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  • Her Majesty The Eurosceptic Queen: EU Courts ‘Denigrate’ Britain By Protecting Terrorists

    06/23/2016 6:43:26 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2016 | LIAM DEACON
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thinks European courts that protect Islamist hate preachers “denigrate” Britain and has demanded her dinner guests “Give me THREE good reasons” to remain inside the European Union (EU). The loaded challenge has been widely interpreted as an expression of Euroscepticism since the Royal biographer Robert Lacey made the revelation in a blog post in the Daily Beast. The EU and the European Court of Human Rights are known for their history of protecting the “rights” of extremists and blocking deportations. Last night Breitbart London revealed that Islamist hate preacher, terrorist apologist and Caliphate agitator Anjem...
  • How China 'tried to smuggle a spy posing as an interpreter into carriage carrying the Queen [tr]

    05/12/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2016 | Rebecca English and Martin Robinson
    A Chinese ‘spy’ tried to get into the Queen’s carriage with her during last year’s state visit. Lucy D’Orsi, who was in charge of security for President Xi Jinping’s visit in October, was filmed by the Monarch’s official cameraman saying: ‘Well they also wanted to come in your carriage with the interpreter…’ The Queen appeared to be well-briefed about the incident as she nodded and replied with a firm ‘yes’.
  • Mic Drop: Droppin’ the Boom!

    04/30/2016 8:25:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-30-2016 | MOTUS
    Prince Harry and Lady M have a long standing relationship, which stretches way back to 2013 when she still had bangs.Getting together for tea in 2013 – ahead of Harry’s Vegas escapadesAnd last year they got together in Washington again to discuss plans and promote the 2016 Invictus Games – a multi-country, multi-sport event for injured or wounded military active service and veterans.Last year Lady M took Harry to a veteran’s wheelchair basketball game; there were the usual tense moments, cheering, and  man-spreading:Prince Harry, I meanThe first Invictus Games were held in London in 2014. Prince Harry has been the...
  • Queen: Obama’s ‘Over The Top’ Copters Wrecked My Garden

    04/25/2016 10:05:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 92 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-24-16 | Andre Walker
    WINDSOR, United Kingdom - The Queen banned Obama from landing a dozen helicopters at Windsor Castle because last time he visited six of them ruined the lawn. The 90-year-old monarch is said to have told aides the helicopters were 'over the top' and they would be limited to three. US Secret Service claimed it needed all twelve so agents could be in close proximity to the President when he came to the castle on Friday. The service also demanded to post guards inside the private dinner with the Queen and Obama, presumably to prevent the pensioner attacking the President. Commenting...
  • Speech and pledge of Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth of the United Kingdom on her 21st Birthday

    04/21/2016 2:36:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies
    21st April 1947 | Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth
    On my twenty-first birthday I welcome the opportunity to speak to all the peoples of the British Commonwealth and Empire, wherever they live, whatever race they come from, and whatever language they speak. Let me begin by saying ‘thank you’ to all the thousands of kind people who have sent me messages of good will. This is a happy day for me; but it is also one that brings serious thoughts, thoughts of life looming ahead with all its challenges and with all its opportunity. At such a time it is a great help to know that there are multitudes...
  • Michelle Obama gives Queen birthday surprise as she decides to accompany US President at his lunch*

    04/20/2016 4:54:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 4/19/2016 | Gordon Raynor
    Michelle Obama has given the Queen an early birthday surprise by announcing she will accompany the US President when he has lunch with Her Majesty later this week.Mrs Obama has struck up a firm friendship with the Queen during her previous visits to the UK, and famously ignored royal protocol to put her arm around the monarch's shoulders in 2009. Until now, the US Embassy had indicated that President Barack Obama would be on his own for a private lunch with the Queen at Windsor Castle on April 22, the day after she turns 90.But Buckingham Palace has confirmed that...
  • Barack Obama to dine with Queen at Windsor Castle for her 90th birthday

    03/16/2016 8:51:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    Daily Express ^ | March 16, 2016 | Richard Palmer
    Mr Obama will go to Saudi Arabia on April 21 to participate in a summit with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - hosted by King Salman. Mr Earnest said: "The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch.
  • Queen Elizabeth II disapproves of gay marriage

    03/08/2016 11:10:03 AM PST · by jcbjrmll · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2016 | Richard Kay and Goeffrey Levy for the 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, but admitted she was powerless to intervene, saying: ‘I can only advise and warn.’ The friend said: ‘It was the “marriage” thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man and a woman.’
  • Queen Elizabeth Calls Jesus Christ 'the King She Serves' in 90th Birthday Book

