Elizabeth II; a princess, a daughter, a sister, a mother, a lover, a wife, a leader, a queen, a w o m a n

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Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten at a wedding in October 1946.

According to an issue of Illustrated magazine, released the week of Elizabeth and Philip’s wedding on 20 November 1947, this was the most widely published photo of the two when rumours of their courtship were at a high.

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Is Buckingham Palace worth a visit? Is it nice inside as I have heard it's quite shabby haha?

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Oh my god, ten times over. I absolutely adored it, it was my favourite thing in London. I’ll definitely return. But I was bound to enjoy it immensely, wasn’t I?!

The only thing is, it’s absolutely packed. I had to practically stick myself to the walls of the Royal Childhood exhibit to get a good view. Now, that’s the experience I had so I don’t know. Try to go in September if you can because from what I would guess, it’d be quieter due to the Summer holidays ending, etc. I went mid-August and there was quite a crowd.

It was absolutely splendid and my parents agree. My father was actually mesmerised. The Throne Room was my favourite part, I felt like crying inside there, I was in disbelief, I was actually in the room! But everything was marvelous.

Though would you believe, I can see where the shabby comment came from! I do disagree though, it is most definitely worth a visit. I got the ‘Royal Day Out' ticket, so I got the Mews and the Gallery as well, they were both wonderful, especially the Mews. Get a guided tour there if you can, the times are on display on a sign. It only lasts about half an hour.

Sorry, this is so long! But to everyone, go!

Visiting Buckingham Palace was one of the highlights of my life. Absolutely worth a visit! It’s my favorite Royal residence, hands down.

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The British Royal Family released pictures from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Malta in 1949.

The Duke of Cambridge will be visiting the country representing the Queen on the occasion of the country’s independence day; Malta gained independence from Great Britain on 21 September, 1964. The Duchess of Cambridge was originally suppose to attend this event but had to cancel due to her pregnancy.

The Duke is expected to meet with the President of the country, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and will also visit national library to see letters from Henry VIII and George II.

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The Queen’s message following the Scottish referendum result

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The Queen’s message following the Scottish referendum result:

After many months of discussion, debate, and careful thought, we now know the outcome of the Referendum, and it is a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect.

For many in Scotland and elsewhere today, there will be strong feelings and contrasting emotions – among family, friends and neighbours. That, of course, is the nature of the robust democratic tradition we enjoy in this country. But I have no doubt that these emotions will be tempered by an understanding of the feelings of others.

Now, as we move forward, we should remember that despite the range of views that have been expressed, we have in common an enduring love of Scotland, which is one of the things that helps to unite us all. Knowing the people of Scotland as I do, I have no doubt that Scots, like others throughout the United Kingdom, are able to express strongly-held opinions before coming together again in a spirit of mutual respect and support, to work constructively for the future of Scotland and indeed all parts of this country.

My family and I will do all we can to help and support you in this important task.

ELIZABETH R

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Royal Playlist - HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth + Pants 

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Elizabeth II: Portrait in White.

Photo taken during the carraige procession for the State Opening of Parliament.

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