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The Queen

with her great-grandchildren

and two youngest grandchildren,

from left to right:

James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise, Mia Tindall,

Princess Charlotte sat on the Queen’s lap,

Savannah Phillips, Prince George and Isla Phillips.

 

Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images

 

Queen photographed with youngest royals to mark 90th birthday

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Thursday 21 April 2016        00.01 BST

Last modified on Thursday 21 April 2016        03.03 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/21/queen-family-portrait-grandchildren-90th-birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II

The Guardian        pp. 28-29        Saturday November 29 2008

 

Eyewitness > Most wanted

A new view

Photographs, some of them never seen before,

form part of the inaugural exhibition at The Little Black Gallery

in Chelsea, west London, which opened yesterday.

 

The show, titled Most Wanted,

features works by renowned photographers

and runs until January 30

http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2008/11/29/pdfs/gdn_081129_ber_28_21333841.pdf 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyewitness Buckingham Palace, London

 

Room with a view

This official portrait of the Queen, taken at Buckingham Palace

by the celebrated American celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz,

is unveiled today ahead of the Queen’s visit to the US

 

Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Contact/nbpictures

The Guardian        pp. 18-19        2.5.2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth II pose au milieu

du «1st Battalion of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders» à Canterbury,

honoré pour leur participation à la guerre en Irak.

Liberation.fr        9.11.2004

http://www.liberation.com/page.php?Article=195004&Template=GALERIE&Objet=24196

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A la chambre des Lords mardi,

Elizabeth II s'aprête à prononcer

le discours écrit pour elle par Tony Blair.

 

Selon la tradition en cours au Royaume-Uni,

Sa Majesté a délivré aux parlementaires

le programme du Premier ministre

pour son troisième et dernier mandat.

 

Au menu:

nouvelle carte d'identité obligatoire,

lutte contre le terrorisme,

mesures pour limiter l'immigration,

réformes du système scolaire

et de la santé publique.

 

Pour montrer qu'il n'est pas à court d'idées,

le leader travailliste annonce pas moins de

45 projets de loi et cinq avant-projets de loi

pour la prochaine session parlementaire de 18 mois. (...)

 

Les 50 projets de Tony Blair        Libération        mardi 17 mai 2005

http://www.libe.com/page.php?Article=195004&Template=GALERIE&Objet=37603

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Elizabeth, second from right,

with her mother, far left, and grandmother in London in 1937.

 

Len Putnam/Associated Press

 

Related: A Busy Queen Elizabeth II Pencils In a 90th Birthday

NYT        By DAN BILEFSKY        APRIL 20, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/world/europe/
queen-elizabeth-90-birth.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth II Queen Of England

Undated

 

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=ffd1722417e1638b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

is seen during the State Opening of Parliament, London

in this April 1966 photo.

 

AP

 

On queen's 80th, Britons ask: Is monarchy licked?        UT        21.4.2006

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-04-20-royals-cover_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God

 

 

 

 

The Holy Bible

 

 

 

 

King

 

 

 

 

Edward VIII / Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David

later The Duke of Windsor        1894-1972       

 

King of the United Kingdom

and the British dominions,

and Emperor of India

from 20 January 1936

until his abdication on 11 December 1936

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/5/
newsid_2496000/2496577.stm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/jan/16/
past.monarchy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2074100.stm

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1936/dec/11/
queenmother.monarchy

 

 

 

 

kingdom

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/world/europe/
in-scotlands-no-vote-an-emphatic-yes-for-change-in-britain.html

 

 

 

 

Queen

 

 

 

 

God Save the Queen

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2003/dec/11/
britishidentity.uk 

 

 

 

 

Kings and Queens of England and Scotland

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/royalty/index.html

 

 

 

 

Her Majesty / HM the Queen

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-what-it-means-analysis

 

 

 

 

Her Majesty's pleasure

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/03/
usa.monarchy 

 

 

 

 

HM

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/apr/09/
poetry.queenmother 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II        UK / USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/queen

http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/21/
the-queen-at-90-across-the-decades

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/sep/09/
queen-elizabeth-ii-in-numbers-video

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/25/
well-wishers-greet-royal-family-at-christmas-day-service

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/25/
queen-pays-tribute-to-grenfell-tower-survivors-in-christmas-speech

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/
paradise-papers-leak-reveals-secrets-of-world-elites-hidden-wealth

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/
revealed-queen-private-estate-invested-offshore-paradise-papers

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/24/
the-day-i-photographed-the-queen-and-her-corgis-at-balmoral

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/25/
the-queens-speech-christmas-day-full-transcript-elizabeth

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/25/
queen-uses-christmas-message-to-urge-britons-to-take-a-deep-breath

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/25/
queen-elizabeth-too-ill-to-attend-christmas-day-church-service

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/07/
queen-commonwealth-tour-nigeria-thats-me-in-picture

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/
opinion/englands-last-gasp-of-empire.html

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/02/uk-
fractured-queen-needs-to-step-forward

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/26/
my-royal-family-memorabilia-i-think-the-queen-is-wonderful

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/24/
queen-pro-monarchism-politicians

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/apr/22/
queen-elizabeth-us-presidents-obama-in-pictures

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/world/europe/
queen-elizabeth-90-birth.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/21/
the-queen-at-90-across-the-decades

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/21/
queen-family-portrait-grandchildren-90th-birthday

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/20/
queen-reign-failure-monarchy

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/09/
palace-sun-queen-backs-brexit-ipso

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/sep/09/
queen-elizabeth-ii-in-numbers-video

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/07/
queen-celebrate-nicholas-witchell-longest-serving-monarch

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34112486 - 6 September 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/06/
queen-record-reign-change

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/world/europe/
royal-familys-nazi-salute-in-1930s-stirs-debate-in-britain.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/18/
queen-nazi-salute-video-royal-home-movie-

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/18/
royal-family-archives-queen-nazi-salute

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jul/18/
queens-nazi-salute-footage-historical-significance-sun

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jul/18/
queens-nazi-salute-sun-front-page-sparks-mixed-reaction-on-twitter

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/18/
buckingham-palace-defends-footage-of-queen-giving-nazi-salute-as-a-child

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/jul/18/
the-sun-was-right-to-publish-scoop-of-the-queen-giving-a-nazi-salute

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/19/
nazi-hitler-royal-family

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/19/
timeline-nazism-abdication-war-turbulent-royal-era

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/18/
the-queen-nazi-salute-the-sun-photographs

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/royals/6548665/
Their-Royal-Heilnesses.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/jun/25/
queen-painting-horse-blue-germany-video

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/24/
the-queen-hints-at-desire-for-britain-to-remain-in-european-union

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/15/
queen-leads-celebration-of-800-years-of-magna-carta-at-runnymede

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/14/
scottish-independence-queen-remark-welcomed-no-vote

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jun/26/
queens-accounts-revealed-increase-public-purse

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jun/23/
game-of-thrones-set-royal-visit-belfast

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/20/
david-bailey-portrait-queen-88th-birthday

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/03/
queen-vatican-gifts-pope

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/opinion/sunday/
malik-britains-welfare-queen.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/dec/03/
princesses-elizabeth-margaret-pantomime

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/02/
queen-gets-5m-payrise-taxpayer

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2012/06/27/
155828020/sign-of-peace-queen-elizabeth-shakes-hand-of-former-ira-commander

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/diamond-jubilee-institution

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/diamond-jubilee-queen-tv-address

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/queen-elizabeth-silly-hats-rain

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/03/diamond-jubilee-pageant-river

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/02/queen-strength-above-market-forces

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/01/bbc-documentary-images-queen-making

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/31/prince-charles-tribute-bbc-queen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/queen-diamond-jublilee-why-celebrate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/tribes-bonding-rituals-royals-give-us

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/30/queen-elizabeth-how-age-remembered

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/may/16/queen-tour-unofficial-exhibition-london

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/14/tussauds-waxwork-queen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2012/feb/06/queen-diamond-jubilee

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/08/queen-elizabeth-treetops-kenya

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/video/2010/nov/18/
british-pathe-archive-1947-royal-wedding-video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/25/
queen-praises-sport-christmas-message

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/nov/09/
queen-facebook-page-monarchy-debate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/06/
british-queen-new-york-visit

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/25/
monarchy-creditcrunch

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/09/
firstworldwar-military

 

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-12-20-queen-record_N.htm

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/jul/12/themonarchy.royalsandthemedia

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/09/usa.monarchy 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/06/usa.monarchy 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/04/usa.monarchy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/03/usa.monarchy 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/mar/28/uk.Whitehall 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2006/dec/22/news.themonarchy 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/nov/12/military.davidsmith

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/feb/06/
jubilee.monarchy1

 

 

 

 

 collect china and crystal royal family memorabilia

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/26/
my-royal-family-memorabilia-i-think-the-queen-is-wonderful

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth

with US presidents past and present – in pictures        2016

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/apr/22/
queen-elizabeth-us-presidents-obama-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

 

Diamond Jubilee:

UK celebrates 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II        June 6, 2012

 

Britain spent the last four days

marking the 60th anniversary

of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

 

Some of the festivities

included the Coronation Cup horse race,

River Pageant flotilla

along the River Thames,

a concert at Buckingham Palace,

and carriage processional

through central London.

