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  • (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 · 44 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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: http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/send-message-queen
  • 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 mainstreetradical.com · 1 replies · 395+ views
    www.MainStreetRadical.com ^ | 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.
  • BRITISH MUSLIMS SEEK THE CONVERSION OF THE ROYAL FAMILY TO ISLAM

    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 bythelastcrusade.org 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...
  • Left Out of D-Day Events, Queen Elizabeth Is Fuming

    05/28/2009 9:12:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 156 replies · 3,851+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2009
    Queen Elizabeth is not amused. Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, according to reports published in Britain’s mass-circulation tabloid newspapers on Wednesday. Pointedly, Buckingham Palace did not deny the reports. The queen, who is 83, is the only living head of state who served in uniform during World War II. As Elizabeth Windsor, service number 230873, she volunteered as a subaltern in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, training as a driver...
  • Queen is Not Amused by Berlusconi

    04/03/2009 9:46:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/2/09
    Footage has emerged of the Queen appearing to express mild irritation at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for being too noisy. The incident took place as the Queen posed with world leaders from the G20 summit in the traditional "family" photograph at Buckingham Palace. Mr Berlusconi then shouted "Mr Obama", prompting Her Majesty to turn around in mock frustration at the noise. Buckingham Palace have denied that any offence was taken by the Queen. The footage has been placed on the YouTube website and has quickly proved to be a popular clip. 'Loud and jolly' A palace spokeswoman said the...
  • Look what's on the Queen's new iPod

    04/03/2009 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,078+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | April 3, 2009 | Jon Henley
    OK, you're the young, mould-breaking, rockstar president of the US of A. You're on a visit to Britain that features (among other stuff) tea at Buck House, your first ever encounter with Her Maj. You've already been chastised, and not in a kind way, by the British press for presenting their prime minister with a gift of 25 Great American Movies on DVDs that may or may not have been compatible with British machinery. So now what do you give their octogenarian monarch who, you can safely assume, already has everything she could ever want? An iPod, of course. Engraved,...
  • Ask the White House (What Pres. Bush gave Queen Elizabeth II on her 2007 Visit)

    04/02/2009 3:36:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 74 replies · 2,649+ views
    Ask The White House ^ | 5/8/2007 | Raymond Martinez
    Raymond P. Martinez (Chief of Protocol): Good afternoon everyone. Thank you very much for having me on “Ask the White House.” I look forward to talking with you today about the Office of the Chief of Protocol and what our role is for the President. We are responsible for many activities including the planning, hosting, and officiating of ceremonial events for visiting chiefs of state and heads of government, as well as coordinating logistics for the visits. We also manage Blair House, the President's guesthouse, and oversee all protocol matters for Presidential, Vice Presidential and Presidential delegation trips abroad. As...
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  • Obama's Been To London To Visit The Queen

    04/01/2009 7:07:38 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 41 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | April 1, 2009 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Obama met Queen Elizabeth II and presented her with an iPod that was pre-loaded with a video of the first lady’s 30-minute arm-toning routine, complete with the peppy Broadway show tunes that keep MO motivated to go for the burn. Perhaps her expectations lowered by the gift of state presented to PM Gordon Brown, the Queen didn’t exactly go all out either: She gave the Obamas the same signed portrait of herself and Prince Philip that everyone else gets.
  • Early Show Highlights Republican Royal Gaffes

    04/01/2009 5:14:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,214+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With Pres. Obama about to meet Queen Elizabeth, the Early Show decided to focus on gaffes various past presidents have committed when encountering Her Majesty. Surprise! All the socially maladroit moves mentioned were by Republicans. Katie Couric sniped from London . . . KATIE COURIC: She’s met with every president since Harry Truman and many of them by the way have committed a few faux pas along the way. The first President Bush apparently sat before Queen Elizabeth, which was a real no-no. But my favorite story was at a state dinner during the Ford administration. When the Queen started...
  • Obama to Meet Queen, Planning Gift of CD Box Set

    03/06/2009 4:53:12 AM PST · by chickadee · 70 replies · 2,239+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 3-6-2009 | Scott Ott
    When Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited the White House this week, he received from the Obamas a collection of Top 25 American movies on DVD and his sons got toy versions of the president’s Marine One helicopter. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the president has also put a lot of thought into what gift to present to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace. White House insiders report Mr. Obama has narrowed it down to a CD box set, Queen: The Crown Jewels, or a queen-sized mattress.
  • The Queen's Christmas Speech 2008

    12/25/2008 7:40:54 AM PST · by xp38 · 7 replies · 817+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 25 2008 | The Queen
    Christmas is a time for celebration...
  • Canada halts parliament amid row [by order of The Queen]

    12/04/2008 6:11:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 48 replies · 1,172+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/4/2008
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has won a bid to suspend parliament, blocking an opposition attempt to topple his minority government. The governor general agreed to Mr Harper's request, unprecedented in the country, after talks. If the request had been rejected, he would have had to step down or face a confidence vote he was sure to lose. Opposition parties had called the vote for Monday, accusing the government of failing to shore up the economy. Acting head of state Michaelle Jean Governor General Michaelle Jean agreed to prorogue - or suspend - parliament until 26 January when the government...
  • Message From the Queen

    11/17/2008 4:53:59 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 82 replies · 1,398+ views
    November 17, 2008 | Anonymous
    To: The Citizens of the United States of America From: Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light of your immediate failure to financially manage yourselves and also, in recent years, your tendency to elect incompetent Presidents of the United States and therefore your inability to govern yourselves, We hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.) Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy). Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will...
  • The first thing that comes to mind when you see this person wearing Gestapo boots is.....

