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‘Queen Elizabeth II made seemingly pro-EU comments when she cautioned British and German politicians over the ‘dangers of division’ at a state banquet in Berlin. Buckingham Palace has denied the statement was political.

The British monarch espoused the benefits of cooperation between European nations as she remembered the “worst” events of the continent’s history during her speech on Wednesday night.

Her comments have been interpreted as endorsing the UK’s membership of the EU. However, Palace officials denied that the Queen was expressing a political stance.’

Read more: Royal warning: Queen cautions Europe over ‘divided continent’ in rare intervention

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‘At least 6,000 aboriginal children died while in the residential school system in Canada, in a “cultural genocide”, officials have said.

Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who is responsible for studying the legacy of the residential schools, said the figure is an estimate and the true figure could be much higher.

“We think that we have not uncovered anywhere near what the total would be because the record keeping around that question was very poor,” Sinclair told Rosemary Barton of CBC’s Power & Politics. “You would have thought they would have concentrated more on keeping track.”

The new death toll comes after comments from the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin, who said that Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples.’

Read more: 6,000 aboriginal children died in 'cultural genocide' in Canadian residential school system, officials say

The Queen and the Missing Kids

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‘A woman has unveiled the government’s ‘one nation’ policies while sitting on a gold throne and wearing a crown encrusted with over 2,800 diamonds.

The woman – who is worth £340 million – announced measures which include freezing benefits, clamping down on strike action, seizing migrants’ wages and removing automatic housing support for young people.

“My government will adopt a one-nation approach,” she said. “And one is totally behind any approach that protects one.”

She then left Parliament and returned to her £1 billion house. Her crown left shortly afterwards in its own horse-drawn carriage.’

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‘Human rights activists have lost their court battle to force the Government to release a 38-year-old diplomatic cable that could shed light on Britain’s relationship with the authoritarian regime in Bahrain. The ruling came as the king of the Gulf state came to Britain this weekend to attend the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show, a sign of continuing warm relations between the UK and Bahrain, where the Royal Navy is building a major new military base.

In a ruling that disappointed campaigners, an information tribunal has ruled that there should be only a partial disclosure of the contents of the cable from 1977, detailing conversations between British officials and Ian Henderson, a British military officer who ran the police in the Gulf state for 30 years and was dubbed the “Butcher of Bahrain”.’

Read more: Campaigners lose battle to release cable detailing historic UK relations with Bahrain

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‘The Ukrainian Radical Party leader was very excited to see a photo of British Queen Elizabeth II dressed in a blue coat and holding a bunch of yellow daffodils.

Intrepid Ukrainian politician Oleh Lyashko mocked a photo of Queen Elizabeth II, the cherished living symbol of the British monarchy and history.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. An aggressive, cynical Bandera follower, a punisher granny, a loyal adherent of the Kiev junta. Her secret of youth is that she drinks fresh blood of DPR and LPR [the self-proclaimed Donbass republics ]babies every morning.”

Seemingly, the combination of the blue and yellow reminded the Verkhovna Rada lawmaker of the Ukrainian flag.’

Read more: Queen Elizabeth II ‘Drinks Blood of Donbass Kids' – Kiev Politician

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‘The ‘sex slave’ who says she was forced to sleep with Prince Andrew met the Queen, her dad has alleged.

Virginia Roberts’ father Sky said that his daughter was introduced to the Queen in London after the Prince’s billionaire friend Jeffrey Epstein flew her to London in 2001.

He told The Sun: “She was so excited about meeting the Queen.’

Read more: Prince Andrew allegations: 'Underage sex slave' Virginia Roberts met the Queen, claims her dad

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‘The Queen used her Christmas Day broadcast to call for reconciliation between the people of Scotland in the wake of the divisive independence referendum.

In her annual address to the nation, she said that while many felt “great relief” at the ‘No’ vote, many voters still felt a sense of “great disappointment” and that bridging those differences would “take time”.

The Queen also drew on her trip to Northern Ireland, her visit to see the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London and the 1914 Christmas truce during the First World War as she spoke about the “peaceful end to conflict”.

And she spoke with personal conviction about her faith and how Christ’s example taught her to “respect and value all people of whatever faith or none”.’

Read more: Queen uses Christmas Day speech to promote reconciliation and forgiveness (for when the public finds out what's really been going on)

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‘He is one of the nation’s most notorious monarchs and Richard III is still creating controversy more than 500 years after his death.

Genetic analysis of a battle-scarred skeleton – discovered under a council car park in Leicester three years ago – has confirmed that it did indeed belong to the last Plantagenet king.

But it may have also exposed skeletons in the closet of the British aristocracy – undermining the Tudor dynasty – and could even raise a question mark over the current Queen’s royal heritage.’

Read more: Does Richard III's DNA question Queen's right to the throne? Hunchback king's genetic comparison with distant cousins reveals an illegitimate child in royal family tree

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‘The Queen failed to mention her German ancestors in her 1972 Christmas Day TV broadcast for fear of provoking a ‘snide’ public backlash, according to previously unseen official papers.

They show she had planned to refer to her ‘continental relations’ but had a change of heart after talks at the highest levels of government.

The seeming embarrassment about her close family ties echoed that of the First World War, when fierce anti-German feeling led to the Royal Family changing its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.’

Read more: Queen refused to mention German relatives in Christmas speech in fear of public backlash

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‘Prince William is to get his hands on the ultimate boy’s toy – a luxury helicopter paid for by the Queen.

The six-year-old Agusta A109S Grand, which has already been dubbed ‘Heirforce One’ after the US President’s aircraft, has no previous owners and boasts a top speed of 180mph.

It will be used to whisk William and his wife Kate between official engagements so they can spend as much time as possible at home with their son, Prince George.’

Read more: Poverty Stricken Queen Spends £8 million on New Helicopter For William And Kate

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