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The Square Mile is set to play a crucial role in His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation weekend, with 700-year-old traditions including an ancient crystal sceptre given to the City by Henry V and regal robe from Queen Elizabeth’s crowning in 1953. City of London Corporation head, Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons, will be participating in [...]
ITV says it was forced to write off episodes of Spitting Image featuring the Queen following the monarch’s death last year – at a cost of £9 million. The broadcaster said the episodes “could not be effectively edited” following the news, and it was “highly unlikely” they would ever be screened. The figures were revealed [...]
Queen Elizabeth II will no longer appear on the Australian $5 banknote and King Charles III will not replace her, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said on Thursday. Her Majesty’s portrait will be swapped for an updated design which “honours the culture and history of the First Australians”, according to a statement from the [...]
The death of Her Majesty the Queen punctuated a year dominated by economic turmoil, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and political upheaval. As 2022 winds down, it’s time to reflect on those who passed on, from the world of politics, sport, entertainment and, business. Queen Elizabeth’s death aged 96 after more than 70 years on [...]
Rishi Sunak has proposed a change in law that would bring online streaming services like Netflix under Ofcom regulations. The Media Bill announced by the Boris Johnson government in May 2022 first suggested giving Ofcom regulation over streaming companies based overseas. Sunak has affirmed that there will be no change in this agenda. Currently, viewers [...]
Coins bearing the face of new monarch King Charles III have been unveiled by the Royal Mint. The official effigy of the sovereign appears on a commemorative £5 coin and 50p, marking the life of his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait adorning both coins was created by renowned British artist and sculptor [...]
The Queen’s death and funeral may have led to 10 days of national mourning, but it also gave Britain a welcome tourism boost, according to payments firm SumUp. SumUp, which provides 4m small and medium-sized firms and other organisations with payment devices, said the industry experienced a spike in the last fortnight. It released data [...]
A peak of 22.4m Brits watched BBC coverage of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral on Monday with a majority of the UK tuning in at some point. 32.5m people tuned into the national broadcaster’s all-encompassing coverage of the late monarch’s laying to rest, representing BBC One’s biggest viewing day since the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. [...]
Sky News had its biggest single day on YouTube during the Queen’s funeral, with more than 42m views. The broadcaster’s digital offering included 5.2m million users on Sky News’ app and website, as the nation watched Her Majesty the Queen laid to rest. Sky News said it had more than 23m views of its coverage [...]
It was – as we knew it would be, as it had to be – flawless. As they say, ‘we do these things well,’ and we did. With the eyes of the world on London, the capital was a glorious blend of the modern and the traditional – a diverse crowd that looked and felt [...]
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