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  • KARL ROVE: Jeb Bush Is “The Biggest Thinker on Our Side” (Video)

    04/27/2014 2:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! Karl Rove believes Jeb Bush is “the biggest thinker” in the Republican party today. Rove was asked today if Jeb Bush was going to run for president. “If I were betting I’d say yes. But, here’s the thing. He’s a very deliberate thoughtful guy. He’s the biggest thinker on our side. I’m glad he’s thinking about doing it.” Via FOX News Sunday: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Here are a few examples of Jeb Bush’s big thinking ideas: ** Illegal immigrants come to US in an “act of love” ** Illegal immigrants are “risk takers” ** Ted Cruz needs to have...
  • Michelle Obama, Daughters Make Stylish Arrival in China, Promote Family Time

    03/20/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 113 replies
    Latino Post ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Yara Simon
    Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, are in China to promote family, a U.S.-China diplomacy, and they are doing it in style. Obama wore a leather-and-suede patchwork Derek Lam dress. She paired it with thigh high boots, and seemed to be dressed for slightly chilly weather. Sasha and Malia were equally as chic. The sisters wore complementary outfits, as they are known to do. Sasha wore a velvet red skirt, a black top and tights. Malia wore a shiny silver pleated skirt and a brown shirt. The Obamas were invited by another stylish lady, Chinese First Lady Peng...
  • The King and I: Teacher's Incredible Time as Governess to the Brunei Royals

    09/29/2013 5:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 5/29 | Elena Cresci
    Welsh schoolteacher Norma Walmsley has opened up on her time when she worked for one of the richest families on the planet - the Brunei Royal Family.It's a tale straight out of Oscar Hammerstein’s classic musical The King and I. Former Holywell schoolteacher Norma Walmsley has lifted the lid on her time as a governess to the Brunei Royal Family, who have ruled the country for more than 600 years. She tutored their 12 children for 10 years after being personally head- hunted by the Sultan of Brunei himself. Now 73 and settled in Pantsasaph, near Holywell, Norma’s life now...
  • Buckingham Palace Security Guards Mistook Prince Andrew for Just Some Guy

    09/08/2013 4:54:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/8 | Delia Paunescu
    On Monday, Buckingham Palace had its biggest security breach in 30 years — a man scaled a 12-foot fence and meandered into the State Rooms before he was noticed — and it seems the security guards there were still on high alert on Wednesday. So, when two officers spotted a man they didn't recognize wandering the palace garden, they rushed over to demand identification and ordered him to "put your hands up and get on the ground." While that's generally good, if forceful, practice when it comes to palace guarding, the man they confronted turned out be Queen Elizabeth's other...
  • Who Cares About The Royal Family? (Seriously, a Monarchy in 2013?)

    08/08/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-8-13 | Patrick Kane
    Heartbreakingly, the headlines and hashtags of the world over the past few days have been devoted to the royal family’s newest branch on the sordid family tree. This instead of the sickening fact that monarchy still exists in the twenty-first century. It is a tragedy that the idea of monarchy was not banished to out of print dictionaries centuries ago, to serve only as a musty reminder of a barbaric and puerile step in the history of humankind. While I harbor no resentment for the young George Alexander Louis, I find it impossible to muster up even a scrap of...
  • As world awaits new prince’s identity, Catholics face own name considerations

    07/23/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Welchie25
    Catholic Review ^ | July 23, 2013 | Maria Wiering
    Just over a month ago, we chronicled the efforts of the North Carolina House and Senate to reform the states uncompetitive tax code and move towards a pro-growth tax system. At that point, the House and Senate had two competing bills and were attempting to broker a compromise that also had the approval of the North Carolina’s Governor, Pat McCrory. Last week, an agreement was reached and both the House and the Senate passed an outstanding tax reform package designed to super charge the economy. The Governor has signed that bill this afternoon, ushering in a game changing tax reform...
  • Royal Family Says Duchess of Cambridge Is in Labor

    07/22/2013 8:12:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/22/2013 | ALAN COWELL
    LONDON — After months of ever more frenetic anticipation and speculation in Britain and around the world, the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, entered St. Mary’s Hospital in the Paddington district of London on Monday to prepare for the birth of her first child and was “in the early stages of labor,” the royal family announced. A brief message on Twitter was the first of a series of carefully scripted disclosures set to culminate in the announcement of an event that seems certain to draw unparalleled media coverage, even in the annals of Britain’s headline-making royal family. Because...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come?

