How much do you know about Britain's longest-reigning monarch? Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years old and 16 months into her role as sovereign when her coronation took place on 2 June 1953 in the historic surroundings of Westminster Abbey – an event that was celebrated with street parties across the country.
Representatives from United Kingdom Overseas Territories also attended the Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh held at Westminster Abbey Tuesday morning.
Queen Elizabeth II marked what would have been her husband's 100th birthday by planting a rose named after the Duke of Edinburgh in the East Terrace Garden of Windsor Castle.
British Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21st, 1926. That means she is turning 95 today. But there will be no public celebrations in the aftermath of her husband, Prince Philip's death last week after 73 years of marriage.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, will have a funeral with bands and a military escort that will take place on Saturday afternoon within the grounds of Windsor Castle. Only 30 of his relatives will be allowed to attend the ceremony due to restrictions in the United Kingdom because of the coronavirus pandemic and there will be a minute's silence across the country at 4 pm (UK time).
The death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing popularity of social media and online contact, has led to a scenario completely different from the one seen at the last royal funeral, King George VI's in 1952.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) will observe a period of mourning in respect to the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, FIG announced on Friday.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) announced in a statement “with deep sadness” that the FIG “has today learned of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” In tribute to the Prince, the Falklands will stage a 21-gun salute on Saturday at noon, followed by a short parade, FIG announced.
Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died at Windsor Castle Friday, aged 99.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks, after UK regulators granted emergency approval and the world’s first roll-out begins next week, reports late Saturday said.