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A couple from Berkshire have sculpted two giant busts of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - in their front garden.

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Largest ever Royal Navy carrier to be named by the Queen

HMS Queen Elizabeth Credit: Royal Navy

The biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy will be officially named by The Queen today. The three billion pound aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is being put together in Scotland but large parts of her were built at the BAE Shipyard in Portsmouth.

She'll arrive in the Hampshire city, her home port, in two years.

Stars are in Windsor for polo & The Queen's Cup Final

Actress Michelle Dockery
Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery was among the celebrities at today's event

Cartier International Day is typically one of the most star-studded sporting events of the year. The event hosts the Queen's Cup Final in the sport of polo. The actress Michelle Dockery, who stars in Downton Abbey, was one of those attending the prestigious event in Windsor.

Polo princes enjoy a day together in Ascot

Royal polo event
Princes William and Harry Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry enjoyed a charity polo match at Coworth Park near Ascot, in Berkshire, today.

They were playing in the Audi Polo Challenge, a two day event to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Royal Marsden Hospital, Skillforce and Sentebale.

Prince William
Prince William at today's polo charity event Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Princes William and Harry
The Princes take a break from polo match Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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Prince Harry helps raise funds for charity Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Princes William and Harry
The princes in good spirits Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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Queen to visit HMS Lancaster in Portsmouth today

The Queen will be in Portsmouth, visiting HMS Lancaster Credit: Paul Hackett/PA Wire

The Queen will be in Portsmouth today visiting HMS Lancaster.

She will be meeting the crew onboard the Type 23 frigate, which has been part of the Portsmouth fleet since 1992.

The Queen is the ship's sponsor and takes an interest in her deeds around the globe.

Royal & celebrity support for Castle fundraiser

Zhang Ziyi arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Kate Moss arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Cate Blanchett arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Emma Watson arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Windsor Castle dinner raises money for hospital charity

The Duke of Cambridge hosts a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden at Windsor Castle Credit: Doug Seeburg/The Sun/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge speaks with Kate Moss at a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden at Windsor Castle Credit: Doug Seeburg/The Sun/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge speaks with Cate Blanchett at a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden Credit: Doug Seeburg/The Sun/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge speaks with Emma Watson and Kate Moss at a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden Credit: Doug Seeburg/The Sun/PA Wire
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