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  • LeBron violates royal protocol, puts arm around Kate Middleton during photo

    12/09/2014 9:51:14 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/9 | Kelly Dwyer
    As part of a holiday and also in support of the NBA Cares initiative, Prince William and Kate Middleton took in a Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers contest on Tuesday night, sitting alongside unofficial NBA ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. The royals sat courtside as the Cavaliers broke a tie game in the third quarter and ran away with a lopsided 110-81 score. Following the contest, LeBron James was kind enough to pose for a photo opportunity with Prince William and Kate, but he appeared to break a protocol that even the most ardent stateside royal admirers might still be unaware of. That’s right,...
  • Cellophane on Ice

    12/08/2014 6:06:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-8-2014 | MOTUS
    William and Kate have barely landed on New York soil, and already the chattering heads have revved up the fashion controversy: which royal couple in America reigns supreme? Or, as the NYMag headline put it: William and Kate Arrive in NYC, Obamas Challenge Their Fashion Supremacy – And We’ll Never Be Royals (“Royals” h/t Lorde)So, while BO and MO dressed up in their royal finery:Oh look! The Ice Queen Cometh – and Lady M too!to entertain the family and Tom Hanks at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center HonorsOh look! Another Presidential award for another Hollywood bag manWilliam and the pregnant Kate...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New York

    12/07/2014 3:26:03 PM PST · by moose07 · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 December 2014 | BBC
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in New York for a tour of the east coast of the United States. The couple are in the country for three days, during which Prince William will meet President Barack Obama. Catherine, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, will accompany the duke to pay respects to those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. Danny Lopez, the British consul general in New York, said there had been "incredible interest" in the visit. He added there has been a huge "level of excitement" from people in the city.
  • Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

    12/02/2014 4:36:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Rincon
    Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications. Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown...
  • Why Do British Royals Refuse To Visit Israel?

    11/28/2014 1:53:46 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2014 | Elliot Abrams
    The bizarre story of the refusal of British royals to visit Israel, while they are constantly in the Arab world, continues. I wrote about this phenomenon here, last February, when Prince Charles visited Saudi Arabia. As I noted then, the Queen has never set foot in Israel and Prince Charles set foot there briefly only once, for the Rabin funeral. By contrast, in just the month of November 2014 we found Prince Andrew and Prince Harry at what the Foreign Office must have considered a diplomatic necessity: the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Prince Andrew also visited Saudi Arabia (at the...
  • Prince David Chavchavadze - obituary

    11/10/2014 9:21:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 9, 2014
    Prince David Chavchavadze was a CIA agent during the cold war who was descended from Tsar Nicholas I of Imperial Russia and became friendly with Stalin's daughter Prince David Chavchavadze, who has died aged 90, was descended from the royal families of both Russia and Georgia, and served as a cold war case officer with the CIA for 25 years; he later made his mark as a writer and historian... Prince David Chavchavadze, born May 20 1924, died October 5 2014
  • San Francisco Giants Win 2014 World Series

    10/29/2014 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 175 replies
    Fox ^ | October 29, 2014
    Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven to win the World Series.
  • World Series Live Thread (Game 7 There is no tomorrow)

    10/29/2014 3:41:04 PM PDT · by xp38 · 164 replies
    May the best team win
  • World Series Live Thread

    10/24/2014 6:59:19 PM PDT · by fhayek · 163 replies
    10/24/14
    I know baseball doesn't occupy the same level of pre-eminence that it may have had fifty years ago, but it is the championship, and it still a great game. Royals up 3-0 in the sixth. Great defense all around.
  • World Series live thread, Game 6

    10/28/2014 5:07:49 PM PDT · by fhayek · 60 replies
    San Francisco up 3 games to 2, the Series moves back to Kansas City.
  • World Series live thread, Game Four

    10/25/2014 4:58:50 PM PDT · by fhayek · 81 replies
    10/25/2014
    Holding a 2-1 Series edge, Kansas City starts Jason Vargas against the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4. Pull up a chair, grab a brew, and chat about the World Series, baseball, politics, the human condition - whatever.
  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    10/22/2014 12:13:13 AM PDT · by Hugin · 11 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 10/21/2014 | RONALD BLUM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll by romping 7-1 in the Series opener Tuesday night.
  • Jordan's King Abdullah warns against Islamic and Zionist extremism

