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  • Scandals involving Arab royalty roil Beverly Hills

    09/27/2015 6:18:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 27, 2015 | Martha Groves, Joseph Serna and Alice Walton
    <p>In Beverly Hills and surrounding upscale hamlets, the talk at social gatherings this month has centered on indications of wealthy Arab visitors behaving badly..</p> <p>Earlier this month, a man driving a Qatar sheik's rare, million-dollar-plus Ferrari LaFerrari raced a Porsche 911 GT3 through a quiet Beverly Hills neighborhood, ignoring stop signs and passing slower vehicles as horrified residents looked on. A member of the country's ruling family, the sheik first claimed diplomatic immunity, then skipped town — with his costly vehicles.</p>
  • Crown Princesses Victoria of Sweden and Mette-Marit of Norway promote climate change campaign(T)

    08/23/2015 7:38:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 8/23/2015 | Maybelle Morgan
    Princess Victoria, 38, and Princess Mette-Marit, 42, spent the day together Both visited a woodlands in Norway and then a church service in Sweden Took part in UN climate change initiative to highlight environmental issues
  • Queen Elizabeth 'livid' at betrayal after Nazi salute footage of her as a young child emerges

    07/19/2015 7:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 07/18/2015 | RACHAEL BLETCHLY
    Demanding to know how the private images got out of the collection in Windsor Castle, the Queen said she felt “betrayed” by “deliberate mischief making”. The nation rallied behind the Queen as she was rocked by cruel Nazi smears. The 89-year-old was said to be “livid” when courtiers told her footage showing her and the Queen Mother giving mock Nazi salutes in 1933 was released to a newspaper by someone with access to the highly restricted Royal Archive. Demanding to know how the private images got out of the collection in Windsor Castle, she said she felt “betrayed” by “deliberate...
  • WWII Second Lieutenant Queen Elizabeth Is Not A NAZI

    07/19/2015 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Andre Walker Walker
    They say some people are born great, whilst others have greatness thrust upon them. Perhaps one of the least likely 20th century heroes is HM The Queen, a woman whose father was forced to become King because of his brother's dereliction of duty. Had her uncle not wanted to marry Wallis Simpson our Queen would not be the woman who symbolizes Britain, but instead would have lived life as a minor Royal attracting little interest from the public. The abdication of King Edward VIII gave Princess Elizabeth's immediate family the most poisonous of all poisoned chalices. Her father had a...
  • Queen and the Queen Mother being taught a Nazi salute

    07/18/2015 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies ^ | 17 July 2015 | Ollie Gillman and Imogen Calderwood and Elaine O'flynn
    The British public has reacted with fury after footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a young girl was published by The Sun. The shocking film from 1933 shows Edward VIII teaching his nieces the seven-year-old future Queen and her three-year-old sister Princess Margaret how to do the salute in the gardens at Balmoral. The publication of the 17-second film has outraged thousands across the nation who believe that the Queen cannot be held responsible for her actions as a girl playing with her family. Scores of Twitter users vented their anger this morning, saying The Sun had...
  • Saudi prince announces he will give his entire $32BILLION fortune

    07/01/2015 12:53:28 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st July 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    'A Saudi Arabian billionaire is planning on giving his entire $32billion (£20bn) fortune to charity. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, said he wants to donate to groups that promote health and help with disaster relief. The 60-year-old will also support women's charities and those that look towards eradicating disease. He did not say whether the generous move would have any impact on his holdings. Mr bin Talal is the grandson of Saudi Arabia's founder Ibn Saud. He is said to have started his business empire with a $30,000 (£19,000) gift from his father...
  • Will the Queen 'take control' if election creates a stalemate? (British Election)

    05/07/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by NRx · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-07-2015 | Jessica Elgot
    The Times and the Mirror are citing royal sources suggesting that the Queen could end up running the nation if there is no clear winner in the UK election. But does she have the power to fire or hire a prime minister?
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    05/04/2015 11:37:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/2015 | Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honors the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
  • Prince Charles: Prince of Green Hypocrites

    05/04/2015 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Dr. Tim Ball
    At a 2014 Buckingham Palace presentation Prince Charles said, "It is baffling, I must say, that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything – until, that is, it comes to climate science.” “All of a sudden, and with a barrage of sheer intimidation, we are told by powerful groups of deniers that the scientists are wrong and we must abandon all our faith in so much overwhelming scientific evidence.” He also referred to the “headless chicken brigade” who were carrying out “the barrage of...
  • Kate and William's princess gets a royal name