    02/25/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reflects on Jesus' central role in her life in a new book ahead of her 90th birthday, calling Christ "the King she serves" in the title. "I have been -- and remain -- very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love," the British monarch writes in the foreword to The Servant Queen and the King She Serves, which is to be released in April. "I have indeed seen His faithfulness," she adds. Thousands of churches will reportedly be giving away copies of the book, which is being published by HOPE,...
  • In Praise of Monarchy

    09/11/2015 12:50:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Some time in the early evening of Wednesday, London time, Queen Elizabeth II broke a record: she became the longest-serving monarch in British history, beating her great-great-grandmother Victoria's reign of 63 years and 216 days. She is also, at 89, by a solid stretch the longest-lived British monarch. And still busy at work, with hundreds of public appearances every year and reading official papers every day in red boxes and meeting with the prime minister every week. The sovereign, as Walter Bagehot wrote in "The English Constitution" some 150 years ago, has "the right to be consulted, the right to...
  • David Cameron reveals Islamic State plot to kill the Queen, royals

    09/07/2015 7:00:29 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 68 replies ^ | 8th September 2015
    BRITISH forces launched a drone strike in Syria to kill three Islamic State terrorists who had plotted to kill the Queen and other members of the royal family by detonating a huge bomb at the country’s VJ Day celebration, Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed. “There was a terrorist directing murder on our streets and no other means to stop them,” Mr Cameron said about the lethal Aug. 21 drone attack — the first UK military action in the Syrian civil war. Two of the cutthroats were Britons, he said, who had helped hatch the twisted scheme to assassinate Queen...
  • Queen Risks Life To Mark 70th Anniversary of WWII, Whereas Obama Releases Spotify Playlist

    08/15/2015 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies ^ | August 15, 2015 | Andre Walker
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Today HM The Queen attended a memorial service in central London to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II. She was guest of honor despite the media having uncovered a plot to blow up the event and kill her. Her attendance at St Martin-In-The-Field church was in sharp contrast to President Barack Obama who did not appear to be commemorating American efforts to defeat the Japanese. Instead he chose to release a list of his favorite songs on the music website Spotify. A move that is likely be seen as disrespectful...
  • WWII Second Lieutenant Queen Elizabeth Is Not A NAZI

    07/19/2015 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Andre Walker Walker
    They say some people are born great, whilst others have greatness thrust upon them. Perhaps one of the least likely 20th century heroes is HM The Queen, a woman whose father was forced to become King because of his brother's dereliction of duty. Had her uncle not wanted to marry Wallis Simpson our Queen would not be the woman who symbolizes Britain, but instead would have lived life as a minor Royal attracting little interest from the public. The abdication of King Edward VIII gave Princess Elizabeth's immediate family the most poisonous of all poisoned chalices. Her father had a...
  • Queen Elizabeth 'livid' at betrayal after Nazi salute footage of her as a young child emerges

    07/19/2015 7:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 07/18/2015 | RACHAEL BLETCHLY
    Demanding to know how the private images got out of the collection in Windsor Castle, the Queen said she felt “betrayed” by “deliberate mischief making”. The nation rallied behind the Queen as she was rocked by cruel Nazi smears. The 89-year-old was said to be “livid” when courtiers told her footage showing her and the Queen Mother giving mock Nazi salutes in 1933 was released to a newspaper by someone with access to the highly restricted Royal Archive. Demanding to know how the private images got out of the collection in Windsor Castle, she said she felt “betrayed” by “deliberate...
  • Shocking new theory about Elizabeth I unearthed in historic manuscripts

    06/10/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th June 2013 | Christopher Stevens
    'The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history?. If that is not the skeleton of Elizabeth Tudor, the past four centuries of British history have been founded on a lie.'
  • Would Muslims Assassinating Queen Elizabeth II Start World War III?

