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  • Report: Pope's Popularity Plummets;Gates,Putin,Now More Admired Than Pontiff

    05/10/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | May 10,2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    The immense popularity enjoyed by Pope Francis ever since his election in 2013 has precipitated sharply during the past year, and he no longer ranks among the top ten most admired men in the world, according to a massive new study involving 31,000 interviews.
  • Queen Elizabeth II: Chinese officials were ‘very rude’

    05/11/2016 9:11:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 at 4:07 PM | Gregory Katz,
    Britain’s 90-year-old monarch has made a rare foray into political affairs, being caught on film characterizing Chinese officials as “very rude” in their dealings with British counterparts during a state visit last year. Queen Elizabeth II made the unguarded comments Tuesday while talking to a senior police officer at a rain-soaked garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. With uncharacteristic bluntness — rarely if ever heard in public — the queen said the Chinese had not dealt properly with Barbara Woodward, the British envoy to China. “They were very rude to the ambassador,” Elizabeth said. …
  • Revealed: Queen backs Brexit as alleged EU bust-up with ex-Deputy PM emerges

    03/09/2016 6:58:22 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/9/2016 | Unattributed
    The Queen has been hailed as a backer of Brexit tonight after details emerged of an extraordinary alleged bust-up between her and Nick Clegg over Europe. Her Majesty let rip at the then Deputy PM during a lunch at Windsor Castle, The Sun has been told. The 89-year-old monarch firmly told passionate pro-European Mr Clegg that she believed the EU was heading in the wrong direction. Her stinging reprimand went on for “quite a while”, leaving other guests around the table stunned. The account of the bombshell lunch during the last government - which a handful of other government ministers...
  • 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.’
  • The Queen 'backs Brexit': Her Majesty reported to have revealed Eurosceptic views to former [tr]

    03/09/2016 6:21:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2016 | Rebecca English, James Slack, and Tammy Hughes
    Buckingham Palace last night moved to deny extraordinary claims that the Queen backs Brexit in the EU referendum. She is said to have told former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle that she thought Europe was going in the wrong direction, according to The Sun. A source told the paper the pro-EU then deputy PM was reprimanded by the Queen – who is politically neutral in public – for ‘quite a while’ over the issue of Europe.
  • Queen Elizabeth Says Devotion to Christian Faith Is Why She Won't Support Gay Marriage

    03/09/2016 1:19:10 PM PST · by NRx · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03-09-2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Queen Elizabeth II opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in England because of her deeply held Christian values, a close friend has reportedly told a London-based newspaper. The UK Daily Mail published a story Sunday which claimed that the queen, who is also head of the Church of England, secretly opposed gay marriage but was in favor of civil partnerships. The unnamed "friend" said the monarch was frustrated by the fact that she could only "advise and warn" on the issue. "It was the 'marriage' thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man...
  • 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...
  • Photo of Queen Elizabeth II Giving Nazi Salute as Child Shocks Britain

    07/19/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    UPI ^ | July 18, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "No one at that time had any sense how it would evolve. To imply anything else is misleading and dishonest," a royal representative said.A British tabloid newspaper has sparked controversy by publishing an old photograph of Queen Elizabeth II -- then as a 6-year-old girl -- appearing to give the Nazi salute around the time Adolf Hitler rose to power. The photo was published on Saturday by the Sun. It is a black and white image taken in the early 1930s that British officials say was taken from a private home movie. The photo surprised some and sparked criticism from...
  • Queen Mary To Rendezvous With Sister Ship In Long Beach

    03/12/2013 3:41:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | March 12, 2013 8:42 AM
    LONG BEACH ( — The Queen Mary will rendezvous with her sister ship Tuesday evening in the Long Beach harbor. The Queen Elizabeth II will tie up near its sister ship, the Queen Mary, around 6:30 p.m. The two vessels will exchange whistle blasts in a mutual salute at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 7:30 p.m. The last time these two ships were together was in 1967 during the Queen Mary’s final transatlantic voyage. That Queen Elizabeth was an earlier version of the present-day ship. The decks of the Queen Mary will be open to the public at no...
  • Congratulations to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Today they mark 65 years of marriage

