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Johnson’s apology to the Queen marks a new low for a prime minister

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After 70 years on the throne, every aspect of the relationship between the monarch and her prime ministers must surely have become deeply, even sometimes wearyingly, familiar to Elizabeth II. Fourteen very different m...

Adele and Sheeran top sales charts but UK is buoyed in 2021 by Abba and Queen

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Adele and Ed Sheeran may have topped the UK sales charts in 2021, but it was decades-old songs by “heritage acts” such as Queen and Fleetwood Mac that helped millions of Britons through the pandemic, music industry fi...

Tony Blair considered asking Queen to open Stormont assembly

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Tony Blair considered asking the Queen to open the newly formed Northern Ireland assembly in 1998, newly released state papers show. A letter from the then prime minister’s principal private secretary, John Holmes, re...

The Queen strikes a hopeful tone in personal Christmas message

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The Queen looked back on a year marked by personal, as well as national, grief in her Christmas Day message – the first since the loss of her husband – yet strived to strike a more hopeful tone for the year to come. A...

Queen expected to strike personal tone in Christmas Day message

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The Queen’s Christmas Day message is expected to be a particularly personal one this year, her first since the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. A photograph released by Buckingham Palace ahead of her televised address ...

China deletes social media accounts of ‘livestreaming queen’

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China has deleted social media accounts of an influencer known as the country’s “livestreaming queen” and stripped her of a title that promotes honesty on the internet, a day after she was ordered to pay a record $200...

Queen cancels Sandringham plans and will celebrate Christmas at Windsor

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The Queen is to celebrate Christmas at Windsor Castle, breaking with the tradition of spending festivities at Sandringham in Norfolk for a second year. Sources said the decision was a personal one taken after careful ...

Queen cancels pre-Christmas family lunch

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The Queen has cancelled her traditional pre-Christmas family lunch next week. It is understood the decision was a precaution with a source suggesting it could put too many people’s Christmas arrangements at risk if it...

Sexual Consent Santa is coming to town! Taylor Mac’s drag queen Christmas

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If there’s one song that hardly seems Christmassy, it’s The Black Angel’s Death Song by the Velvet Underground. While Lou Reed’s lyrics mention “the cosy brown snow of the east”, it’s the kind you inject rather than g...

The Guardian view on Barbados and the Queen: it has moved on. Can Britain?

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The contrast could hardly be more striking. In Britain, the removal of the statue of a slave trader, name changes for institutions and apologies from some who profited from slavery have produced reams of fevered argum...

Queen congratulates Barbados as it becomes a republic

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As Barbados removes the Queen as its head of state and becomes a republic, the monarch has sent her congratulations on the nation’s “momentous” day. Prince Charles arrived on the Caribbean island on Sunday to join the...

Queen attends Windsor christening after absence from public duties

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The Queen attended a christening at Windsor on Sunday after nearly a month’s absence from public duties amid health precautions. The monarch, 95, attended the joint baptism of the sons of Princess Eugenie and Zara Tin...

Queen seen in first official engagement since missing Remembrance Sunday service – video

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The Queen held a face-to-face audience with Gen Sir Nick Carter, the chief of defence staff, as he prepares to step down from his role at the end of the month.The Queen was seen standing and smiling as she welcomed Ca...

Queen carries out first audience at Windsor after spraining back

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The Queen has carried out her first official engagement after missing the Remembrance Sunday service, meeting the outgoing head of the military in a face-to-face audience. The 95-year-old monarch welcomed the chief of...

‘Narco queen’: wife of cartel leader ‘El Mencho’ arrested in Mexico

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Mexico’s military have arrested the wife of the Mexican drug lord “El Mencho”, leader of the ultra-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel (CJNG). Rosalinda González Valencia was detained in the municipality of Zapopan ...

‘Ecological vandalism’: embattled Queen Elizabeth tribute gets go-ahead

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For its supporters, the 55-metre-tall turbine-blade-like sculpture jutting out of an isolated Northumberland hilltop will attract tourists and be a fitting tribute to Queen and Commonwealth. For opponents it will be “...

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