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  • Queen Elizabeth in US for 400th Anniversary of First Settlement

    05/03/2007 11:02:38 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies · 989+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | May 3, 2007 | Jitendra Joshi
    RICHMOND, United States (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II headed Thursday for a rare state visit to the United States, to mark the 400th anniversary of an English settlement that laid the foundations of history's greatest superpower. After arriving on a chartered British Airways jet, Elizabeth was due to start her six-day trip in the Virginia capital Richmond and address the state's legislature, which is America's oldest representative body. Virginians from Governor Tim Kaine down brushed up on royal protocol as they prepared to greet the British queen during a walkabout and musical concert at the grounds of the newly...
  • Virginia Rolls Out Red Carpet For Queen

    05/03/2007 2:20:24 PM PDT · by Enchante · 131 replies · 2,492+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | May 3, 2007 | AP STAFF
    Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, stepped off a chartered British Airways airplane just after 3 p.m. Thursday in Richmond, Va., signaling the beginning of a six-day American trip. It is her first visit to the United States in 16 years. The queen stopped at the end of a red carpet while both British and American National Anthems were played. Her motorcade left shortly afterward. On Thursday evening, she was expected to take a horse-drawn carriage through Colonial Williamsburg. And while the queen represents a monarchy the United States went to some trouble to get rid of, her...
  • Virginians ready to meet the queen

    05/03/2007 11:01:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies · 311+ views
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2007
    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Terry O'Neill was just a wee lad from Liverpool the last time he got within a few feet of Queen Elizabeth II. Years later, the burly owner of the Beatles-influenced Penny Lane Pub in Richmond plans to have a second brush with English royalty on Thursday -- with a little help from his friends. O'Neill and his wife, Rose, were among thousands of people expected to jam Capitol Square for a glimpse of the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, when the royals arrive to mark the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown colony. "I left England...
  • Queen Elizabeth honors U.S. Marine helicopter pilot

    03/22/2007 5:45:06 AM PDT · by RDTF · 34 replies · 1,086+ views
    MidEast Stars and Stripes ^ | March 22, 2007 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    A U.S. Marine helicopter pilot who helped save a British marine?s life in Iraq was awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross on Wednesday, the first time an American has received the honor since World War II. In a Buckingham Palace ceremony in London, Queen Elizabeth II pinned the medal on U.S. Marine Maj. William D. Chesarek Jr. He has served as the weapons and tactics instructor with the British 847 Naval Air Squadron since 2005 as part of an exchange program between the two countries. His actions during a deployment last year to the British area of operations in Iraq,...
  • CDC greets cruise ship

    02/09/2007 5:49:57 AM PST · by Calpernia · 66 replies · 1,315+ views ^ | Monday, January 29, 2007 | Alexandre Da Silva
    JAMM AQUINO /ALEXANDRE DA SILVA / The Queen Elizabeth 2 made its way into Honolulu Harbor early yesterday morning. During its journey, the ship was hit with a norovirus outbreak on its Acapulco, Mexico-San Francisco leg and was met by the CDC after it docked in Honolulu. The stomach flu outbreak sickened at least 276 passengers and 28 crew members amid its around-the-world journey. CDC greets cruise ship A stomach flu virus seems to be under control aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 Passengers and crew members aboard a cruise ship in which hundreds fell ill with a highly contagious stomach...
  • Queen concerned about prince's eco war [ 'CarBon'nie Prince Charlie Alert!]

    02/03/2007 4:47:53 PM PST · by melt · 17 replies · 643+ views ^ | 2/4/7 |
    London: The queen is growing increasingly "concerned" that the Prince of Wales is embarrassing other members of the Royal Family in fighting a public eco war. Senior royal sources said Her Majesty fears his green revolution is leading to tensions within the family. Both Prince Edward and Prince Andrew have been criticised recently for their use of royal flights. It is felt Prince Charles's campaigning is putting others under scrutiny to prove their own green credentials. A senior source said: "There is growing concern in the royal household and in the family itself that the Prince of Wales's worthy determination...
  • Queen's growing concern over eco warrior Charles