 

It was the second time in history

the UK celebrated

the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/
diamond_jubilee_uk_celebrates.html

 

 

 

 

Diamond jubilee celebrations:

Day 4 - in pictures        5 June 2012

 

The Queen has attended

a service of thanksgiving

at St Paul's Cathedral in London

as part of her diamond jubilee celebrations.

 

Her lifelong dedication to country and Commonwealth

were praised by the archbishop of Canterbury during the mass,

which was attended by members of the royal family,

public figures and friends

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/05/
diamond-jubilee-queen-pictures

 

 

 

 

Queen's diamond jubilee:

Michael White and the republicans - video        3 June 2012

 

As a 1,000-strong flotilla

passes under Tower Bridge

to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's

60 years on the throne,

Michael White heads to the anti-monarchy

demonstration close to City Hall,

to hear what republicans think

of the diamond jubilee.

 

He encounters the odd frayed temper,

but mostly people in good spirits

despite the soggy weather

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2012/jun/03/
queen-diamond-jubilee-republicans
 

 

 

 

 

The Queen's diamond jubilee: day one – in pictures        2 June 2012

 

Four days of celebrations kick off

with a day at the races and events

up and down the country

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/02/
queen-diamond-jubilee-queen
 

 

 

 

 

The Queen's diamond jubilee preparations - in pictures        1 June 2012

 

Boats, dogs, police officers, fake giraffes, florists,

mounted soldiers and a mongoose prepare for the event

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/01/
queen-diamond-jubliee-preparations-pictures
 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee souvenirs:

terrible celebratory tat - in pictures        1 June 2012

 

For those who are thoroughly sick of the royal festivities,

we present the worst Jubilee souvenirs in the shops.

 

From royal gnomes to patriotic wet wipes,

keep your sick bags at the ready ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/jun/01/
jubilee-souvenirs-terrible-tat-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

Diamond jubilee:

60 years of the Queen's style - in pictures        1 June 2012

 

She's been the official head of state

since her coronation in 1953,

and ever since Queen Elizabeth ll stepped up

to the throne all those decades ago

she's done more than lead our monarchy.

 

Why, she's been ahead in the style stakes for years.

 

Guardian fashion looks at 60 years

of a very fashion forward Queen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/gallery/2012/jun/01/
queen-jubilee-60-years-fashion

 

 

 

 

 

Queen's diamond jubilee:

£32m, the cost of the monarchy – interactive        30 May 2012

 

As Britain prepares

to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee,

we look at the cost of the monarchy

and how some things have changed since the coronation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/datablog/interactive/2012/may/30/
queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee-interactive
 

 

 

 

 

The Queen:

Art and Image at the National Portrait Gallery - in pictures        11 May 2012

 

To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee,

the National Portrait Gallery is bringing together

portraits and photographs of Elizabeth II

made during her reign.

 

The Queen: Art and Image opens on 17 May 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/may/11/
queen-national-portrait-gallery-in-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/may/11/
the-queen-portraits-without-meaning
 

 

 

 

 

Queen's diamond jubilee        June 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/queen-diamond-jubilee

http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2012/06/03/
queen-elizabeth-s-diamond-jubilee-kate-middleton-prince-william-and-more-photos.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/05/diamond-jubilee-queen-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/05/queen-diamond-jubilee-fashion-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/05/queen-jubilee-pageant

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/diamond-jubilee-institution

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/diamond-jubilee-flotilla-river-thames

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/03/diamond-jubilee-pageant-river

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/02/queens-diamond-jubilee-epsom-races

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/02/queen-strength-above-market-forces

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/01/diamond-jubilee-celebrations-extraordinary-individuals

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/01/queen-diamond-jubliee-preparations-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/01/editorial-queen-jubilee-diamond

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/jun/01/jubilee-weekend-what-where-how

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/jun/01/zoe-williams-jubilee-weekend-multiculturalism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/30/diamond-jubilee-pageant

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/queen-diamond-jublilee-why-celebrate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/tribes-bonding-rituals-royals-give-us

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/18/human-rights-queen-lunch-monarchs

 

 

 

 

The Queen's diamond jubilee > pageant

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/30/diamond-jubilee-pageant

 

 

 

 

Diamond jubilee Thames river pageant sets sail – in pictures        3 June 2012

 

The Queen and members of the royal family

on board the Spirit of Chartwell royal barge cruise

along with a 1,000-boat flotilla down the river Thames for her diamond jubilee

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/jun/03/
jubilee-thames-river-pageant-pictures
 

 

 

 

 

The Queen's diamond jubilee > Thames river pageant

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/queens-diamond-jubilee-thames-pageant

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/queen-elizabeth-silly-hats-rain

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/diamond-jubilee-royal-queen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/jubilee-pageant-thames-flotilla-rain

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/02/queen-diamond-jubilee-monarchy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/01/thames-pageant-nautical-britain-jubilee

 

 

 

 

lavish jubilee pageantry

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/
diamond-jubilee-royal-queen

 

 

 

 

royal parade

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/03/
queens-diamond-jubilee-thames-pageant

 

 

 

 

Queen's diamond jubilee tour        2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/08/
queen-diamond-jubilee-tour-leicester 

 

 

 

 

The Queen's diamond jubilee: Portrait of Elizabeth II's reign        6 February 2012

 

Sixty years of pictures celebrating the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II,

the longest-serving British monarch since Queen Victoria.

 

Click on each portrait to discover what was happening

in the Queen's life and times that year

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2012/feb/06/
queen-diamond-jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II > historic Ireland visit

 

the first British monarch

to travel to the Republic in 100 years        May 2011

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/20/us-ireland-queen-idUSTRE74J4SY20110520

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/uk-ireland-queen-idUSLNE74I05820110519 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/us-ireland-queen-idUSTRE74H2NW20110519

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/may/18/queens-visit-ireland-test-for-republicans

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/18/morrissey-compares-queen-muammar-gaddafi

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/18/us-ireland-queen-idUSTRE74H2NW20110518

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/18/editorial-queen-state-visit-ireland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/17/queen-elizabeth-ireland-visit-wreath

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/17/queen-ireland-republicans-dubliners

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/us-ireland-explosive-idUSTRE74G10F20110517

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/us-ireland-queen-britain-relations-idUSTRE74G2UI20110517

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/17/queen-lays-wreath-republicans-ireland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/17/queen-visits-ireland-in-pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/17/bomb-threatens-queens-visit-ireland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/wintour-and-watt/2011/may/17/queen-ireland

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/17/queen-begins-historic-ireland-visit

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/16/central-london-warned-bomb-threat

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/16/irish-dissidents-arrests-free-speech

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/16/old-bailey-bomber-in-court

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture > An Historic visit: The Queen in Ireland        20 May 2011

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/05/
queen_elizabeth_ii_visits_irel.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal wedding:

three new titles for the Prince

and Kate Middleton becomes a duchess

 

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been made

the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day,

as the Queen bestowed three titles on her grandson

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8484259/
Royal-wedding-three-new-titles-for-the-Prince-and-Kate-Middleton-becomes-a-duchess.html

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II - children's art competition        April 2011

 

On the Queen's 85th birthday,

the Look and Learn picture library publishes the winners

of an international competition for people aged up to 18 to paint her portrait.

 

14,928 people from 64 countries took part.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2011/apr/21/1
 

 

 

 

 

The Queen joins Facebook        November 2010

 

New site will contain authoritative record

of engagements, videos, photographs and the Court Circular

http://www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/nov/09/
queen-facebook-page-monarchy-debate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/07/
the-queen-joins-facebook

 

 

 

 

Queen makes speech at UN        July 2010

 

Monarch opens memorial garden

for British citizens

who died in the attack

on the World Trade Centre

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/06/british-queen-new-york-visit

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II's fashion through the decades

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2009/dec/02/
queen-elizabeth-fashion

 

 

 

 

The Queen's annual Christmas message

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/25/
well-wishers-greet-royal-family-at-christmas-day-service

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/25/
queen-pays-tribute-to-grenfell-tower-survivors-in-christmas-speech

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/dec/25/
monarchy-creditcrunch

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II is the 40th monarch

since William the Conqueror

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/apr/11/
monarchy.topstories3 

 

 

 

 

The Queen and Prince Philip's

diamond wedding anniversary        2007

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/gallery/2007/nov/19/royalsandthemedia?picture=331303003

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/nov/19/monarchy.haroonsiddique 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/nov/18/monarchy.theobserver 

 

 

 

 

BBC > 'Crowngate'        2007

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/nov/05/bbc.royalsandthemedia 

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/oct/06/themonarchy.bbc 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Frears > The Queen        2006

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2006/sep/15/helenmirren.drama 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2006/aug/13/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Queen's birthday > Trooping the Colour parade

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/09/
sikh-soldier-becomes-first-to-wear-turban-for-trooping-the-colour

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2016/jun/11/
trooping-the-colour-on-the-queens-90th-birthday-in-pictures

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/theroyalfamily/5524891/
Pomp-and-pageantry-at-Trooping-the-Colour.html

 

 

 

 

the Queen's 80th birthday        Friday April 21, 2006

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-04-20-royals-cover_x.htm

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/apr/21/constitution.monarchy 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/apr/21/monarchy.comment 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/apr/21/comment.politics 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,,1758612,00.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,,1751014,00.html

