Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

Queen’s birthday parade moves to WB road

Queen’s birthday parade moves to WB road

| 31/05/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The traditional official 95th birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II will move to the West Bay Road this year and be concentrated all around Government House, the official residence of the Cayman Islands Governor, instead of the House of Parliament. Officials have confirmed that on Monday, 14 June, the Cayman Islands’ uniformed services will […]

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Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

| 09/04/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS) Updated with local statements and protocol: Royal officials have announced the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years. Local officials have said that flags are flying at half-mast on all government buildings across the Cayman Islands today (Friday) to mark his passing. The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor […]

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Queen thanks people for staying home

Queen thanks people for staying home

| 05/04/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth spoke to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth by video on Sunday, in a very rare address, to thank all healthcare and other front-line workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, but she also thanked everyone who was staying at home, “thereby helping to protect the vulnerable”.

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Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

| 27/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II emphasised the need to set aside past differences and come together, as she gave her annual message to the Commonwealth this year. In her 68th Christmas broadcast, the 93-year-old monarch spoke about a “bumpy year”, but did not convey whether she was referring to the bumps in British politics or her […]

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Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

| 21/11/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth has moved to curtail the damaging fallout from Prince Andrew’s calamitous BBC interview last weekend about his friendship with the convicted, but deceased, child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In an official statement released Wednesday, as criticisms of the prince mounted, the Duke of York (59) said he would “step back from public […]

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Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The baby, who is seventh in line to the throne, was born just before 5:30am on Monday and introduced to the world on Wednesday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth and newest great-grandchild […]

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Queen calls for respect over opposing views

Queen calls for respect over opposing views

| 27/12/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): In her annual Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, now aged 92, said the Christmas message of “peace on earth and goodwill to all”  was needed more than ever, as she urged people to treat each other with respect, even when they have opposing views, and urged the nation to come together. […]

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Queen reflects on tragedies in Christmas speech

Queen reflects on tragedies in Christmas speech

| 27/12/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): From The terrorist attacks in London and Manchester to the devastation in the Caribbean from hurricanes, Queen Elizabeth II recalled the tragedies of 2017 during her sixtieth televised Christmas speech. Alongside the bad news, however, the British and Commonwealth monarch also paid tribute to her husband, Prince Phillip, who recently retired from front line […]

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Queen talks about inspiration in Christmas speech

Queen talks about inspiration in Christmas speech

| 26/12/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The 90-year-old British monarch and head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, spoke about inspiration in this year’s annual Christmas message.  The speech was recorded a few weeks ahead of the Christmas Day broadcast as the Queen was still unwell on the day itself, missing the annual trip to church Sunday near the royal […]

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New photos mark Queen’s 90th Birthday

New photos mark Queen’s 90th Birthday

| 21/04/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Alongside stamps and other memorabilia released to mark Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday, officials have released three new portrait photographs of the Queen at Windsor Castle taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Today marks the monarch’s actual birthday, as opposed to her official one in June. Elizabeth II has now become the UK’s first ever […]

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No royal gongs for Caymanians In honours list

No royal gongs for Caymanians In honours list

| 04/01/2016 | 50 Comments

(CNS): No Caymanians were awarded honours this year in the annual Queen’s list. Almost 1,200 people from the UK and the Commonwealth were given some kind of royal gong, including a knighthood for the former overseas territories minister, Henry Bellingham, believed to be the one who put a stop to the UDP government’s planned cruise port partnership […]

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