    02/02/2007 10:18:47 AM PST · by kalee · 32 replies · 1,062+ views
    This Is ^ | 02/02/07 | unattributed
    The Queen is growing increasingly 'concerned' that the Prince of Wales is embarrassing other members of the royal family in fighting a public eco war. ... Senior royal sources said Her Majesty fears his green revolution is leading to tensions within the family.... A senior source said: ... "Some of the more junior members of the family have been embarrassed by it. Perhaps one should remember that, while Her Majesty remains Head of State of this country, all the royal family must be seen to be working hard under her stewardship and, of course, in harmony." ... Charles took a...
  • KILL THE QUEEN KIDS! (Cyber mosque fanatics tell Muslim children she's enemy of Allah)

    11/19/2006 10:03:40 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 24 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | Daniel Jones
    BRITISH Muslims as young as 12 are being urged to attack the QUEEN. They hear hate-fuelled rants of banned Islamic fanatics like Omar Bakri Muhammad in an internet "mosque". People investigators listened as a British-born follower of exiled Bakri spouted a shocking online sermon branding Her Majesty "a vile woman and enemy of Islam." The fanatic, whose identity is known by The People, added: "We declare animosity towards her." British Muslim kids who log on to the cyber mosque and other sinister websites can also: WATCH a cartoon of a Muslim child being shot by Western soldiers and then going...
  • Queen sanctions first ever Muslim prayer room

    09/30/2006 3:15:49 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 77 replies · 1,440+ views
    The Muslim month of Ramadan is being celebrated in Windsor Castle with the blessing of the Queen, it was revealed. A special prayer room has been set aside in Her Majesty's favourite residence for the Islamic month of fasting. The room is being used by just one person who works in the gift shops at the castle. Every workday at 1.30pm visitor services assistant Nagina Chaudhry locks herself in the room to roll out her prayer mat and point it towards Mecca. She then dons her hijab - headscarf - and begins the half-hour lunchtime prayer required of all Muslims...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (8/13/06): GWB & Scottie pics

    08/13/2006 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 189 replies · 3,113+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President's vacation in Crawford ended today with his arrival back at the White House. He was accompanied by his two Scotties, but not the First Lady. She stayed on at the ranch another day before resuming her busy schedule campaigning for Republican candidates. Mrs. Bush will attend a Peter Roskam for Congress luncheon in Chicago tomorrow before flying to St. Louis where she will attend a Republican reception at a private residence. The event is closed to the press. Throughout the week, the First Lady will be stumping for Republican candidates in Kentucky, Ohio...
  • Queen Elizabeth 'most popular royal'

    04/18/2006 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 433+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 19 April 2006
    BRITAIN'S Queen Elizabeth is the most popular member of the royal family and more than half her subjects want her to reign for the rest of her life, a poll ahead of her 80th birthday suggested today. Some 26 per cent of respondents plumped for the monarch - who turns 80 on Saturday - as their favourite royal compared to just one per cent for Camilla, the second wife of Prince Charles, the Queen's eldest son and heir apparent. Prince William, 23, second in line to the throne and Charles' elder son, was second with 21 per cent followed by...
  • Parties, parades as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II turns 80

    04/16/2006 10:20:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 880+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Showing few signs of slowing down, Queen Elizabeth II -- Europe's longest serving monarch -- marks her 80th birthday on Friday with a host of parties and engagements that run until June. It looks set to be a colourful affair as the royal family enjoys a period of calm compared with a decade ago, when divorce and scandal put the House of Windsors in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But the celebrations will also be on a smaller scale than a four-day party thrown for Queen Elizabeth's golden jubilee in June 2002, as her 80th...
  • Queen Elizabeth on hand to watch Prince Harry join the army

    04/12/2006 10:46:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 7 replies · 564+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | April 12, 2006
    CAMBERLEY, England - With her 80th birthday less than a fortnight away, Queen Elizabeth II was travelling to Britain's elite Sandhurst military academy for the passing out of a fresh crop of young army officers -- including her own grandson Prince Harry. Harry's father Prince Charles, heir to the throne, will also be at the parade ground on Wednesday when his 21-year-old younger son -- who has a reputation for hard partying -- gets his commission as a second lieutenant. Up to 447 cadets were to take part in the ceremony at Sandhurst, in the town of Camberley, southwest of...
  • The Queen arrives in Melbourne