    10/21/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Afted Islamic extremism with “Zionist extremism” in remarks on Monday regarding the fight against terrorism. He made the comments during a meeting with Jordan’s president and members of the Lower House’s Democratic Gathering Bloc. While saying that there was a civil war taking place between moderate and extremist camps within Islam, the Jordanian monarch added that at the same time, “there is Zionist extremism,” and that “stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps,” The Jordan Times reported...
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ (over Giants v. Kansas City)

    10/20/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. …
  • SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series

    10/18/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | David Brown
    SungWoo Lee — the biggest Royals fan in South Korea — returning for World Series By David Brown 14 hours ago Big League Stew KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals were a big deal in South Korea, at least for one fan living there, long before they made the World Series. SungWoo Lee said he's been a Royals fan for 20 years, which any other baseball fan could tell you were lean times for the club until their recent playoff push. Lee saw his first Royals games in person at Kauffman Stadium this season after getting vacation time...
  • Vanity

    10/15/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 50 replies
    There is a rumor that the Kansas City Royals are bound for the World Series. Hard to believe, but true.
  • Kansas City Police Hilariously Ask Citizens A Favor During Royals Game

    10/02/2014 6:46:55 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/2/14 | Ron Dicker
    Cops can be fans, too. While the Kansas City Royals fought for their playoff lives Tuesday night in a 12-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Police had a teeny request for citizens.
  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    09/17/2014 12:39:21 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 94 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485, only two years after ascending the throne. The battle was the deciding clash in the long-running Wars of the Roses, and ended with the establishment of Henry Tudor as the new English monarch. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost until September...
  • Swaziland: King, 46, Takes Virgin, 19, As 14th Wife

    09/03/2014 12:49:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Swaziland's King Mswati III has finally married the 19-year-old former beauty pageant contestant dubbed by foreign media as 'Naughty Sindi'The King, aged 46, chose the teenager as his wife from among thousands of young virgin girls who danced semi-naked in front of him at the kingdom's annual Umhlanga or Reed Dance in 2013. The Observer on Sunday (31 August 2014), a newspaper in effect owned by the King, reported that Sindiswa Dlamini had been seen in public at the opening of a trade fair and this indicated that she was now officially the King's wife. It had been announced in...
  • Before He Died, Richard III Lived Large

    08/24/2014 10:48:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-19-14 | Rachel Nuwer
    Bone chemistry sheds light on the monarch's shifting diet throughout his brief life Richard III was only 32 years old when he was struck down at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. But according to new research, the King of England at least enjoyed some good eating throughout his life—especially in the few years leading up to his death. Scientists from the British Geological Survey and the University of Leicester analyzed Richard III's teeth, his femur and his ribs to see what they could reveal about the monarch's diet, Phys.org reports. They used isotope analysis to identify chemical signatures...
  • Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)

    07/16/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 16, 2014 | "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)
  • Prince Charles Intends to Continue Campaigning When He Becomes King

    06/28/2014 12:47:51 PM PDT · by Cecily · 64 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 28, 2014 | Patrick Sawer
    The Prince of Wales is determined that his campaigning and charity work will continue even after he becomes King, emphasising the importance of what he calls “sticking to your guns. In a rare interview Prince Charles let it be known that he wants the trusts and charities he has set up – whose work covers a broad range of social and environmental concerns – to carry on when he assumes the role of Monarch. That raises the prospect of a future King Charles III being seen as a supporter of causes, some of which may come into conflict with the...
  • Queen Elizabeth Is Apparently a ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan

    06/24/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    WBCO ^ | 6/24
    It seems everyone loves the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” – even real-life royalty. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth toured the show’s sets during a three-day trip to Belfast, Ireland. The 88-year-old monarch met many of the show’s stars on Tuesday, including Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, beside the show’s sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne. No word on how it compared to the one at her house.
  • Please learn to keep covered up, Kate!

