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A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, taken by David Bailey, has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday, with the renowned photographer delighting in the "mischievous glint" in her eyes.
German chancellor Angela Merkel will make an historic speech to Britain's parliament on Thursday before holding EU talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and taking tea with Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip will make a state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
British lawmakers on Tuesday urged Queen Elizabeth II's royal household to do more to reduce running costs and produce clearer plans for the monarch's financial future.
Kazakh businessman Timur Kuanyshev was invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.