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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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National Portrait Gallery to host Tudor monarch exhibition

See King Henry VII, King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Mary I all under one roof as part of a new exhibition celebrating the reign of the Tudor monarchs.
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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.

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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.

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Don’t miss the new issue of BRITAIN magazine

Come with us as we take an antiques tour of the Cotswolds, go behind the scenes at the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, and commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of WWI, all in the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine.
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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.

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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.

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