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Buckingham Palace to display the extravagant gifts Queen Elizabeth received

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Queen Elizabeth has received numerous gifts from world leaders over the years.


The exhibit will be for the whole winter.

Whenever heads of state from different countries meet, it is an old tradition to exchange gifts as a symbol of statesmanship.
And recently, Queen Elizabeth completed her 65 years on the throne which means she has been meeting foreign dignitaries for the last 65 years. It’s definitely not surprising that she has received so many gifts. All those gifts are now going on display in a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace called “Royal Gifts.”

The show is situated in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, and it will feature a “selection from the more than 250 objects from some 100 countries and territories,” according to a statement given by the royal collection’s website. “This exhibition will also explore Queen Elizabeth’s role as Head of State, Head of the Commonwealth and Head of Nation.

Also read: Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth for such a wonderful news.

All these will include, gifts given during the State Visits, overseas tours and official engagements”. Gifts from the world leaders (past and present), including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, South African President Nelson Mandela, and President Xi Jinping of China, will be on display.

Show Stopper:

Among all the objects on show, the five main show stopper will include a Vessel of Friendship, a model of the treasure ship sailed by Zheng He, a navigator and diplomat from the Ming Dynasty, that was gifted by China in 2015. It also includes Chinese symbols of peace and friendship. There will also be a pair of chairs from Nigeria known as the Yoruba throne, which was presented to Her Majesty in 1965.

Also read: How many estates are owned by Queen Elizabeth? Which one is her favourite?

A totem pole depicting the Thunderbird that Canada presented to the Queen in 1971. A silver bowl containing models of fruit, presented by President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia in 1991. Lastly, coconut baskets that Queen Salote Tupou of Tonga gave the Queen during her Commonwealth visit in 1953.

“Royal Gifts” will surely be on display at Buckingham Palace from July 22 (Yes, it’s Prince George’s birthday) until the end of the year.

Who knows? The Queen might make an appearance to check out her own impressive loot.

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The parenting trick from Kate and William you need to know

The parenting trick from Kate and William you need to know

Every parent, including Kate and William, needs an ace in the hole when it comes to their children, and every child is different.


Here’s how Prince William and Kate Middleton parent their kids.




Parents learn on the job, and royal moms and dads are no different. Prince William and Kate Middleton rely on these surprising parenting tricks that some of you might want to take note of. Their first tip is certainly a sign of the times and a change in royal norms…

There’s no doubt that the British royals lived a lavish life, adhered to several rules and etiquettes and had to conduct themselves a certain way to look appropriate. But when it comes to parenting, royal parents are no different from the masses. They too have to deal with temper tantrums, have had their own pregnancy struggles and most importantly, have to continuously juggle work and family. However, it is commendable how they do it with extreme calm and composure.

Take the Prince and Princess of Wales for instance. Both Prince William and Kate Middleton have inspired many when it comes to parenting. Despite having their hands full with three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis they have managed to raise disciplined and lovely kids. That said, here’s a look at some of the tricks the royal couple use to keep their children happy and in order.

Also read: Have you seen this hilarious video of the Queen running to save Prince William?


Letting kids be kids: It has been a delight to watch royal kids grow up. What’s beautiful is that irrespective of how they behave, they’re allowed to be who they are. We’ve seen Prince George acting cheeky in public places, and we’ve witnessed Prince Louis throwing a tantrum, but that’s just kids being kids. It’s wonderful how the royals handle the kids, without stopping them from having some fun.

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Being a royal does not mean no fun and games: Over the years, royal parenting has changed dramatically. Now, more than order, discipline and restrictions, it is more about making kids feel normal, happy and excited. They’re encouraged to be themselves, have fun, be spontaneous and are given the option to choose their way, but at the same time, they’re also aware of their social responsibilities, the royal etiquettes and their duties.

Royal kids are allowed some screen time: Interestingly, royal children are also allowed some screen time, but it’s of course well-regulated. In an interview with Radio 1, Prince William revealed that his eldest son is a big fan of Peppa Pig and makes everyone watch it together. In between the two parents, Kate is reportedly more strict when it comes to screen time. Royal expert Katie Nicholl once told OK! magazine, “Kate is usually very strict on screen time and keeps it to a minimum.” “The emphasis during this time will be on arts and crafts, painting and doing things that aren’t screen-orientated,” she adds.

