre-Christmas family lunch as a precaution because of a surge in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom, reports said. According to press reports, the decision is a precautionary one as it is felt the lunch would put too many people’s Christmas arrangements at risk if it went ahead. While […]

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Barbados transitions itself to Republic, ditch Queen Elizabeth II

Barbados removed the Queen as its head of state and became a republic, the monarch sent her congratulations on the nation’s “momentous” day. Prince Charles arrived on the Caribbean island on Sunday to join the inauguration ceremony of the president-elect, Sandra Mason, who replaces the Queen as head of state overnight as Barbados sheds the […]

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Queen Elizabeth II snapped driving around Windsor after cancelling engagements

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been pictured driving herself around her Windsor estate on Monday, days after being instructed by her doctors to rest for at least a fortnight and refrain from official visits. The image showed the 95-year-old monarch wearing a headscarf and sunglasses at the wheel of her car. The outing will likely […]

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Queen Elizabeth II advised to take rest for at least the next two weeks

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been told by doctors to rest for at least the next two weeks and not undertake any official visits, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday. The announcement comes more than a week after the monarch, 95, spent a night in the hospital for what a spokesman described at the […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to skip COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow

The Queen will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow following medical advice to rest. The 95-year-old monarch underwent preliminary medical checks in hospital last Wednesday after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland. She resumed public engagements on Tuesday by meeting ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace said she “regretfully” […]

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Queen Elizabeth II spends a night in hospital before returning back at Windsor Castle

The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old monarch returned from hospital at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits”, the palace added. The Queen was said to be “disappointed” after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland on […]

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Queen ‘reluctantly accepts medical advice’ and cancels Northern Ireland visit

The Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland and has “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days”, Buckingham Palace says. The 95-year-old monarch will remain at Windsor Castle but is still expected to attend the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow later this month. The Queen is in […]

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Queen advised by her doctors to cut down alcohol intake, instead drink only water and soft drinks

Queen Elizbeth II has been advised by her doctors to cut down on her intake of alcohol. The Queen is known to enjoy a drink and has often been advised to forego her evening martini that she usually enjoys daily, according to magazine Vanity Fair. The Queen, who is in good health physically has been […]