The sad reason this is a bittersweet week for the Queen

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It is likely this week will be a rather bittersweet one for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • This week holds two big milestones for the Queen.
  • Yesterday marked the 68th anniversary of her reign along with something sadder.
  • This follows royal news that the Duchess of Cambridge's former teacher revealed her special skill.

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Queen’s father’s death.

Her dad, King George VI, passed away on the 6th of February 1952, meaning that yesterday marked 68 years since his passing.

Those who are fans of smash hit royal drama, The Crown, will be familiar with the fact that the former King passed away after suffering health problems involving his lungs.

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At the time of his death, his daughter, then known as Princess Elizabeth, was embarking on a royal tour of Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, but the pair hurried back to London after hearing the sad news.

Following her father’s passing, Queen Elizabeth took his place on the throne aged just 25-years-old.

This means that this week HRH is also celebrating the 68th year of her reign.

It is thought that Her Majesty spent the poignant day in private, with the anniversary no doubt holding bittersweet feelings.

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In other happy news for the royal family, the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Beatrice has finally confirmed a date for her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The Princess of York and her property developer fiancé confirmed news of their engagement back in September 2019 but left royal fans on tenterhooks, with little information about their nuptials being shared.

Now, the time and location of the special day has been revealed by the monarchy.

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In a statement, it has been confirmed that the wedding will take place on Friday the 29th May 2020, with the Queen offering The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace for the couple’s big event.

The statement reads, ‘The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020. The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019.

‘Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.

‘The ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by The Queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.’

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.