‘Chat sofa’ over ‘naughty step’ to discipline their kids: It was reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton are no fans of ‘naughty step’, a disciplinary tactic that has the child sit on a designated step in the house in silence, for one minute for every year. As opposed to this method, the royals are said to opt for ‘chat sofa’, wherein the misbehaving child is taken away from the point of misbehaviour and talked to by any of the parents. This does not involve yelling, just plain communication, where the problem is addressed and the consequences are listed.

Also read: Adorable photos show Kate Middleton and Princess Diana’s similar parenting style.


The Princess of Wales’ code words and gestures: Hand gestures, body movements and code words seem to work great for the royal parents. During Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017, Prince George was seen acting a bit cheeky and out of his element. It is when Kate intervenes and softly touches him on the head as a way of telling him to behave.

In addition, according to The Sun, Kate Middleton uses a simple code word to calm her kids down and it’s, “Let’s take a break”. When the royal parent says or signals it’s time for a break, children automatically know that they need to calm down and start behaving.

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Honouring the Queen: 5 Ways Catherine and Prince William proudly follow in her footsteps

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Kate and Prince William paused for a moment of reflection today, as they paid their respects to the late Queen, Elizabeth.


In the annals of the British monarchy, few relationships have captured the public’s imagination quite like the bond between Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton, and Prince William



As we approach what would have been Queen Elizabeth’s 98th birthday, it’s a time for reflection on the remarkable life and legacy of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. From her steadfast dedication to duty to her unwavering commitment to service, Queen Elizabeth left an indelible mark on the royal family and the nation as a whole. In this tribute, we explore how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, proudly follow in the footsteps of the beloved Queen, embodying her values and continuing her legacy of grace and leadership.

1. Continuity of Duty: Kate and William’s acts reflect Queen Elizabeth’s constant dedication to her royal duties, for which she was well-known. The couple, who follow a strict schedule that includes both official engagements and charitable activities, exemplify the ethos of service that characterised the Queen’s reign. Kate and William execute their responsibilities with the same elegance and composure that defined Queen Elizabeth’s approach to monarchy, whether they are attending state occasions or giving visits to underprivileged communities.

Also read: Prince William made a small request from Carole Middleton before King Charles’ coronation.



2. Modernising the Monarchy: Queen Elizabeth was a strong supporter of many customs, but she also saw the value of adjusting to the present. In the same vein, Kate and William have embraced modernity and connected with younger people through internet platforms for public engagement. The couple shows that they are dedicated to modernising the monarchy without compromising its essential principles via their inventive outreach programmes, such as the Heads Together campaign that addresses mental health, and their active participation on social media.

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3. Philanthropic Endeavours: Queen Elizabeth used her position to promote awareness of and support issues near and dear to her heart. She was a patron of several philanthropic organisations. Kate and William have followed in her footsteps and are now supporters of numerous humanitarian causes, including environmental preservation and mental health. The couple carries on Queen Elizabeth’s heritage of philanthropy and service through their engagement with institutions like The Royal Foundation and their charitable endeavours, such as the Heads Together campaign and the Earthshot Prize.



4. Family Values: Queen Elizabeth cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren and placed a high value on family throughout her reign. William and Kate place a high value on family as well, building a strong relationship with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Like the Queen, they see the value of a strong, loving family unit that fosters growth and development in their kids.

5. Grace Under Pressure: Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth overcame many difficulties, including personal tragedies and political upheavals, yet she never wavered in her poise or dignity. As well-known members of the royal family, Kate and William have also faced their fair share of difficulties, but they have persevered and handled these difficulties with dignity. The duo is unwavering in their dedication to duty and service, whether they are juggling their hectic schedules or dealing with public scrutiny.

Also read: 7 lavish gifts Princess of Wales, Kate, has received from the royal family.



In honouring Queen Elizabeth’s memory, we celebrate not only her remarkable achievements but also the enduring principles that guided her reign. Through their actions and endeavours, Kate and Prince William proudly carry forward the legacy of the Queen, embodying the values of duty, service, and compassion that have defined the British monarchy for generations.