    03/07/2015 11:07:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | January 8, 2015 | Kevin DuJan
    The media elite are in major spin mode today, trying to claim that Islam is really “The Religion of Peace” and not a medievalist death cult quite similar to Nazism in its zeal for conquest and destruction of Britain, France, the United States, and the Western world. Clearly, Islam’s attack on Parisian cartoonists and satirists won’t be the definitive wakeup call that ends the media elite’s ability to carry water for these monsters. But, what will? I operate under the assumption that most people are lazy and are primarily concerned with their own households and what’s for dinner tonight or...
  • The Queen's Christmas Message

    12/25/2014 11:12:13 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 34 replies
    You \tube ^ | December 25. 2014 | Elizabeth Windsor
    Queen Elizabeth has used her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for reconciliation, citing the Scottish referendum and Northern Ireland. Read more:
  • Four Muslims Arrested for Plotting to Behead Queen Elizabeth

    11/08/2014 6:36:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/8/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2007, David Cameron, now prime minister, wrote, “It is mainstream Britain which needs to integrate more with the British Asian way of life, not the other way around.”Apparently that includes beheading its own queen. Four Islamic terrorists planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said.British police discovered the murder plot by the four terrorists, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their plan.Cops believe the suspected terrorists planned to use a knife to kill the beloved 88-year-old...
  • Terrorists foiled in plot to kill Queen Elizabeth

    11/08/2014 7:58:52 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 37 replies ^ | November 7, 2014 | 6:21pm | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Terrorists foiled in plot to kill Queen Elizabeth By Sophia Rosenbaum Four Islamic terrorists planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said. The anarchist assassins intended to stab Queen Elizabeth II Friday as the country celebrated 96 years since the end of World War I — an annual British jubilee — with numerous public appearances by her Royal Highness. British police discovered the murder plot by the four freedom fighters, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their...
  • (Revisiting The Past) Queen Humiliates Obama at Palace by Refusing Toast--May 24, 2011

    09/06/2014 7:41:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 55 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 24, 2011 | newsreeldemocracy
    Original Title: Queen humiliates President Obama at Buckingham Palace by refusing toast - May 24 2011p> First of all, I asked the Moderator if I could repost this story because... First of all, I had never heard bout this story or seen the video and assume neither did many others who would probably would love to see it as well, Secondly, this occurred in 2011 when Obama's political status was nowhere near the utter abject failure he is now and would be very interesting knowing what we know now to see him at his diplomatic worst. Thirdly,the person who posted...
  • And now, a message from our Queen.

    08/19/2014 5:10:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Have you seen the news about QE II? No, not the Fed’s Quantum Easing I, II, and III; I’m talking about Queen Elizabeth II…our new Queen.The latest version of her edict comes to us via Michael Yon: A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English...
  • Pope meets with Queen Elizabeth. Sends gift to little Prince George

    04/03/2014 1:34:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | April 3, 2014
    >With a row of Swiss Guards and cameras flickering away, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived to the Vatican. CARD. PIETRO PAROLINSecretary of State"Your majesty welcome”The Queen was about 20 minutes late, but as a true English woman, she was quite conscious of time.    QUEEN ELIZABETH II "I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. We were having lunch with the president.”  The meeting lasted about 20 minutes. It marks the first gathering between Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth. First, she introduced her staff...  QUEEN ELIZABETH II"This is my private secretary. From Australia.”  And then gifts were exchanged. The Queen...
  • Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles - historic step closer to a new king

    01/19/2014 10:33:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 20, 2014 | Andy Lines
    It is being dubbed the “gentle succession” – as the Queen gradually begins to relinquish some of her traditional duties as monarch. As she approaches her 88th birthday in April after almost 62 years on the throne, she has agreed to hand over part of her workload in a historic “job-share” arrangement with Prince Charles. In a royal first, he will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as the Palace starts to make tentative plans for his eventual succession. Courtiers yesterday described the softly-softly move as “wise” – and “just plain common sense”. The first sign of the...
  • Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

    12/31/2013 9:22:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-30-13 | Ted Thornhill
    As Adolf Hitler pulled the world ever closer to conflict in 1939, Mohandas Gandhi wrote him a personal letter, urging him to pull back from the brink 'for the sake of humanity'. The German dictator never received the letter because it was intercepted by the British government - but it's been published in a book called Letters Of Note, along with many other remarkable missives. Here we've selected some of the most memorable. Along with Gandhi's letter they include a child's dietary advice for President Nixon, a tongue-in-cheek reply to a fan from Steve Martin and a letter from the...
  • Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag?