    03/14/2006 7:52:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 340+ views ^ | 15 March 2006
    THE Queen has arrived in Melbourne ahead of tonight's opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the royal couple touched down at Melbourne Airport at 12.30pm (AEDT). The chartered British Airways 777 taxied to a secure area of the tarmac where about 150 people were waiting to greet the couple. The crowd – a mix of Games volunteers, airport staff, and families – cheered as the Queen, wearing a lime-coloured dress and hat, left the plane. The Queen shook hands and greeted several members of the crowd before leaving in a black limousine. Commonwealth Games...
  • Let the Games begin

    03/14/2006 4:30:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 174+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 March 2006
    TONIGHT Australia's greatest and most historic arena will be the setting for reaffirmation of Melbourne's fame as the nation's sporting capital. At the MCG the flags of 71 Commonwealth countries will flutter colourfully as about 4500 athletes march into the hallowed ground. Local and overseas VIPs will watch from the stands as the Queen opens what is the 18th in the series of unique sporting contests, which began in Canada in 1930. They were the Empire Games then because the contest was between the colonies, dominions and territories of an Empire on which the sun never set. Times change and...
  • WELFARE QUEEN - Queen Elizabeth II received more than $1.7 million in farm subsidies

    12/16/2005 4:11:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 491+ views
    World Magazine ^ | December 24, 2005 | Timothy Lamer
    Money: WELFARE QUEEN - Queen Elizabeth II received more than $1.7 million in farm subsidies from the European Union over the past two years by Timothy Lamer Queen Elizabeth II doesn't exactly fit the American Gothic image, and it's difficult to picture her milking a cow, but it turns out that the queen of England qualifies as a farmer. In today's world, that means she receives farm subsidies from taxpayers, regardless of the fact that she has a net worth that runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Using an overseas version of the Freedom of Information Act, the...
  • Al-Qaeda calls Queen an ‘enemy of Islam’

    11/13/2005 5:49:37 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 51 replies · 1,302+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 11/13/2005 | Abul Taher
    AL-QAEDA has threatened the Queen by naming her as “one of the severest enemies of Islam” in a video message to justify the July bombings in London. The warning has been passed by MI5 to the Queen’s protection team after it obtained the unexpurgated version of a video issued by Al-Qaeda after the 7/7 attacks. Parts of it were broadcast on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic satellite channel. In the video, Ayman al- Zawahiri, second-in-command to Osama Bin Laden, targets the Queen as ultimately responsible for Britain’s “crusader laws” and denounces her as an enemy of Muslims. A senior Whitehall official said:...
  • Activist wants Queen to block same-sex marriage (Canada)

    07/12/2005 3:48:25 PM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 16 replies · 570+ views ^ | July 12, 2005 | Canadian Press
    TORONTO — The former television host of 100 Huntley Street is leading a group urging Queen Elizabeth to step in and block Parliament from passing same-sex marriage legislation. David Mainse concedes the Queen's intervention could spark a crisis but has launched a letter-writing campaign in the hope of prompting Her Majesty to take the historic step anyway. The prominent religious leader says the matter is urgent because the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation within days. He wants the Queen to order Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson to refuse to grant royal assent once the bill is passed. "Our...
  • Mark Steyn: The Wedding of the Weekend

    04/08/2005 9:53:55 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 18 replies · 1,466+ views
    SteynOnline ^ | April 9, 2003 | Mark Steyn
    For a knot-tying no-one seems to care much about, a remarkably large number of people keep asking me what my view of the Charles-Camilla nuptials is. Well, I wish the happy couple well, and I suppose it's for the best that he's making an honest woman of her. I'm not sure we're ready for a King with a "partner". Few of us would hold it against the Prince that his "fairy-tale marriage" didn't work out, were it not for the fact that he, unlike his bride and the rest of us, knew it wasn't a fairy-tale on the wedding day itself, and...
  • Charles plans his modern coronation

    12/27/2004 5:55:40 PM PST · by wagglebee · 53 replies · 1,390+ views
    London Times ^ | 12/26/04 | Christopher Morgan and Nicholas Hellen
    Marry in a register office, says churchTHE royal family has started making preparations for the Prince of Wales to become king by secretly devising sweeping changes to modernise the coronation and other ceremonies marking his accession. Under the review, courtiers are considering pruning “Ruritanian” elements of the coronation ceremonial and creating a new role for leaders of non-Christian religions in the service. “A lot has happened since the (Queen’s) coronation in 1953. There will be a large number of differences. I don’t mind the word modernising,” said the Duke of Norfolk, who as earl marshal will organise Charles’s coronation. Although...