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  • 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 · 46 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 · 16 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.
  • Help The Royals Pick A Name: Profiling The Prince

    07/23/2013 6:33:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 53 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-23-2013 | MOTUS
      New Heir to the Throne Have you seen the list of names for the new Prince of Wales? George, James, Edward, Philip? Pretty boring. Come now Limeys - You can do better than that! Maybe the royals can consult with one of Hollywood’s name consultants; they’re much more creative, having assisted our own royalty with the likes of “Apple” “Blue Ivy” and “North.” For example, original unisex names still available as far as I know: “Robin’s Egg Blue,” “Poison Ivy” and “North-by-Northwest.” Likewise, I believe “Hashtag” has already been taken, butt “Hashtag@RoyalBaby” is still available. Butt we will...
  • Catherine gives birth to baby boy

    07/22/2013 1:37:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 179 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon July 22, 2013 | Dana Ford. Laura Smith-Spark and Richard Allen Greene
    <p>Kensington Palace source: Prince William remained at Catherine's side throughout her labor, and the baby was born vaginally.</p>
  • It's a son for Will and Kate!

    07/22/2013 1:20:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/22/2013
    It’s a boy. Prince William and Kate Middleton became parents of an 8 lb. 6 ounce baby boy late Monday afternoon. Both mother and child were reported doing well and will remain in the hospital overnight. Prince William was present for the birth at 4:24 p.m., according to a press release from the royal household. The release also said the name of the baby, the couple’s first, would be announced “in due course.” The baby will be third in line to the throne after his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father. Crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace where a formal announcement...
  • IT'S A BOY

    07/22/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT · by Doogle · 221 replies
    ...just announced..breaking
  • QUEEN APPROVES: GAY MARRIAGE...

    07/17/2013 9:20:54 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 124 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 07/17/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link to Washington Post Article. There goes the British Empire. The Monarchy has fallen.
  • Princess Fawzia Fuad dies aged 92

    07/02/2013 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    Euro News ^ | 7/2/2013
    Princess Fawazia, the first wife of the Shah of Iran and a daughter and sister of Egyptian kings has died aged 92, a member of the former royal family has announced. Her death was reported on social media by her nephew King Fuad II, who was Egypt’s last king before he was deposed in 1953, when Egypt was declared a republic. “The royal family of Egypt announces to the nation that it is mourning the passing of Her Royal Highness Princess Fawzia Fuad, daughter of His Majesty King Fuad I and sister of His Majesty King Faruk I and aunt...
  • Prince William is part Indian according to DNA tests

    06/14/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | June 14, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    Prince William will be the first British monarch to have Indian ancestry according to new DNA research published by the University of Edinburgh and BritainsDNA. The matrilineal genealogy of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traces back to an Indian woman known as Eliza Kewark. She was housekeeper to his 5th great grandfather Theodore Forbes, a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Company in a busy port north of Bombay. Eliza is claimed to have been Armenian, and letters from Eliza to Theodore contain Armenian script. While her father could have been of Armenian descent, DNA evidence shows she...
  • Saudi Prince Fahd al-Saud Spends $20 Million In Three Days at Disneyland (graduation present)

    06/03/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Australian News ^ | June 03, 2013 11:27PM
    A SAUDI prince has spent 15 million euros ($A20.41 million) for three days of fun at Disneyland near Paris to celebrate his degree, the group that runs the theme park says. Prince Fahd al-Saud booked entire areas of the park between May 22 and 24 for his 60-odd guests. The festivities included tailor-made events involving "rare Disney characters", Euro Disney said.. Special security was put in place for the prince, one of the park's top customers, it added. The theme park attracted 16 million visitors last year but Euro Disney has not made any profits since it was set up...
  • Prince Harry murder plot: Man threatened to kill the third in line to the throne

    06/01/2013 9:25:38 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 30 replies
    Mirror ^ | June 2, 2013 | Justin Penrose
    A threat to kill Prince Harry was made just 24 hours after the brutal slaying of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. Ashraf Islam, 30, was arrested in ­London after confessing he wanted to murder the soldier prince. After an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, Islam, from West London, was charged with threats to kill the third in line to the throne. A Scotland Yard spokesman yesterday confirmed that he pleaded guilty to the charge at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court SNIP It is feared that Harry, known in the Army Air Corps as Captain Wales, is the Taliban’s number...
  • Robert the Bruce Battle of Bannockburn letter discovered

    06/01/2013 9:46:34 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 69 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st June 2013 | BBC News
    'A copy of an unknown Robert the Bruce letter from the build-up to the Battle of Bannockburn has been discovered. The letter, sent in 1310, asks English King Edward II to stop persecuting the Scots. It shows Robert asserting his God-given authority as king of the Scots and addressing Edward as his equal. The script, thought to have been transcribed from the original, was discovered by chance by a professor of Scottish history at Glasgow University. Bruce's Scottish troops defeated the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The new letter was found in a document which dates...
  • Funeral For Serbian King 70 Years After Death