    06/10/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies ^ | 8 June 2013 | Christopher Stevens
    The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history? If that is not the skeleton of Elizabeth Tudor, the past four centuries of British history have been founded on a lie. And according to a controversial new book, the lie began on an autumn morning 470 years ago, when panic swept through a little group of courtiers in a manor house in the Cotswold village of Bisley in Gloucestershire.The...
  • New bow fitted to Queen Elizabeth carrier

    02/09/2013 4:19:25 PM PST · by Smartisan · 31 replies
    Aircraft Carrier Alliance workers at Rosyth in Scotland successfully attached a 1,000-tonne bow unit to the huge ship, completing the forward part of her hull. Yesterday, 7 February, the forward island section of the ship departed from Portsmouth to join the other parts of the vessel in Rosyth.
  • Let Not Our Hearts Be Troubled in 2013

    01/01/2013 9:36:18 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 1, 2012 | JP
    Elizabeth, a 13-year-old British girl, had a favorite poem, which was published in a small book, titled “The Desert,” which was authored by a hardly-known poetess, Minnie Louise Haskins. “Lilebet,” as the young lass was affectionate known by her family, so loved the poem that she shared it with her father. And he, in turn, shared it with all of Britannia. You see Lilibet’s dad was King George VI. And in a 1939 broadcast, marking the holiday season, he read aloud the poem his daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth II, entrusted to him. Haskins’ Spirit-filled prose resonated with the British...
  • Barack and Michelle cost FAR more in upkeep than Britain's ROYALS!

    12/19/2012 9:14:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/19/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    US taxpayers spent a staggering $1.4 Billion (yes, with a B) on the Obamas according to author Robert Keith Gray in his new book PRESIDENTIAL PERKS GONE ROYAL! (1) Compare that to only $57.8 million the Brits shelled out for their royals and you have to ask what is going on with President Obama. Now word comes that he and first lady Michelle, their two daughters and Dog Bo will be spending an extended holiday vacation in Hawaii that will cost we taxpayers...
  • Tens of thousands descend on Buckingham Palace at climax of Diamond Jubilee

    06/05/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 37 replies
    Ecstatic crowds cheered the Queen's carriage procession through the streets of London today as British pomp and pageantry went on full display. The Queen was joined in her 1902 State Landau by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, as the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated in hospital for a bladder infection. Philip is said to be 'disappointed' at missing the festivities marking the end of the extended Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday.
  • The Queen of Duty. In an era of irresponsibility, Elizabeth II always does what is expected of her

    06/05/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2012 | Rich Lowry
    It rained on the grand flotilla on the Thames marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. How appropriate. It meant that at the center of all the pageantry of the 1,000-boat extravaganza, an 86-year-old woman stood in the elements and waved to her subjects for hours, without betraying a hint of discomfort or complaint. Queen Elizabeth is a miracle of dutifulness. In an era of irresponsibility, she always does what is expected of her. In an age of self-expression, she has subsumed herself in her institution. In a time of informality and ill manners, she observes all the rules,...
  • Congratulate Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee

    Anybody wishing to send Queen Elizabeth II a message by e-mail on the occasion of her 60 years as British monarch may do so through the following link:
  • Book review: 'Elizabeth the Queen' by Sally Bedell Smith

    01/12/2012 7:03:03 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | 1/12/12 | Patt Morrison
    So what is new to justify Sally Bedell Smith's massive "Elizabeth the Queen"? What is left to uncover, and what should be left uncovered and unknown in the life of this exemplary lady whose predetermined existence of regal obligation is yawningly unenviable, however bejeweled the box it comes in? (Snip) ... an American acquaintance says the queen collects pepper grinders. And sometimes it's about the queen's own words on her ancient calling in the 21st century. With characteristic briskness, she told her cousin Margaret Rhodes that her sanctified role means no retirement until death, "unless I get Alzheimer's or have...
  • The Queen Makes Philip Head Of The Royal Navy

    06/11/2011 12:51:33 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 51 replies · 6+ views
    Sky News ^ | 10th June 2011 | Paul Harrison
    On his 90th birthday, the Queen has honoured her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, with the title of the Lord High Admiral of the Navy - a role that, until now, was hers. The office of the Lord High Admiral dates from the 14th century and has been held by the Queen since 1964. She has now handed it over to her husband as he celebrates his milestone age and in recognition of the fact that he gave up his promising naval career to devote his life to royal duty and support his wife in her role as Sovereign.
  • President Ford Toasts Queen Elizabeth

    05/25/2011 11:16:59 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 29 replies
    The "bumbling" President Ford apparently knew that the toast is supposed to end with the words, "the Queen." It is interesting to watch the Queen's reaction in this video and compare it with the one she had yesterday. (Video at link) ML/NJ
  • Queen on first state visit to Republic of Ireland