    06/30/2013 10:19:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 108 replies
    Time ^ | July 1 2013 | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Begins To Lay Out Case For President

    06/15/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 103 replies
    CBN.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | David Brody
    In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush began to sketch out his case for President of the United States if he decides to run next year. “It will be based on my record. And that record was one of solving problems from completely from a conservative perspective. I cut taxes every year, I shrunk the size of government,” Jeb Bush tells The Brody File. And as for his critics who say he’s too mainstream establishment he offers this: “I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the chirpers out there.” We sat...
  • Palace to file criminal complaint over Kate pics

    09/16/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 16, 2012 | Jill Lawless
    Lawyers for Britain's royal family will make a criminal complaint against the photographer who took pictures of Prince William's wife Kate sunbathing topless in the south of France, William's office said Sunday.
  • The Regal Obamas- America's Royal First Family

    01/16/2012 8:42:20 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 9 replies
    Something has become very apparent in this country. The rules are always different if you are a Democrat. That’s whether its a Congressman whose boyfriend runs a prostitution ring from their shared apartment, which doesn't reflect negatively for the Congressman, or a Treasury Secretary who won't pay his own taxes, or an Attorney General who funnels firearms to Mexican drug traffickers, and can't get fired for that. The list is endless. A recent article on a very liberal web site several days ago bashed Mitt Romney after he gave a campaign worker what it called a “Handful of cash,” when...
  • IS THIS IS THIS SWEDEN’S FUTURE PRINCESS?

    01/13/2012 9:04:47 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 38 replies · 3+ views
    UpStairs News/Downstairs Gossip ^ | January 13 2012 | Rita Skeeter
    Is Sofia Hellqvist Prince Carl-Philp’s future wife and princess bride? Sofia Hellqvist was born on December 6, 1984 in Täby and moved to Älvdalen at the age of six and during her teen years was a part of the fine arts set in school where she apparently got exceptionally good grades and was a popular student and took dance lessons. Later she studied in Stockholm while working as a hostess and waitress part time and doing modeling for a variety of publications.
  • Queen’s cousin: there is no such thing as a ‘right’ to abortion

    10/10/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/11 | Hilary White
    ROME, October 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There is no such thing as a “right” to abortion, Lord Nicholas Windsor has said in this weekend’s Daily Telegraph. Lord Windsor, the youngest son of the Duke of Kent and the first cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II, is becoming noted not only as among the rare members of Britain’s Royal Family to convert to Catholicism, but more recently for his outspoken opposition to legalized abortion, which he compares with eugenics. The cost of abortion, Lord Windsor said, “is too high because the cost is paid in innocent life.” In a statement,...
  • Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen

    05/24/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 182 replies · 1+ views
    Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen May 24, 2011 5:32 PM The president and the orchestra at Buckingham Palace this evening were a bit out of synch. When the president toasted the Queen the orchestra misunderstood a pause and what seemed to be a cue from the president for “God Save the Queen” to begin playing. “Ladies and gentlemen please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, putting down his note cards and grabbing his glass. “To her majesty the Queen.” The president paused, the guests stood, and the orchestra prepared...
  • William & Kate’s Baby Heartbreak: Royal Couple May Not Be Able To Conceive!