    05/28/2014 8:41:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5-28-14 | Amanda Platell
    Oh no, Kate. Not again. How my heart sank when I saw the Duchess has had yet another embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, this time as she prepared to board a helicopter with her husband, William. Pictures published yesterday by a German newspaper show Kate during the royal couple’s recent tour of Australia and New Zealand, when her flimsy Diane von Furstenberg frock was lifted sky-high by a gust from the chopper’s blades, exposing her bare bottom. A cheeky passing photographer managed to capture the Duchess’s rear in all its glory. To make matters more humiliating, Kate appears to be wearing a...
  • Sources: White House deliberately leaked photo of ill Saudi King with breathing tube

    04/20/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/20/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying. (Snip) The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.” The photograph was said to have been relayed to members of the White House press corps. Within a day, an image of the Saudi king with the...
  • ABC News: Chelsea Clinton having 'America's version of the royal baby'

    04/18/2014 12:25:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 167 replies
    http://www.caintv.com ^ | april 18, 2014 | dan calabrese
    You already know that the MSM long ago gave up on covering the substance of governing, preferring instead to obsess over the horse race aspect of politics, and more importantly, the personalities. Did you always sort of suspect they'd like nothing better than to have American royalty to slobber over like their British counterparts? Done deal! Check this from ABC News: Bill and Hillary Clinton are reveling in the news that they will be grandparents. Chelsea Clinton is set to give birth to America's equivalent of the royal baby sometime this fall -- and her parents couldn't be happier. Clinton, who announced the...
  • First game of the season (Royals)

    04/09/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    Self | 4/9/2014 | mykroar
    Went to the first Royals game today (office thing) - great game, 7-1 (yes it was Tampa, but I'll take it). They have potential, back to 4-4 and still even with this game - (28th in runs...30th in slugging). If they can find some bats, we might be decent. All that being said, they are now wanding you to get into the games and you have to take everything out of your pockets. Anyone know if this is everywhere (MLB thing) - or KC being stupid. How long 'til the shoes come off and they're fondling your junk?
  • Men banned from becoming Queen as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage (UK)

    02/22/2014 2:10:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:30PM GMT 21 Feb 2014 | John Bingham
    Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage. Even a 14th Century act declaring it high treason to have an affair with the monarch’s husband or wife is included in the sweeping redrafting exercise. Civil servants have drawn up a list of scores of statutes and regulations dating back as far 1285 to be amended or specifically excluded when the Government’s Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force next month. Under proposals to be debated by...
  • Obama's "Royal Cash Cow" - Mo Money: Fundraising on the Left Coast

    02/01/2014 9:59:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-1-2014 | MOTUS
    Don’t ever say that the Obamas don’t make good on their promises. At least with respect to fundraisers.After stiffing Hollywood friends twice last year due, first, to a threatened KMA (kinetic military action) in Syria and later the equally threatening Federal Government Shutdown (thanks to Ted Cruz) Lady M finally showed up last week to grab the bag of cash (reportedly $650,000 – not bad for a pizza party in your back yard).That was following an appearance on Ryan Seacrest’s show Thursday morning to promote her very successful “No Child’s Fat Behind” program, push young people to sign up for...
  • Princess Madeleine to Deliver Baby in the US

    01/13/2014 4:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jan 2014
    Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neil have decided that their child will be born in the US, the Swedish Royal Court has announced. Madeleine reveals royal baby's gender: report (30 Oct 13) Pregnant Princess to attend Nobel alone (19 Oct 13) Royal baby on the way for Swedish princess (03 Sep 13) "After careful consideration and in consultation with the King and Queen, Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill have decided that their child will be born in New York," Svante Lindqvist at the Royal Court wrote in a statement. The baby, set to become fifth in line to...
  • Queen Christmas Message Does Not Mention the Plight of Christians

    01/10/2014 4:37:37 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 10 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    On Christmas Day I watched the Queen's 2013 Christmas message on the BBC. It would have been nice, if she hadn't told two lies, one by action and one by omission. The former was: "For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people." It's quite obvious that not in all faiths believers strive to become better people, unless we consider as self-improvement perfectioning suicide-bombing and beheading skills in order to impose one's faith - to be specific, Islam - to...
  • S.African royals concerned at Mandela family 'instability'

    12/29/2013 2:20:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Cape Town (AFP) - The tribal royal house in South Africa of which Nelson Mandela was a member on Sunday expressed concern at "instability" in the icon's family and urged calm as his estate is settled. The AbaThembu royal family called the meeting in Qunu where Mandela was buried on December 15 and "shared their concern" amid reports of internal strife and warring over his estate. ... The meeting also backed Mandela's grandson Mandla as head of the family, dismissing as "disrespectful" his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's naming of his surviving daughter Makaziwe in the position.
  • Prince Charles: We Cannot Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Middle East

