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# Queen Elizabeth II

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# Buckingham Palace
'Unacceptable': British Royal aide quits after asking guest at event where she was 'really' from
The UK’s late Queen Elizabeth’s lady in waiting repeatedly asked a black guest where she really came from.
# UK
Kwarteng says 'pressure' of Queen Elizabeth's death influenced controversial mini-budget
The British Chancellor said it was important to place the mini-budget in the “context” of the Queen’s death and funeral.
# Queen Elizabeth II
British queen died of 'old age' three hours before announcement, death certificate reveals
The queen was laid to rest on 19 September, following a reign of 70 years.
# Viewing figures
Queen's funeral pulls in 250k RTÉ viewers but is well short of Harry and Meghan interview
The queen’s funeral took place in Westminster Abbey, London on Monday.
# royal funeral
Pomp, snubs and security: Here's everything you need to know about the queen’s funeral today
After 10 days of mourning the UK will say its final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II today.
The funeral service will take place in Westminster Abbey at 11am.
It will be one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades with presidents, royals and VIPs attending.
The Met Police said the funeral is the biggest security operation it has ever undertaken.
# London
Waiting time in queue to see Queen Elizabeth lying in state reaches 24 hours
Earlier, people were urged not to join the line until at least 4pm today due to overwhelming demand.
# royal funeral
Who is going? British queen's funeral will be one of the largest diplomatic gatherings in decades
There’s been at least one furious outburst over the lack of an invite.
# Queen Elizabeth II
UK govt launches live 'queue-tracker' as queen queue reaches 3 miles
Currently, the queue is 2.4 miles long and stretches all the way along the River Thames towards London Bridge.
# potential pile-up
FA Cup third and fourth round replays could be scrapped to ease fixture backlog
Ditching replays is one solution under consideration following the recent postponements.
# Fixtures
Premier League to resume this weekend, with three fixtures postponed
Football is set to restart in the UK.
# Liverpool
Napoli ‘horror show’ led to ‘absolute truths’ being told - Klopp
Liverpool manager calls 4-1 defeat ‘worst game we played since I was here’.
# Queen's Funeral
Biden confirms he will attend the Queen’s funeral
It comes amid reports that heads of state will be asked to use a coach instead of private cars to attend the service.
# anti-monarchy
Woman arrested after protester holds anti-monarchy sign in Edinburgh
The proclamation was one of three taking place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Sunday.
# Changes
King Charles will be the new face on UK money and stamps but it could take years
Coins, banknotes and passports will be updated in Britain following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
# Front Pages
'A watershed moment': British newspapers react to the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Numerous papers carry an image of the queen at her coronation on 2 June 1953.
The world reacts as the death of Queen Elizabeth II aged 96 is announced
Buckingham Palace made the announcement this afternoon.
# Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has died
Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
Buckingham Palace said the queen died peacefully this afternoon.
The flag at the palace in London was lowered to half mast at 6.30pm.
President Michael D Higgins expressed sympathy on behalf of the people of Ireland.
LIVE: The world reacts as the death of Queen Elizabeth II aged 96 is announced
UK royal family gathers at Balmoral after death of Queen Elizabeth
# UK
Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech
Prince Charles read out the speech instead of his mother due to her health problems.
# Royal Family
Queen Elizabeth will carry on with ‘light duties’ despite Covid infection, palace says
The diagnosis follows a string of coronavirus cases among the royal family and the Queen’s Windsor Castle team.
# platinum jubilee
UK Queen celebrates 70 years on throne and backs Queen Camilla
The monarch has become the first British sovereign to reach a platinum jubilee.
# platinum jubilee
Queen Elizabeth to become first British monarch to reign for 70 years this weekend
The UK’s Head of State is the longest-reigning monarch in the country’s history.
All time
# Doctor's Orders
Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow
The British royal family are due to carry out a series of engagements at Cop26.
# Hospitalised
Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’
Buckingham Palace said the monarch, 95, returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today.
# Across the water
Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins share St. Patrick's Day wishes and mark visit anniversary
The queen’s 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was the first by a British monarch.
# one is saddened
Queen Elizabeth reacts: 'The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning'
This is the first official statement from Buckingham Palace since the Harry and Meghan interview.
# Gone for good
Harry and Meghan confirm they won't return as working members of British royal family
The couple will not be able to hold on to their military, Commonwealth and some other patronages.
# UK
'We will meet again': Queen Elizabeth sends message to Britain during Covid-19 crisis
The Queen made the address this evening.
# Brexit
Boris Johnson unveils ‘most radical Queen’s Speech in a generation'
Of the 25 Bills detailed in Johnson’s second Queen’s Speech in less than three months, seven are devoted to Brexit.
# Not amused
Royal expert dismisses claims the Queen has died as 'vicious rumours'
News of the British monarch’s demise circulated on social media last night.
# Northern Ireland
Queen Elizabeth's portrait back on display in Stormont House
The portrait was removed last month.
# fifty shades of troll
There's a gas theory circulating that the Queen threw some serious shade at Donald Trump
The tea is piping hot.
# royal treatment
After tea with Queen Elizabeth, Trump flies to Scotland for some golf
Trump is staying at one of his luxury golf resorts in Turnberry.
# Winner winner
Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list
He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.
# State Visit
It looks like Donald Trump will get his banquet with Queen Elizabeth II after all
There had been doubts over a State visit to the UK but it now looks like it will happen next year.
# Royal Family
Man uses 'strange' loophole to get invite to Buckingham Palace garden party
Good news if you’re from New Zealand and would like to meet Queen Elizabeth.
# manchester attack
Queen Elizabeth visits victims of 'very wicked' Manchester attack
“It’s dreadful. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing.”
# Controversy
David Beckham emails exposed by hackers who 'demanded £1m'
Beckham’s spokesperson said that the emails had been hacked and doctored.
Here's why the British royal family doesn't use a surname
Before 1917, the family had no last name at all.
# Heavy lies the crown
'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman
“Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me,” Elizabeth II is reported to have told the guardsman.
# No Show
Queen Elizabeth to miss Christmas church service for first time in nearly 30 years
The UK’s monarch is suffering from a cold.