Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen thanked those who have provided help “in these difficult conditions”

The Queen thanked those who have provided help “in these difficult conditions”

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The Queen has expressed her sympathy for people around the UK who have been affected by the severe flooding this past week. Her Majesty released a statement via Buckingham Palace, empathising with those who have been hit by Storm Desmond. "Please convey my sympathy to all those whose homes or livelihoods have been affected by the recent flooding," she wrote. "My thanks go to members of the emergency services, local authorities, military personnel and volunteers who are providing assistance in these difficult conditions." The Queen thanked those who have provided help "in these difficult conditions" The message was posted on the royal family's official Twitter account and signed Elizabeth R. In the lead-up to Christmas, thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as t...
It’s difficult to see how people can experience an engagement first-hand if they are watching it through a view-finder Royal aide

It’s difficult to see how people can experience an engagement first-hand if they are watching it through a view-finder Royal aide

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For Centuries they have striven to keep up with the times but it seems even forward-thinking royals are struggling with the notion of “the selfie” The Queen and her family are becoming increasingly bewildered by well-wishers clamouring to take cheeky self-portraits and video footage to post on social media. Last week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta saw the 89-year-old monarch and Prince Philip, 94, faced with a bank of mobile phones, with even fellow dignitaries getting in on the act. A royal aide said that while Her Majesty “appreciates the value of social media”, she misses eye contact with her subjects. “The Queen’s key concern at events is that she can engage with the people she meets and have conversations with them. “It’s difficult to see how people can exp
The Queen sends her sympathy

The Queen sends her sympathy

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The Queen sends her sympathy to Cumbrian folk affected by the devastating floods but thus far there has been no visit to the area from a member of her family Royal visit to flood-hit Cumbria may have 'hindered rescue and relief operations' A source familiar with palace affairs tells me: ‘After flooding in 2000 brought misery to large parts of Worcestershire the palace contacted Downing Street to co-ordinate the usual royal presence. But were told that such a visit might hinder rescue and relief operations. Then they saw Tony Blair visiting the flood areas the following day. Surprisingly he wasn’t walking on the water.’ Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
A royal aide said that Elizabeth “appreciates the value of social media,” but she misses eye contact with her subjects

A royal aide said that Elizabeth “appreciates the value of social media,” but she misses eye contact with her subjects

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Queen Elizabeth II does not like selfies, prefers eye contact with public Queen Elizabeth II is not a fan of the selfie craze. She is not a fan of the social media and prefers to talk and make eye contact with the public. She was bewildered when a host of mobile phones and tablets greeted her during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta on Nov. 28. The 89-year-old monarch was joined on the trip by her husband Prince Philip, her son Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. The British royal couple faced with a bank of mobile phones, with even fellow dignitaries getting in on the act. Though, the royal family has tried to keep up with modern technology, the senior royals are bewildered by well-wishers queuing up to take selfies and video footage to pos...
A Royal Night Out

A Royal Night Out

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Inspired by a true bit of lore about the princesses of England celebrating V-E Day in 1945, "A Royal Night Out" imagines a wild and wacky adventure for the teenage girls who want nothing more than an incognito night on the town. Sarah Gadon stars as the future Queen Elizabeth, responsible in her military officer's uniform, while Bel Powley turns in a fizzy, dizzy performance as the free-spirited Princess Margaret. Kept on a short leash by their parents, the Queen (Emily Watson) and King (Rupert Everett, unrecognizable in prosthetic makeup), the girls quickly escape their curfews and chaperones — well, Margaret does. Soon Elizabeth is in good pursuit, bringing along a jaded airman named Jack (Jack Reynor), whom she's met on the bus. While both girls are naive, Margaret is reckless, El
How the Queen snubbed Abbott?

How the Queen snubbed Abbott?

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Tony Abbott sought a meeting with the Queen in the United Kingdom in November, but his request was denied despite her being in London. Despite being being very free, the Queen did not want to meet the ex-PM. Mr Abbott – by this point dumped as the Prime Minister by Malcolm Turnbull – was told that the Queen’s schedule was too busy to allow the meeting, according to Fairfax Media. The staunch monarchist is one of the most famous and outspoken supporters of the royal family in Australia. While in London during November (26th to the 28th) to deliver a speech at the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Mr Abbott wanted an audience with Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s diaries showed that on the 26th, she had only two appointments for the whole day and was free in the evening. On the 27th, she host
Elizabeth turns 90 on April 21st, but by long tradition the Monarch officially celebrates their birthday

Elizabeth turns 90 on April 21st, but by long tradition the Monarch officially celebrates their birthday

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As well as festivities, when the Queen turns 90 next year, attention will also focus on her succession plans for Prince Charles. Most of us, approaching our ninetieth birthdays, might plan a delicious dinner with family, or perhaps a lunch party for close friends. We would probably not choose to host a four-day party for 25,000 people, followed by a picnic lunch for 5,000 on the street outside our house a few weeks later. But then, we are not the Queen, whose 90th birthday falls in April next year. As well as the party planning--which is well underway--the Queen's 90th will also stand as an important moment in the wider planning of the Royal Family's own future. Officialdom won’t admit to considering her mortality, but, increasingly minds--including her own--are focusing on the real
Pakistan lawyer files for return of Koh-i-Noor diamond

Pakistan lawyer files for return of Koh-i-Noor diamond

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Pakistan lawyer files for return of Koh-i-Noor diamond A petition demanding the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the British Royal Family's Crown Jewels, has been filed in a Pakistan court. The 105-carat diamond fell into British hands in 1849 when the East India Company annexed the region of Punjab. The lawyer behind the suit argues the gem is part of Punjab's heritage, and belongs to Pakistan. Punjab was split between India and Pakistan in 1947. Analysts say the court is unlikely to hear the case. The petition comes weeks after an Indian pressure group reportedly instructed lawyers to begin legal proceedings in the High Court in London to demand the return of the jewel. Over the years politicians in India have urged the return of the diamond to what they see as its rightfu...
Controversial monarch Edward VIII expressed huge doubts that he was fit to be King a full 17 years before he was crowned and then abdicated, a newly discovered letter reveals

Controversial monarch Edward VIII expressed huge doubts that he was fit to be King a full 17 years before he was crowned and then abdicated, a newly discovered letter reveals

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Controversial monarch Edward VIII expressed huge doubts that he was fit to be King a full 17 years before he was crowned and then abdicated, a newly discovered letter reveals The future monarch, the Queen's uncle, suffered a major loss of self-confidence about one day having to take on the 'biggest job in the world' while he was Prince of Wales in 1919. After days of making speeches and meeting and greeting people during a Royal Tour of Canada, the 25-year-old wrote of how he had come to realise he was not 'a big enough man' for the role. In a letter to his first mistress, Freda Dudley Ward, he described how he had taken a 'hopelessly despondent view of life' and he could take no more of 'playing to the gallery'. The playboy prince went on to be crowned King in January 1936 followi...