    10/24/2008 2:32:45 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 41 replies · 1,263+ views
  • Mugabe stripped of honorary knighthood

    06/25/2008 12:17:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 127+ views
    News Limited ^ | June 26, 2008
    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has been stripped of his honorary British knighthood as a "mark of revulsion" following recent pre-election violence, the Foreign Office in London said today. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the annulment of the honour - bestowed on Mugabe by the former colonial power 14 years ago - on the recommendation of Foreign Secretary David Miliband. "This action has been taken as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided," "We can no longer justify an individual who is responsible...
  • Caption Bush with Queen Elizabeth

    06/17/2008 9:11:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 50 replies · 441+ views
    President George W. Bush (R) walks with Queen Elizabeth, followed by his wife Laura (obscured) and Prince Philip in the St George's Hall, Windsor Castle, southern England June 15, 2008 President Bush speaks to the press following a meeting with Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson (L) and Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness following their meeting at Stormont Castle in Belfast, June 16, 2008. US president George W. Bush meets members of the PeacePlayers international Basketball Group at Loughview integrated primary school, as he ends his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday June 16, 2008. PeacePlayers International-Northern Ireland...
  • Queen Elizabeth goes mod - plugs into iPod

    06/12/2008 6:45:08 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 8 replies · 649+ views
    Cape Argus ^ | 17 June 2005, 09:20
    Queen Elizabeth goes mod - plugs into iPod 17 June 2005, 09:20 London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has dipped into the royal purse to snap up an iPod, a report said on Friday. Britain's biggest-selling daily The Sun said the 79-year-old sovereign had bought a six-gigabyte silver model for 169 pounds (about R2 000). The pocket-sized digital music players can hold up to 10 000 downloaded songs. Queen Elizabeth's second son Prince Andrew, fourth in line to the throne, was reported to be behind the move, having bought his mother a mobile phone and taught her how to use...
  • Queen Elizabeth Invites Cardinal To Preach To Royal Family

    12/06/2001 8:28:17 AM PST · by patent · 31 replies · 377+ views
    ZENIT.org News Agency ^ | 6-Dec-2001 | Zenit
    In the spirit of recent articles about the Queen and Queens past (See, e.g., Queen Dismisses Linux (as the software for the royal family’s website), I give you: QUEEN ELIZABETH INVITES CARDINAL TO PREACH TO ROYAL FAMILY Historic Offer to Stay at Country Retreat HouseLONDON, (Zenit.org).- In a historic gesture, Queen Elizabeth has invited the Catholic primate of England and Wales to stay at the Sandringham country retreat house and to preach to the Royal Family.The invitation to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O´Connor marks a formal end to 500 years of antagonism and suspicion between the monarch as supreme governor of the ...
  • Prince Philip Proves He’s Not Smarter Than A Fifth Grader

    05/12/2007 6:53:15 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 132 replies · 2,633+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | May 11, 2007 | The Stiletto
    When Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Goddard Space Flight Center, they dropped in on mission control to listen to an exchange between British-born NASA astronaut C. Michael Foale and the three astronauts aboard the international space station, and later toured an exhibit with British astronaut Piers Sellers, who explained how a spacesuit's life-support system operates. The Washington Post reports that Prince Philip inquired, "What do you do about natural functions?" and "the astronaut gave a discreet answer."Not only this is the most unoriginal question the Prince could have thought to ask, but it is rather rude as well. No...
  • President Bush Welcomes Queen Elizabeth II to the White House

    05/07/2007 8:31:47 AM PDT · by VxH · 156 replies · 3,898+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/7/2007 | Associated Press - Fox News
    WASHINGTON — President Bush, a leader known for his informality, welcomed Queen Elizabeth II to the White House Monday with an uncharacteristic display of high pomp. "We did sort of have to convince him a little bit" to opt for the white-tie dinner, first Lady Laura Bush said Monday of her and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's efforts to talk Bush into hosting the most formal dinner the White House can offer. The British monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, are being greeted later Monday morning with a 21-gun salute and a parade by the U.S. Army's Old Guard Fife...
  • Elizabeth II leaves a longing in her wake

    05/09/2007 11:27:05 AM PDT · by JZelle · 50 replies · 1,214+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-9-07 | Jennifer Harper
    Americans got the royal treatment for 144 hours, give or take a few minutes. But it's all over. Queen Elizabeth II is gone, along with her beribboned hats, sensible pumps and kindly civility that commanded the attention of 700 dithering journalists, the White House and the citizenry itself. Our nation will never have a queen. But we liked this one just fine. A CNN/Opinion Research poll released yesterday found that eight of 10 of us favor the British monarch -- more than British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who garnered 70 percent, and Prince Charles at 62 percent. The survey of...