    05/21/2011 8:10:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 104 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | May 18th, 2011 | N/A
    Kate’s new mother-in-law Camilla has been telling friends the royal bride has fertility problems which may prevent her from getting pregnant — according to sources. If the claims are true, the newlyweds are facing up to the fact that they may never produce an heir to the British throne! “Health complications from Kate‘s adolescence raised red flags that may have an impact on her ability to conceive,” sources close to Camilla have told In In Touch Magazine. The consequences would be devastating for the British monarchy. Both William, 28, and his father Prince Charles were born soon after their parents...
  • Britain mulling changes to royal succession rule so first-born girl could take throne

    04/16/2011 8:21:29 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 95 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 16, 2011 | Sylvia Hui
    LONDON - Britain's government has begun the process of reviewing the ancient, discriminatory rules of royal succession, so that if Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child is a girl she would eventually become queen. The current rule that puts boys ahead of their sisters "would strike most people as a little old-fashioned," Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Saturday. It is just two weeks until the prince and Middleton get married at London's Westminster Abbey, and Clegg said many people may agree that the rules should be changed so that if the couple's first child were a girl, she...
  • Prince Andrew risks losing ambassador job as girl in underage sex case reveals meeting him

    02/28/2011 7:10:20 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 11:11 AM on 28th February 2011 | By Tom Leonard
    Serious doubts are being cast on Prince Andrew’s suitability to represent Britain following revelations that he spent time with a girl of 17 while she was being sexually exploited by one of his billionaire friends. The Duke of York, 51, was pictured with his arm around the bare midriff of Virginia Roberts, a vulnerable teenager hired to work as an ‘erotic masseuse’ and perform sexual favours for American businessman Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. Later, she claims, Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell told her: ‘You did well. He had fun.’
  • The Beckhams, the nightclub and the House of Windsor

    02/21/2011 9:05:41 PM PST · by Brian Allen · 7 replies
    The red carpet appears to be about to be rolled out once again for an exhibition of preening egos. Hundreds of flashbulbs will pop as stars of the celebrity circus primp and prance.It will be yet another glittering outing for the tacky and the tawdry who comprise our celebrity culture. No, I’m not referring to next weekend’s Oscars. I am talking about the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales to Kate Middleton. It is reported that one of the invitations to this ‘wedding of the year’ has plopped onto the diamante-studded doormat of David and Victoria Beckham. The football...
  • Royal wedding: Couple invite 1,900 guests

    02/20/2011 8:16:29 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 71 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 20 February 2011 | none
    Some 1,900 guests will be at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, St James's Palace has said. The BBC's royal correspondent Peter Hunt says individuals who have come into contact with Prince William will also be present, including people who have been homeless and soldiers injured in Afghanistan and Iraq. The service will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, with the Archbishop of Canterbury marrying the prince and his bride. Seated in the front pews will be the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and best man, Prince Harry. About 600...
  • Information About the Iranian Royal Family

    02/15/2011 9:10:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 8 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | February 16 2011 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone know anything about the Iranian Royal Family? Members, extended family, that sort of thing?
  • Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan's Queen Rania of corruption

    02/15/2011 3:51:45 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 15 February 2011 14.03 GMT | Laurent Zecchini
    In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan's main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is signed by 36 representatives of the main Bedouin tribes. It comes at a particularly difficult time for the king, whose authority has been sapped by the growing discontent voiced by demonstrators. ... The letter makes no direct reference to the issue of the country's fragile ethnic balance, but claims that the queen, of Palestinian parentage, has created centres of power serving her own interests. This...
  • God Save Wills and Kate by Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols frontman Lydon wishes Royal couple well)

    11/18/2010 12:42:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2010 | SEAN HAMILTON
      Well-wisher ... John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in Sex Pistols anthem God Save The Queen By SEAN HAMILTON AS snarling punk idol Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in The Sex Pistols' Seventies anthem God Save The Queen. So you might not expect him to join well-wishers queuing to congratulate Prince William and Kate. Here he tells SEAN HAMILTON why he wishes them well. WHEN I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them. Later on, I might even put some bucks fizz...
  • Report: Duchess of York may face bankruptcy