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II > the royal prerogative        2003

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/oct/21/uk.freedomofinformation

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned        2.6.1953

http://www.theguardian.com/news/1953/jun/03/mainsection.fromthearchive 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1953/jun/03/monarchy.fromthearchive

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II / The Proclamation        8.2.1952

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1952/feb/09/fromthearchive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen's annual Christmas message / The Queen's Christmas address

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/25/
queen-uses-christmas-message-to-urge-britons-to-take-a-deep-breath

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/25/
queens-christmas-address-pays-tribute-to-nations-unsung-heroes

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/25/
queen-christmas-message-time-to-reflect

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/25/
queen-prince-george-christmas-message

 

 

 

 

The Queen's annual Christmas message        2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/25/
queen-diamond-jubilee-christmas-message

 

 

 

 

The Queen's annual Christmas message        2008

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/dec/25/monarchy-creditcrunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > royal finances        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/
opinion/sunday/malik-britains-welfare-queen.html

 

 

 

 

the Queen's cost to the nation

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jun/29/
monarchy.topstories3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince Philip / the Duke of Edinburgh /  the Queen's consort        UK / USA

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/prince-philip 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/
opinion/prince-philip-retirement-royals.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/04/
prince-philip-most-famous-comments-and-clangers

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/04/
prince-philip-step-down-sell-by-date

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/04/
prince-philip-to-retire-from-public-engagements-says-palace

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/duke-of-edinburgh-getting-better

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/25/prince-philip-misses-christmas-church

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/24/prince-philip-good-night

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/05/pass-notes-2987-prince-philip

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/21/quotes-by-prince-philip

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/apr/04/monarchy

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/dec/13/monarchy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of future Queen Mother,

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as young lady

 

Location: Scotland

Date taken: 1919

 

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=ec80508a8cd49806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Special report > The Queen Mother    1900-2002

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/queenmother

 

 

 

 

The Queen Mother    1900-2002

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/queenmother

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/sep/13/
queen-mother-biography-shawcross-luftwaffe

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/apr/09/
poetry.queenmother

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/apr/01/
queenmother.monarchy9

https://www.theguardian.com/queenmother/galleryguide/0,6143,343475,00.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Victoria > Death of the Queen        1901

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/1901/jan/23/
monarchy.fromthearchive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

regalia

 

 

 

 

the Stone of Scone / the Stone of Destiny

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/apr/30/
stone-scone-targeted-thieves 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/century/1950-1959/
Story/0,6051,107888,00.html  - 12 April 1951

 

 

 

 

St Mary Magdalene Church

near Sandringham House in Norfolk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/theroyalfamily/3935103/
Queens-Christmas-message-to-focus-on-economic-woes.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II by Lucian Freud.

The Royal Collection © Lucian Freud

 

Freud royal portrait divides critics

BBC        21.12.2001

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/1723071.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian        p. 9        3.11.2004

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/nov/03/
secondworldwar.germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronation Day

King George VI

with the Queen Mother (then Queen Elizabeth)

and his daughters Princess Margaret, left,

and Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II),

on Coronation Day, 1937.

 

Photo: PA. Source : The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/queenmother/
galleryguide/0,6143,343475,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Royals / the royals

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/
tribes-bonding-rituals-royals-give-us

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/24/
monarchy-still-relevant-say-britons

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/mar/28/
monarchy.comment 

 

 

 

 

the Royals > cartoons

http://www.reuben.org/royals/

 

 

 

 

Royal standards

http://www.flags.net/UNKG2.htm

 

 

 

 

the Royal Mint

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2005/aug/18/arts.artsnews 

 

 

 

 

the Royal Collection

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

the royal dogs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/gallery/2007/oct/01/
royalsandthemedia.photography?picture=330853379

 

 

 

 

royalty

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/30/
royalty-british-attitude-patriotism

 

 

 

 

the establishment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince

 

 

 

 

Princess

 

 

 

 

a princess of royal blood

 

 

 

 

Princess Royal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Margaret        1930-2002

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/princessmargaret

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/28/
641371322/ninety-nine-glimpses-of-princess-margaret-a-woman-who-watched-the-throne

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/dec/03/
princesses-elizabeth-margaret-pantomime

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/26/
princess-margaret-simple-tastes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earl

 

 

 

 

Countess

 

 

 

 

Duke

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8484259/
Royal-wedding-three-new-titles-for-the-Prince-and-Kate-Middleton-becomes-a-duchess.html

 

 

 

 

Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas Scott

9th Duke of Buccleuch and 11th Duke of Queensberry        1923-2007

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/sep/06/
guardianobituaries.obituaries2

 

 

 

 

Duchess

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8484259/
Royal-wedding-three-new-titles-for-the-Prince-and-Kate-Middleton-becomes-a-duchess.html

 

 

 

 

the Duchess of Cambridge

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/duchess-of-cambridge

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/24/
duchess-cambridge-topless-photographs

 

 

 

 

Sarah Ferguson,

the Duchess of York

and the queen’s former daughter-in-law 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/europe/24britain.html

 

 

 

 

Princess Alice Christabel, Duchess of Gloucester        1901-2004

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/nov/01/guardianobituaries.monarchy 

 

 

 

 

the first British monarch

belonging to the House of Windsor > George V        r. 1910-36        1865-1936

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/george_v_king.shtml

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jul/28/
monarchy.alantravis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monarch

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/06/queen-record-reign-change

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-12-20-queen-record_N.htm

 

 

 

 

constitutional monarch

 

 

 

 

British monarchs

http://www.theguardian.com/quiz/questions/0,,688826,00.html 

 

 

 

 

monarchy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/26/
dont-abolish-monarchy-stupefying-coverage

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/diamond-jubilee-institution

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/03/diamond-jubilee-pageant-river

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/tribes-bonding-rituals-royals-give-us

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/queen-diamond-jublilee-why-celebrate

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/24/monarchy-still-relevant-say-britons

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Special report > The monarchy

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/monarchy 

 

 

 

 

royal prerogative of mercy

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing (1912-1954)

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-25495315 - 24 December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monarchists vs. republicans

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/26/
dont-abolish-monarchy-stupefying-coverage

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk-news/2013/jul/19/
there-is-now-republican-movement

 

 

 

 

abolish the monarchy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/26/
dont-abolish-monarchy-stupefying-coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

crown

 

 

 

 

The Crown

 

 

 

 

coronation        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/
100000004345567/the-coronation-of-queen-elizabeth-ii.html - Apr. 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

abdication

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1936/dec/11/
queenmother.monarchy

 

 

 

 

throne / chair

 

 

 

 

Zara Phillips

daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips / 12th in line to the throne        2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/21/
zara-phillips-mike-tindall-wedding

 

 

 

 

accession

 

 

 

 

succeed

 

 

 

 

the Act of Settlement        1701

https://www.theguardian.com/monarchy/settlement/0,11421,620630,00.html  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A695441

http://www.explore.parliament.uk/Parliament.aspx?id=10329&glossary=true 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A695441 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2000/dec/06/monarchy 

http://www.jacobite.ca/documents/1701settlement.htm 

 

 

 

 

The Act of Settlement        1700

http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/content.aspx?activeTextDocId=1565208 

 

 

 

 

English Bill of Rights        1689

 

An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject

and Settling the Succession of the Crown

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A700372

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp

 

 

 

 

reign / reign

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/06/
queen-record-reign-change

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2012/feb/06/
queen-diamond-jubilee

 

 

 

 

'Maundy money'

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4947.asp

 

 

 

 

renounce the Throne

 

 

 

 

the Act of Abdication

 

 

 

 

King Edward VIII    (1894-1972)

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/1936/dec/11/
queenmother.monarchy 

 

 

 

 

be proclaimed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

royal

 

 

 

 

royal household

 

 

 

 

What does the Queen's

'warden of the swans' actually do?        11 December 2013

 

The phone hacking trial

has inadvertently given us

a unique insight into some of the stranger jobs

in the royal household

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/shortcuts/2013/dec/11/
what-does-queens-warden-of-the-swans-do

 

 

 

 

palace

 

 

 

 

the Royal Family

 

 

 

 

royal watchers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/26/
kate-middleton-william-private-princess

 

 

 

 

self-styled royal commentator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England

 

 

 

 

Scotland

 

 

 

 

Wales

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/world/europe/
in-scotlands-no-vote-an-emphatic-yes-for-change-in-britain.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother and daughter

The Queen Mother

(The Duchess of York, as she was then)

with Princess Elizabeth,

taken by the well-known portrait photographer

Marcus Adams in 1928.