    05/04/2015 2:46:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/04/2015
    After days of speculation and wagers by royal watchers all over the world, Kate Middleton and Prince William have named their new baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The littlest royal will carry the title Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, a Kensington Palace said in a statement Monday. Princess Charlotte -- who was born Saturday at London’s St. Mary’s hospital -- is now home with her royal parents at Kensington Palace. She met her grandparents and other family members at the couple's palace home in London Sunday, Reuters reported. Top bets for the baby's name had included Alice and...
  • Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is 'doing well' after giving birth to her second child

    05/02/2015 4:02:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 100 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5-2-15 | Rebecca English & Jennifer Smith
    The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, Kensington Palace has announced. The princess was born at 8.34am this morning weighing 8lbs 3oz, with the Duke of Cambridge present for the birth. Kensington Palace announced the birth shortly after 11am this morning, some five hours after Kate was admitted to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The Duchess and her newborn daughter are both 'doing well', a palace spokesman said. The announcement came by way of a statement released by Kensington Palace shortly after 11am. It was then posted on the palace's official...
  • It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princess

    05/02/2015 8:50:46 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 60 replies
    MSN, AP ^ | May 2, 2015 | Silvia Hui, Danica Kirka
    <p>LONDON (AP) — A princess is born.</p> <p>Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into St. Mary's Hospital in London, royal officials said.</p> <p>The newborn's name wasn't immediately announced. When her brother, Prince George, was born in 2013, royal officials waited two days before announcing his name.</p>
  • Prince Charles joins his son Harry and world leaders to mark the 100th anniversary of the disastrous

    04/24/2015 7:28:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON
    Prince Charles and his son Harry today joined world leaders to mark the centenary of the catastrophic Gallipoli landings which claimed 140,000 lives during World War One. The royals met descendants of fallen soldiers on the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Bulwark in Turkey's Dardanelles straits, the same crucial waters the Allies hoped to control 100 years ago. Instead tens of thousands lost their lives on both sides in a nine-month battle between the German-backed Ottoman forces and Allies including Australian, British and New Zealand troops trying to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war. Today, soldiers from both the...
  • Royal Bluegrass: Prince Charles Coming to Kentucky

    02/20/2015 12:11:08 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 17 replies ^ | 02/20/2015 | Staff report
    Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Washington, DC and Louisville. The visit to the nation's capital is scheduled for March 17-20 and then the heir and his wife come to Louisville on March 20. In Louisville, they will highlight the work being done by members of the local community and charitable organizations to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of the people of Kentucky's largest city through community cohesion, clean air, and food literacy initiatives, according to a news release.
  • Prince Charles Asks Why Radicalised UK Muslims Have Failed To Integrate [Idiot Prince?]

    02/08/2015 10:11:43 AM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 08, 2015 | Shiv Malik
    Prince Charles Asks Why Radicalised UK Muslims Have Failed To Integrate Heir to throne blames growing number of Britons joining extremist organisations on ‘search for adventure and excitement’ Shiv Malik 8 February 2015 The Prince of Wales has expressed his alarm at the number of young people in the UK being radicalised and queried why the British values are failing to be taken on board by children who grow up and are schooled in the UK. Charles partly blamed the growing number of people joining extremist organisations on the attractions of danger and adventure, but said the “frightening part” was...
  • New Saudi King Named In 9/11 Suits

    01/27/2015 7:14:15 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | January 26, 2015
    President Obama should think before bowing to Saudi Arabia's new king in his Tuesday visit. King Salman has a history of funding al-Qaida, and his son has been accused of knowing in advance about the 9/11 attacks. When it comes to jihadism, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud is more of a hardliner than his older brother, King Abdullah, who died last week of a lung infection. As such, any commitment he makes to helping the U.S. destroy al-Qaida and Islamic State terrorists should be viewed with great suspicion. The 79-year-old Salman once ran a Saudi charity tied to al-Qaida and...
  • Prince Michael of Liechtenstein Warns "QE a Sign of Helplessness, Will Not Reach Economy"

    01/25/2015 11:08:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 25, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    I received an interesting email today from Geopolitical Information Service (GIS) regarding statements made by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein on European QE by the ECB. Let's compare and contrast what Prince Michael has to say with what economic writer Martin Wolf had to say, also from today. QE a Sign of Helplessness, Will Not Reach Economy Please consider European QE Funds Will Not Reach the Economy by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. The European Central Bank’s decision to introduce a programme of Quantitative Easing (QE) is not a win-win situation but rather an expression of helplessness ... that politicians in European...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabia’s new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:31:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didnÂ’t seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged AbdullahÂ’s death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the...
  • Good news: Saudi Arabia’s new king nearly 80-years-old, suffers with dementia

