Royal family

Is the royal prayer outdated?

August 27, 2015

On 9 September, Her Majesty the Queen will be celebrating the fact that she will, that day, have become Britain's longest reigning monarch, overtaking the record set by Queen Victoria (her great-great-grandmother) of 63 years and 216 days.

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Queen invited to Israel as ambassador presents credentials

By Sandy Rashty, August 6, 2015

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has formally invited the Queen to visit Israel.

Speaking at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday to welcome five new ambassadors to Israel, he told British ambassador David Quarrey: “I want to also convey my warmest regards to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and extend to her an invitation to visit our region.”

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How far did the UK aristocracy’s love of the Nazis really go?

By Bernard Wasserstein, July 22, 2015

The country is bristling with new ideas and new methods… I have found fresh hope and renewed confidence.”

So wrote the Conservative MP Sir Arnold Wilson after one of the seven visits he paid to Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1937.

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Board of Deputies backs Queen after 'Nazi salute' footage

By Josh Jackman, July 19, 2015

Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush has condemned criticism of the Queen after a film of her giving a Nazi salute was revealed.

During a Board plenary on Sunday, Mr Arkush also spoke of the Royal Family's warm relations with the Jewish community.

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The queen visiting Belsen was a significant gesture

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, July 2, 2015

For us as proud British Jews, the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to Bergen-Belsen was deeply significant.

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Prince Charles becomes WJR patron

July 2, 2015

The Prince of Wales has become the patron of World Jewish Relief, the charity has announced.

It is the first time the royal has been patron of a Jewish organisation working outside of the UK.

Nigel Layton, WJR life vice-president, said the charity was delighted.

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Prince Charles becomes World Jewish Relief patron

By JC Reporter, June 30, 2015

The Prince of Wales has become the patron of World Jewish Relief, the charity has announced.

It is the first time the royal has been patron of a Jewish organisation working outside of the UK

Nigel Layton, WJR life vice-president, said the charity was delighted.

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Chief Rabbi praises Queen for ‘moving’ visit to Belsen

By Marcus Dysch, June 26, 2015

The Chief Rabbi has praised the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh following their visit to the former Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis accompanied the royal couple as they laid a wreath at the site in Germany on Friday. He said the “Jewish world” appreciated the solidarity shown by the Queen.

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Queen lays wreath at Bergen-Belsen

By Rosa Doherty, June 26, 2015

The Queen has laid a wreath at Bergen-Belsen in commemoration of the 50,000 Holocaust victims who died there.

The visit – her first to a former Nazi concentration camp - was the climax of the four-day royal trip to Germany.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, she laid the wreath at the memorial to Anne Frank, who perished at Belsen.

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Queen’s historic Belsen visit is evidence of the "complete reconciliation" between Britain and Germany

By Marcus Dysch and Rosa Doherty, June 25, 2015

The Queen has described her visit to Bergen-Belsen as evidence of the "complete reconciliation" between Britain and Germany following the war.

She is due to tour the camp on Friday - her first visit to a former Nazi concentration camp - as the climax to her four-day state visit to Germany.

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