 

Photo: PA. Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/
queenmother/galleryguide/0,6143,343475,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen / Head of State

 

 

 

 

Her Majesty the Queen

 

 

 

 

Her Royal Highness

 

 

 

 

His / Her Royal Highness    HRH

 

 

 

 

Their Royal Highnesses    TRH

 

 

 

 

House of Windsor

 

 

 

 

Royal family tree

 

 

 

 

Balmoral Castle on the Balmoral Estate

in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

 

 

 

 

at Balmoral

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/24/
the-day-i-photographed-the-queen-and-her-corgis-at-balmoral

 

 

 

 

Buckingham Palace

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/06/
anonymous-clash-police-buckingham-palace-london 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/oct/29/
monarchy.media

 

 

 

 

Changing the Guard or Guard Mounting

 

 

 

 

St James's Palace

 

 

 

 

Clarence House

 

 

 

 

Kensington Palace

 

 

 

 

Windsor Castle

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/30/
windsor-castle-staff-to-hold-ballot-on-industrial-action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jubilee

 

 

 

 

the Queen's silver jubilee    1977

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jun/05/
monarchy.features11

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Special report > The Queen's golden jubilee    2002

http://www.theguardian.com/jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

valet

 

 

 

 

footman

 

 

 

 

servant

 

 

 

 

butler

 

 

 

 

court

 

 

 

 

courtier

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/apr/29/
politics.partyfunding 

 

 

 

 

royal housekeeper

 

 

 

 

carriage

 

 

 

 

ceremony

 

 

 

 

swan upping

 

 

 

 

Ladies-in-Waiting and Equerries

http://www.royal.gov.uk/TheRoyalHousehold/RoyalHouseholddepartments/
ThePrivateSecretarysOffice/LadiesinWaitingandEquerries.aspx

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/dec/06/
monarchy.comment2 

 

 

 

 

The Order of the Garter

 

 

 

 

bow

 

 

 

 

the civil list

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jun/25/
monarchy.stephenbates 

 

 

 

 

the royal train

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jun/25/
monarchy.stephenbates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Brown

The Independent

4 December 2008

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/the-daily-cartoon-760940.html?ino=2

 

Queen Elizabeth II

Background > Queen's Speech 2008 / Recession

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the state opening of parliament > The Queen's speech

 

 Queen's speech:

your guide to all the parliamentary

pomp and pageantry

 

The state opening of parliament

features the Humble Address,

the Searching of the Cellars

and the Delivering of the Hostage

– but what does it all mean?

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-state-opening-parliament-pomp-guide
 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-state-opening-parliament-pomp-guide

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-what-it-means-analysis

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/08/
queens-speech-little-hope-squeezed-britain

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/gallery/2007/nov/06/
queensspeech?picture=331175430

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/18/uk.
queensspeech20053

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/nov/23/
queensspeech2004.queensspeech

 

 

 

 

The Queen's speech

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/queens-speech

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2016/may/18/
the-queens-speech-video-highlights-pomp-pageantry-and-dennis-skinners-heckle-video-highlights

 

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/may/27/
queens-speeches-compared-number-of-bills-word-count

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/20/
immigration-bill-to-include-crackdown-on-illegal-foreign-workers

 

 

 

 

The Queen's speech > A brief explanation 

http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/martin_kettle/2007/11/
standing_on_ceremony.html

 

 

 

 

one piece of legislation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/nov/17/
queens-speech-legislation

 

 

 

 

statute book

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/17/
queens-speech-tories-lord-strathclyde

 

 

 

 

The Queen delivers her 65th speech to parliament        2016

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2016/may/18/
the-queens-speech-video-highlights-pomp-pageantry-and-dennis-skinners-heckle-video-highlights

 

 

 

 

Queen's speech 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-2015-politics-live

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-state-opening-parliament-pomp-guide

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/26/
the-queens-speech-your-bill-by-bill-guide-to-the-next-parliament

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-eu-referendum-bill-human-rights-act-david-cameron

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
david-cameron-packs-plenty-into-his-one-party-queens-speech

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-2015-columnists-view

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/26/
tories-putting-civil-liberties-under-threat-warns-nick-clegg

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
queens-speech-the-day-psychoactive-drugs-tripped-off-the-royal-tongue

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/27/
snp-dissatisfied-with-devolution-of-powers-outlined-in-queens-speech

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Special report > Queen's speech        2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/cartoon/2009/nov/18/
steve-bell-cartoon-queens-speech

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/17/
queens-speech-tories-lord-strathclyde

 

 

 

 

The Queen's speech > A brief explainer        2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2008/dec/01/
politicalnews

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Special report > Queen's speech        2008

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2008/dec/01/
politicalnews

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Special report > Queen's speech        2007

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/queensspeech2007 

 

 

 

 

Queen's speech > Prime Minister Gordon Brown        2007

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/nov/06/queensspeech2007.queensspeech1 

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2007/nov/06/schools.uk3 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/nov/06/queensspeech2007.queensspeech10

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/nov/06/queensspeech2007.queensspeech2 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/nov/06/queensspeech2007.immigration 

 

 

 

 

Queen's speech

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2005/0,16013,1482273,00.html

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/may/17/crime

 

 

 

at the Sovereign's Entrance

 

 

 

 

the Queen's speech

 

Although the Queen reads it out,

the content of the speech

is entirely written

and approved by the Government.

 

It contains an outline

of proposed new laws

to be passed in the coming year

 

Times Online        6.11.2007

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/queensspeech2006 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/queensspeech2005/0,16013,1482273,00.html 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/17/queensspeech2005.uk 

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2005/story/0,16013,1485740,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2005/story/0,16013,1485875,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1485798,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2005/story/0,16013,1485901,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/flash/0,10291,1090584,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2004/story/0,15521,1357614,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1357681,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2004/0,15521,1353398,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2003/0,13994,1069450,00.html

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/queensspeech2003/story/0,13994,1093558,00.html

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/gall/0,9352,1093403,00.html 

 

 

 

 

the Queen's speech > a brief history

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/flash/0,10291,1090584,00.html

 

 

 

 

Black Rod > the role of Black Rod

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/jun/14/uk.
media

 

 

 

 

the state opening of parliament > the Serjeant at arms

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/dec/06/
damian-green-michaelmartin

 

 

 

 

Westminster

 

 

 

 

the Commons

 

 

 

 

the House of Lords

 

 

 

 

the chamber

 

 

 

 

the Sovereign's entrance

 

 

 

 

the Yeoman of the Guard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen’s Birthday Honours

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/
from-dracula-to-delia-the-queenrsquos-birthday-honours-1704146.html

 

 

 

 

royal honours

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2012/jan/26/
why-artists-snub-royal-honours

 

 

 

 

New Year honours list

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/31/
new-year-honours-chris-hoy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/dec/31/
new-year-honours-list

 

 

 

 

New Year's honours list: DBEs and CBEs

Order of the British Empire,

Dame (DBE)

and Commander (CBE)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-dbe-and-cbe

 

 

 

 

New Year's honours list:

Diplomatic service and overseas

Order of the Bath,

Order of St Michael and St George

and Order of the British Empire

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-diplomatic-service-overseas

 

 

 

 

New Year's honours list: Commonwealth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-commonwealth

 

 

 

 

New Year's honours: Military

Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force honours

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-military

 

 

 

 

New Year's honours list: MBEs

Order of the British Empire, Member (MBE)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-mbe

 

 

 

 

New Year's honours list: Sundries

Queen's Police Medal and Queen's Fire Service Medal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-sundries

 

 

 

 

Orders

http://www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/ceremonial/index/orders.htm

 

 

 

 

Order of the British Empire        OBE

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/15/
women-refuge-chief-protest-cuts

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/30/
new-years-honours-list-diplomatic-service-overseas

 

 

 

 

be awarded an OBE

 

 

 

 

be awarded an honorary KBE

 

 

 

 

be rewarded

with knighthoods, MBEs and other honours

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/
home-news/from-dracula-to-delia-the-queenrsquos-birthday-honours-1704146.html

 

 

 

 

knighthood

 

 

 

 

knight / be knighted

 

 

 

 

receive one's / a knighthood

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/jun/11/
themonarchy.broadcasting

 

 

 

 

reject a knighthood

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/dec/22/uk.Whitehall 

 

 

 

 

(be) presented with (an) honorary damehood

be made an honorary dame by the Queen for N

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/oct/10/
angelina-jolie-honorary-damehood

 

 

 

 

Damehoods and K's

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/jul/14/uk.
Whitehall1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen's message to the Commonwealth

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1728438.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monarchy Out

http://monarchyout.members.easyspace.com/ - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen's speech 2003

The Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commoner

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/15/
kate-middleton-goring-hotel-royal-wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 1993

On This Day

From The Times Archive

 

The Queen announced
that she was opening Buckingham Palace
to the public for an eight-week period,
to help to pay for the repair work at Windsor Castle,
which was damaged by fire.
Richard Cork, The Times’s chief fine art critic,
wrote that the Queen must keep her treasures
on display for the public to see.

 

THE dam has burst. At long last, a substantial number of the paintings and other works of art at Buckingham Palace will be revealed to the public. The eight-week opening period is all too brief, and will surely lead to appalling overcrowding as British taxpayers jostle with tourists to view the treasures. But throwing open the doors of Buckingham Palace is a momentous event and sets a precedent that should lead to the public display of more royal treasures in the years ahead.

What will the public see when they enter the picture gallery, where most of the Buckingham Palace paintings are hung? The quality of the pictures in this wide, top-lit room, which owes much of its present excellent condition to the improvements that were organised by Queen Mary several decades ago, is beyond dispute. They rank with the finest that are already on view at Hampton Court and Windsor Castle, and include some of the greatest names in the history of European painting. Vermeer, among the rarest of great masters, stands out with a cool, exquisitely subtle interior in which a man stands next to a woman by some virginals. George IV bought this superb picture at a time when Vermeer was forgotten, showing great prescience.

