Results tagged “The Queen”

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Not only did HMS Lancaster have its appointment with the Queen cancelled it also took a hit on its way in to Canary Wharf.

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The Queen returned to City Airport this week, 25 years after opening the same terminal building.

She and the Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a plaque at the site to mark the anniversary on Saturday as part of a tour of east London.

By John Biggs

johnbiggs142WEBBY.jpgI am what I call a "respectful republican". I cannot see any moral or political basis for having a monarchy, but I am not about to start a revolution, and I respect the work of the royals, given that we have them. It doesn't interest me much beyond that.

But something strange happened - I fleetingly observed the royal pageant, and saw a lot of the wall-to-wall media coverage of it, and I felt a shimmer of warmth through those, generally resistant, bones.

By Lutfur Rahman

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is upon us, and I'm delighted to say that the event is going to be celebrated in a traditional East End fashion, with plenty of street parties and bunting.

I am going to be attending as many as these events as I can, and am also looking forward to the grand river pageant that will pass through our borough.

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The Queen returned to the scene of her first official engagement nearly 75 years to the day.

As an 11-year-old on April 27, 1937, she came with her parents King George VI and Elizabeth by boat from Westminster to the opening of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich as a birthday treat.