    11/21/2012 4:33:31 PM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | Francis Phillips
    They are an example to follow but also a splendid and royal rebuke to our times Congratulations to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh who have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary today. It is a significant achievement. I don’t mean the longevity aspect which is out of their hands, a mixture of luck and good genes; I mean the example they have set the country of a faithful and enduring marriage, based on mutual affection and respect. According to the Telegraph report, Prince Philip wrote to the Queen Mother on his honeymoon, saying that his wife was “the only...
  • 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:
  • Hero Gurkha gets top gong

    06/02/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 2, 2011 | Duncan Larcombe
    A GURKHA who fought off 30 Taliban on his own even after his ammunition ran out yesterday received a top bravery medal from the Queen.
  • Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan on Tuesday(Ground Zero)

    07/05/2010 10:11:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies · 3+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2010 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    She was a vivacious young queen when she first saw New York City in 1957, regal in white gloves but as dazzled as any tourist. 'snip'“Nearly two decades later, in 1976, the 50-year-old queen made her second visit to New York, marking the Bicentennial of America’s Declaration of Independence from Britain. Now, in the twilight of a reign that has spanned 58 years, one of the longest of any British monarch, the 84-year-old queen is to visit New York on Tuesday for a third time, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 'snip'In contrast to her first...
  • Queen Elizabeth II Hops a Passenger Train in Britain - Video 12/18/09

    12/18/2009 6:24:36 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 616+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 18, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Britain's Queen Elizabeth surprising people by deciding to hop a passenger train to go to her Sandringham Estate for Christmas. Some of the passengers were happy she did it, but wishes she had done so during the rush hour to experience the full effect of public transport. Below are The Today Show personalities talking about the story . . . (VIDEOS)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - visit to England many many Photos and news) 06-15-08

    06/15/2008 4:38:02 PM PDT · by snugs · 104 replies · 3,512+ views
    The President and First Lady were in France this morning and attended the morning service at the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris. The First Lady visited the Marie Antoinette Exhibit at The Grand Palais. Later in the day AF1 flew into Heathrow where Marine One took them on what is about a 10 minute flight to Windsor Castle where they landed on the East Lawn where they had tea with the Queen and Prince Philip. According to FNC George W Bush is only the second President to have been afforded the honour of an invite to Windsor...
  • It's the end of Britain as we know it (EU Treaty of Lisbon)

    03/24/2008 12:57:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 1,795+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 24, 2008 | Stephen Webbe
    London - You might want to take that vacation in England just as soon as you can – before its 1,000-year run as a sovereign nation comes to an end. This winter, 27 nations of the European Union (EU) signed the Treaty of Lisbon. You may think, "Innocuous enough," as Portuguese-inspired visions of the Tagus River and chicken piri-piri swirl before your eyes. But for England (Britain, actually) the Treaty of Lisbon isn't that appetizing. That's because, if ratified, it will become the decisive act in this creation of a federal European superstate with its capital in Brussels. Britain would...
  • Harry Reid Passes on White-Tie Affair With British Queen

    05/08/2007 3:57:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 131 replies · 3,440+ views
    KLAS. ^ | May 7, 2007
    The U.S. and Great Britain looked like old friends Monday. The queen of England is in Washington, D.C. A state dinner is set to take place but one person will be missing. Nevada senator Harry Reid decided to not accept his invitation, but many others will be there. It was a day of high pomp and pageantry and the weather sparkled. The kind of day one would expect to welcome a queen. On the south lawn of the White House, 7,000 invited guests wore their best hats and best smiles for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. "It is a moment...
  • White House toasts Queen Elizabeth

    05/08/2007 8:44:38 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 15 replies · 859+ views ^ | 05-07-07 |
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and US President George W. Bush on Monday solemnly toasted the tight bonds between their countries...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 05-07-07

