On this day: a President and a Queen

On the 8th of June, 1982, US President Ronald Reagan went horse riding with Queen Elizabeth in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Reagan’s horse was named Centennial, and the Queen’s was named Burmese.

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On the 8th of June, 1982, US President Ronald Reagan went horse riding with Queen Elizabeth in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

On this day: Moira Shearer and Princess Elizabeth in 1949

1st March 1949: Princess Elizabeth congratulates Scottish ballerina Moira Shearer at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Earlier in the day, the freedom of the city of Edinburgh was conferred on the Duke.

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Princess Elizabeth Edinburgh 1949

On this day: New Parliament House opens in Canberra

9th May 1988: Queen Elizabeth II opened Australia’s permanent Parliament House in Canberra. Before then, parliament had been sitting in the temporary building nearby. Due to the interruptions of war, “temporary” Old Parliament House ended up being the seat of Australia’s government from 1927 to 1988.

9 May 1988, Queen Elizabeth II opened the permanent Parliament House in Australia’s Canberra