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Queen offers condolences

Queen offers condolences

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Queen offers condolences following Turkey attack The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the terror attack in an Istanbul nightclub which left 39 people dead and around 70 wounded. In a statement, Queen Elizabeth II said: "Prince Philip and I were saddened to learn of the terrible attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day. "Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the wounded, and with the Turkish people at this time." Source: ITV COM
The Queen sends message of congratulations to Canada

The Queen sends message of congratulations to Canada

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
The Queen has sent a message of congratulations to Canada as 2017 marks the 150th year of the country's Confederation. In the video message her Majesty, who can be seen dressed in a blue outfit with a maple leaf brooch, says: "I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Countries throughout the Commonwealth and, indeed, around the world, rejoice with you as you embark on this special year. Throughout the years, particularly since your Centennial year, I have watched Canada develop into a remarkable nation. "You have earned a reputation as a welcoming, respectful and compassionate country. Fifty years ago, on the eve of the Centennial, I encouraged Canadians to continue to embody the values of equality, freedom
Royal Affair: Camilla is absolutely incensed as Charles once carried on an affair behind the back of his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles

Royal Affair: Camilla is absolutely incensed as Charles once carried on an affair behind the back of his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles

Prince Charles
At 68, Prince Charles rarely grabs tabloid headlines these days, but that may soon change. His name has been mentioned frequently by the press in recent weeks as a result of concerns about Queen Elizabeth II's health and speculation that he may ascend to the throne in the very near future. Of course, he'll most likely be viewed as a sort of interim monarch between Elizabeth and his son Prince William, which means that in the eyes of history, Charles will be primarily known less for his reign and more for his tumultuous personal life. As you're probably aware, Charles has been accused of cheating on his first wife, Princess Diana, many times over the years, and the official denials from Buckingham Palace have slowly diminished into tacit confessions. Now, a scandalous new biography ...
Cue the Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech – Selection of Clips Showing the history of the Christmas Broadcast

Cue the Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech – Selection of Clips Showing the history of the Christmas Broadcast

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
A selection of images showing the history of the Christmas broadcast The Queen’s voice in her Christmas message has grown easier: less high-pitched, and, like that of many of her subjects, by some mysterious process, less upper-class. The happy Christmas has grown less heppy than when she first spoke to camera in 1957 from her ern herm at Sandringham, as orphan before on the wireless. Oddly, her grandfather, George V, had less of a cut-glass accent. You might think he had been brought up in Nova Scotia or some such unfamiliar province, pronouncing omen as ormen, been as bin and time as tieym. The makers of Cue the Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Message (BBC One) had earlier tried putting the word “Speech” into the title, to suggest the name of the film from 2010 about her father’s co
Queen Elizabeth II says it’s time to take a ‘deep breath’

Queen Elizabeth II says it’s time to take a ‘deep breath’

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
In her annual Christmas Day message to Britain, Queen Elizabeth II advised the country take a “deep breath” when trying to face the world’s problems. The 90-year old Queen, who missed the traditional Christmas church service near her Sandringham estate due to a heavy cold, used the message to praise those who had offered inspiration through out the year. Included medalists from this year’s Paralympic and Olympic Games in Rio and even those who work with  Prince William, a helicopter pilot in the East Anglican Air Ambulance. The Queen: "I wish you all a very happy Christmas" #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/KHn3CWD1e4 — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 25, 2016 But in the prerecorded message she said it’s not necessary to win medals or save lives to be brave, calling out countless
The Queen missed her family Christmas day visit to church this morning, the first time she has done so in decades Queen Speech Is Reproduced In Full

The Queen missed her family Christmas day visit to church this morning, the first time she has done so in decades Queen Speech Is Reproduced In Full

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has made her annual Christmas address, continuing a tradition of annual broadcasts directly to the people by the Monarch stretching back to the early days of radio. Pre-recorded in the Regency Room at Buckingham Palace, the Queen is seen sitting at a desk next to a new official portrait released earlier in December featuring Prince Charles, the Heir Apparent. The Queen said she “often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things: volunteers, carers, community organisers and good neighbours; unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special. They are an inspiration to those who know them”. As well as addressing subjects in the United Kingdom, the Queen’s message was also, as is tradition, sent out to the other realms of which
Any Canadian brands stand to benefit from the “Kate effect.”?

Any Canadian brands stand to benefit from the “Kate effect.”?

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William
Canada’s fashion industry and those who watch it are abuzz ahead of a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, speculating whether any Canadian brands stand to benefit from the “Kate effect.” The duchess has brought global attention to the clothing she wears, creating the market for brands like U.K.-based L.K. Bennett to open stores overseas, said Amanda Dishaw, Vancouver-based editor for the website What Would Kate Do? A Canadian label in the duchess’s wardrobe on the upcoming week-long tour of British Columbia and Yukon would bring great publicity to that brand, Dishaw said. The public’s fascination with the duchess extends not only from the fairy tale story of marrying into the Royal Family, but also her appearance of being approachable and authentic, said Noreen Flanagan, edi
Queen writes thank you to Waiheke haka man Ngahere Raharaha

Queen writes thank you to Waiheke haka man Ngahere Raharaha

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
SHANI WILLIAMS/FAIRFAX NZ Ngahere Raharaha proudly holds his thank-you letter from the Queen of England. A young man is thriving after moving from a childhood of robbery and drug-dealing to performing for the Queen of England. At the age of 12, Ngahere Raharaha was caught in a whirlwind of physical abuse, dangerous gangs and illegal substances. But 10 years later, Raharaha is in receipt of a 'thank you' letter from the Queen of England, has performed live for the Warriors' Simon Mannering and is a mentor for the South Auckland Houhangarongo Trust. Raharaha first appeared in the public eye in 2015 at a Warriors' game when he gave an impromptu haka performance for departing player Simon Mannering. Shani Williams. Ngahere Raharaha performing his famous haka.  It a
The sight of the two young princes walking behind Princess Diana’s coffin was enduringly poignant.

The sight of the two young princes walking behind Princess Diana’s coffin was enduringly poignant.

Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Diana, Royality
With their father at their side William and Harry, heads bowed, marched from St James’s Palace in a united and very public display of grief. For the boys, who were aged just 15 and 12 at the time of their mother’s death, the funeral in 1997 was the most difficult of days. At the time the pair won widespread admiration for the manner in which they appeared to cope with the loss of Diana, killed in the prime of her life in a car crash in Paris. Now, however, Prince Harry has revealed that he bottled up his feelings, and regrets not talking about his mother’s death until he was much older. In an interview yesterday Harry, now 31, admitted he didn’t start opening up until about three years ago. “It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it,” said the Prince. “It is not a weakne