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The Queen opens Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night... The dazzling opening ceremony of this year's Commonwealth Games was held at Celtic Park in Glasgow last night and consisted...
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Watch trailer of Benedict Cumberbatch in Bletchley Park story

See much-loved British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in action as he takes on the lead role in a new film about Bletchley Park and the work of its codebreakers. A new film, which will open in...

Prince George’s official birthday portrait

An official photograph of Prince George has been released to mark his first birthday. Wish Prince George a happy birthday Prince George's official portrait which was released this weekend for his birthday tomorrow was taken at...
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A sea of poppies at the Tower of London to mark WWI

Thousands of ceramic poppies have been planted at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the First World War - and you can be part of this impressive art installation. An ambitious project...
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Turn your lamps out in honour of the fallen

On 4 August everyone in the UK – and internationally – is being urged to turn their lights out to mark 100 years since Britain announced war on Germany. At a press conference on 10 July,...

VIDEO: Queen names Royal Navy’s biggest ever ship

The Queen officially christened HMS Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife today in true Scottish style...using whisky. The Royal Navy's largest warship to date, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was officially named by...
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The Queen visits the Antiques Roadshow

Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh talked to antiques experts at their official royal residence in Northern Ireland yesterday ahead of filming for the popular Antiques Roadshow. It's not just us mere...
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Sir Peter Blake illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood

In the centenary year of his birth, the most famous work of Dylan Thomas has been depicted by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake. The artist behind the Beatle's famous Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club...
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Discover Tudor secrets at Auckland Castle this summer

See the bed where King Henry VIII was said to be conceived and learn about the dramatic rise to power of the Tudors at a captivating new exhibition in County Durham. This year Auckland Castle,...

Silverstone to commemorate racing legends at 50th British Grand Prix

Sir Jack Brabham and Sir Jackie Stewart are among those to be honoured in parades to mark the 50th Grand Prix at Silverstone next month. Three commemorative parades will take place over the weekend of this year's British...

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