    05/07/2007 6:13:53 PM PDT · by snugs · 271 replies · 7,418+ views
    The President and the First lady spent the weekend in Washington. On Saturday the President went for a bike ride and encouraged fellow Americans to exercise. On Sunday he talked about the weekend's devastating storms after attending services at Saint John's Church with the First Lady. Today he welcomed Queen Elizabeth II to the White House during which they inspected the troops and afterwards the Queen and President Bush went on of her customodary walkabouts and met with local school children and students outside the White House. This evening the President held a State Dinner at the White House in...
  • Queen Elizabeth Visits Jamestown

    05/04/2007 6:12:25 AM PDT · by xp38 · 10 replies · 689+ views
    Forbes ^ | May 4 2007 | AP
    Queen Elizabeth II will visit Jamestown's living history museum and its archaeological dig site Friday to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America. The British queen and her husband, Prince Philip, will be accompanied by Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne. Cheney also is expected to attend a lunch in the queen's honor in Williamsburg. The queen is then scheduled to visit the College of William and Mary before leaving for Kentucky, where she is to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. She's also expected to visit Washington, D.C., and attend a state...
  • 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...
  • Billboard shows world leaders in menage a trois

    12/28/2005 8:41:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 1,411+ views
    msnbc ^ | 29 December 2005
    VIENNA, Austria - Her Majesty would not have been amused. Neither would President Bush or his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac, over a Vienna-wide art project depicting them naked and engaged in a sexual act with British Queen Elizabeth II. The work of “euroPART,” an independent artists’ group, the scenes being displayed on electronic billboards across the Austrian capital were also embarrassing for the government just days before the country assumes the European Union’s rotating presidency Sunday. Austrian media reported that the offending images were yanked Wednesday — just a day after they started flashing at motorists — on personal orders...
  • Report: Al-Qaida Names Queen Major Enemy of Islam

    11/12/2005 3:33:50 PM PST · by Cecily · 33 replies · 1,206+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2005
    Al-Qaida has named Queen Elizabeth II "one of the severest enemies of Islam," the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing a video message allegedly obtained by Britain's security service. Government officials were not immediately available Saturday night to confirm the report. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman refused comment, saying it was a matter for the police.
  • Al-Qaeda calls Queen [of England] an ‘enemy of Islam’

    11/12/2005 5:27:16 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 137 replies · 2,963+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | November 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:...
  • One is toasty warm, thanks

    08/22/2005 11:23:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 598+ views
    The Australian ^ | 23 August 2005
    QUEEN Elizabeth II is planning to create an underground network to extract heat from the earth's natural warmth and cut energy bills at Buckingham Palace for centuries to come. She has inspired a fashion among the super-rich for drilling boreholes at their properties as the latest "green" status symbol. Advocates include pop star Elton John, tycoon Richard Branson and billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The Buckingham Palace system will provide a secure, free and inexhaustible energy supply from beneath the surface of the 1.6ha lake at the heart of the walled gardens. It will pump heating to the state rooms,...
  • [Flashback] The House of Windsor and the Future of the Faith (Any comments from 2005 perspective?)

    06/01/2005 6:10:09 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Crosswalk.Com ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Albert Mohler
    Albert Mohler Author, Speaker, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Tuesday, August 26, 2003 The House of Windsor and the Future of the Faith "We have come to regard the Crown as the head of our morality," explained Walter Bagehot, the most influential political journalist of the Victorian era. "We have come to believe that it is natural to have a virtuous sovereign, and that the domestic virtues are as likely to be found on thrones as eminent when there." It's a good thing Bagehot is not alive to witness the current heir to the throne. Great Britain calmly...
  • Victor Davis Hanson : Pope Must Reach With Both Arms to Keep West From Slipping Away

    04/14/2005 9:02:52 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 29 replies · 1,162+ views
    The San Jose [CA] Mercury News ^ | April 14, 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the papal interregnum, divided Catholics await the new Holy Father to guide them in their third millennium, in which clergy in Roman-era headdresses send news releases via e-mail. Can conservatives save the church by sticking to 20 decades of received tradition? Or will liberals energize an embattled global parish only by ending priestly celibacy or seeing condoms as a tool in stopping AIDS? Yet the new pontiff, both his personality and ideas, will affect even those of us who are not Catholics. The pope is not a CEO who serves at the pleasure of his board. Nor like a...
  • Queen says Islam should be challenged