    08/08/2010 4:20:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 7, 2010
    LONDON — The Duchess of York's debts have reached 5 million pounds, or nearly $8 million, and her only option may be the first voluntary bankruptcy of a royal, The Sunday Telegraph of London reported. At least one senior financial adviser to Buckingham Palace recommended the action despite the acute embarrassment it would cause for her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, and Queen Elizabeth, The Telegraph said. The queen is said to be “deeply concerned” by the debts, which are more than twice as large as previously thought, the newspaper said. Even Prime Minister David Cameron has been briefed on the issue...
  • Barack Obama to stay in Marbella [August vacation in Spain]

    07/25/2010 8:53:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | July 25, 2010
    The United States President will spend four days of his holiday in the town with his family during August The President of the United States, Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha, will spend part of their summer holidays in Marbella. In what will be his first visit to Spain as President, he will stay from August 4 – 8 in the luxury Villapadierna Hotel. Before returning to the United States, Obama will travel to the Marivent Palace on Mallorca to meet with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. He’s also expected to meet with the...
  • Prince Harry promotes US-UK veteran ties in NYC

    06/25/2010 4:54:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 25
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) -- Britain's Prince Harry says the bonds between British and American military veterans are strong but can be even stronger. Harry spoke Friday on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City during a reception for U.S. and British veterans and their families. The third in line to the British throne said his country can learn from American advances in veterans' care and rehabilitation.....
  • Imperial Adjustments

    06/02/2010 11:56:16 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 323+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: May 27, 2010 | By KUMIKO MAKIHARA
    TOKYO — The drizzly weather didn’t dampen the excitement at the annual spring imperial party last month as the royal family strolled along Tokyo’s Akasaka Palace grounds. Mao Asada, the Olympic figure skating silver medalist, was so overwhelmed when Emperor Akihito spoke to her that she managed only to repeatedly reply “yes,” and “thank you very much.” It was a typical reaction that shows the magnetic hold the emperor and empress have over the Japanese people. Missing as usual from the festivities was Crown Princess Masako who suffers from a stress-related disorder that causes anxiety and distress and only occasionally...
  • Shamed Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson puts on a brave face

    05/26/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies · 990+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:06 PM on 25th May 2010 | Rebecca English, Julie Moult and Sara Nathan
    Sarah Ferguson put on a brave face as she ran errands in New York today, ahead of her return to the UK to account to her ex-husband for her latest gaffe. She is expected to meet with Prince Andrew this week to explain how she was caught up in a sting by an undercover reporter, offering access to the prince for £500,000. After the news broke at the weekend she took a pre-arranged flight to Los Angeles to collect an award for her charity work.
  • Sex, Drugs & A Royal Pain In the Class

    08/13/2009 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Beowulf · 5 replies · 867+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2009 | Mary Jordan
    If his glamorous niece weren't expected to marry Britain's Prince William, Gary Goldsmith might just be another cocaine-snorting, tattooed, embarrassing uncle.
  • Muslim jailed for killing British queen’s swan to break fast

    11/22/2006 3:55:53 PM PST · by voletti · 85 replies · 3,490+ views
    daily times pakistan ^ | 11/22/06 | AFP
    LONDON: A Muslim man who was so hungry while fasting during Ramazan that he killed a swan to eat was jailed for two months at a court in Britain on Wednesday. Shamsu Mian (52) killed the mute swan at a boating pond in Llandudno on September 25 – only the second day of fasting in Britain. All mute swans in Britain belong to the sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, a historical quirk dating from the 12th century. When challenged by police, Mian said, “I am a Muslim, I am fasting, I needed to eat.” Llandudno Magistrates Court heard that Mian had...
  • Guilty: Britain's youngest ever terrorist, 16, who had guide to death and explosives in his home

