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Jamaicans and Belizeans protest Prince William and Kate Middleton during their Caribbean tour over the royal family's racist past

  Jamaicans and Belizeans protest Prince William and Kate Middleton during their Caribbean tour over the royal family's racist past Prince William and Kate Middleton's tour marks the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, but many see it as a celebration of the British monarchy's colonial past.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently on a weeklong royal tour of the Caribbean countries that are part of the Commonwealth — Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. The tour is part of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and a press release from the palace states William and Middleton hoped to see how the pandemic impacted these nations during their trip, as well as meet as many locals as they can.

The Queen owns half of the UK's shoreline, all the swans on the River Thames, and almost all of Regent Street. She also owns Trafalgar Square as well as the Tower of London and, funnily enough even has her own cash machine in the basement of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II at a McDonald's in 1998 © Anwar Hussein/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II at a McDonald's in 1998

But one thing we might not expect the Queen to own is a McDonald's. Spoiler alert: she does. Located on the edge of Oxfordshire, the restaurant is a mere one and a half hour drive from Central London. With leather sofas and table service, it’s fit for a Queen.

The McDonald’s branch is part of Banbury Gateway Shopping Park which also has Starbucks, Marks & Spencer, Next, and Primark. The particular branch of McDonald's sits on land that forms part of the Crown Estate, which belongs to the reigning monarch - currently Queen Elizabeth II.

The Truth About Princess Beatrice's Marriage

  The Truth About Princess Beatrice's Marriage Princess Beatrice and her husband, Eduoardo Mapelli Mozzi are notoriously private, so fans of theirs might love to know the truth of their marriage.The pair aren't super open about their personal life, so it only makes what they do choose to share with the world that much more special. For example, in 2021, the happy couple announced that they'd welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Sienna Elizabeth. Occasionally, the parents have even been spotted out with their little one. Despite — or perhaps due to — their tendency to be more private, fans of the royal family are dying to know more details about Beatrice's marriage to her husband, Mapelli Mozzi.

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It’s not the first time a McDonald’s has ended up on land owned by the Queen. She used to own a branch on the Bath Road Retail Park in Slough, but sold the land for £177million in 2016.

The property itself does not belong to the monarch but the land is technically overseen by the Royals. Private landlords pass on their profits to the Treasury each year, a portion of which is allocated to the royal family through the Sovereign Grant.

Whilst we don’t know if the Queen enjoys Big Macs, the royal does sometimes treat herself to dinner from the local chippy when staying at her Scottish home, Balmoral according to The Sun.

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Netflix crew scamper around after Harry and Meghan at Invictus Games .
The Netflix crew stood apart from the dozens of photographers covering the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games reception today, as they follow the couple for a docu-series.The cameraman, sound recordist and producer wore maroon coloured bibs with numbers on to make sure they stood out from the other media at the Netherlands event.

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