    12/19/2013 7:06:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/19/13 | Simon Caldwell
    Prince Charles has said he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. In an address on Tuesday at London’s Clarence House, the Prince of Wales said that Christians in the Middle-East were being persecuted by “Islamist fundamentalist militants,” and he called upon the followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to unite to end the suffering. Prince Charles said: “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by the Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians...
  • Christians persecuted by Islamists, says Prince Charles

    12/18/2013 3:33:44 PM PST · by BBell · 51 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 18 December 2013 | John McManus
    Christians in parts of the Middle East are being deliberately targeted by Islamist militants in a campaign of persecution, Prince Charles has said. The Prince of Wales made his comments after visiting the British branches of churches based in the region. The prince heard accounts of Christians being murdered and families forced from their homes. The upheavals of the Arab Spring have left many religious minorities vulnerable to accusation and attack.Deeply troubled Charles, accompanied by Prince Ghazi of Jordan, visited the Egyptian Coptic Church centre in Stevenage and the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in west London. The two royals met church...
  • Japan's imperial couple leaves for official India tour

    12/01/2013 1:32:25 PM PST · by Moorings · 16 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Nov 30, 2013 | timesofindia.com
    TOKYO: Japan's royal couple left Tokyo for India on Saturday, starting the first-ever official visit there by a Japanese emperor. The trip is the first by any Japanese emperor to India although Akihito, 79, visited there in the early 1960s when he was crown prince. Japan's emperor is the nominal head of state and does not enjoy political powers. But customarily, the emperor's visit to any country is highly significant and signals a peak in bilateral ties.
  • Forget her bloody reputation, Mary I was loved in her lifetime

    11/01/2013 7:41:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10/31/2013 | LEANDA DE LISLE
    There will be no ‘Mary I and her People’ exhibitions to match that of Elizabeth I currently showing at the National Gallery. While Elizabeth I is regularly voted our most popular ever monarch her Catholic elder half sister remains associated with her late seventeenth century sobriquet, ‘Bloody Mary’. It is assumed she was hated in her lifetime. In fact she was a popular queen, and one from whom Elizabeth learned much. Mary’s accession to the throne in 1553 was not a smooth one. Her half brother, Edward VI, was a passionate Protestant, and when, aged fifteen, he fell gravely ill...
  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state

    09/24/2013 10:05:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Setember 17, 2013 | Toby Sterling
    Dutch King: Say goodbye to welfare state AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.
  • Saudi prince...Fracking could put OPEC out of Business

    09/14/2013 6:44:29 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 47 replies
    Examiner,com ^ | July 29th, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said that fracking in the US has lessened demand for their oil, and that they need to begin to find other income sources. In a letter to oil minister, Ali al Naimi and other top government officials, Alwaleed said that fracking was responsible for the declining demand for oil from OPEC. Alwaleed recommends that the oil rich country, should diversify immediately before the impact gets to be out of hand. He says that the Saudi's dependence on oil income is, "a truth that has really become a source of worry for many".
  • Hunchback King Richard III infected with worms

    09/04/2013 8:34:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2013 9:17 PM EDT | Maria Cheng
    Not only was Richard III one of England’s most despised monarchs, but it now turns out the hunchback king was probably infected with parasitic worms that grew up to a foot in length. Researchers who dug up Richard III’s skeleton underneath a parking lot in Leicester last year now report they discovered numerous roundworm eggs in the soil around his pelvis, where his intestines would have been. They compared that to soil samples taken close to Richard’s skull and surrounding his grave. There were no eggs near the skull and only traces of eggs in the soil near the grave....
  • Pope bows for Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan in latest display of breaking with tradition

    09/01/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2013 | John Hutchinson
    The Pope has once again shown his willingness to break with tradition by bowing to Muslim royal Queen Rania of Jordan. As leader of the world's 1.2billion-strong Catholic community, protocol usually dictates that visitors bow to him when they meet him at the Vatican. But when Rania came to the Holy See with her husband King Abdullah II on Thursday, he inverted that formality by lowering his head to her. He made no discernible bow toward her husband, the king. The Jordanian royals were leaving following a private audience with the pope in his library. 'Francis behaves as he did...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar behind chemical attack in Syria: report

    08/31/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 118 replies
    Syrians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta say Saudi Arabia provided chemical weapons for an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group which they blame for the August 21 chemical attack in the region, a Mint Press News report says. The article co-authored by a veteran AP reporter, said interviews with doctors, residents, anti-government forces and their families in Ghouta suggest the terrorists in question received chemical weapons via Saudi spymaster Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud. The report quoted the father of a militant as saying that his son and 12 others were killed inside a tunnel used...
  • Queen's swan found barbecued near Windsor Castle riverbank.

