Jan 16, 2017

Watch: Queen Elizabeth II’s World Commonwealth Tour 1953-1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at Oakley Airport in Australia. Image: Wikimedia

Since succeeding as Queen in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has visited every Commonwealth country at least once. Her first and longest tour was between November 1953 and May 1954, when she embarked on the Word Commonwealth Tour, a trip that covered over 40,000 miles, one that took her to different Commonwealth states, including West Indies, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Together with Prince Philip, her first destination was Bermuda, where she spent two days and was welcomed by Governor Wood.

Jan 10, 2017

The Queen is back after a month of absence

Queen Elizabeth II. Image: Wikimedia Commons

After a month of illness prompting her to be absent in last year’s Christmas and New Year service, Queen Elizabeth II makes a surprising comeback as she attended church at Sandringham on Sunday. The 90-year-old was driven to St. Mary Magdalene Church just 400 years from Sandringham House in her Norfolk estate.

Jan 4, 2017

Princess Margaret and Margaret Thatcher’s Letters Revealed: What were they Talking About?

Princess Margaret. Image: Wikimedia Commons

It seems that two of the most famous Margarets of the 20th century have taken a liking for each other. Correspondence between Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher saw them exchange ideas from the prime minister’s anguish regarding striking steel workers and Princess Margaret’s clamor for more Trotskyists “to argue with.” The letters between the two Margarets were made available by the National Archives in Kew to the public last Friday after more than 30 years, showing how the two took pity after Russia invaded Afghanistan and strikes in the steel industry.

Jan 3, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II Skipped New Year's Day Service

Queen Elizabeth II, who has been down with for over a week, skipped New Year’s Day church service in Sandringham. A week earlier, the 90-year-old queen missed the Christmas Day church service, the first time since 1988, because of the illness.

Dec 28, 2016

These Castles Look Lovelier on Wintertime!

Castles forevermore invite our imagination to dream of fairy tale romance. These lofty structures that have withstood the test of time do not only evoke bygone eras but also give us a glimpse of how it is to live the lives of princes and princess, of knights in shining armour and damsels in distress. But wait until wintertime and you'll see these castles are much lovelier! Check out our all-time favorite fairy-tale castles when snow begins to fall.

Queen Elizabeth II skips Christmas church service due to 'heavy cold'

The British Royal Family during the Church Service in Sandringham. Image: Youtube

Queen Elizabeth II skipped the annual Christmas church service last Sunday at the Sandringham estate for the first time since 1988 due to a heavy cold, a source from Buckingham Palace said. Both Her Majesty and Prince Philip suffered terribly from cold last week. Their trip to Sandringham was actually delayed and they had to be taken to the estate by helicopter on Thursday.

Dec 27, 2016

Watch: Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas Message 2016

This year’s Christmas message of Her Majesty The Queen focused on “inspiration,” urging millions of Britons to “take a deep breath” to face the “world’s big problems” after a tumultuous political year that was 2016. In fact, the word “inspire” and its derivates appeared 10 times as the Queen highlights UK’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and those from the Commonwealth. The Queen, however, made no mention of Brexit, however, her carefully coded message aims at telling her subjects to stay calm amidst the Brexit’s uncertainty.
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