Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth

BRITAIN: No Royal Treatment For Trump’s Visit

The London Evening Standard reports: Donald Trump is set to visit Britain early in 2018 – but for a stripped-down trip that will not include staying with the Queen. Diplomats are discussing plans for a “working visit” by the US president that will be shorn of the pomp and flummery of a full-blown State Visit. And instead of a red …

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Trump’s State Visit To UK Faces Delay Until 2019

From Britain’s Evening Standard: Donald Trump’s State visit to Britain could be delayed until 2019, it emerged today. The trip, with full Royal pomp and circumstance, is almost certainly not going to take place this year. The Palace is understood to have plans for another visit in the first half of 2018, practically ruling out a visit from Mr Trump. …

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Queen Vows UK Will Protect Gays From Discrimination As Tories Seek Coalition With Anti-LGBT Party [VIDEO]

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has vowed the UK will protect people based on sexual orientation. The Conservative party, in an attempt to claw back after their failed bid to win a bigger majority in the UK election, has agreed to work with the homophobic DUP from Northern Ireland. Written by the Government, the Queen’s Speech was heard …

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BRITAIN: Trump Demands Royal Carriage Procession For October Visit Despite UK Security Concerns

Britain’s Sunday Times reports: Donald Trump waving from the Queen’s royal carriage is not a scenario many would have foreseen a year ago, but it has become a very real prospect, forcing security services to plan an unprecedented lockdown. The White House has made clear it regards the carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element of the itinerary …

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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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