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Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth

Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

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WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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Jane Austen £10 banknote goes into circulation in Britain

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The first ever British banknote to contain a portrait of a female – apart from the Queen – went into circulation on Thursday, the Bank of England announced. The new tamper-proof £10 note features the famous English novelist Jane Austen. Just over one billion polymer ten-pound notes have been printed ...

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Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years

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LONDON: As one of the UK’s most photographed spots, a trip to London isn’t complete without a visit to the city’s iconic bell tower. However as of next week, the famous chimes of Big Ben will be silenced for four years. The final chimes will ring on Monday 21 August, ...

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Pakistani Student Receives the Queen’s Young Leaders Award

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LONDON: A talented student and tech entrepreneur from Pakistan, Syed Faizan Hussain, has received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The 23 year old has been recognized for his work to support the use of technology in health related solutions. Queen’s Young Leaders Award It is an annual award that looks ...

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The Queen has seen Netflix show The Crown, and she loves it

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LONDON: It was the most expensive TV show ever made, and thankfully Netflix original The Crown was released to rave reviews. But let’s be honest, there’s only one opinion that really matters: Her Majesty The Queen’s. The lavish series follows the life of Queen Elizabeth from 1947 to 1955 – ...

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

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Prince William steps in for Prince Philip aside The Queen A day after Prince Philip announced that he would be retiring from royal duties in the autumn, Prince William stepped in beside his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. He was on hand to help welcome Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi ...

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Margot Robbie to play Queen Elizabeth in an upcoming drama film

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LONDON: Hollywood actor Margot Robbie has been roped in to play Queen Elizabeth in upcoming drama film Mary Queen of Scots. Besides Robbie, the movie will feature Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart, reports Hollywood Reporter. Mary Queen of Scots will take on the historical family rivalry between Elizabeth and Mary when the ...

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Queen celebrates her 91st birthday

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LONDON: The Queen marks her 91st birthday today – her “real” birthday, as the monarch traditionally has two. Celebrations will be more subdued than last year, when her 90th was marked by national festivities. But she can still expect royal gun salutes from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and ...

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Queen Elizabeth unveils Afghan and Iraq war memorial

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LONDON: Queen Elizabeth unveiled a memorial to British armed forces and civilians who served during recent wars in the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq and their work “to bring peace and stability”. Nearly 700 British service personnel were killed in the three conflicts from 1990-2015 while hundreds of thousands of Britons ...

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Amitabh Turns Down Royal Invitation From Queen Elizabeth 2

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MUMBAI: The Buckingham Palace is all set to host a grand UK-India cultural event and as per reports, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh have sent out a royal invitation to Amitabh Bachchan to launch the cultural extravaganza. However, it is reported that Big B has politely ...

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