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The British Royal Family

On Thursday 27 April we welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex to Bell Cambridge. To celebrate this special visit, we have produced a series of blog posts to help you learn more about the Royal Family.

Practise your grammar skills with this reading activity about the Royal Family. Simply, put the 12 missing prepositions into the correct place in the text.

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The British Royal Family’s surname is Windsor and they are headed ____ Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is married ____ Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh and they have four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The Queen’s coronation took place ____ the 2nd June, 1953 and, after the wedding, The Queen and Prince Phillip moved ____ Buckingham Palace, which is the official London residence ____ the Queen. Other royal residencies include Windsor Castle, Sandringham House, and Balmoral Castle.

Prince Charles is the heir ____ the throne and, one day, will become King Charles III (although he may choose a different regal name). His sister and brothers have many royal duties ____ representatives of the Queen and of the Royal Family. These duties take place ____ the UK; for example, visiting schools and hospitals, and abroad; meeting heads ____ state and visiting serving members of the armed forces.

2012 was a very important year ____ the UK as it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, meaning that she had been Queen ____ 60 years. Many celebrations took place to mark the event including a very special ceremony ____ Westminster Abbey.

The British Royal Family. English blog post.

Answers

The British Royal Family’s surname is Windsor and they are headed by Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is married to Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh and they have four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The Queen’s coronation took place on the 2nd June, 1953 and, after the wedding, The Queen and Prince Phillip moved into Buckingham Palace, which is the official London residence of the Queen. Other royal residencies include Windsor Castle, Sandringham House, and Balmoral Castle.

Prince Charles is the heir to the throne and, one day, will become King Charles III (although he may choose a different regal name). His sister and brothers have many royal duties as representatives of the Queen and of the Royal Family. These duties take place in the UK; for example, visiting schools and hospitals, and abroad; meeting heads of state and visiting serving members of the armed forces.

2012 was a very important year for the UK as it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, meaning that she had been Queen for 60 years. Many celebrations took place to mark the event including a very special ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Learn more about the Royal Family: https://www.royal.uk/home-royal-family

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