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  • British jihadi's VJ plot to bomb the Queen in Central London

    08/08/2015 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 66 replies
    The Mail On Sunday ^ | 8.8.15 | Ian and Mark NicolGallaher
    British Jihadis plan to blow up the Queen next weekend at an event to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that police and MI5 are involved in a frantic race against time to thwart the assassination plot being orchestrated from Syria by Islamic State commanders. The extremists aim to strike on Saturday by exploding a deadly pressure cooker bomb during events in Central London to mark the 70th. anniversary of VJ Day - Victory in Japan.
  • Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - could it be you?

    02/25/2015 12:05:38 PM PST · by nascarnation · 35 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/25/2015 | Noah Joseph
    The listing on the official website of the British Monarchy specifies that the job in question – based at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace – entails working "as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors." That means being around some highly distinguished individuals, for what it's worth, but also getting access to some very rare machinery, the likes of which most people will never get close to: namely, the Bentley State Limousine, a vehicle designed and crafted in Crewe, based on the Arnage, specifically for...
  • Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego'

    12/12/2014 8:15:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Nick Allen
    Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego' In embarrassing emails leaked by Sony hackers Scott Rudin, producer of The Social Network and The Queen, claims the star's planned remake of Cleopatra will be an "ego bath" By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 8:14PM GMT 10 Dec 2014 An Oscar-winning Hollywood producer reportedly attacked Angelina Jolie as a "spoiled brat with a rampaging ego" in leaked emails. Scott Rudin, who produced films including The Social Network, Notes on a Scandal, Moneyball, and The Queen, made the comments in what appear to be a series of angry exchanges with...
  • The Queen Makes Philip Head Of The Royal Navy

    06/11/2011 12:51:33 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 51 replies · 6+ views
    Sky News ^ | 10th June 2011 | Paul Harrison
    On his 90th birthday, the Queen has honoured her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, with the title of the Lord High Admiral of the Navy - a role that, until now, was hers. The office of the Lord High Admiral dates from the 14th century and has been held by the Queen since 1964. She has now handed it over to her husband as he celebrates his milestone age and in recognition of the fact that he gave up his promising naval career to devote his life to royal duty and support his wife in her role as Sovereign.
  • Dinner for 171! The Queen Treats The Obamas To A State Banquet [Pics in URL]

    05/24/2011 6:36:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 24, 2011 | JESSICA SATHERLEY
    Dinner for 171! The Queen Treats The Obamas To A State Banquet... and Invites A Few Of Their Hollywood Friends By JESSICA SATHERLEY 25th May 2011 After a long day of public appearances, President Obama and US First Lady Michelle were treated to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen tonight. The star-studded banquet saw 171 guests arrive, including Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey and Tim Burton, who dined on lamb, roast potatoes and vanilla Charlotte. Also at Her Majesty’s banquet in honour of the Obamas were David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Boris Johnson. Cheers! The Queen toasts...
  • Obama miscues on toast

    05/24/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 169 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 05/24/11 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    LONDON – It was all going so well. But when the time came for President Obama to deliver his toast to Queen Elizabeth Tuesday night, the meticulously planned state dinner at Buckingham Palace turned, well, awkward. As Obama began wrapping up his remarks, he put down his notecards and picked up his glass. “Ladies and gentlemen, please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, as the guests stood up. “To her majesty the Queen.” At this point, the band queued up “God Save the Queen.” But Obama wasn’t quite finished yet. So...
  • Margaret Thatcher: The Queen should have last word on hung parliament

    05/07/2010 4:55:31 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Daily Telegraph, UK ^ | Tim Walker. Edited by Richard Eden
    While David Cameron is deluged with advice on the dangers of jumping into bed with Nick Clegg, the most respected voice in his party has decided to keep her counsel. Baroness Thatcher will refuse to speak publicly about the implications of a hung parliament out of respect for the Queen, says her son. Cameron's statement was the real deal - Brown should clear his desk "She knows it isn't for her [to speak out], and there is a lot to be said at the moment for keeping one's own counsel," Sir Mark Thatcher tells Mandrake. "My mother has the...
  • Obama arrives at Buckingham Palace to meet queen

    04/01/2009 10:35:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 892+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2009
    LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived at Buckingham Palace for a private meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. Several thousand well-wishers crowded the traffic circle in front of the gated palace on Wednesday to cheer and wave as the limousine carrying Obama and first lady Michelle Obama rolled past.
  • Plot to kill Queen foiled

    01/13/2008 3:16:02 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 70 replies · 455+ views
    The Australian ^ | 14th January 2008
    LONDON: A plot by al-Qa'ida operatives to kill the Queen during a state visit to Uganda less than two months ago was foiled by security services. The terrorists had planned to hide inside two broadcast vans owned by the Ugandan Broadcasting Corporation and then set off bombs during the Queen's visit to Kampala last November. London's Sunday Express reported the vans were seized after a tip-off from intelligence agents. As a result, the broadcaster was unable to transmit live pictures of key summit events, including the Queen's historic address to the Ugandan parliament on November 22. The Queen, Prince Philip,...
  • Australia may say farewell to Queen after republican leader wins election

    11/26/2007 2:04:51 PM PST · by knighthawk · 69 replies · 141+ views
    Times Online ^ | November 26 2007 | Bernard Lagan
    Australia will hold a referendum on removing the Queen as head of state after Kevin Rudd, the Labor leader and a staunch republican, swept to power at the weekend, bringing an end to 11 years of Conservative rule. Mr Rudd, 50, a former diplomat, has promised to hold a plebiscite on severing links with the monarchy. He said yesterday that he would withdraw Australian troops from Iraq and ratify the Kyoto pact on climate change. With 53 percent of the vote, Mr Rudd brought an emphatic end to the 11-year tenure of John Howard, an avowed monarchist who was set...
  • Queen and Prince Philip recreate honeymoon photo to mark 60 years of wedded bliss