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Have you seen this hilarious video of the Queen running to save Prince William?

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In a delightful blast from the past, a 1986 video captures the Queen chasing a young Prince William at a royal wedding.


See the late Queen Elizabeth in grandma mode as she runs after toddler Prince William in a rare clip.



Some truly precious (and hilarious) old video footage of the late Queen, Elizabeth, and a young Prince William has resurfaced and royal fans are adoring it – as are we, in fairness. Who doesn’t love a good royal throwback? Whether it’s a stunning unseen photo of the Queen during the early days of her reign or this clip of Prince Harry being bold on the Buckingham Palace balcony, royal fans just can’t get enough.

And one old video of the Queen and Prince William has resurfaced and is now going viral. Why? Well, it’s equal parts adorable and hilarious. Insiders have frequently shared lovely stories about how close Queen Elizabeth was to her grandchildren. She had a great relationship with Prince William – who used to call her ‘Gary’ – and his three little ones, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Also read: Prince William made a small request from Carole Middleton before King Charles’ coronation.



While the Prince of Wales is 41 years old now, there was a time when he was just a tiny tot himself – and luckily, his grandmother was on hand to keep an eye on him when he decided to go a bit mischievous. A clip shared on the @theroyaluk Instagram page shows just how hands-on the Queen was with her family!

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The video displays the royal family at the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in the summer of 1986. As the bride and groom leave in a carriage, the camera pans to a four-year-old Prince William cutely clothed in a little white suit excitedly running towards the newlyweds as they take off in the horse-drawn vehicle.



However, the Queen – following on just behind young William – quickly pursues after him as she realises he has gone a little too far and takes his hand, before calmly regaining her stance and smiling for the cameras.

The viral video has scintillated nostalgia and laughter, presenting a glance into the lighter moments of royal life. Decades later, the cute clip resurfaced, tempting audiences worldwide with its endearing charm. Netizens couldn’t get enough of the Queen’s playful antics and young William’s infectious joy, making the video an instant hit.

Also read: The real reason why William & Kate decided not to name Charlotte after Queen Elizabeth.



It’s a rare glimpse into the more relaxed side of the royal family, showcasing the late Queen’s loving bond with her grandson. In short: it was a brilliant throwback video. And quite possibly one of the funniest royal throwback footage we’ve seen in a while.

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Queen Elizabeth’s last words on Archie & Lilibet: Fascinating details disclosed by Prince Harry

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Queen Elizabeth passed away in 2022. But Prince Harry will always remember the time she spent with his two children, Archie and Lilibet.


Prince Harry talked about the lovely encounter his two young children, Lilibet and Archie, had with Queen Elizabeth II just before her passing.

Despite the family rivalry that erupted in the last years of Queen Elizabeth II’s life, Prince Harry and his late grandmother shared a close relationship. At 96 years old, the Queen passed away. During a voyage back to the UK, Harry revealed the last moments the late monarch spent with his children, Archie and Lilibet.

In a newly resurfaced excerpt from his memoir, Spare (courtesy of Buzzfeed News), Prince Harry recalled “the final visit” between his kids and his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. The Duke of Sussex, 39, described his children’s behaviour during the long-awaited meeting. 

Also read: Why Prince Harry’s wedding ring is different from other royal men?



“Archie making deep, chivalrous bows, his baby sister Lilibet cuddling the monarch’s shins,” he wrote. Queen Elizabeth immediately complimented the kids on their manners. “Sweetest children, Granny said, sounding bemused,” Prince Harry added.

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The Duke of Sussex disclosed that the children’s excellent behaviour took aback Queen Elizabeth. He remarked, “I think she had expected them to be a little more…American.” “Meaning more boisterous, in her opinion.”



Following the funeral, Prince Harry went to California and acknowledged that his interactions with his children had changed as a result of Queen Elizabeth’s passing. It also made him realize how valuable that last visit had been.

He then on, alluding to his wife Meghan Markle, “We couldn’t stop hugging the children, couldn’t let them out of our sight, for days and days.” “Yet I also couldn’t stop thinking about them with Granny.”

Also read: Video: Throwback to Meghan and Harry celebrating Lilibet’s first birthday.



We don’t blame Prince Harry, do we?

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