Queen Elizabeth II

Madang leaders awarded

Madang Governor Peter Yama awarded the leaders on behalf of Governor General Sir Bob Dadae.

This was one of the main highlights of the 2018 Maborasa festival in Madang.

A total of 135 leaders were recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for their services to the people of Madang.

Governor Yama said this was history in the making as it was given to recipients in the province apart from its traditional venue at the Government House at Konedobu, in the nation's capital.

He thanked Sir Bob for his understanding and for recognising the recipients in the province.

GG’s Queen’s birthday message

The Queen celebrates two birthdays a year. Her actual birthday is on 21st April and her official birthday is usually on the second Saturday in June.

The Queen is 92 years old this year.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Papua New Guinea, I take this time to convey my warm congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on her 92nd birthday.

“Throughout her life, the Queen has exemplified exceptional service and dedication spanning 66 years as reigning monarch and head of the Commonwealth.

Dadae’s commissioning in June

An official from Government House confirmed with Loop PNG today that June is the confirmed month the vice-regal of Papua New Guinea will travel to England to be knighted.

The former three-term parliamentarian took his oath of loyalty to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Queen of England before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia in Parliament on January 28.

Dadae is the country’s 10th  Governor General and will serve the vice-regal office for six years.

Governor-General to be knighted soon: Government House

The former three term parliamentarian took his oath of loyalty to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Queen of England before Chief Justice Sir Salomo Injia in Parliament on Monday.

Dadae is the 10th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea.

Officials from the Government House advised Loop PNG that the Governor-General’s commissioning will happen soon once travel arrangements are confirmed. Dadae will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II or her representative at the Royal Buckingham Palace in London, England.

Queen's Christmas message: 'I draw strength from unsung heroes'

Volunteers, carers, community workers and good neighbours are unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special, she will say.

Queen Elizabeth departs Buckingham Palace for Christmas

"I can confirm that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have left Buckingham Palace and are traveling to Sandringham" a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told CNN on Thursday afternoon.

The royal couple abruptly canceled plans to travel to their country home, Sandringham House in Norfolk, on Wednesday.

The Queen, 90, and her husband, 95, had been due to catch a morning train from London King's Cross to King's Lynn for their traditional Christmas holiday, but failed to turn up.

Prince William got scolded by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince George's reaction is perfect

During last weekend's Trooping the Color shows, the famous family was tending to their royal duties when Prince William was caught getting in trouble by Queen Elizabeth II—and it was absolutely precious. The fully suited prince was seen crouching down to speak to his adorable son, Prince George on the Buckingham Palace balcony, while the rest of his kin were standing up to address the crowd.

Queen makes personal donation to Fiji relief effort

Winston caused mass devastation across the islands of Fiji and is the worst natural disaster ever to hit the country.

The cyclone which is the strongest ever recorded in the area has left at least 43 people dead and destroyed thousands of homes leaving 62,000 people homeless.

The Royal Commonwealth Society said it welcomed the generous private donation from the Queen.

RCS Director Michael Lake, says it is important in times of natural disasters such as Cyclone Winston that the Commonwealth comes together to offer support.

Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign


On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, about 5:30 p.m., Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in Britain's proud and often turbulent history, dating back more than a millennium to the days when kings and queens enjoyed absolute power.

Serving as sovereign for 23,226 days (about 63 years and 7 months), according to Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth surpassed Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, a woman so powerful that she stamped an era with her name.

VIDEO: Scottish crowds thrilled by Queen's visit

In remarks at the inauguration of the new train route in the Scottish borders region, the Queen thanked well-wishers for their "touching messages of great kindness."

Simon Perry of People magazine praised what he described as the Queen's understated approach to her landmark achievement.

Spectators were visibly thrilled by the experience of seeing the monarch.