    08/21/2013 9:54:37 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8-21-13 | Barrie White
    One of the Queen's swans has been found killed and barbecued on the riverbank near to Windsor Castle. The cooked swan's carcass was dumped near Baths Water, and was discovered by Wendy Hermon, 46, a volunteer for charity Swan Lifeline, which cares for sick and injured birds. She described the scene as 'sickening', and admitted she would have been distraught if her young son was with her when she made the grisly discovery after being called out by a council warden last Sunday.
  • New mystery at Richard III burial site: A coffin inside a coffin

    07/30/2013 7:51:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jethro Mullen
    (CNN) -- First came the dramatic discovery of the long-lost remains of King Richard III.Now, there's the mystery of the coffin within the coffin.Archaeologists working at the site in central England where Richard III's body was found underneath a parking lot are currently puzzling over a sealed lead coffin containing the remains of a yet-to-be-identified person.The lead coffin was found encased in a larger stone coffin.The smaller coffin is intact "except for a hole at one end of the casket through which we could tantalizingly see someone's feet," said Mathew Morris, the fieldwork director at the site.New discovery just as...
  • Celebrate while you can - the Windsors will be history soon

    07/28/2013 7:31:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/28/2013 | Peter Hitchens
    Why does everyone assume that the royal baby born last week will one day become King? It seems most unlikely to me that the British Monarchy will last that long. I am a keen monarchist myself and am sorry that an institution I love and revere is dying. But there is no point in pretending things are better than they are. What actually holds it up? All the major parties long ago drove the hereditary nobles from the House of Lords. They implicitly accepted that inheritance didn’t entitle anyone to any office. It is only a matter of time before...
  • Royal baby name revealed: George Alexander Louis

    07/24/2013 12:36:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    CBS News ^ | 07-24-2013 | Staff
    Baby Cambridge now has a name: George Alexander Louis. The name of Prince William and Kate's son was announced Wednesday by Kensington Palace, two days after he was born.
  • George Alexander Louis

    07/24/2013 10:43:34 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 113 replies
    7-24-13 | Me
    He is going to be 'George Alexander Louis'
  • HuffPo Hopes Royal Baby Will Be Gay

    07/23/2013 6:05:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | July 23, 2013 | 18:30 | By Lauren Enk
    The royal prince is barely a day old, but already lefties are crossing their fingers in hopes that he’s gay. Huffington Post hyped what may be the dumbest polling ever this morning – a survey claiming that a majority of Brits would react favorably if the son born yesterday to Prince William and Kate Middleton would come out as a homosexual in the future. The survey was conducted by the “lesbian, gay, and bisexual advocacy group Stonewall” (because, of course, they’d have an unbiased and objective viewpoint). Yet even the results of the survey are questionable if used to tout...
  • Royal baby born! Kate Middleton pops out a future monarch! [Funny Taiwan Animation "news"]

    07/23/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    You tube ^ | 7/23/13
    After months of waiting, Kate Middleton has finally done her royal duty and popped out a future monarch of Great Britain. The tiny tot was a disappointment even before being born, forcing an eager public to wait weeks past a due date which was never officially confirmed in the first place.
  • It's a boy.. err.. Wait.

    07/23/2013 11:46:13 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/22/2013 | Multiple
  • New Royal baby 'is another blood-sucking British monarch' whose birth should not be celebrated..

    07/23/2013 8:34:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 147 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 09:30 EST, 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 EST, 23 July 2013 | By Harriet Arkell
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn son will 'suck the blood' of Russia in the mid-21st century and should therefore not be celebrated, a controversial Russian politician declared today. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the nationalist Liberal Democrat Party, declared 'I don't care about the heir' before accusing the British monarchy of 'destroying our state'. The outspoken politician made his attention-grabbing comments in an interview with the state-run newspaper Rio Novosti.