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Queen Elizabeth II turns 91

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world’s longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward. A gun salute at London’s Tower Bridge and at Hyde Park will mark the Queen’s birthday, a notably more low-key …

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Buckingham Palace to get £369m refurbishment


Buckingham Palace is to undergo a 10-year refurbishment costing the taxpayer £369m, the Treasury has announced. The Queen will remain in residence during the work, to begin next April. Ageing cables, lead pipes, wiring and boilers will be replaced, many for the first time in 60 years, owing to fears …

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