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H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh Released From the Hospital (VIDEOS)

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has been released from Papworth Hospital this morning looking cheerful as ever. The duke was admitted last Friday after suffering from chest pains.  During his stay at the hospital the duke had surgery to fix a blocked artery.

Upon the Duke of Edinburgh’s release from Papsworth Hospital a palace spokesmen noted that the 90-year old duke was “…very much looking forward to rejoining his family.” 

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Visits the Duke of Edinburgh in the Hospital (VIDEO)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Duke of Edinburgh in the hospital on December 24, 2011 where his was treated for a blocked coronary artery.  The 90 year old duke complained of chest pains last night as a result he was rushed to Papsworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Presents Colours to The Highlanders

Soldiers from The Highlanders have received new colours from the Duke of Edinburgh at RAF Kinloss.

It was the first time Kinloss had been used for an Army function since it was announced it would cease to be an RAF base and become Army barracks.

On Friday The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 Scots), paraded through Inverness.

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Photo courtesy of Daylife/WPA

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Liverpool, England (VIDEO)

On December 1, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh made a one-day official visit to Liverpool, England.

During their tour the royal couple visited the new Museum of Liverpool and stopped by the “…Floral Pavillion where Her Majesty watched a short performance by students of St. Mary’s College, New Brighton, Wirral…” 

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Source: The British Monarchy

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/C.Furlong

H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh Officially Lord High Admiral (VIDEO)

On November 23, 2011, H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh was at Admiralty House in London, England where “The Queen has formally presented the Duke of Edinburgh with the title and office of Lord High Admiral of the Navy to mark his 90th birthday.” source

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Photo courtesy of: Daylife/WPA

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Host a Lavish State Banquet in Honor of the Turkish President’s Visit to Britain

On November 22, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honor of the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül’s, three-day state visit to Britain.

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Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Welcome the President of Turkey (VIDEO)

On November 22, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh officially welcomed the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, and his wife Hayrunnisa, with a traditional ceremony  in London, England.

According to the newspaper, Telegraph, upon the President’s arrival at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall:

… a 41-gun royal salute, fired from nearby Green Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, could be heard in the distance.

The Band of the Coldstream Guards then played both Britain’s and Turkey’s national anthems. President Gül and the Duke of Edinburgh undertook the inspection of a guard of honour made up of 101 soldiers and three officers from the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

After the traditional welcoming ceremony they made their way back to Buckingham Palace where they viewed an “…exhibition of Turkish Artefacts from the Royal Collection, in the Picture Gallery…” at the palace.

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Source: Telegraph

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/AFP

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Visits Guildford Cathedral. Plus, Other News

On November 18, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Guildford, England to attend a service at Guildford Cathedral to celebrate its “…50th anniversary of the dedication of the religious building.”  Also, on that day the queen visited East Surrey College with H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.

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Source and photo courtesy of: Daylife

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Margate, England. Plus, Other News

On November 11, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Margate, England.  During their visit the royal couple toured the Turner Contemporary art gallery, a new café, and the RNLI Lifeboat station.  To view photos please click here. 

Yesterday evening, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening of the new exhibit, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination, at the British Library.

This unique collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts. Collected by the kings and queens of England over 800 years these treasures are outstanding examples of the decorative and figurative painting of the era. Together they are our most vivid source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith artistic trends and the international politics of the period. source

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Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

The Duke of Edinburgh visits the Field of Remembrance (VIDEO)

On November 10, 2011, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, England.  During the event he planted a cross and met with various veterans from the British armed forces.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Bid Farewell to Australia (VIDEO)

On October 29, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh completed their tour of Australia, but before they left the queen attended a “Great Aussie Barbecue” along the banks of the Swan River in Perth.

In her farewell speech in front of  tens of thousands of well-wishers the queen stated that she and the Duke of Edinburgh had “…enjoyed our visit immensely…”

We have been overwhelmed by your kindness and support… I can think of no more fitting way to end my visit… than in this idyllic Swan River setting which I have enjoyed on so many occasions. Once again we will return to the United Kingdom with fond memories.

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Source: AFP Photo courtesy of: Daylife/AP

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh in Perth, Australia: Day Nine (VIDEO)

On October 27, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Clontarf Aboriginal College where she watched basketballers and Australian Rules footballers in action and visited a cookery class where kangaroo stew was on the menu. She did not sample the exotic fare but remarked, “Smells good.” On being presented with a small pot of stew, she asked, “Recently made?”

Three young Aboriginals presented the queen with a Aussie Rules ball, while others handed her a bouquet of flowers, one of hundreds she has received since arriving in Australia. Her Majesty has accepted the floral gifts wherever she has been, passing each bunch down a progression of staff members.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh  visited the University of Western Australia to view some world-leading mining exploration technology from Anglo-Australian giant Rio Tinto. Whilst there he met the company’s chief executive Tom Albanese, who described the visit as “an honor”. 

Later in the afternoon, the royal couple attended a reception at the Government House hosted by West Australian Premier Colin Barnett ahead of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opening the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday.

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Source: AFP

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/L.Baker

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh Visit Melbourne and Perth, Australia (VIDEOS)

On October 26, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Melbourne, Australia.  During their brief stop to the lovely city the royal couple opened the new Royal Children’s hospital and took a tram ride to the Government House.

Soon, they were off to Perth, Australia where the royal couple arrived just moments ago. “The royal couple will spend Thursday morning visiting Clontarf Aboriginal College and viewing sporting facilities, before attending a garden party at Government House in the afternoon…” notes ABC News Australia. Tomorrow, Queen Elizabeth II will officially open the 54-nation Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on Friday where revamping succession to the British throne will be discussed.

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Source: AFP  Photo courtesy of: The Australian