    01/23/2015 9:33:02 AM PST · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    The longtime king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, passed away on Friday. But the death of the 90-year-old monarch didn’t seem to come as much of a shock to the Saudi establishment. When royal officials acknowledged Abdullah’s death, it was also revealed that Crown Prince Salman would succeed his brother. For the time being, the succession process seemed to have preserved stability in the Saudi Kingdom. Within hours, traders who speculated that the new king may take a critical look at Saudi policies, which have allowed crude prices to collapse in recent months, created a rally in the oil...
  • Saudi King Abdullah Dies

    01/22/2015 3:27:53 PM PST · by 22202NOVA · 309 replies
  • Prince Andrew fights back with a Davos denial: Duke's bid to bury underage 'sex slave' claims...

    01/18/2015 9:24:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2015 | Nick Craven and Brendan Carlin
    This week's reception will give three young entrepreneurs who were finalists in a Pitch@Palace competition the chance to speak to the assembled tycoons. Another of the Prince's pet projects, iDEA, supports 14 to 25-year-olds in developing digital business ventures... Alan Dershowitz, one of Jeffery Epstein's lawyers, has issued writs denying Ms Roberts's claims one by one, saying he has never met her... Writing in The Times, he added: 'She has also claimed that Stephen Hawking and I were on the island together during a sex orgy. I have never met Professor Hawking.' ... A secret cache of videotapes locked in...
  • Bizarre sex story involving Prince Andrew, Alan Derschowitz and Bill Clinton may be true

    01/04/2015 7:32:51 AM PST · by maggief · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    On the surface, this sex scandal involving Prince Andrew, second in the line of succession to the British crown, famed constitutional lawyer Alan Derschowitz, and former President Bill Clinton, would appear too bizarre to be true. But in a civil suit filed this past week in Florida, alleging that billionaire Jeffrey Epstein received special treatment from the government in a child sexual abuse case in 2008 in which Epstein served only 13 months in jail while avoiding far more serious charges, all three celebrities were named as persons having sex with underage girls at Epstein's estate on his Carribean island....
  • Prince Andrew may have been secretly filmed with underage girl he is alleged to have abused

    01/05/2015 5:20:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 1/3/15
    Papers filed against his pervert pal Jeffrey Epstein say he recorded VIP orgies he threw at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls.... The woman known as Jane Doe 3 – said to be 30-year-old Virginia Roberts – claims she was held as a sex slave and forced to sleep with the Duke of York in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands. She says she was 17 at the time – under the age of consent in Florida.
  • Saudi royal court says king, 90, has pneumonia

    01/02/2015 10:34:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2015 12:25 PM EST
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is being treated for pneumonia and his condition has stabilized with the help of a breathing tube, according to a Royal Court statement issued Friday. The statement, which was released by Saudi state media, said the monarch, 90, had been transferred Thursday to a military hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and back pain. The Saudi Royal Court said medical tests showed the king had a respiratory infection. […] The health of the monarch is of extreme importance in the kingdom, where Abdullah holds absolute powers to enact laws and appoint ministers. His condition is also...
  • Obamas welcome 2015 with $295-a-head dinner at Hawaii’s most acclaimed restaurant where caviar...

    01/02/2015 11:07:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama broke off from teenage daughters Sasha and Malia for a night out At the Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant a 13-15 course, prix fixe meal costs a cool $295 a person and wine pairings add another $130 a head The total tab often nears $1,000 after taxes and tip Paintings that decorate the extravagant 32-seat restaurant are valued at more than $10 million a piece The president and first lady treated themselves to a five star dinner on New Year's Day at renowned Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant Vintage Cave, where a 15 course, prix fixe...
  • Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014 [CHEESE!]

    12/30/2014 1:54:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | December 25, 2014 06:10am ET | by Megan Gannon, News Editor
    Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and King Tut's mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science's favorite archaeology stories of 2014. 1. An Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis [snip] 2. Stonehenge's secret monuments [snip] 3. A shipwreck under the World Trade Center [snip] 4. Richard III's twisted spine, kingly diet and family tree [snip] 5. A teenager in a "black hole" [snip] 6. Syria by satellite...
  • 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 · 95 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
    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
    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, 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...