    05/17/2011 10:37:57 AM PDT · by mgstarr · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/17/11 | Staff
    The Queen is set to begin the first visit to the Republic of Ireland by a British monarch. President Mary McAleese will formally welcome the Queen at her Dublin home. King George V was the last reigning monarch to visit the country, in 1911, when what is now the Republic was then part of the UK. The Queen was invited to visit by President McAleese, who will formally welcome the monarch at Aras an Uachtarain, her home in Dublin's Phoenix Park. The president told state broadcaster RTE it was "an extraordinary moment in Irish history - a phenomenal sign and...
  • ROYAL WEDDING TIMETABLE (with historic details from print edition)

    04/28/2011 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 1,170 replies · 2+ views
    EXCERPTED FROM NY POST PRINT EDITION 4:00 AM Live media feed begins. 5:10 AM Wills and and best man Prince Harry first to leave Clarence House for Abbey. Charles and Camilla leave. Clarence House is Charles, Camilla, sons' home. Built 1825-27 for William IV. William and Kate's London home after marriage. 5:40 AM Queen and Prince leave Buckingham Palace---built in 1702 by request of Duke of Buckingham. Queen Victoria was first sovereign resident in 1837. Ballroom---site of the reception---is 120' long 5:51 AM Kate and dad leave Goring Hotel in 1950 Rolls Royce Phantom IV---auto attacked with Charles and Camilla...
  • Her Majesty's Favorite Purse

    04/21/2011 8:26:18 AM PDT · by bigbob · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Google Images ^ | 4-21-11 | Self
    There have been 11 presidents of the United States since the Queen came to the throne in 1952 and she has met every one of them except Lyndon B Johnson. And while we all admire and respect the Queen, this just goes to show she has her favorites like the rest of us.
  • The Queen's Riddle

    03/01/2011 8:50:33 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    email | unknown | unknown
    Barack Obama met with the Queen of England. He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? are there any tips you can give to me?" "Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people." Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?" The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?" Tony Blair walked...
  • Gordon Brown presented Ł10,000 worth of gifts to Barack Obama (in exchange for DVDs)

    01/19/2011 5:13:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/19/11
    Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama $16,500 (Ł10,000) worth of gifts during a US visit, in return for a selection of DVDs. The value of Mr Brown's gifts, a pen and holder made from the wood of an anti-slavery ship, along with two biographies of Winston Churchill, was disclosed by the US State Department on Tuesday. Mr Obama, by comparison, gave him a boxset of 25 classic US films such as Citizen Kane and ET.
  • Sources: Royal Navy Wins Fight For Carriers

    10/15/2010 4:00:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10/14/2010 | Niall Paterson
    The Royal Navy looks set to have two new carriers capable of supporting planes as well as helicopters, Ministry of Defence sources have confirmed. There had been speculation the second of the two carriers ordered by the Navy - the HMS Prince of Wales, due to enter service in 2018 - would be either be scrapped, downgraded, or moth-balled following the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Originally conceived as a Queen Elizabeth class carrier capable of supporting the American-built F35 Joint Strike Fighter, it had been rumoured the MoD would alter its specifications to that of a helicopter carrier....
  • Governor Chris Christie, First Lady Mary Pat Christie... meet Queen Elizabeth II...

    07/07/2010 8:41:35 AM PDT · by missingwv · 14 replies
    Office of the Governor, Governor Chris Christie ^ | 07/06/2010 | Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
    Governor Chris Christie, First Lady Mary Pat Christie, son Andrew Christie, 16, and daughter Sarah Christie, 14, meet Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Ground Zero for a wreath laying ceremony in New York City, N.Y. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
  • Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I reveals secret snake

    03/06/2010 6:39:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,598+ views
    bbc ^ | 4 March 2010
    A mysterious image of a coiled snake has appeared in a 16th century painting of Queen Elizabeth I, the National Portrait Gallery has said. The Tudor queen was depicted with the snake clasped in her fingers in an original version of the work, but it was replaced with a bunch of roses. The paint has deteriorated over the years to reveal the serpent's outline. The painting will go on display at the London gallery on 13 March for the first time since 1921. It will form part of the Concealed and Revealed: The Changing Faces of Elizabeth I exhibition, which...
  • Construction Begins At Navy's New Carriers' Portsmouth Base

