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    09/11/2017 11:44:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/11/2017 | BYYASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a discreet visit to Israel despite the fact that the Jewish state and Saudi Arabia do not have official diplomatic ties, Israeli and Arab media speculated earlier in the week. Rumors about the momentous visit, which was not confirmed by Israel, started swirling when Israel Radio's diplomatic correspondent covering Arab affairs, Simon Aran, took to Twitter to announce the visit. Aran tweeted that a senior Arab figure from the Gulf region paid a visit to Tel Aviv last week, stirring immense interest in the Arab media. Israel Radio's Arabic-language broadcast reported that...
  • Queen 'preparing to STEP DOWN from throne so Prince Charles can take over', butler claims

    09/04/2017 11:29:59 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 165 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 9-4-2017 | Matt Drake
    Queen Elizabeth II, 91, is the longest reigning monarch and allegedly held a meeting as recently as two weeks ago to begin the process. Her Majesty is said to have decided that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95 then she will request the Regency Act to come into force. The Regency Act would make Charles a Prince Regent and a King in all but name. Under the Act, the Queen would remain head of state but would have reduced duties without abdicating the throne. [snip]
  • Japan's Princess Mako giving up royal status to marry commoner

    09/03/2017 8:37:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/3/2017 | Staff
    TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, says she is getting married to her university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and sincerity. Mako and her fiancé Kei Komuro told a joint news conference Sunday their relationship started when Mako sat behind him at a campus meeting five years ago at Tokyo's International Christian University, where they graduated from. Palace officials say their wedding is expected next year. Mako says she fell in love with his "smiles like the sun," sincerity and a big heart. Mako's 83-year-old grandfather, Emperor Akihito, is expected to abdicate in late...
  • The Transfiguration of Diana

    09/01/2017 2:51:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 30 Aug 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Two decades ago today - Saturday August 30th 1997 - the ex-wife of the heir to the throne flew in to Paris with her new Egyptian boyfriend after a Mediterranean holiday on his yacht. They dined at his dad's showpiece, the Ritz, and shortly after midnight left via the rear entrance and got into a Mercedes driven by the hotel's deputy head of security. He was drunk, and in the underpass at the Place d'Alma he lost control of the car. Diana, Princess of Wales was pronounced dead at 4am on Sunday August 31st. She was 36. The clip below...
  • Uh Oh, ANTIFA: The Entire State Of Virginia Is Named After A Slave-Trader

    08/16/2017 3:32:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies ^ | Anders Hagstrom
    Antifa clashed with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but the state itself is named after the woman who brought slavery to the Americas. Queen Elizabeth I, also known as The Virgin Queen, reigned from 1533 to 1603 and sponsored the expansion of the English slave trade into the British colonies of America and India, according to the national archives of the U.K. When Virginia gained statehood 1788, it owed its name to the late queen. Antifa, a violent group of left-wing radicals who are known to destroy symbols they deem “problematic,”...
  • Malaysian princess marries Dutchman in lavish ceremony

    08/14/2017 11:07:14 PM PDT · by libh8er · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 7.14.2017 | Agence France-Presse
    [The groom, Dennis Muhammad Abdullah, converted to Islam in 2015] The daughter of one of Malaysia’s most powerful sultans married her Dutch fiancé on Monday in a lavish ceremony steeped in centuries of tradition. Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim, 31, the only daughter of the Sultan of Johor, tied the knot with Dennis Muhammad Abdullah, 28, following a three-year romance. The Dutchman, who has converted to Islam, and the princess were married according to Muslim Malay custom at the Serene Hill Palace, the royal family’s residence in the southern city of Johor Bahru. The private ceremony was attended by...
  • LGBT Community Claims Prince George As “Gay Icon” Over Simple Photograph

    08/14/2017 2:02:40 AM PDT · by BrokenMachine · 28 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | August 12, 2017 | admin
    The LGBT community has sunk to a new low, claiming that 4-year-old Prince George is a “gay icon” simply because of a photograph in which he strikes an excited pose while boarding a helicopter. Apparently, the idea that any 3-year-old (the photograph in question was taken one day prior to Prince George’s 4th birthday) would be excited about boarding a helicopter is too much for progressives to grasp. Instead, they’ve got to sexualize and pervert even the most innocent of things.
  • The Son of the Man who Put the Saud in Saudi Arabia

    07/23/2017 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 18, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    I see that Prince Abdul-Rahman bin Abdulaziz al Saud died the other day. If you're having trouble keeping track of your Saudi princes, well, I don't blame you. Unlike the closely held princely titles of the House of Windsor, the House of Saud is somewhat promiscuous with the designation: there are (at the time of writing) over 10,000 Saudi "princes" running around the country - and, in fact, at this time of year, more likely running around Mayfair and the French Riviera, exhausting the poor old blondes from the escort agencies. I believe that's Abdul-Rahman at right, although to be...

