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How Duchess Kate Honored Queen Elizabeth II on Her 95th Birthday
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How Duchess Kate Honored Queen Elizabeth II on Her 95th Birthday

Paying tribute! Duchess Kate honored Queen Elizabeth II in the sweetest way on her 95th birthday. The duchess, 39, and Prince William attended their first royal engagement since the death of Prince Philip on Wednesday, April 21, visiting the Air Cadets of the Royal Air Force. During the East London event, the Duke of Cambridge, 38, and Kate matched in all-black outfits. To top off her subtle look, Kate wore the queen’s drop pearl earrings for the event, as the perfect way to honor her on her birthday. The birthday marked the first time in over seven decades that the queen celebrated without Philip by her side. The Duke of Edinburgh died at 99 on April 9 and was laid to rest on Saturday, April 17, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The queen shared four children with Philip — Princ...
Royal Family's Most Heartwarming Quotes About Queen Elizabeth II
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Royal Family's Most Heartwarming Quotes About Queen Elizabeth II

One of a kind! Queen Elizabeth II has been the head of the British royal family since 1952 — and her devotion to her country has become an inspiration for her loved ones through the years. After her father, King George VI, died in 1952, a then-25-year-old Elizabeth inherited his place on the throne. Her coronation occurred the following year. As one of the longest-reigning royals in history, the queen became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, which she celebrated in 2017 after 65 years as the leader of the Commonwealth. Through several decades of her reign, Elizabeth had her husband, Prince Philip, by her side. The duo exchanged vows in November 1947 and went on to become the longest-married royal couple until the Duke of Edinburgh’s death in April 2021. Elizabeth an...
Here's why Queen Elizabeth bizarrely has two birthdays
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Here's why Queen Elizabeth bizarrely has two birthdays

And why the date changes annually...Getty ImagesThis week sees the Queen’s birthday, with the monarch turning 95 for the first time this year. The Queen has two birthdays a year, celebrating on the actual day she was born, April 21st, and then also on her Official Birthday, taking place in June. While it’s hard enough to keep track of two birthdays, it gets even more confusing for the Queen as it turns out the date of her official birthday changes every year. It turns out that the tradition of a monarch having two birthdays is centuries-old, dating back to 1748. The reigning monarch at the time, King George II, supposedly found his November birthday too cold to celebrate publicly so he chose to have another birthday in June when he could officially celebrate the date, later combining it...
How Queen Elizabeth II Is Breaking Royal Mourning Tradition
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How Queen Elizabeth II Is Breaking Royal Mourning Tradition

A subtle tribute. Queen Elizabeth II will deviate from royal mourning tradition in a minor but meaningful way following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Seven-Decade Love Story Read article The queen, 94, “will be breaking with royal protocol by not using the traditional black-trimmed stationery,” a source told Us Weekly on Tuesday, April 20. “Her Royal Highness will be using her personalized stationery, with one change: the stationery will include her crest in black, not the traditional red.” Though the change is small, it’s also a direct reflection of what the monarch’s late husband hoped would happen after his death. “The queen believes this is keeping with Prince Philip’s wishes as to not make a fuss over his passi...
Prince Philip designed this touching gift for Queen Elizabeth for their 5th wedding anniversary
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Prince Philip designed this touching gift for Queen Elizabeth for their 5th wedding anniversary

It’s clear that during their decades-long marriage, the Queen and Prince Philip were absolutely devoted to each other. At his funeral, the Queen left a heartfelt noted on her late husband’s coffin, signing it with his nickname for her, and paid tribute to him with her outfit. It’s also thought she may have worn a diamond bracelet that Prince Philip gave her as a present on their wedding day, though this isn’t the only sentimental piece of jewellery the Duke gave his wife during their lifetime. In fact, he loved surprising her with thoughtful gifts, such as the one he gave her on their fifth wedding anniversary in 1952. By then, though they were still newlyweds and a young couple, they had many responsibilities. They had two children, Charles and Anne, and King George VI had ...
Queen Elizabeth II Wipes Tears From Her Eyes at Prince Philip's Funeral
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Queen Elizabeth II Wipes Tears From Her Eyes at Prince Philip's Funeral

Forever in her heart. Queen Elizabeth II offered her final farewell to Prince Philip at his funeral. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Seven-Decade Love Story Read article The queen, 94, attended the ceremony for her late husband on Saturday, April 17, wearing a black coat, hat and face mask. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news of Philip’s death on April 9. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the family’s statement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” The prince had been hospitalized in February as a “precautionary measure” ...