Rubens enjoyed a close relationship with this country. Three of his paintings hang at Buckingham Palace, and Charles I wanted to employ him as his court painter. Frustrated in that ambition, the king settled instead for Rubens’s precociously gifted pupil Van Dyck. Five of his paintings are displayed in the Picture Gallery, including some full-length portraits. They look particularly handsome in the tall, spacious proportions of the room. Visitors will also be able to savour the astonishing collections of furniture and other objets d’art assembled by George IV. No lover of art will emerge disappointed from a tour of the Buckingham Palace collections. I hope that the Queen will soon find ways of making her treasures available for far longer periods. The royal collection has remained hidden for too long.

From The Times Archives >
On This Day - April 30, 1993, The Times, 30.4.2005,
http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

February 25, 1981

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

The romantic hopes

that attended the announcement

of the Prince of Wales’s engagement

to Lady Diana Spencer

ended in disillusion and divorce.

His second marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles

will take place on April 8

 

WITH Downing Street in winter mood it is left to Buckingham Palace to cheer the spirits. Happiness that shows on the faces of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer and is shared by their families extends far and wide through the nation. The news comes as no surprise, but it is glad news and hopeful for the future.

The constitution, to Bagehot’s way of thinking, resolves itself into effective and dignified parts with the monarchy heading the latter. The monarchy similarly resolves itself into its practical and sentimental functions: there is business of state and Commonwealth to be done, and there is the place the monarchy occupies in the hearts of people in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for whom it is a real focus of allegiance.

The practical aspect of the announcement is the betrothal of the heir to the throne. This reinforces the succession by potentially extending the direct line. The sentimental aspect of the announcement is the confirmation of a royal romance. It is something to give pleasure to all but the stoniest of hearts; and it is fitting that the Prince of Wales should enter married life when one considers the extent to which the monarchy is now regarded as an exemplar of the family.

From both the practical and the sentimental points of view his choice of bride is eminently suitable. She is not a princess of royal blood. That would once have been felt to be a disqualification. No longer. Arranged marriages are out of fashion in English society.

Lady Diana Spencer was not brought up to royal duties. She has experienced, and weathered well, one annoyance attending her new position, hot pursuit in the world’s press.

On this day,
February 25, 2005, The Times,
http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

August 11, 1977

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

The Queen visited Northern Ireland

amid very tight security.

The visit became historic

as it involved the first investiture

of its kind outside London

 

THE biggest security operation ever mounted in Northern Ireland ensured considerable success for the first half of the Queen’s historic visit yesterday although at times parts of the province appeared to be virtually under martial law.

The Queen flew in a red twin-engine Wessex helicopter from HMS Fife in Belfast Lough to the grounds of Hillsborough Castle, former residence of governors of the province, where she was greeted by 200 schoolchildren carrying posies and Union Jacks.

The Queen inspected a guard of honour of the Ulster Defence Regiment, most of them part-time soldiers. That was followed by the investiture of distinguished Ulster men and women, the first such ceremony in the United Kingdom to be held outside London.

Possibly the loudest spontaneous cheer came at an informal moment when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who had joined her for luncheon after a morning visit to the Harland and Wolff shipyard, waved to the crowd from an upstairs window.

In the afternoon the Queen entertained 2,500 guests at a garden party, again in formalised surroundings, white lines limiting freedom of movement.

Mr James Kilfedder, one of several Unionist MPs present, said: “The Queen’s presence here will boost the morale of Ulster people tremendously.”

MPs of the Social Democratic and Labour Party boycotted the event.

From The Times Archives > On This Day - August 11, 1977,
Times, 11.8.2005,
http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

August 29, 1972

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

Prince William,

ninth in line to the Throne,

was killed at the beginning

of the Goodyear air race

 

PRINCE WILLIAM of Gloucester was killed yesterday when his light aircraft crashed soon after take-off from Halfpenny Green airport near Wolverhampton at the start of the Goodyear air race.

His co-pilot, Mr Vyrell Mitchell, also died after the Piper Cherokee banked at the end of the runway, hit a tree, lost a wing and narrowly missed a house as it crashed into a bank in a lane a mile from the airfield.

The petrol tank exploded and the aircraft was engulfed in flames.

Three boys ran across a field and tried to pull the tail off in a rescue effort. “But it was no good,” one of them said. “We had to go back because of the heat.”

The Queen has ordered family mourning until the day of the funeral. Her Majesty and Princess Anne are not going to the Olympic Games at Munich today as arranged, Buckingham Palace said.

Prince William, a bachelor, aged 30, was ninth in succession to the Throne. He was the second member of the Royal Family to die in an air crash: 30 years ago the Duke of Kent was killed when his Sunderland flying boat crashed in the north of Scotland, on the way to active service in Iceland.

The Piper Cherokee Arrow in which Prince William was flying is one of the commonest light aircraft made today.

    From The Times Archives > On This Day - August 29, 1972, The Times, 29.8.2005,
   
http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

August 1, 1957

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

Recently released FBI documents

have only added to speculation

over the wartime loyaltie

of the Duke of Windsor

 

EARLY this morning the Duke of Windsor issued, through his London solicitors, a statement rejecting the German wartime account of his stay in Madrid and Lisbon in June and July, 1940. Telegrams reproduced in the latest volume of captured German papers were published today in the official series, Documents on German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945.

The documents reveal what was in essence a plot to induce the Duke to stay in Europe instead of leaving to be Governor of the Bahamas. The Germans hoped to make use of him on their peace campaign.

The British Government have issued a statement on the allegations, saying the Duke “never wavered in his loyalty to the British cause.” The Duke states: —

I have little to add to the statement made by the British Government relating to the communications which passed between the German Foreign Minister and the German Ambassadors in Spain and Portugal in July 1940, concerning myself. These communications comprise in part complete fabrications and in part gross distortions of the truth.

While I was in Lisbon certain people, whom I discovered to be pro-Nazi sympathizers, did make definite efforts to persuade me to return to Spain . . . It was even suggested to me that there would be a personal risk to the Duchess and myself if we were to proceed to the Bahamas. At no time did I ever entertain any thought of complying with such suggestion, which I treated with the contempt it deserved.

    From The Times Archives > On This Day - August 1, 1957,
    The Times, 1.8.2005,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 1955

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

The Queen declared a state of emergency

during the national rail strike,

which caused further disruption to postal services

and the cancellation of the Trooping the Colour

 

ON THE advice of ministers at a meeting of the Privy Council held yesterday at Balmoral Castle, the Queen proclaimed “a state of emergency” under the Emergency Powers Act, 1920. Immediately after the proclamation, the Queen, by Order-in-Council, made a code of emergency regulations which come into force today.

These regulations will give the Government wider powers to deal with the grave situation caused by the railway strike, particularly in the matter of maintaining essential supplies and services.

It is necessary for Parliament to confirm regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act within seven days, and the State opening of the new Parliament, which had been arranged for June 14, has been advanced to June 9. The Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) which the Queen has cancelled was to have been held on June 9 — the date on which she will now open the new Parliament.

The emergency regulations are in no sense aimed at strike breaking. There is no question of the use of troops, except for assistance to the Post Office.

The Home Secretary in a statement last night said: “The regulations represent the minimum required to enable the Government to perform their duty of securing the essentials of life to the community.”

    From The Times Archives > On This Day - June 1, 1955, The Times, 1.6.2005,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

June 3, 1953

The assurance of a true monarch

 

From the Guardian archive

 

Wednesday June 3, 1953
Guardian
Harry Boardman

 

At the opening of to-day's thousand-year-old rite the Archbishop of Canterbury presented Queen Elizabeth to the people as our "undoubted Queen", that is by hereditary right.

Three hours later she went forth from the Abbey, amid the greatest rejoicing, a crowned and consecrated Queen. No such delight has hailed a Sovereign's Coronation before.

It is easy to fall into hyperbole at such moments of mass emotion as this, but there is no exaggeration here. Others of our Queens, Elizabeth I, for example, have swayed the hearts of their people after a time, but Elizabeth II captured them from the start.

She has done it not merely in virtue of her youth and grace but because she joins to these qualities the high seriousness we have come to associate with the House of Windsor.

That gravity was hers to-day, and perfectly attuned to the occasion. It made its subtle appeal to all hearts. It stirred the sense of a young woman set apart and dedicated and even a little lonely - and greatly deserving a nation's affection and support.

But to the ceremony. Where could it be matched in its splendour, opulent colour or historic symbolism? What other ceremonial could have brought together a vast concourse of this kind with its admixture of foreign royalties, heads of foreign States, Commonwealth Prime Ministers, and the most distinguished among our commoners?

The Abbey was crammed from floor to clerestory, and that includes the great stands erected to augment the accommodation. Here, indeed, was a great cloud of witnesses.

The choir, 400 strong, had climbed in its white surplices to a high gallery looking down on the nave from the north. The transepts were cliffs of human beings.

At the intersection of nave and choir was the "theatre". Within this space took place the whole ritual. It extended from the steps rising from the nave to the Altar. It was flooded from electric chandeliers with a bright, strong, even light. Occasional sunlight from the rose windows was just not able to compete with it.

