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Queen's Award For Export Achievement
... The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development ... The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen's Awards for Export, Export ... The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion ...
Balmoral Castle - The Estate
... the public, and are now open daily between April and the end of July, after which the Queen arrives for her annual stay ... Other properties on the estate include Birkhall, formerly home to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and used now by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for their summer holidays ... Craigowan Lodge is used regularly by the Queen's friends and family, and has also been used by the Queen while Balmoral Castle is being prepared ...
Queen's Westminsters - History
... formed on 31 December 1921 as the 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles), The London Regiment by the amalgamation of the 15th (Count. 1922 it became the 16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles) ... transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corps, being renamed as The Queen's Westminsters ...
Queen's Award For Export Achievement - History
... The Queen's Award to Industry, the scheme's original title, was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965, and first awarded in 1966, and it was only offered to organizations ... The recommendations of a review in 1975 led to the scheme becoming The Queen's Awards for Export and Technology, with separate awards for outstanding achievement in each of the two fields ... The Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement was added in 1992 ...
Queen - Other
... Queen (slang), a slang term for a gay man Queen bed, a size of bed Queen (TTC), a subway station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Queen (convict ship), a sailing ...

More definitions of "queen":

  • (noun): (chess) the most powerful piece.
  • (noun): The wife or widow of a king.
  • (verb): Promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess.
  • (noun): Female cat.
    Synonyms: tabby
  • (noun): A competitor who holds a preeminent position.
    Synonyms: king, world-beater
  • (noun): One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen.
  • (verb): Become a queen.
    Example: "Her pawn queened"
  • (noun): Especially large and only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring sired by only a few males.
  • (noun): Something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind.
    Example: "Paris is the queen of cities"; "the queen of ocean liners"
  • (noun): The only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs.

Famous quotes containing the word queen:

    Just as the queen bee, the highest-ranking, peerless creature of her hive, is surrounded by lowly drones to please her, whereas the workers produce honey, the same way is the one who sits on the throne an equal only to himself, and no one’s companion.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    They will mark the stone-battlements
    And the circle of them
    With a bright stain.
    They will cast out the dead
    A sight for Priam’s queen to lament
    And her frightened daughters.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Most Gracious Queen, we thee implore
    To go away and sin no more,
    But if that effort be too great,
    To go away at any rate.
    —Anonymous. “On Queen Caroline,” in Diary and Correspondence of Lord Colchester (1861)