    04/14/2005 4:03:34 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 71 replies · 2,217+ views
    Copenhagen Post ^ | 14.04.2005 | Copenhagen Post
    In a new biography, Denmark's Queen Margrethe II says Islam should be challenged Islam poses a challenge both globally and locally, and the challenge should be taken seriously, says Queen Margarethe II in a new, openhearted biography. The book, based on interviews between the queen and the book's author, journalist Annelise Bistrup, is to be released on Saturday, the queen's 65th birthday. 'There is something impressive about people, whose existence is immersed in religion from dawn to dusk, from the cradle to the grave. There are also Christians who live like that,' the Queen said in the book. 'But it...
  • Mark Steyn: Euro-Ruled Britain Won't Need a King

    04/11/2005 4:37:19 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 39 replies · 1,934+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 12, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    I yield to no one in my disdain for Britain's petty and graceless political class, but I have to confess a certain reluctance to go once more unto the breach with my dear friends opposite. You'll recall that yesterday, in the midst of the leader page's general rejoicing over Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of — no, hang on, the Prince and Duchess of … well, anyway, in the middle of a bunting-draped leader, The Telegraph's editorial eminences deplored the decision of the three party leaders to show up in lounge suits, rather than the morning dress favoured...
  • Canadians support [Prince] Charles as king: CBC poll

    04/09/2005 10:41:25 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 38 replies · 834+ views
    CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | Fri, 08 Apr 2005 22:10:29 EDT | CBC News
    ST. JOHN'S, NFLD. - On the eve of Prince Charles's wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles, 65 per cent of Canadians believe he should become king despite being divorced, suggests a CBC poll. Support for Charles ascending the throne was highest in Quebec, with 73 per cent saying he should become king. It was the lowest in Ontario at 61 per cent. Across the country, 27 per cent said he shouldn't become king, while nine per cent said they didn't care or didn't answer. The survey is part of the CBC's upcoming look at the state of marriage in Canada and...
  • I’m Sick of All This Prince Bashing

    04/09/2005 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 233 replies · 50,573+ views
    opinion | 4-9-2005 | brianbaldwin
    I love Prince Charles. My wife hates him, which is why I’m expressing my point of view while she is out taking my daughter to Karate lessons and I am suppose to be mowing the lawn. I suppose Charles has not mowed any lawns of late, and I hold no grudge for that. Personally, I love mowing and gardening (I’ve heard tell the Prince also loves to get into the garden), but this was my chance to take a peek at some of the CNN coverage of the wedding. I think I should get right to the point, for those...
  • Prince Charles

    04/09/2005 6:21:16 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 28 replies · 1,860+ views
    What is Prince Charles full name? anyone know? What would be on his drivers licence?
  • Petulant Prince: Will Camilla Do? (

    04/03/2005 4:54:31 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 63 replies · 2,719+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 3, 2005 | Tristram Hunt
    Charles’s hissy fit on the slopes shows him in his true colours, a man failing to engage with the modern world, says historian Tristram Hunt William and Harry had been out until 3am before last week’s unfortunate royal photocall in Klosters. But it was Prince Charles who demonstrated the grumpiness of the hungover. “I hate doing this,” he seethed, seemingly forgetting the microphones placed in the snow at his feet. Then when the BBC’s Nicholas Witchell gently asked about his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles this Friday he hissed sotto voce, “Bloody people. I can’t bear that man. I mean...
  • Things not to say at the Charles-Camilla wedding - (infinite add-on possibilities here!)