Throughout the ritual the theatre glowed like the canvas of a great Renaissance colourist. There was the Queen in her golden robes. There were the Archbishops with their mitres and copes. Then there was the whole bench of Bishops in scarlet and white ranged along the north side of the theatre.

Harry Boardman

    From the Guardian archive > June 3, 1953 >
    The assurance of a true monarch, G,
    Republished 2.6.2006,
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fromthearchive/story/0,,1789666,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 1953

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

The death of Queen Mary,

the wife of King George V,

was followed by a simple ceremony

in St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

 

About 4,000 people

attended a memorial service

in St Paul’s Cathedral,

and tributes were paid

in many other churches.

 

THOUGH the sorrow and the hope at the heart of the ceremonies were the same, and the same words of Christian valediction were spoken, the setting of Queen Mary’s funeral contrasted with the sombre magnificence that surrounded the last journey of her son so short a while ago. No drums and tramplings of marching troops escorted this gentle lady to the grave. Quietly, as one long withdrawn from the necessary pomps of state, she came home to Windsor; her body was not borne in procession through the castle wards, but had lain for several hours behind the Military Knights of Windsor, before the mourners began to assemble.

The towering majesty of St George’s seemed to have been brought nearer to human scale. The nave, left open at King George’s funeral to receive the marching ranks of the procession, was now filled like a parish church with chairs for a seated congregation. In the choir, Queen Mary’s banner had been taken down; the stall below, now ownerless after more than 40 years, was given to the Prime Minister, who came in with Mrs Churchill a little before the ceremony was due to begin.

One could tell that outside was the changing weather of early spring; sometimes the sunlight filtering through stained glass; then a cloud would pass over and the shaded candles glowed warmer by the contrast. The rich chivalric colours seemed unusually subdued, and one was conscious less of the historic grandeur of the proud Garter shrine than of the family chapel of the historic house in which Queen Mary had been the gracious mistress for so many years.

    On this day, April 1, 2005, The Times,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

July 1, 1952

Get rid of this clinging snobbery

 

From the Guardian archive

 

Tuesday July 1, 1952

Guardian

 

Judged merely by previous settlements the new Civil List proposals [in the run-up to the 1953 coronation] are not unreasonable. Such criticism as there will be will turn on the whole question of the place of the Monarchy in the State.

Is not this an opportunity to simplify some of the ceremonial, and to get rid of some of the snobbery that still clings about the Court? To say this is to reflect in no way on the Sovereign and her consort.

They did not make the customs and the conventions, and many must be as irksome to them as they are distasteful to a growing number of their subjects. We may all agree with the Select Committee that "the colour and pageantry of state occasions, with all their historic associations, are a most precious heritage." But there are other aspects of Court life, less full of "colour and pageantry" and not truly "state occasions," which merely continue traditions of social differentiation and caste exclusiveness.

These we can dispense with - unless, say, we choose to continue presentations at Court for the sake of eager debutantes from the great American democracy.

This is the kind of thing, one supposes, that Mr Attlee had in mind in proposing that less formality at Court and less elaborate ceremonial would lighten the burden on the Monarchy.

Mr Attlee was surely right. The Monarchy's hold on the people will be no less firm if its trappings are simpler. Under the last two Sovereigns it has moved noticeably towards less stuffy ways. It could with advantage, move farther.

It would not, indeed, be surprising if the instincts of the Queen and the Duke were not rather on this side than on the side of the Victorian traditionalists. They should be given every encouragement to modernise the institution which they are custodians.

Precedent can become too much of a god. The Royal Family will give greater pleasure to the mass of the people if they reserve their energies for the really public functions it has become their custom to grace.

The conception of royalty as public functionaries, gracing almost daily occasions in national, or civic life, is relatively new. But it is growing, and, provided that their goodwill is not exploited and their energies frittered away on small and frivolous objects, it is to be welcomed and cherished.

    From the Guardian archive > July 1, 1952 > Get rid of this clinging snobbery,
    G, Republished 1.7.2006,
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fromthearchive/story/0,,1810410,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

February 16, 1952

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

King George VI was laid to rest
in St George’s Chapel, Windsor,
after the coffin had been borne
in a solemn procession
through the streets of London
and Windsor.

Large crowds lined the route
to pay their last homage
as the mile-long cortège passed.

 

MARTIAL splendour and solemnity was lit with colour and enriched with sound on the long, last pilgrimage of King George VI from his Palace of Westminster to his chapel at Windsor.

Emotions, deeply stirred, thus found expression and release in the pageantry which attends a monarch even in death. The democratic levelling of the tomb enjoined that in the majesty of that superb shrine where the King’s mortal remains now lie.

It was “our dear brother” of whom the last rites spoke. Thus the kinship of Sovereign and people was proclaimed at the last, and that close, abiding bond which had drawn thousands of his subjects to mourn beside the catafalque up to the ultimate moment of the lying-in-state now drew thousands more to throng the route of the funeral procession.

The depth of sorrow into which that sudden passing of a beloved friend had plunged the nation and Empire found no incongruity in the beauty and splendour which fittingly attended the final earthly journey of a great monarch.

Simplicity lay at the heart of that long, winding stream of mourning which bore away the last symbolic relics of a reign. Only the flash and glitter of the Crown and regalia shone in witness to the majesty which lay upon that stark gun-carriage within the enshrouding folds of the Royal Standard.

But from end to end of the procession the presence of Kingship, splendid in death, commanded the homage as well as the loving sorrow of the multitudes.

    On this day, From The Times Archive > On This Day - February 16, 1952, Ts,
    Republished February 16, 2005,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

April 21 1944

Princess Elizabeth on her birthday

 

From The Guardian archive

 

April 21 1944

The Guardian

 

Princess Elizabeth is eighteen to-day, and all good wishes will go forward to her. They include what is perhaps the warmest and widest of any since it applies to all young people on whom the coming world will depend, that her next anniversary may see the fresh promise of spring matched by the end of war and the more hopeful shapings of peace.

She is Heiress Presumptive to the throne of this land and could reign as Queen at eighteen, as did Queen Victoria, but the real effect of last year's amendment [to the constitutional act] was to make her eligible at the same age to become a Counsell of State. For the rest, she comes of age at twenty-one as does any other citizen.

Her share of public responsibilities has been made wisely and gradually; the mixture of domestic restraints with one or two almost "royal progresses" which marked the Princess Victoria's approach to her eighteenth birthday has not fallen to the far more happily surrounded girlhood of Princess Elizabeth. We know of her as taking that girlhood in much of a normal stride — as a Girl Guide, in amateur theatricals, and with a native leaning for music and modern languages.

All that we have read or seen of her in photographs gives a vivid impression of fresh and natural charm. The future and all its problems will be with her and her contemporaries, but we would not have the Princess saddled with them too soon. "And good luck to you all!" were the closing words of her first broadcast in 1940 when she spoke primarily to young people evacuated from this country to Canada and the United States. "And good luck to you!" is to-day's response from all of us.

 

 

 

Marginal land. But for the war we should never have tried to crop the meadow. The first thing was to get it drained. Then came day after day of Peter's ploughing. Before the discs could be put on it we have to move the stones which were out on the surface from the old drains.

It has not been easy working with the horse as the Navy has been doing considerable practice and poor old Jo is desperately nervous and has bolted with the cart several times. But he was good with the stones. We took some eighteen loads off the meadow.

I still find it hard to believe there is the makings of a seedbed in all this roughness but "J.T." says so. He is experienced. It is less than half a year to harvest. We shall see.


Naomi Mitchison

    From The Guardian archive > April 21 1944 > Princess Elizabeth on her birthday,
    G, Republished 21.4.2007, p. 32,
    http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/04/21/pages/ber32.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

June 4 , 1935

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

At a ceremony

to mark the laying of a foundation stone

at the new Royal Empire Society headquarters,

the future Edward VIII maintained his poise

- despite the antics of a Nazi sympathiser

 

THE Prince of Wales yesterday laid the foundation-stone of the new building of the Royal Empire Society, on the site in Northumberland Avenue hitherto occupied by the society. The stone, before being lowered into place and declared well and truly laid by the Prince, hung suspended by a tackle under an awning.

From the coping of one of the buildings in Craven Street, facing the Prince, hung a Union Jack with a swastika superimposed on it. A man wearing a dark uniform cap stood behind the flag. He withdrew it from sight soon after the speechmaking began, but held it aloft during the singing of the National Anthem at the end.

The Prince of Wales read a message from the King. It was in these words: As Patron of the Royal Empire Society I have received with much satisfaction their loyal assurances, and I am interested to hear that you are today laying the foundation-stone of their new building. I send my best wishes to the society on this memorable occasion, which I trust will mark the opening of an era of increasing prosperity. GEORGE, R.I.

“I think it is indeed fitting,” the Prince said, “that this day, the King’s 70th birthday, in the Silver Jubilee year of his reign, should have been chosen for the laying of the foundation-stone of the Royal Empire Society, whose service for 67 years has been consecrated to the unity of the Empire, in whose welfare his Majesty takes so deep and unceasing interest.”

