Month: December 2015

Listening to the roars, Diana said to her husband: “They want us to kiss.”

Listening to the roars, Diana said to her husband: “They want us to kiss.”

Princess Diana, Royality
When messages began to filter through from Paris to the Royal Family's Highland retreat at Balmoral during the small hours of August 31, 1997, that Princess Diana had been involved in a serious car crash, the Queen could barely believe what she was hearing. At first it was thought that, though the car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel was serious, Diana had not been killed. According to one witness present when the Queen heard the initial news, she mused out loud: "Someone must have greased the brakes." That astonishing remark reveals something of the extraordinary and complex relationship between her and Diana - a relationship brought into sharp relief this week with the publication of never-before-seen photographs of Diana's wedding day. Taken behind the scenes at Buckingham Palac...
New Years Honours

New Years Honours

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
MS patients in the Borders are celebrating one of their champions being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Anne Elizabeth Campbell has been awarded the BEM for her services to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the Borders. The 74-year-old, originally from Northern Ireland, has worked industriously for the society for more than 60 years. She is currently in Northern Ireland visiting a family member, but Anne’s son Richard told us: “She is a bit embarrassed about it all. “She says that there are many people who do more.” But Anne Weston, the chair of the MS Borders branch, of which Mrs Campbell is president, begs to differ. She said: “Since Anne arrived in the Borders in 1987 she has been involved with the MS Borders Branch. “This is a long-overdu
On the day he married the future monarch he was already a man of remarkable achievements, his own man—and he became the queen’s man only at a cost of vast personal sacrifice

On the day he married the future monarch he was already a man of remarkable achievements, his own man—and he became the queen’s man only at a cost of vast personal sacrifice

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Last April’s wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, ubiquitously covered from Westminster Abbey by every medium from satellite to iPhone, served up a reminder that even we in this constitutional republic, where all are equal, can always be counted on to get caught up with the lives of those who are a good deal more equal than others. This proves especially true of British royalty, whose rituals of continuity and, even more, decorum offer up an object of contemplation raised a bit above pop stars and celebrity criminals. While the coming crop of princes and princesses gives us the faces of the future, Philip Eade’s new biography explores the bumpy early life of one of the less visible yet markedly more stalwart of the current House of Windsor, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the
Glamorous Lady Di – Princess Diana Gowns

Glamorous Lady Di – Princess Diana Gowns

Princess Diana, Royality
PRINCESS DIANA'S STYLE MOMENTS It was the LBD worth a thousand words-in 1994, just as a documentary regarding her husband's infidelities was airing, a lithe and leggy Princess Diana strolled into a Serpentine Gallery benefit wearing a figure-hugging ruched minidress from Greek designer Christina Stambolian. The next day, every front page was devoted not to the Prince of Wales's televised confession, but to images of the glowing, confident 32-year-old Diana. Ever mindful of the power of fashion, three years later she auctioned off 79 of her favorite gowns at a Christie's auction that raised $6 million for AIDS and breast cancer charities. Click on for more of the late royal's most unforgettable looks. 1980 Still lacking a royal clothing allowance, the teenaged teacher's assistant topped ...
Review of the year 2015: October – Prince Harry and the Rugby World Cup, X Factor’s Alien Uncovered

Review of the year 2015: October – Prince Harry and the Rugby World Cup, X Factor’s Alien Uncovered

Prince Harry, Royality
It's New Year's Eve so we have been looking back at some of the biggest stories in 2015, and now we focus on what happened in October. Among the most high-profile stories were the arrival of the Rugby World Cup to Milton Keynes, Alien Uncovered being on The X Factor and a report showing that homelessness had quadrupled in Milton Keynes over the past year. Homelessness The Vital Signs report revealed that homelessness had quadrupled in Milton Keynes over the past year. An MK NEWS investigation also found that Milton Keynes Council had built 6,648 houses from 2011 to 2014, hundreds less than its target of 7,365, and 23 per cent of that housing was affordable, seven per cent less than the Government recommendation. Rugby World Cup The Rugby World Cup came to Milton Keynes with the stad...
Mike Tyson comes crashing down from daughter’s hoverboard

Mike Tyson comes crashing down from daughter’s hoverboard

Celebrities
We were all there at the tail end of 2015 when Mike Tyson busted his tail in an epic backwards fall off a hoverboard. But where most of us saw comedy, one brave soul — Vine user Ry Ry saw an opportunity. We haven't seen a new Punch-Out!! game since 2009. And Tyson himself has been absent from the series since the game's 1990 re-release, which replaced the by-then-former champ with the fictional Mr. Dream. But thanks to Ry Ry, the dream of a new Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! is now a reality (make sure you unmute the audio). Thank you, Ry Ry. You are a hero to us all. Source:  mashable com
Brittany told her deaf husband she was pregnant in an emotional video

Brittany told her deaf husband she was pregnant in an emotional video

News
David unwrapped pregnancy tests to find out his wife was pregnant Finding out your wife is expecting your child is a special moment for every man, but when this deaf husband learned his partner was pregnant, his reaction was emotional to say the least. Brittany LeBlanc discovered she was pregnant on 8 October 2015 and decided to let her husband, David, know later the same day in both a beautiful and memorable way. Filmed by Brittany, the YouTube video shows David, who is deaf, sitting in the living room of their home in Hammond, Louisiana. Her husband looks confused at the green gift bag she has prepared as a fun way to surprise him. David begins unwrapping each individual gift from its wrapping paper. The first clue is a Baby Ruth bar, which he responds to using American Sign Langua...
There are concerns that Charles may not be so free with access to archives and staff as the Queen would wish

There are concerns that Charles may not be so free with access to archives and staff as the Queen would wish

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Prince Charles’s passion for secrecy is often discussed by the Queen’s senior aides. For this reason, they would like work to begin soon on an official biography of his mother so that the author can have free access to the Royal Archives and the bulk of his or her work receive her personal approval. There are concerns that Charles may not be so free with access to archives and staff as the Queen would wish. When HMQ asked William Shawcross to produce the definitive biography of the Queen Mother, she granted him unfettered access to papers and people. Shawcross appears to be a frontrunner as her own biographer. Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
Princess Diana ~ Her best entrance ever!

Princess Diana ~ Her best entrance ever!

Princess Diana
Princess Diana was known for her charitable works and love for children. She was adored and respected by many across U.K. and even in other countries because of her grounded personality. Diana's children, Prince William and Prince Harry, have taken the good values that their mother imparted them with as they grow older. In their own way, they are keeping Princess Diana’s legacy alive. Prince Harry has somehow inherited Princess Diana’s love for children. In 1997, the princess went to Angola in South Africa, where she visited the victims of land mines and took particular interest in the children. In 2013, Prince Harry followed suit, where he was photographed enjoying his time with the children. Woman’s Day reports Prince William “has a magic touch with children.” The publication share
Princess Diana Seen Dancing At Balmoral

Princess Diana Seen Dancing At Balmoral

Princess Diana, Royality
Princess Diana was a model mother, fashion icon, activist and tireless advocate for those in need. When she visited the White House in 1985, she captured the attention and affection of Americans; a spellbinding impression that lives on 30 years later. This article, and others about Diana's life and legacy, are included in a new Newsweek Special Edition, Diana—Celebrating 30 Years. Diana’s father recalled that as a young girl, she “always loved babies”; her former school headmistress recalled that Diana “was awfully sweet with the little ones.” By all accounts—and all the visible evidence from photos both official and paparazzi—she was head over heels for her own two sons, William and Harry. “Of all the images that have burned into the public memory, few are more incandescent than one fr