    04/08/2005 4:25:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 41 replies · 1,708+ views
    Because they're stuffy Royal types, there's a short list of things you should not say at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles if you plan to crash the party. "The Queen isn't here? Is it her bowling night?" "A civil ceremony? Great, I blew off The Apprentice for this?" "I never would've suspected Gary Coleman would be best man." "At least nobody here had to get off work today, ha-ha-ha-ha."` "After the civil ceremony there's a "dedication service"? Forget that crap, when do we eat?" "I give the marriage 6 months." "She's got a lot of nerve,...
  • Charles and Camilla to Confess 'Past Sins'

    04/08/2005 12:49:01 PM PDT · by workerbee · 73 replies · 1,290+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/8/05
    LONDON — Prince Charles (search) and his wife-to-be, Camilla Parker Bowles (search), will confess their sins and admit they were adulterers at a church blessing of their marriage that will be broadcast to millions of people on Saturday. Charles is to acknowledge his "manifold sins and wickedness" and pledge to be faithful after he marries his longtime lover. Charles has chosen the words of penitence for the service of blessing conducted after he weds the woman some see as the cause for the breakup of his marriage to the late Princess Diana (search). Watch FOX News Channel's special coverage of...
  • Royal Couple to Acknowledge 'Sins'

    04/08/2005 8:22:10 AM PDT · by katieanna · 67 replies · 1,289+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, April 7, 2005 Posted: 2:26 PM EDT (1826 GMT) | Unknown
    LONDON, England -- The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles will acknowledge their "sins and wickedness" when their wedding is blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday, royal officials said.
  • 'Duchess of Frump' Wedding America Yawns

    04/07/2005 12:35:32 PM PDT · by billorites · 114 replies · 2,557+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2005 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wedding of Britain's Prince Charles to a woman dubbed by one tabloid commentator "the Duchess of Frump" has stirred few hearts in America, distracted this week by the pomp and ceremony of a papal funeral. "America has a case of the royal blahs," said the Omaha World-Herald in Iowa, deep in the heartland of a country which, despite fighting a war for independence from England, has a soft spot for the glamor and old-world charm of the royals. "The marriage of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles on Saturday just isn't tugging at our heartstrings...
  • Royal wedding a 'shambles'

    04/08/2005 12:18:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 75 replies · 2,905+ views
    This is London | Evening Standard ^ | 4/8/05 | Richard Edwards, Crime Reporter
    Staff at Windsor Castle have spoken of their frustration over "shambolic" preparations for Prince Charles's wedding. As recently as Monday many at Windsor were convinced that the wedding was going to be relocated to Balmoral to avoid further intrusive coverage. But they have been thrown into "utter confusion" by the rescheduling at such short notice - confusion which has grown greater every day this week amid a flurry of conflicting instructions from Clarence House. One senior member of Windsor's administrative staff said today: "You would expect a royal reception to run like clockwork - but this one is likely to...
  • Charles and Camilla Get Married

    04/09/2005 8:28:47 AM PDT · by cynblogger · 55 replies · 2,234+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 9, 2005 | Catherine McAloon
    Apr 9, 9:54 AM (ET) By CATHERINE McALOON (AP) Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,... WINDSOR, England (AP) - Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were married Saturday in a modest civil ceremony at the 17th century Guildhall, and the second marriage for each was blessed by the Church of England as the royals knelt before Archbishop of Canterbury in a majestic ceremony in the soaring, gothic St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The wedding capped a decades-long love affair that lasted through the prince's first marriage to Princess Diana. The...
  • [British] Commonwealth [countries] may renounce Queen Camilla - and the Crown

    03/23/2005 4:39:12 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 36 replies · 1,983+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 24, 2005 | By Richard Beeston, Roger Maynard and David Adams
    Some of the sovereign countries who have the monarch as Head of State ‘want out’ THE confusion triggered by the Prince of Wales’s marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles could precipitate a new wave of republicanism across Britain’s former colonies and jeopardise the future monarch’s chances of becoming head of the Commonwealth. As the debate rages over whether Mrs Parker Bowles will become Queen Camilla, the issue has caused deep concern among some of the 15 sovereign countries around the world who still recognise the British monarch as their head of state. Joel Kibazo, spokesman for the Commonwealth Secretariat, which is...
  • Prince Charles' Wedding Likened to Henry VIII's