The purposes of the society, the Prince continued, were twofold. First of all they provided a home for the countless visitors who came from overseas every year to the Old Country. Under its charter it was also a learned society, and for two-thirds of a century it had provided a platform from which the leading men in the Empire had imparted knowledge of what the Empire meant and stood for.

If it was true, as many believed, that the Empire was only at the beginning of its real mission to the world, then all would welcome the contribution which the society could make to that understanding of peoples so well exemplified within the boundaries of the British Empire.

Cheers followed the laying of the foundation stone.

    From The Times Archives > On This Day - June 4 , 1935, Ts, 4.6.2005,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

February 23, 1934

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

The Queen visited the British Industries Fair

at Olympia and showed particular interest

in the toys on display

 

THE QUEEN, who was accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of York, the Dowager Lady Airlie, Sir Harry and Lady John Verney, and Sir Hill Child, paid a second visit to the British Industries Fair at Olympia yesterday afternoon.

The royal party spent most of their time in the toy section. The Queen expressed admiration at the beauty and perfection of the modern toy and the inventive genius which has brought it to its present state of perfection. She and the Duchess of York made many purchases, and the exhibitors reaped a rich harvest later, when a group of buyers, who followed the royal party round the Fair, gave orders for quantities of the toys which had been selected.

The Queen watched with great interest the flight of a squadron of toy aeroplanes, the sale of which at the Fair already exceeds 50,000. She also saw the flight of crash-proof aeroplanes, which, after coming down, were put together again and reflown. She described a collection of “true to life” baby dolls as the most beautiful she had ever seen. A gardening frame, with seeds and watering can, attracted her attention and when the Duchess of York joined her in looking at it, the Queen remarked: “You must not buy this, I have already bought one for Margaret Rose.”

The Queen’s purchases included a wagon large enough for one child to ride in, a scale model of Eyston’s midget car, clockwork toys and model aeroplanes. Her Majesty bought a number of boxes of toy soldiers as also did the Duke and Duchess of York, who are collecting regiments for the two Princesses. A model of the Loch Ness monster amused the Royal party, and they consented to be photographed beside it.

    On this day, February 23, 2005, The Times,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

April 22, 1926

On This Day

From The Times Archive

 

The Duke and Duchess of York

celebrated their first child, Princess Elizabeth,

who became Queen Elizabeth II

 

AS ANNOUNCED in the later editions of The Times yesterday, her Royal Highness the Duchess of York gave birth to a daughter at No. 17. Bruton Street at 2.40 yesterday morning. The news was authoritatively announced at 3.30a.m., but not in the form of an official bulletin.

The following bulletin was issued later:-

“17, Bruton Street, 10 a.m., April 21, 1926.

“The Duchess of York has had some rest since the arrival of her daughter. Her Royal Highness and the infant Princess are making very satisfactory progress.

“Previous to the confinement a consultation took place at which Sir George Blacker was present, and a certain line of treatment was successfully adopted.”

The Court Circular issued from Windsor Castle last night opens with the following paragraph:- The King and Queen have received with great pleasure the news that the Duchess of York gave birth to a daughter this morning.

Their Majesties had been awakened between 3 and 4 a.m. to receive the news of the birth of their first grand-daughter.

In accordance with custom where births in the Royal Family are concerned, the Home Secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks, had been summoned to Bruton Street, and he was present in the house at the time of the birth.

The announcement and subsequent bulletin were posted outside the Mansion House.

    On This Day - April 22, 1926, The Times, 22.4.2005,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

April 23 1917

Mr HG Wells

on the issue of monarchy

 

From The Guardian archive

 

April 23 1917

The Guardian

 

The "Times" of Saturday last printed a letter from Mr. H. G. Wells, the author, which managed without attacking the institution of monarchy in this country to argue for the formation of republican clubs "which could enrol members, organise meetings of sympathy with our fellow-republicans abroad, and form the basis of more definitely purposeful activities."

These activities, Mr. Wells hastens to add, need not conflict in any way with free loyalty to the "occupant of the throne". The letter is a deft piece of writing, and Mr. Wells is known from his books as a very clear, logical, and sometimes original thinker. The "Times," less deftly, scolds Mr. Wells for writing foolishly, says that it only prints Mr. Wells's letter in order to show the absurdity of republican manifestations in this country, and then reels off a good school essay on the differences between the monarchy here and in Germany, which happily are very substantial.

The argument strikes one as unreal. The fact that the King in Germany is Kaiser creates no sort of presumption that Kaiserism ever could be naturalised here. What Mr. Wells means is that there may be such a thing as a monarchical trade union of which the Kaiser is president, and that it might be useful to form a rival trade union of republican clubs.

The power and prestige of the monarchy in England went up in the later years of Queen Victoria and in the reign of King Edward and active republicanism, which was a real force in the earlier half of the nineteenth century, almost disappeared. But we do not believe in the stories of King Edward as a great originator in foreign policy, and have always regarded them as dangerous to the constitutional position of the Crown.

The foreign affairs of this country cannot be entrusted to any one man whether he wears a crown or to any one department without control. Supposing there were danger of monarchical institutions being used to work mischief between the nations, what would our first remedy be?

Not the formation of republican clubs, and still less the abolition of the monarchy but the discovery and punishment of the real culprits. The monarchy in this country is incapable of mischief of this kind except by the clear dereliction of duty [by] someone responsible to the people. The maxim that the King can do no wrong is perfectly sound, provided that Ministers of the Crown, who can do wrong, do not shirk their responsibility.

If they [do], they not only do injury to the country, but expose the Crown to danger.

    From The Guardian archive > April 23 1917 >
    Mr HG Wells on the issue of monarchy,
    G, Republished 23.4.2007, p. 34,
    http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/04/23/pages/ber34.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

August 10, 1910

From The Times Archive

On This Day

 

Edward VII rarely visited Balmoral during his reign.

 

The Scottish castle returned to royal favour

with the accession of his son, George V,

who adored the setting and field sports it offered.

 

THE King and Queen, who left London on Monday night, reached Balmoral shortly before 11 o’clock yesterday morning. A stop of about five minutes was made at Perth, where the engines were changed, and at Aberdeen, which was reached about 8.30, there was a wait of a quarter of an hour.

On arrival at Ballater, the King and Queen shook hands and spoke to several gentlemen on the platform, afterwards walking to the station entrance, where the Royal carriages were in waiting. Several hundred schoolchildren sang the National Anthem, and his Majesty inspected a guard of honour before leaving for Balmoral. The weather was bright and the sun shone brilliantly.

The Balmoral Highlanders, under the command of Mr John Michie, awaited the arrival of their Majesties. Addressing the King, Mr Michie said they desired to approach their Majesties with the most cordial welcome in this their first visit as King and Queen to Balmoral.

The King in reply said: “ I am much touched by the kind sympathy you have expressed, for I know you shared our great sorrow at the death of my beloved father. The Queen and I tender you our warmest thanks for the hearty welcome which you have given us here today on our first visit to our Highland home since my Accession.“

    From The Times Archives > On This Day - August 10, 1910, Times, 10.8.2005,
   
http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

January 23, 1901

Death of the Queen

 

From The Guardian archive

 

Wednesday January 23, 1901

Guardian

From our special correspondent

 

The Lord Mayor of London, last night received the following:- Osborne, Tuesday, 6.45p.m. The Prince of Wales to the Lord Mayor. My beloved mother the Queen has just passed away, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. (Signed) Albert Edward.

The following bulletin was issued at Osborne last night:- Osborne, January 22,1901, 6.45p.m. Her Majesty the Queen breathed her last at 6.30p.m., surrounded by her children and grandchildren. (Signed) James Reid. R. Douglas Powell. Thos. Barlow.

The "London Gazette Extraordinary" issued last night has the following:- Whitehall, January 22, 1901. A bulletin, of which the following is a copy, has been received by Mr. Secretary Ritchie:- Osborne, 8p.m., January 22, 1901, 6.45p.m:- Her Majesty the Queen breathed her last at 6.30p.m., surrounded by her children and grandchildren. (Signed) James Reid. R. Douglas Powell. Thos. Barlow.

 

Incidents of the day at Osborne

Another day of fear and distress. A change for the worse set in at half-past four this morning, and the physician in attendance at once summoned his colleagues to the Queen's bedside. Sir Thomas Barlow's departure from Osborne was only temporary. He did not, in fact, leave the island. The three physicians held a consultation, and the grave view they took of the patient's case was seen in the bulletin issued at eight o'clock, announcing that the Queen showed signs of diminishing strength and that her condition "again assumes a more serious aspect." About the time this bulletin was issued the members of the Royal Family lodged outside repaired to Osborne. The Prince and Princess of Wales, the German Emperor, and the Duke and Duchess of York, who are staying in the Royal residence, were already at the Queen's bedside. Although the Bishop of Winchester was in the house, the Vicar of Whippingham was sent for, the Bishop being there in his official capacity as Clerk of the Closet, while the Vicar is the Queen's chaplain and intimate friend. How long the family stayed with the Queen is not publicly known. One of the first to leave the house was the Bishop of Winchester, who, on being asked whether the worst had happened, said, "No, nor is it likely just yet." This was between eleven and twelve o'clock. At noon came the second bulletin of the day, announcing no change for the worse, and containing the statement that the Queen had "recognised the several members of the Royal Family that are here." The news did not, however, remove the extremely grave impression produced by the previous bulletin, and the fact that the Queen "is now asleep" was interpreted as a promise that the calamity was only postponed. All day, and all night too, a patient crowd waited at the lodge gates. They consisted chiefly of journalists, probably not less than a hundred of whom, including artists, are in Cowes at the present time. They represent not only English, but American, German, French and other foreign newspapers, and their presence is significant of the world-wide interest taken in the fate of our Queen.