    03/02/2010 10:41:26 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 493+ views
    SPX via Portsmouth ^ | 3/2/2010 | SPX via Portsmouth
    Steel-cutting on a section of the hull of the first of the Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers began at Portsmouth Thursday 25 February 2010. Portsmouth, which will be the future home of both Queen Elizabeth Class carriers, became the fifth UK shipyard to be involved in construction on the programme. Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth pushed the button to start the laser cutter. He said: "Here in Portsmouth work is just beginning but across the country in Devon, Newcastle, Glasgow and Rosyth work is already under way. "In all, six shipyards across the UK will be involved in the manufacture...
  • 2009? Some years are best forgotten, says Queen in Christmas address

    12/25/2009 12:36:17 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 644+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/25/2009 | Tom Coghlan
    The Queen's Christmas Message was a sombre one today at the end of a year dominated by the war in Afghanistan and deep economic gloom. "Each year that passes seems to have its own character," she said. "Some leave us with a feeling of satisfaction, others are best forgotten." She described 2009 as "a difficult year for many, in particular those facing the continuing effects of the economic downturn." The Queen, who is the titular head of the Armed Forces, expressed her sadness at the casualties suffered by British forces fighting in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. "I am sure that...
  • Queen Elizabeth II Delivers Christmas Message Praising British Troops - Complete Video 12/25/09

    12/25/2009 8:44:36 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 275+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 25, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivering her Christmas Message today. She praised British forces serving in Afghanistan, and wished the British people a "Merry Christmas." . . . (VIDEO)
  • On Copenhagen, Queen Elizabeth and Ban Ki-Moon: “Seal the Deal”

    11/29/2009 6:09:39 PM PST · by · 1 replies · 395+ views ^ | 11/29/09 | Matt Leonard
    In an effort to push the global warming agenda forward, Mr. Ki-Moon and Queen Elizabeth were in attendance in Trinidad and Tobago at a Climate Change / Global Warming event. Apparently sensing the changing tide (pun intended) there was a sense of urgency much like closing a deal on a longterm sale that you feel slipping from you fingers.

    10/23/2009 11:58:38 AM PDT · by Tamar Rush · 48 replies · 1,545+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 23, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    The Islamic Conquest of England - - Part 36 Knowing that England may become an Islamic nation within fifty years, Anjem Choudary, a Muslim fundamentalist preacher and leader of the Islamist organization al-Muhajiroun, has asked the Queen to convert to Islam and become a practicing Muslim. Choudary insists that Queen Elizabeth II, who is the head of the Church of England, should don a hijab, submit to the authority of Prince Philip, and convert to Islam in order to gain a place in paradise. As her namesake Queen Elizabeth I made her country a Protestant nation, the reigning...
  • Muslim jailed for killing British queen’s swan to break fast

    11/22/2006 3:55:53 PM PST · by voletti · 85 replies · 3,490+ views
    daily times pakistan ^ | 11/22/06 | AFP
    LONDON: A Muslim man who was so hungry while fasting during Ramazan that he killed a swan to eat was jailed for two months at a court in Britain on Wednesday. Shamsu Mian (52) killed the mute swan at a boating pond in Llandudno on September 25 – only the second day of fasting in Britain. All mute swans in Britain belong to the sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, a historical quirk dating from the 12th century. When challenged by police, Mian said, “I am a Muslim, I am fasting, I needed to eat.” Llandudno Magistrates Court heard that Mian had...
  • Recession hits Royal Ascot

    06/17/2009 4:55:00 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 29 replies · 816+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 17th June 2009 | Rebecca English
    Recession hit the races at Royal Ascot yesterday with even royalty getting their outfits off the peg. Frugal Princess Beatrice led the way in a Kate Moss for Topshop jacket, priced at a modest Ł90, with a pair of Ł65 two-tone shoes from Office. Unfortunately, when you reduce yourself to the level of mere mortals, embarrassments can occur - and another racegoer was seen wearing an identical Philip Treacy hat. Colour was most definitely the order of the day - led by the Queen who sported a bright yellow hat. Also in the royal party, who arrived according to tradition...
  • From Senator to Lowly Secretary (Hillary Clinton)

    05/29/2009 5:20:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 956+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 29, 2009 | The Prowler
    Word coming recently that due to a series of diplomatic oversights, Queen Elizabeth was excluded from a planned U.S.-French commemoration of D-Day, despite her, as well as Britain's, role in the war and the D-Day campaign, has put renewed focus on the inner workings of the Obama State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. According to State Department sources, while the U.S. State Department was not part of the full planning for the D-Day commemoration, American staff involved did not raise the issue of the Queen's involvement with the French. "It was French planning," says one State Department...