    02/19/2005 12:28:37 PM PST · by quidnunc · 31 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2005 | Brian Murphy [Associated Press]
    The Church of England owes its creation to a royal spat over divorce and remarriage: Henry VIII broke with the Vatican after the pope refused to grant the monarch dispensation to wed his lover. Now, nearly five centuries later, questions over another wedding are pulling at Anglican unity " the planned marriage of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles, the first in line to inherit the throne and become the next titular head of the church. Conservative groups complain the scheduled April 8 civil ceremony and post-vows service by the archbishop of Canterbury " although fully legal " run counter...
  • Churchgoers Ordered to Pray For Camilla

    02/19/2005 5:55:25 PM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 46 replies · 1,192+ views
    TIMESONLINE ^ | February 20, 2005 | Christopher Morgan
    CHURCHGOERS are to be commanded by royal warrant to pray for Camilla Parker Bowles as part of regular Sunday services after her marriage to the Prince of Wales on April 8. The Queen is planning to issue the warrant in formal recognition of her new daughter-in-law’s status as one of the most high-ranking members of the royal family. At the moment, only the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Charles are individually remembered by the Church of England in state prayers during services of matins and evensong. Meanwhile doubts have been raised by senior lawyers over the legality of Charles...
  • Happy Accession Day

    02/06/2005 12:28:49 PM PST · by tjwmason · 5 replies · 297+ views
    6 February, 2005
    To all the people of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, the United Kingdom - a very happy Accession Day. On this day in 1952 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second began her happy reign. As it represents the anniversary of the death of Her Majesty's father, understandably she does not celebrate publicly. God Save the Queen Almighty God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world, and dost order them according to thy good...
  • NYT: Culture Is Dethroned in World Diplomacy-It's come to this: leaders watching 'Meet the Parents'

    11/25/2004 9:35:54 AM PST · by OESY · 3 replies · 569+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2004 | ALAN RIDING
    LONDON, Nov. 19 - In the grand gallery at Windsor Castle known as the Waterloo Chamber, a truncated version of "Les Misérables" was performed recently for Queen Elizabeth II and the visiting French president, Jacques Chirac. Until then, neither had seen that hit show, presumably by choice: the queen is not given to slumming in the West End, while Mr. Chirac, like most educated French, is said to detest musicals. Still, for some anxious protocol chief "Les Misérables" must have offered a rare example of cross-Channel bonding. Based on Victor Hugo's epic novel by the same name, the musical was...
  • Anderson Queries Queen Over Fur Helmets

    10/24/2004 5:43:39 PM PDT · by reg45 · 17 replies · 446+ views
    The Associated Press | 10/23/04 | Unknown
    Anderson Queries Queen Over Fur Helmets LONDON (AP) - Pamela Anderson has sent a petition to Queen Elizabeth II urging Britain's monarch to stop the use of bear pelts in making the tall black helmets worn by palace guards. The charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, said the former Baywatch star collected 200 signatures from fans in Britain and mailed the petition to Buckingham Palace on Friday. A palace spokeswoman refused to comment. In her petition, the 37-year-old actress argued that synthetic materials should be used to make the hats worn by guards who patrol the...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • With A Royal Invitation From The Queen, George And Laura Arrive In London!

    11/20/2003 6:50:58 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 2 replies · 150+ views
    Toogood Reports web site ^ | November 19, 2003 | Debbie Daniel
    I´m beginning to feel toward the naysayers of the world a bit like Eliza Doolittle in the movie, My Fair Lady — “Just you wait Henry Higgins, just you wait!” I really do believe in my heart of hearts there´s a “great day comin´” when we´re all going to stand up and shout, “BUSH WAS RIGHT . . . Hallelujah!” With all the condemnations thrown at George Bush, and all of you who have threatened to make it your life´s mission to thwart any remote possibility of his re-election, isn´t it strange that the Queen of England finds such favor...
  • Poll: Brits back William as next king

    11/04/2003 10:12:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 270+ views
    <p>LONDON — Britons are increasingly backing Prince William to inherit the throne ahead of his father Prince Charles, according to a series of polls published Sunday.</p> <p>A total 39% of respondents agreed that William, second in line to the throne, should succeed Queen Elizabeth II as Britain's next monarch, up 11 points since last year, a YouGov poll showed.</p>