There has been a regular stream of callers at the lodge, and in the course of the day a curious thing happened. Three Indian gentlemen in the bright garb of their country drove up to the lodge and signalled to the driver to go on. The police stopped them, and after a parley turned them back. After a while the party returned, and made, this time, towards Osborne Cottage, where the Duke and Duchess of Connaught reside: Gently but firmly the police again interrupted and demanded explanations. The Indians, who spoke good English, explained that they were on a lecturing tour round the world, and that they had cancelled their engagement to come to Osborne and pay tribute to "our Empress." "But," they added, "your conventionalities seem to stand in the way." They expressed a wish to be allowed at least to see the Queen's Indian secretary, but this gratification was also denied them, and they departed for Cowes to await the result of official communications.

In the course of the afternoon the Earl of Clarendon (Lord Chamberlain) arrived at Osborne.

Princess Christian has written a letter to the matron of the Cowes Convalescent Home thanking her for the attention shown to the Royal party yesterday, and expressing their pleasure at the visit.

Besides the gathering of the family in the early morning and at the last scene of all there was an alarm at half-past three o'clock this afternoon, when again the family were summoned. At ten minutes past nine in the morning the Queen woke from slumber or from apparent unconsciousness and called for one of the Royal servants, whom she named, but before the servant could attend the Queen had fallen asleep again.

The people of Cowes seem stunned by the calamity, which affects them peculiarly. It is not merely that the trade of the town is sure to suffer. They had a real affection for the Queen. They knew how much she desired their prosperity and how fairly she distributed her patronage. Two or three times a week before her last visit she would drive through the streets of the town. The country generally did not know of these drives. None the less they were taken as a mark of the Queen's confidence in the townsfolk. She always went about unattended. It is feared that the Prince of Wales will not care to keep up the establishment here.

People were talking to-night about the title of the new King. "Albert Edward I.," suggested somebody. "Oh no," was the reply; "he will be Edward VII; we don't want King Alberts" - a statement that met with general approval.

From The Guardian archive > January 23, 1901,
Death of the Queen,
G,
31.3.2007,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/story/0,,1128750,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

April 8, 1853

 

From the Times Archive

On This Day

 

The calling of the full Privy Council

to discuss the birth of Queen Victoria’s fourth son,

with the attendance of the Prime Minister,

illustrates the central role played by the Royal Family

during the 19th century.

 

A few months later Prince Leopold

was found to be a haemophiliac

and he died at the age of 30

from a haemorrhage

 

THIS day, at ten minutes after 1 o’clock, the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince, his Royal Highness Prince Albert, several Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Hon. Privy Council, and the Ladies of Her Majesty’s Bedchamber, being present.

This great and important news was made known to the town by the firing of the Park and Tower guns. The Privy Council being assembled as soon as possible thereupon, at the Council Chamber, Whitehall, it was ordered that a Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Queen’s safe delivery of a Prince be prepared by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, to be used in all churches and chapels throughout England and Wales, and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed on Sunday, the 10th day of April.

Her Majesty and the Infant Prince are, God be praised, both doing well.

At half past 2 o’clock, the following bulletin was issued: The Queen was safely delivered of a Prince at ten minutes past 1 o’clock this afternoon. Her Majesty and the infant Prince are well.

At 3 o’clock a Privy Council was held at the Council-office, Whitehall, attended by his Royal Highness Prince Albert; Earl Granville, Lord President; the Earl of Aberdeen, First Lord of the Treasury; Viscount Palmerston, Secretary of State for the Home Department; the Earl of Clarendon, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, Chancellor of the Exchequer; and the Marquis of Breadalbane, Lord Chamberlain. At the Council the Archbishop of Canterbury was ordered to prepare a form of prayer for Her Majesty’s safe delivery.

Prince Albert, attended by Lieutenant F.H. Seymour, after the Council, returned to Buckingham Palace.

    On this day, April 8, 2005, The Times,
    http://www.newsint-archive.co.uk/pages/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

March 13 1844

Court, country and other intelligence

 

From The Guardian Archive

 

March 13 1844

The Guardian

 

On Monday morning the queen and Prince Albert walked in the royal gardens of Buckingham Palace. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent visited her majesty. During the day his Royal Highness Prince Albert rode out on horseback. In the evening her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, attended by Lady Fanny Howard, lady in waiting, dined with her majesty and his Royal Highness Prince Albert at Buckingham Palace. Her majesty's first levee, this day (Wednesday) at St. James's Palace, is expected to be numerously attended, it being the first since the year before last, and the suite of state apartments will be thrown open for the first time since they have been re-embellished.



Cowes, Isle of Wight . — Osborne House, the seat of Lady Isabella Blackford, has been taken by her majesty with an option to purchase, if approved of. The royal household are expected in May, but considerable additions must be made to the building before it can accommodate a very large establishment. It is beautifully situated in a fine park with abundance of noble timber. The views are exten sive and of varied beauty taking in Portsmouth, Spithead, &c.

The mansion has on the ground floor drawing room, dining room and library, with two ante-rooms and hall. First floor — Five bedrooms and two dressing rooms. Second floor — Nine rooms. Offices, housekeepers' rooms, servants' hall, laundry, kitchen with beds for maidservants; three beds for men over the stables.

Osborne Park and wood, with gardens &c, contains 346 acres, the whole of which is freehold. The farm contains 424 acres. The park runs down to the water. The landing and bathing are good and strictly private.



A Sunday Party. — Lord Brougham entertained at dinner on Sunday last, the French ambassador and the Countess de Ste. Aulaire, le Baronne de Langsdorf, the Marquis and Marchioness of Clanricarde. Morning Post



The Established Church in Ireland . We have not concealed our apprehensions that changes impend over the established church in Ireland. What these changes may be we are not prepared to say; not, with reference to our immediate object, is it much matter: provided we admit that they will tend to curtail the power, the dignity and the usefulness of the establishment. But that such changes will be attempted have we no more doubt than of the curious agenda of Sir Robert Peel , from which we derive the augury. Dublin Evening Mail

From The Guardian Archive >
March 13 1844 > Court, country and other intelligence,
G, Republished 13..3.2007, p. 36,
http://digital.guardian.co.uk/guardian/2007/03/13/pages/ber36.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

February 12 1840

A royal wedding,

reported in the Manchester Guardian

 

From the Guardian archive

 

February 12 1840

The Manchester Guardian

 

Monday being the day fixed upon for the marriage of her majesty with his Royal Highness Prince Albert, it was devoted from the earliest dawn to pleasure and sight-seeing by her subjects, each of whom may be said to have personally participated in the happiness of a beloved sovereign, who was then united to the object of her choice; the selected partner to whom all her domestic affections are henceforth to be devoted. It was impossible that those, whose fate and fortunes have been so much influenced by the conduct of the monarch, should not endeavour to express how deeply they sympathised with her when the moment arrived on which, it may be said, all her future peace and all her domestic joys were to be decided, without which the splendour of the throne, the pomp and pride of state, are but vain and glittering toys.

All know that such has been the manner in which the onerous burdens of monarchy have been discharged by her majesty; all are conscious that it is to the general weal of the empire she has looked. The queen was felt to be one who had a just claim, not merely upon the fealty of her people, but also upon their love and their sympathy, when she attained that epoch in her life in which she must be most deeply interested. The mar­ riage day was felt not merely as a national but a domestic festival, in which the hearts of all whispered devout aspirations for happiness, peace, and joy upon the bride-queen.

The hour fixed upon for the royal procession to move from the palace was 12 o'clock; but, in despite of constantly falling and heavy showers of rain, hundreds were to be seen clustering around the rails, and where, in order that they might obtain a view of the royal bride and bridegroom, they remained, in despite of the pitiless pelting of a storm that poured down upon them. The wish of all was the same — to see the queen going to be married, and to look upon and cheer her as the bride of Prince Albert. Persons of all ages, and it might be added of all ranks, from the richest to the poorest, thus endured the most dreadful torrents of rain.

Within the palace all was excitement; at one time were to be seen carriages, some with servants in splendid liveries, and others with the gorgeous uniform of the royal family; at another were to be seen those admitted through the side entrance in Pimlico, passing along the colonnade, the grand hall, and to portions of the grand staircase, to which none were allowed to come excepting in ball dresses. It was obvious to remark, that, amid the large body thus assembled, there was a vast number of children, upon whose minds this beauteous spectacle appeared to make a very deep impression. We have heard that her majesty, upon noticing the great number of beautiful children assembled, and exhibiting in their looks the deep pleasure they experienced, expressed the satisfaction it gave her in seeing herself surrounded at the moment by so many happy little beings.

From the Guardian archives:
A royal wedding, reported in the Manchester Guardian,
February 12 1840, G > Review, 2.4.2005,
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/apr/02/
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