Painting of Waterloo hero in Queen’s collection is altered to include slavery link

A portrait of a Battle of Waterloo hero the Queen has hanging in Windsor Castle has had its’ description changed to include his links to slavery. Historical details of the painting of Sir Thomas Picton have now been altered to include a reference to torturing a slave girl when he was the ‘Tyrant of Trinidad’. … Read more Painting of Waterloo hero in Queen’s collection is altered to include slavery link

Painting of Waterloo hero in Queen’s collection is altered to include slavery link

The Queen’s portrait of a Battle of Waterloo hero that she has hanging in Windsor Castle has been changed to include his links to slavery. Historical details of the painting of Sir Thomas Picton have now been altered to include a link to his torturing of a slave girl when he was the ‘Tyrant of … Read more Painting of Waterloo hero in Queen’s collection is altered to include slavery link

The Queen’s annual trip to Balmoral IS going ahead despite earlier fears it may be cancelled

The Queen and Prince Philip are expected to spend the summer at Balmoral after it was feared that guidelines on moving between England and Scotland might scupper the annual stay.   The monarch, 94, and her husband, 99, are reportedly set to fly to the castle, in the Scottish highlands, where they may stay for up … Read more The Queen’s annual trip to Balmoral IS going ahead despite earlier fears it may be cancelled

The Queen’s annual trip to Balmoral IS going ahead despite earlier fears it may be cancelled

The Queen and Prince Philip are expected to spend the summer at Balmoral after it was feared that guidelines on moving between England and Scotland might scupper the annual stay.   The monarch, 94, and her husband, 99, are reportedly set to fly to the castle, in the Scottish highlands, where they may stay for up … Read more The Queen’s annual trip to Balmoral IS going ahead despite earlier fears it may be cancelled

Visitors to Queen’s private Scottish estate are told to stop using it as a wild toilet

The Royal Wee: Visitors to Queen’s private Scottish estate are told to stop using it as a wild toilet with public conveniences closed due to Covid-19 Rangers working on the Balmoral estate posted their plea on social media They urged people not to leave non-biodegradable wipes within the grounds Balmoral staff also posted guidance to … Read more Visitors to Queen’s private Scottish estate are told to stop using it as a wild toilet

Visitors to Queen’s private Scottish estate are told to stop using it as a wild toilet

The Royal Wee: Visitors to Queen’s private Scottish estate are told to stop using it as a wild toilet with public conveniences closed due to Covid-19 Rangers working on the Balmoral estate posted their plea on social media They urged people not to leave non-biodegradable wipes within the grounds Balmoral staff also posted guidance to … Read more Visitors to Queen’s private Scottish estate are told to stop using it as a wild toilet

Barack Obama’s former protocol chief was scolded for trying to hold the Queen’s bag

Barack Obama’s former Chief of Protocol has revealed the rather dramatic lengths the Queen’s staff go to protect her privacy – and her signature handbag.    Capricia Penavic Marshall, who worked for former President Obama from 2009 to 2013, advising him on all matters of national and international diplomatic protocol, recalled to People the embarrassing moment … Read more Barack Obama’s former protocol chief was scolded for trying to hold the Queen’s bag

Honeybee queens don’t just buzz but also ‘quack and toot’, study says

Honeybee queens don’t just buzz but also ‘quack’ when they are ready to hatch from the hive and ‘toot’ when they want workers to imprison other queens, study shows Tooting sound means workers trap other yet-to-emerge queens inside their cells Scientists made the find after monitoring 25 hives in France and England  Study upends previous … Read more Honeybee queens don’t just buzz but also ‘quack and toot’, study says

Queen’s official birthday will be marked at Windsor Castle today by new socially-distanced ceremony

The Queen’s official birthday will be marked by a new ceremony created amid the ‘devastating’ Covid-19 outbreak, a senior Army officer has said. Major General Christopher Ghika, whose men will pay tribute to the Queen on Saturday, said the event offers a ‘unique opportunity’ to commemorate the head of state’s milestone. Windsor Castle will host … Read more Queen’s official birthday will be marked at Windsor Castle today by new socially-distanced ceremony

Queen’s official birthday will be marked at Windsor Castle today by new socially-distanced ceremony

The Queen’s official birthday will be marked by a new ceremony created amid the ‘devastating’ Covid-19 outbreak, a senior Army officer has said. Major General Christopher Ghika, whose men will pay tribute to the Queen on Saturday, said the event offers a ‘unique opportunity’ to commemorate the head of state’s milestone. Windsor Castle will host … Read more Queen’s official birthday will be marked at Windsor Castle today by new socially-distanced ceremony