Opinion: Having a Queen is much better than having a President As the Queen celebrates her 91th birthday, let's remember how lucky we are to have her You’re meant to stand up when the American President walks in the room. They play music when he enters. And military personnel salute him. That’s because the President of the United States is also their head of state. He’s basically an elected king. But it’s not like that in the UK. Our Prime Minister is just an ordinary man or woman, albeit one with an important job. We’re lucky in this country to have a political system where we reserve all that nonsense for someone who doesn’t actually have any power - the Queen. And this week the nation celebrates her 90th birthday. There’s going to be celebrations across the cou
A social anthropologist and author of Watching the English, Kate Fox, has revealed the vocabulary loved by the Royal Family. Specifically, there are certain words Kate, Will, the Queen, Prince Charles and co. NEVER use. Why? Well, unsurprisingly, the Royals have a very different way of speaking. As Mirror Online reports, they live in huge palaces and we don't - so perhaps we shouldn't be shocked. But still, here are some words you won't catch them using: 1. Pardon 'Pardon', Mamamia reveals, is forbidden to use. Instead, if you haven't heard what the Duke of Edinburgh has just said to you, you should say 'sorry?' or even 'sorry, what?' 2. Toilet The word 'toilet' may be a more palatable term than 'bog' or 'loo', but it's the latter which is used whenever a member of t...
John Boyega talks how Prince Harry is 'down with the lads' on Graham Norton Show Star Wars star John Boyega joined the Graham Norton Show to chat about his play Woyzech, and revealed what he thought of the royal brothers, Prince William and Prince Harry, when the pair visited the set of the popular sci-fi series. He said: "I don't remember what I said to William – I was just talking nonsense but I had a good chat with Harry. He's down with the lads!" Lohn opened up about meeting the royals Orlando Bloom also appeared on the show with John, who revealed that Orlando had given him invaluable advice about fame and fortune, telling Graham: "He told me to try and secure the love of my life before all the fame stuff starts." However, the star admitted that he still isn't recognised
Meghan Markle does not want Prince Harry to build her a full-size room for her shoes at Kensington Palace, despite a made-up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it’s “false.” According to the National Enquirer, the “Suits” actress, a “shoe fanatic,” wants Prince Harry to build her an “enormous” closet for her footwear at Kensington Palace. A so-called “source” tells the tabloid, Markle is “emphasizing that it’s got to be bigger, better and infinitely more lavish than the one Prince William hammered together for bride Kate Middleton.” “It’ll probably end up looking like a bloody shoe store,” further purports the magazine’s supposed insider, but Prince Harry “thinks it’s a small price to pay for Meghan’s happiness.” Gossip Cop, however, recently bu
The Queen cancels an important annual engagement at Windsor Castle The Order of the Garter has been cancelled due to a schedule conflict. Queen Elizabeth II will not be carrying out the annual service for the Order of the Garter this year, owing to a schedule conflict. It’s the first time the important event, which takes place at Windsor Castle every June, has been cancelled since 1984. The engagement typically sees Her Majesty lead plumed knights, including her grandson Prince William. A statement from Buckingham Palace explained that the Queen will instead attend the State Opening of Parliament to show her "support of the parliamentary and constitutional process.” “As a result, the annual service for the Order of the Garter, which had been due to take place on 19th June,
Meghan Markle - Is this picture proof Prince Harry’s outspoken girlfriend is ANTI-BREXIT? MEGHAN MARKLE, girlfriend of Prince Harry, is not afraid to share her political opinions. And it appears she has spoken out against Brexit. Meghan has over 1.6million followers on Instagram and regularly shares snippets of her life with her fans - from the wine she drinks to bunches of flowers she likes. The 35-year-old US-born actress doesn't stop there, though. The Hollywood star isn't shy about sharing political opinions on the social networking site and an image posted in June 2016 to her MeghanMarkle page appears to reveal her true thoughts on Britain leaving the EU. Posted 42 weeks ago - the week of the referendum - the image shows a crowd holding up pro-EU placards. The photo
Top ten facts about weddings TOMORROW will be the sixth anniversary of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. So let’s have some facts for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate. 1. White wedding dresses were popularised by Queen Victoria. Before her marriage in 1840, brides generally just wore their best dress. 2. There were 247,372 marriages between opposite sex couples in the UK in 2014. 3. In 1940, there were 470,549 weddings in the UK, the highest figure ever. 4. In Ancient Greece, Hymen or Hymenaeus was God of Weddings. Hera was the Wedding Goddess. 5. The average age at marriage is 39.5 years for men and 36.9 years for women. For first marriages, it is 32 for men and 30 for women. 6. The largest wedding reception was in India in 1