Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth II

Kristin Scott Thomas Receives Damehood


Kristin Scott Thomas received damehood at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Dame Thomas is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth in the production The Audience from Dame Helen Mirren in April. The Queen warned her that it will be a “challenge” to play her.

[Sunday Express]

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 50 Years of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust


The Queen and Prince Philip hosted the 50th Winston Churchill Memorial Trust reception at Buckingham Palace tonight. Per an article in the Telegraph, the trust was “set up in 1965 as Sir Winston Churchill’s living legacy to help give people the opportunity to travel overseas to study areas of topical and personal interests”. See more here.

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Queen Elizabeth Names P&O Ship – Britannia


Her Majesty kept busy today with the naming of a new cruise ship – the Britannia. This is the fifth official naming of a cruise ship done by Queen Elizabeth.


See more on the BBC website.

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Slated to Go to Malta in November


According to the Times of Malta, Queen Elizabeth along with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall will head to Malta in November for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). CHOGM will be held November 27-29. This will surely be a special visit for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip as this is the country that they called home early on in their marriage from 1949-1951.

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Her 88th Birthday Today!

Photo David Bailey/PA

New portrait of the Queen to mark her 88th birthday (Photo David Bailey/PA)

[The Telegraph]

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The Cambridges Unveil New Queen Elizabeth II Portrait in NZ

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at the Government House in Wellington on Thursday evening. The Duchess looked radiant in a Jenny Packham dress which was hand stitched with silver beading to represent New Zealand’s national emblem – a silver fern. Check out pictures below!

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