Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and China’s President Xi Jinping arrive at Buckingham Palace in central London on Tuesday, during the ceremonial welcome on the first official day of the Chinese president’s state visit
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The Royal Barge Gloriana leads a procession along the River Thames near Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch on Wednesday in London, England
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets members of the public as she walks across the Pariser Platz square in Berlin, Germany. Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are on their fifth state visit to Germany
The Queen’s horses Alpine, Mingulay, George, Anson, Dawn and Emma with Grooms Harriet White, Zoe McDonald, Christopher Allen and Sadie Henderson on the private grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the country’s largest outdoor equestrian show, the Royal Windsor Horse Show
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The Royal Mint unveil the new coinage portrait of the Queen at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Monday.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London on Thursday. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen muster in Westminster Abbey cloisters ahead of the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II to attend the Order of the Bath Service. The service, held every four years, is always attended by the Prince of Wales but he is joined every eighth year by the Queen
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, inspects an honour guard comprised of members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards during a ceremonial welcome in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. President Sheikh Khalifa begins a state visit to the UK on Tuesday, the first for a UAE president in 24 years.
Members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun royal salute in Green Park to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 87th birthday (April 22) in London, England. Gun salutes in honour of the Queen’s birthday have been postponed by one day this year as her actual birthday fell on a Sunday.