    07/13/2017 3:31:00 AM PDT · by tedbel · 25 replies
    israpundit ^ | July 13/17 | Ted Belman
    I met Mudar Zahran, currently the Secretary General of the Jordan Opposition Coalition (JOC), some six years ago and have kept closely in touch with him over the years.  I watched the JOC being formed and take shape, just as I watched their plan Operation Jordan is Palestine (OJIP) take shape. The goal of the later is: “To establish Jordan as the Palestinian homeland, in accordance with international law, where refugees will be settled within safe and secure borders, allowing Israel to become a fully recognized, sovereign state over all of its soil, including all land west of the Jordan...
  • The Trooping of the Colour for the Queen's 91st Birthday

    06/17/2017 2:12:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-17-2017 | UK Armed Forces
    The annual military parade in honor of the Queen's birthday. Say what you will about warm beer, the Brits do know how to do pomp and ceremony.
  • Prince Harry eats with Singapore's Muslim community as prayers offered for victims of attack (Tr)

    06/04/2017 6:03:05 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6-4-2017 | Staff
    Prince Harry has eaten with a Muslim community breaking its Ramadan fast - as words of sympathy were said for the victims of the London terrorist attack. Before the Prince and others began a simple dish of dates and porridge as the families of the seven people killed by the attackers were remembered.
  • A solemn Sophie Wessex observes a minute’s silence for the victims of the Manchester terror attack

    05/24/2017 11:47:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Unity Blott
    The Countess of Wessex looked solemn as she observed a minute's silence for victims of last night's Manchester Arena bombing. Sophie, 52, was at the London Stock Exchange this morning for the Market Open Ceremony where the group took part in a tribute for victims of the attack that has so far claimed 22 lives. The mother-of-two, who is Chair of the Women's Network Forum, also took part in a discussion about gender equality with Unilever's Paul Polman and businesswoman Alison Kay.
  • Pippa Middleton marries in almost-royal wedding

    05/20/2017 7:22:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 75 replies
    The Press Herald ^ | May 20, 2017 | Associated Press
    ENGLEFIELD, England — Pippa Middleton, radiant in a custom-made wedding gown, married a wealthy financier Saturday as two likely future British kings and other members of the royal family, including her sister, looked on. In what was seen by many as the society wedding of the year, Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews said their vows in a ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, west of London. Before the wedding, a crowd of well-wishers and reporters gathered outside the church grounds, hoping for a glimpse.
  • Right After Trump Landed, Saudi King threw massive celebration and personally met Trump on runway

    Donald Trump touched down in Saudi Arabia late last night for his first trip abroad. When the doors opened, and the President stepped off of Air Force One, what he saw shocked and amazed him. When the doors opened, and the President stepped off of Air Force One, what he saw shocked and amazed him. King Salman of Saudi Arabia threw a massive celebration and personally went to meet Trump on the runway. Now, before you go thinking "Oh, the Saudis do this for everybody," they don't. The Saudi King is an elderly man at age 81 who does not...
  • Prince Philip, 95, Seals Retirement in Typically Humorous Style: 'I can't stand up much longer!'

    05/04/2017 2:16:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:11 EDT, 4 May 2017 | By Martin Robinson Chief Reporter For Mailonline and Amie Gordon For Mailonline
    Prince Philip took a lighthearted view on his retirement today as he joked: 'Well I can't stand up for much longer'. The Duke of Edinburgh made himself and a crowd of guests roar with laughter while with the Queen at an Order of Merit service at St James's Palace just an hour after announcing he will stop all public royal duties at the age of 95. Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah was left in hysterics after stopping him to say: ‘I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down’, to which the Duke replied: ‘Well I can’t stand up much longer'. His well-earned...
  • Why Princess Anne is the best king we never had

    04/21/2017 8:01:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2010 | Geoffrey Levy
    Sometimes a woman's deepest thoughts are best left unsaid, but the Princess Royal has never regretted once describing herself as 'not everyone's idea of a fairytale princess'. It was a deliberate message and the moment she laid the ground rules for her life as a professional royal. But everyone knew what she was getting at all those years ago. In a celebrity-besotted world inhabited by pretty people endlessly proclaiming the message that physical beauty brings instant happiness, Anne was having to deal with being a real princess who is not blessed with chocolate-box prettiness.
  • Queen Elizabeth II marks her 91st birthday

    04/21/2017 5:47:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Carolyn Durand
    Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday today. She is expected to spend the milestone at Windsor Castle. Clarence House released a photo this morning of the Queen and Prince Charles in 1952 to mark the occasion. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born April 21, 1926, in Mayfair. She became presumptive heir to the throne 10 years later with the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VII. At 21, Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
  • Prince Charles Won't Step Aside for William to Be King

    04/17/2017 5:48:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Town and Country ^ | April 10, 2017 | Stephanie Mansfield
    Sally Bedell Smith, dogged biographer and author of Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, out this week from Penguin Random House, has collected an exhaustive file of facts about the future king of England. Unlike his mother, Charles is not what you might call a beloved figure. And while Bedell Smith doesn't spare the touchy-feely, parapsychology loving, Dumbo-eared Charles, her portrait is also rich with sympathy, even affection. Bullied as a youth by his overbearing father (“Philip was the original alpha male,” Smith says), Charles spent his whole life seeking approval. Cowed by a sense of...
  • Saudi king praises Trump for Syrian airstrikes

    04/08/2017 1:33:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    The King of Saudi Arabia praised President Trump for conducting airstrikes on the Syrian regime, the White House said Saturday. “The King reaffirmed strong Saudi support for the United States’ military strike against the Sayrat Airfield in Syria and thanked the President for his courageous action, which both agreed was a necessary response to the horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,” the White House said.
  • Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

    04/05/2017 1:00:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | April 5, 2017 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump is visiting a Washington charter school with Queen Rania of Jordan and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The queen, who has become known for her education advocacy, is in Washington with her husband, King Abdullah II, who is meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. Wednesday's visit to Excel Academy Public Charter School was meant to highlight the Trump administration's focus on school choice....