    08/18/2008 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 211+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 18, 2008 | Chris Brooke and Colin Fernandez
    A schoolboy who joined a cell of Islamic fanatics targeting the Royal Family has become Britain's youngest convicted terrorist. Hammaad Munshi, now 18, became obsessed with terrorism while aged 15 and studying for his GCSEs. Instead of revising he spent hours secretly surfing jihadist websites and distributing material as part of a 'conspiracy to wipe-out' non-Muslims. A computer expert, the teenager set up a website giving advice on how to make bombs, detonators, Napalm and using machine guns. He was arrested at the age of 16 as he walked home from school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, following a GCSE exam....
  • Scandal of Royal Security "Nut could have killed us"

    06/22/2003 7:41:29 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 10 replies · 201+ views
    UK Sun ^ | June 22, 2003 | Paul Thompson
    THE intruder at Prince William’s 21st party could have wiped out the Monarchy, Palace aides admitted last night. Senior officials were horrified that crackpot comedian Aaron Barschak might have been a mad suicide bomber hellbent on carnage. Virtually the entire Royal Family were put at risk by the breach of security at Windsor Castle. Yesterday the Queen was said to be absolutely “livid” with police for allowing Barschak, who was dressed as terror chief Osama Bin Laden, to sneak into the party. And Prince William told pals he was “furious” the gatecrashing incident had spoiled his big bash. Barschak, a...
  • CAROLINE KENNEDY ENDS SENATE SEAT BID

    01/21/2009 4:02:28 PM PST · by kregger1 · 183 replies · 7,767+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2009 | Fredric Dicker
    Caroline Kennedy has told Gov. Paterson that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, The Post has learned.
  • Teachers ‘beat and abuse’ muslim children in British koran classes

    12/10/2008 11:11:01 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 825+ views
    InfidelsAreCool ^ | 12/10/08 | Kal
    More evil and violence from the ‘religion’ of ‘piece’. No wonder muslim kids grow up so full of hate and venom, the very people charged with protecting them are beating them down in the name of allah. Gee what a shocker there… Muslim children are being beaten and abused regularly by teachers at some British madrassas - Islamic evening classes - an investigation by The Times has found. Students have been slapped, punched and had their ears twisted, according to an unpublished report by an imam based on interviews with victims in the north of England. One was “picked up...
  • How Democracies Perish British Edition (A conservative MP arrested criticizes the government)

    12/02/2008 7:05:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 684+ views
    http://pajamasmedia.com/ ^ | 12/2/08 | Roger Kimball
    The horrific story of the latest adventure conducted by the religion of peace in Bombay riveted the public’s attention to such an extent that one of the most egregious violations of political freedom in a Western democracy has, at least on this side of the Atlantic, gone almost without comment. I mean the sudden arrest in London last week of of Damian Green, a conservative MP and Shadow Minister for Immigration, who was seized by anti-terrorist personnel from the Metropolitan police, held for questioning for 9 hours, and whose private papers and computer files in his home and office in...
  • Kennedy wants his Senate seat given to his wife(dynasty ping!)

    05/22/2008 1:40:24 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 147 replies · 128+ views
    Ted Kennedy has made clear to confidants that when his time is up, he wants his Senate seat to stay in the family - with his wife, Vicki. Multiple sources in Massachusetts with close ties to the liberal lion say his wife of 16 years has long been his choice to continue carrying the family flame in the Senate. Kennedy won the seat in 1962; his brother John held it from 1953 to 1960. “There’s no question that he’d like Vicki to continue in his seat,” said one Massachusetts Democrat with ties to the Camelot clan who spoke to Kennedy...
  • Performance artist woofs down a corgi

    05/29/2007 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 20 replies · 643+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 30 May 2007
    A BRITISH performance artist ate a corgi live on radio overnight in a protest at alleged animal cruelty by the royal family. Mark McGowan, who once ate a swan in a performance art show, said the cooked canine - the Queen's favourite breed of dog - tasted "really, really, really disgusting''. Yoko Ono, who was also a guest on the Bob and Roberta Smith radio program broadcast on London-based arts station 104.4 Resonance FM, tasted the dog but "looked a bit strange'', McGowan said. The corgi, which died at a breeding farm, was minced with apple, onion and seasoning, the...
  • Kuwait - The cabinet submits its resignation to HH the prime minister

