Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth

Ailing Queen Issues Annual Christmas Message [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A heavy cold kept Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England. It is extremely rare for Elizabeth to miss the service, which is a cornerstone of the royal family’s Christmas celebrations and brings the monarch into contact with local residents who gather outside for a …

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Queen To Invite Trump For State Visit

This should go well. The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump will receive an invitation to meet with the Queen in the summer of next year, according to reports. Minister’s believe the Queen is their “secret weapon” and Theresa May will use the state visit to help strengthen the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States. The US president-elect reportedly told …

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Becomes Prime Minster After Queen Formally Accepts Resignation Of David Cameron

The Telegraph reports: Mr Cameron has left 10 Downing Street for the last time as Prime Minister, as he set off on the short trip to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen and hand over the reins of power to Theresa May. Flanked by wife Samantha and children Nancy, Elwen and Florence outside the famous black door, …

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Kylie Sings For The Queen’s 90th Birthday [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Anyone who has ever had to think of a 90th birthday gift knows just how tricky it can be to find something appropriate, but when it comes to the Queen the answer is simple: whatever it is, just make sure it includes lots and lots of horses. The human performers including such garlanded names as Dame Helen …

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REPORT: The Queen Disapproves Of Gay Marriage

From the Daily Mail: The Queen did not approve of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the Daily Mail can reveal today. While in favour of civil partnerships, as a woman of deep Christian faith she took a different view on the legislation allowing same-sex couples to ‘marry’. She expressed her frustration to a friend at the height of the controversy, …

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TRAILER: The Crown

Another treat for the Anglophiles. The Verge reports: Netflix is sharing a few new trailers on stage at its CES 2016 keynote, and they’re just starting to hit YouTube for the benefit of viewers who aren’t there in person. The first trailer premiered is for The Crown, a period drama about the British royal family in the 20th century helmed …

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Queen Elizabeth Issues Holiday Message: Light Will Overcome Darkness Of Terrorism [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: In a year which saw a series of terrorist atrocities, including in Paris and Tunisia, as well as a refugee crisis in Europe, the Queen has highlighted the “moments of darkness” that confronted the world in her Christmas Day address to the Commonwealth. The mass shootings and bombings that killed 130 in Paris last month, and the …

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Elton John: Queen Elizabeth Could Undo Anti-Gay African Laws “With A Wave Of Her Hand” [VIDEO]

Today the Elton John AIDS Foundation announced a partnership with the federal government which will increase access to HIV medications in African nations which are historically anti-gay. Speaking to CNBC, Elton claimed that Queen Elizabeth could repeal anti-gay legislation in Commonwealth nations “with one wave of her hand.” CNBC reports: John added: “These laws come from … the Commonwealth. These …

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Queen Elizabeth Breaks Longevity Record

At about 12:30PM NYC-time today, Queen Elizabeth will become longest ruling monarch in British history. The BBC runs the numbers: The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST. Prime Minister David Cameron will lead tributes in the House of Commons and there …

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Queen Elizabeth Set To Break Longevity Record

On September 9th Queen Elizabeth will break the record held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, and become Britain’s longest-ruling monarch. Via Yahoo News: Elizabeth only became queen due to a quirk of history after her uncle Edward VIII abdicated because of his love for American divorcee Wallis Simpson and the crown passed to her father George VI when she was …

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BRITAIN: Queen Announces Referendum On UK Leaving The European Union

Via the Guardian: Tax freezes, the devolution of power and an EU referendum were all on the agenda as the Queen’s Speech marked the first day of the new parliamentary year. The speech was the Queen’s 64th and the first all Conservative Speech she has given in parliament since 1996, following the party’s majority election victory at the beginning of …

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BRITAIN: The New Line To The Throne

Newborn Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is fourth in line to the British throne. The Los Angeles Times explains who all those other people are.

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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Of Cambridge

Via the Daily Mail: A princess called Charlotte — a name that is French in origin — is a nod to her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, while Elizabeth and Diana are an obvious mark of respect to William’s 89-year-old grandmother and his late mother respectively. Royal aides told MailOnline that the baby’s second names were self-evident and would ‘speak …

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What Happens When The Queen Dies?

A fascinating look from Business Insider: Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live forever. Since ascending to the throne in 1952, the monarch has seen 12 Prime Ministers serve Britain, and lived through another …

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Queen Elizabeth Delivers Holiday Speech

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Queen Elizabeth Sends Her First Tweet

Via CNN: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet. Signing herself Elizabeth R., for regina or queen, she welcomed visitors to a new Information Age gallery focused on the evolution of modern communications at the Science Museum in London. The inaugural tweet was posted to the official British monarchy Twitter …

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SCOTLAND: Queen Elizabeth Gives Royal Assent For Gay Marriage Law

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has signed same-sex marriage into law in Scotland today (13 March). By the end of the year, Scottish gay couples will be able to unite in matrimony. It is the last step in the long battle to get the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill through Parliament, making it an Act. Alex Neil, …

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BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth Congratulates Gay Charity On Its 40th Anniversary

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has praised a gay charity, in what is believed to be her first ever comment about the LGBTI community. In her 62-year reign of the UK and the Commonwealth, she has never once visited or become a patron of a charity for gay rights. And even in reforming laws for the community, such …

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Dame Angela Lansbury

Via the Royalist: Angela Lansbury has been created a Dame in the Queen’s New Year honors list for services to drama and charity. The news raises the intriguing possibility that the Queen is a fan of the TV series ‘Murder She Wrote’ with which Dame Angela, as we shall now have to get used to calling her, is synonymous. Angela …

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