President Weekes congratulates new Queen of Santa Rosa First People

Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has extended congratulations on the Coronation of the new Queen of the Santa Rosa First Peoples, Nona Lopez Calderon Galera Moreno Aquan.

Her Excellency’s message follows…

“I am pleased to extend warm and heartfelt felicitations to the Santa Rosa First People on the coronation of their new queen.

International: Queen, Prince William visit Grenfell Tower survivors

The Queen looked teary-eyed while visiting the Grenfell Tower fire victims, rescuers and volunteers in west London to hear first hand accounts of the tragedy.

Accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge she arrived shortly before 11am at a rest centre helping those directly affected by the blaze - and looked visibly moved by what she saw.

In tense, emotional scenes, William promised one distraught resident whose friends' children are missing: "I'll be back."

The man had been shouting: "What about the children? Queen? Queen? What about the children?".

Queen visits those injured in Manchester attack

The Queen met victims of the Manchester bombing in a poignant visit to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital today.

Her Majesty called the massacre "wicked" as she met children injured in the blast as well as emergency staff who worked throughout the night in the aftermath of terror attack.

Twelve children under the age of 16 - among the 64 casualties - were taken to the hospital by ambulance following the terror attack.

Queen Elizabeth II becomes first British Monarch to reach Sapphire Jubilee

The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee, with royal gun salutes to mark the historic day.

Today, February 6th, marks the anniversary of the day she became Queen Elizabeth II, with a reign that has now lasted 65 years.

She is expected to commemorate the landmark date privately at her Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, with no official engagements planned.

Royal gun salutes were staged in London on Accession Day, as is the tradition, with a 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at noon.