    03/04/2007 3:31:14 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 464+ views
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | March 4, 2007
    Urgent... The cabinet submits its resignation to HH the prime minister.
  • Saudi royal family, gov't split on Iraq

    12/13/2006 11:50:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 435+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/13/06 | Salah Nasrawi - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Saudi Arabia's royal family and government leaders are deeply divided over how to handle the growing crisis in Iraq and other looming Mideast problems like Iran, with some favoring strong aid to fellow Sunnis and others more cautious. The split played a key role in this week's abrupt resignation of the Saudi ambassador to Washington. It also could hurt U.S. efforts to forge a new overall strategy to calm Iraq. More broadly, the internal dispute shows how Arab countries like Saudi Arabia — long key partners in U.S. efforts to stabilize the Middle East — are struggling...
  • Japan princess gives birth to boy

    09/05/2006 7:14:36 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 51 replies · 1,343+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 September 2006
    JAPAN'S Princess Kiko gave birth today to a baby boy – the first male heir to be born into the ancient imperial family in more than four decades, Japanese media reported. Princess Kiko, 39, the wife of the emperor's younger son, Prince Akishino, gave birth by Caesarean section after complications in her pregnancy, public broadcaster NHK said. The child will be third in line to the throne after crown prince Naruhito, the baby's uncle, and his father, Akishino. The birth is likely to stall debate on revising the 1947 imperial succession law to allow women to inherit the Japanese throne....
  • Prince Harry Would Be Deployed in Iraq

    04/24/2006 11:42:24 AM PDT · by lizol · 21 replies · 865+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Apr 24, 2006
    Prince Harry Would Be Deployed in Iraq LONDON - Prince Harry would be involved in "the fullest range of deployments" if his unit is sent to Iraq, but he might be kept out of situations where his presence would jeopardize his comrades, the Ministry of Defense said Monday. Harry, the 21-year-old second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, recently completed his training at Sandhurst military academy and is a second lieutenant in the Household Cavalry. The Mail on Sunday newspaper, quoting unidentified sources, reported that Harry had threatened to resign from the army if he is held...
  • Queen Elizabeth 'most popular royal'

    04/18/2006 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 433+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 19 April 2006
    BRITAIN'S Queen Elizabeth is the most popular member of the royal family and more than half her subjects want her to reign for the rest of her life, a poll ahead of her 80th birthday suggested today. Some 26 per cent of respondents plumped for the monarch - who turns 80 on Saturday - as their favourite royal compared to just one per cent for Camilla, the second wife of Prince Charles, the Queen's eldest son and heir apparent. Prince William, 23, second in line to the throne and Charles' elder son, was second with 21 per cent followed by...
  • Police red-faced over Prince [Edward] snaps (Officer takes unauthorized pictures of suite)

    03/26/2006 7:31:04 AM PST · by sully777 · 11 replies · 667+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:07 PM ET
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police were embarrassed Thursday after having to discipline an officer assigned to guard Prince Edward for taking unauthorized photographs of the British visitor's hotel suite. Police said an officer assigned to a security detail for dignitaries at the Commonwealth Games had been seen during a routine security sweep taking photographs of the suite the prince will occupy until Monday. The photographs were confiscated and destroyed. "The member involved was stood down from Games duties and returned to normal duties," a police spokesman said. Victoria state police commissioner Christine Nixon said another snap-happy officer had also been...
  • Prince William begins army career

    01/17/2006 9:21:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies · 1,160+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 8, 2005 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - A slightly nervous-looking Prince William launched his army career on Sunday when he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. The second-in-line to the British throne is following younger brother Prince Harry into the elite academy to train to become an officer. William, 23, arrived with his father, heir-to-the-throne Britain's Prince Charles, at the site in Camberley, southern England, looking a bit apprehensive on the first day of his one-year training course. Last October William passed the Regular Commissions Board exams -- a series of tests and tasks to gauge the ability of candidates to meet the...
  • Diana fans awaiting dress auction

