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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...
The Queen at the Antiques Roadshow at Hillsborough Castle. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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...
Auckland Castle, Durham

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...
Prince George. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA PICS

New coin to mark Prince George’s first birthday

The Royal Mint is to strike a £5 silver coin in honour of the first birthday of the son of Prince William and Catherine, His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge. This time last year...
King Richard III reconstructed head. Credit Leicester City Council

Richard III visitor centre to open next month

Tickets have gone on sale for the King Richard III Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, which will open in Leicester on 26 July. Following the recent High Court ruling over the reinterment of the...

Britain commemorates 70th anniversary of D-Day

On 6 June 1944, over 4,000 Allied soldiers lost their lives fighting to free Europe from Nazi oppression. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we remember the heroics of that fateful day. A series of events are...
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Watch video of the Queen’s speech at the State Opening of Parliament

Her Majesty the Queen today marked the State Opening of Parliament by making a speech in the House of Commons. In an address in the House of Commons today the Queen marked the State Opening...
Master of Trinity House, HRH Princess Royal. Credit: The corporation of Trinity House

500 years of Trinity House celebrated with showcase of rarely seen artefacts

To mark 500 years of Trinity House, a National Maritime Museum exhibition is showcasing over 70 artefacts from the guild's archives. Although it may be best known for being the General Lighthouse Authority for England,...

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