    11/17/2007 4:28:09 PM PST · by fanfan · 68 replies · 78+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17th November 2007 | IAN GALLAGHER
    Queen and Prince Philip recreate honeymoon photo to mark 60 years of wedded bliss Beyond the obvious signs of ageing, there is little about the Queen and Prince Philip that appears to have changed in the 60 years since these pictures were taken - least of all their dress sense. The scene for both is the same: the grounds of Broadlands in Hampshire where the couple posed first on their honeymoon in November, 1947. And that pose is strikingly similar for the second shot 60 years on. The Queen's right hand nestles in the crook of her husband's left arm...
  • EU wants to purge the Queen from our passports (Great Britain)

    09/09/2007 5:11:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 31 replies · 938+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 10, 2007 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    EU wants to purge the Queen from our passportsBy MATTHEW HICKLEY - More by this author » Last updated at 00:51am on 10th September 2007   Mention of the Queen could be removed from British passports and replaced by a page explaining why all EU citizens are entitled to use our embassies abroad, it emerged yesterday.  Current UK passports contain a traditional message from the British sovereign printed inside the front cover requesting 'assistance and protection' for the holder anywhere in the world 'in the Name of Her Majesty'. But the time-honoured passage could be dropped as a result...
  • BBC caught with pants down

    07/13/2007 8:25:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 1,542+ views
    Melanie Phillips’s Diary ^ | July 12, 2007 | Melanie Phillips
    The papers this morning were full of the revelation in a BBC documentary that the Queen had had a hissy fit and stormed out of a photo-shoot with the photographer Annie Leibowitz. As the Times reported: The Queen offered a rare, public display of displeasure when she sat for Leibovitz, who is famed for her Vanity Fair photographs of stars such as a pregnant Demi Moore in the nude. A camera crew was invited to film the encounter for a fly-on-the-wall BBC One series, A Year with the Queen, made by the production company behind Wife Swap. The portrait was...
  • BBC apologises over Queen clips

    07/13/2007 7:56:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 799+ views ^ | 12 July 2007 | NA
    BBC apologises over Queen clips A still from the five-part programme Controller apology The BBC has apologised to the Queen for mistakenly showing footage that wrongly implied she walked out of a portrait session during a documentary. The programme trailer showed the Queen in an exchange with photographer Annie Leibovitz, followed by a clip of her apparently walking off. The footage, revealed to the press on Wednesday, was not intended to be seen and was shown in error, the BBC said. The documentary, A Year With The Queen, will be shown later this year. "The BBC would like to...
  • Blair hands resignation to Queen.

    06/27/2007 5:35:07 AM PDT · by Brit_Guy · 39 replies · 1,050+ views | 27th June | BBC
    Tony Blair has left Downing Street and travelled to Buckingham Palace, where he will hand in his resignation as prime minister to the Queen. Earlier, he received a standing ovation from MPs in the House of Commons in unprecedented scenes at the end of his final prime minister's questions. Politicians from all sides dropped their usual jibes to pay tribute to Mr Blair during the half hour session. His long-serving chancellor, Gordon Brown, succeeds him as PM later. Mr Blair and his wife Cherie made the short journey from Downing Street to the Palace by ministerial Jaguar - a car...
  • Blundering Bush makes ANOTHER gaffe as he winks at the Queen

    05/08/2007 5:52:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 285 replies · 7,759+ views
    When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe. But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette. Is he winking at One? The President turns to the Queen and winks after his slip-up The Queen received the wink with a frosty glare That's what happened yesterday after George Bush mangled his greeting to the Queen on her state visit to the U.S. Stumbling over his words, he came perilously close to...
  • Queen Elizabeth in US for 400th Anniversary of First Settlement

    05/03/2007 11:02:38 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies · 989+ views
    Agence France Presse ^ | May 3, 2007 | Jitendra Joshi
    RICHMOND, United States (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II headed Thursday for a rare state visit to the United States, to mark the 400th anniversary of an English settlement that laid the foundations of history's greatest superpower. After arriving on a chartered British Airways jet, Elizabeth was due to start her six-day trip in the Virginia capital Richmond and address the state's legislature, which is America's oldest representative body. Virginians from Governor Tim Kaine down brushed up on royal protocol as they prepared to greet the British queen during a walkabout and musical concert at the grounds of the newly...
  • "The Queen", "Casino Royale" scoop nominations for British awards

    01/13/2007 11:50:58 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 16 replies · 376+ views
    YahooCanada News ^ | 1/12/07 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Royal hit film "The Queen" starring Helen Mirren and the new James Bond movie "Casino Royale" grabbed the lion's share of nominations for the top British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. "The Queen" tops the list with 10 nods from the BAFTAs, which are seen as key indicators to success at the Oscars in Hollywood, including for best film and for best actress for Mirren's portrayal of the 80-year-old British monarch. The other best film nominees are "Babel," "The Departed," "The Last King Of Scotland" and "Little Miss Sunshine." Other nominees for best actress...
  • PM to get two 'Blair Force Ones'

    06/20/2006 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 30 replies · 803+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 15:06 GMT 16:06 UK | Staff
    Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Queen are to get two dedicated planes to use on official trips, the BBC has learned. One is likely to be a long-haul plane with 70 seats, while a 15-seater jet will be ordered for shorter flights, BBC correspondent James Hardy says. Since 1944 US presidents have had their own plane for presidential travel. Although the Queen will have first call on the aircraft, they are already being dubbed "Blair Force Ones". The Lib Dems and Tories have criticised the plan. The decision to order the two aircraft follows a study into the...
  • 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...