    11/29/2005 8:14:42 AM PST · by katieanna · 27 replies · 709+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 29, 2005 | Not Attributed
    An exact copy of Princess Diana's 1981 wedding dress has been attracting interest from around the world - a week before it is due to be auctioned. The replica of the ivory silk dress was made by designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel, apparently at the request of the princess in case of a mishap.
  • Britain's Prince Harry had blood test to prove Charles was father: newspaper

    06/28/2005 4:41:31 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 50 replies · 31,052+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | June 28, 2005
    LONDON (AFP) - Britain's royal family forced the late Princess Diana to blood test her younger son, Prince Harry, to prove he was not the offspring of an affair with an army officer, according to a newspaper report. Diana, who died in 1997, did not tell Harry why his blood was being taken, the Sun newspaper said in extracts from a book by Simone Simmons, an "energy healer" billed as a former close friend and confidante of the princess. Senior royals, notably Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, feared that their son, Prince Charles, who was married to Diana, might not...
  • Charles dislikes "left-leaning" BBC: Report (Has the sun risen from the west?)

    04/04/2005 5:35:15 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 44 replies · 1,322+ views
    New Kerala ^ | Apr 3
    [World News] London, Apr 3 : Britain's Prince Charles sees the BBC as "an example of everything he dislikes", viewing it as "statist and left-leaning" media organisation, a newspaper reported today. The Prince's views, revealed by a friend, help explain his outburst against BBC's royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell, last week during a holiday in the Swiss Alps, 'The Independent on Sunday' reported. "I can't bear that man," the Prince was overheard saying at a Klosters photo-call in Switzerland. "He's so awful." The paper said that Witchell may be comforted to know he is in good company. "He (Charles) has disliked...
  • Documents show FBI helped Saudis depart after 9/11 attacks

    03/28/2005 8:58:02 AM PST · by nextthunder · 44 replies · 2,145+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sun Mar 27 2005 | AFP
    Documents show FBI helped Saudis depart after 9/11 attacks: New York Times WASHINGTON (AFP) - The FBI (news - web sites) played an active role in arranging chartered flights for dozens of well-connected Saudi nationals -- including relatives of Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) -- after the 9/11 terror attacks. The New York Times reported that the documents show Federal Bureau of Investigation agents gave personal airport escorts to two prominent Saudi families who fled the United States, while several other Saudis were allowed to leave the country without first being interviewed, citing newly-released US government records. The...
  • [British] Commonwealth [countries] may renounce Queen Camilla - and the Crown

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

    03/19/2005 11:18:42 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 882+ views
    Agence France Presse | March 20, 2005
    Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles will travel to the United States to meet President George W. Bush and his wife on their first official foreign trip as a married couple, a report said. Officials at the prince's London office, Clarence House, were devising the itinerary for a week-long visit in October or November by the pair, who are due to marry on April 8, The Sunday Telegraph reported, citing royal officials. A spokesman for Clarence House confirmed it was likely that Parker Bowles, 57, would accompany the heir to the throne on future foreign tours after their...
  • Chris Laidlaw: Charles never to reign over us [New Zealand]? (Queen Elizabeth II as last monarch?)

    03/12/2005 7:06:27 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 71 replies · 1,825+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 08.03.05 | Chris Laidlaw
    Prince Charles' visit to New Zealand inevitably provokes questions about his future suitability as King of this country. Charles is an unusual personality, not easy to pin down. There is a lack of clarity about him; a certain hesitancy. As the heir to the throne, he is in a perennially impossible situation; damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. As he once said, plaintively, "There is no set-out role for me. I'm really rather an awkward problem." That awkwardness has eased somewhat since the death of his erratic wife and the decision, finally, to marry his first and...