    05/26/2013 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    <p>Hundreds of mourners including Serbian government officials have attended a state funeral for deposed King Petar II Karadjordjevic decades after his death in exile.</p> <p>The reburial of the king and other members of the former royal family is seen as an important act of national reconciliation.</p>
  • Beyond Royalty… Even the Queen Holds Her Own Umbrella

    05/17/2013 9:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
  • Prince Harry Honours US War Dead At Arlington

    Prince Harry has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on the latest leg of his US tour. The Prince, who has served twice in Afghanistan, was taken around some of the cemetery's 70 sections where military casualties from the US civil war to Afghanistan are buried. He also placed a wreath with a personal note next to the gravestone of Michael L Stansberry Jr, who died in July 2010. Dressed in the uniform of the Blues and Royals, it appeared a sombre and poignant moment for the Apache co-pilot gunner, acutely aware...
  • Polls QUEEN NAMES WILLIAM NEXT KING!

    03/31/2013 4:39:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 55 replies
    It’s official! Queen Elizabeth is keeping her promise to make Prince William the next King now that his wife Kate is pregnant – with twins. Only the new GLOBE reveals when the Queen will make the blockbuster announcement public and how the decision has devastated evil Camilla, who has plotted to get her husband, Prince Charles, the Throne.
  • US magazine Globe claims Queen 'is dying and Camilla has evil plot to claim throne'

    03/31/2013 2:59:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 49 replies
    Mail - Olline ^ | Jill Reilly
    Queen Elizabeth is dying and the Duchess of Cornwall has an 'evil plot' to seize the throne. Globe magazine alleges that the 86-year-old monarch is 'sick and fading fast.' The Duchess of Cornwall is frequently the target of negative coverage by the magazine. The publication claims she is trying to sabotage Prince William and Kate Middleton from stepping up to the throne.
  • Unmarked Grave Dug up in Hunt for England's King Alfred the Great

    03/30/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 27, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark
    Archaeologists dug up an unmarked grave in a quiet English churchyard in search of remains of King Alfred the Great, a ninth century monarch credited with fending off the Vikings. The exhumation was apparently triggered by fears that interest over the recent discovery of the skeleton of Richard III could lead grave robbers to dig the area for his bones. Alfred the Great is known to generations of schoolchildren through a popular legend that tells of his scolding by a peasant woman for letting her cakes burn while he watched over them. He was at the time preoccupied with the...
  • Diana Funeral Marked Return to 'Catholic' England, Archbishop

    03/26/2013 6:55:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/25/13 | John Bingham
    Acts such as showering the Princess’s hearse with flowers show that the public is reverting to a “Catholic” approach to death after centuries of protestant reserve, the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols suggested. He said that the Princess’s funeral in 1997 marked a watershed in British history and would be remembered as the “end of the Reformation in England”. Catholic practices such as prayers for the souls of the dead and a belief in saints, which were dismissed by protestant reformers in the 16th Century, are now being rediscovered, he said. The recent growth in unofficial roadside...
  • Prince Charles reveals he's been having Arabic lessons for six months so he can read the Koran

    03/14/2013 12:43:33 PM PDT · by bkopto · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2013 | Rebecca English
    He has long been fascinated by Islam and the culture of the Middle East. Now it has emerged that the Prince of Wales is having lessons in Arabic. The Prince told guests at a reception in Qatar today that the language 'goes in one ear and out the other'. But an aide revealed that he is so keen to learn it that he has been having private tuition for more than six months. Being able to read Arabic would enable the Prince, who is passionate about encouraging dialogue between different religions, to read the Koran in its original form. It...
  • Queen fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge

    03/10/2013 4:04:25 AM PDT · by haffast · 77 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 17:58 EST, 9 March 2013 | Simon Walters
    The Queen will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and ‘gender equality’ in one of the most controversial acts of her reign. In a live television broadcast, she will sign a new charter designed to stamp out discrimination against homosexual people and promote the ‘empowerment’ of women – a key part of a new drive to boost human rights and living standards across the Commonwealth. snip The charter, dubbed a ‘21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta’ declares: ‘We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.’...
  • UK: Queen hospitalized over stomach illness

    03/03/2013 12:06:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 3, 2013 1:58 PM EST | Raphael Satter
    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, a rare instance of ill health sidelining the long-reigning monarch. Elizabeth will have to cancel a visit to Rome and other engagements as she recovers, and outside experts said she may have to be rehydrated intravenously. Buckingham Palace said the 86-year-old queen had experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis and was being examined at London’s King Edward VII Hospital. … Elizabeth has ruled since 1952 and is Britain’s second-longest-serving monarch, beaten only by Queen Victoria in terms of the number of years spent on...