Posts tagged: Queen Elizabeth II

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Fidel Castro Dead at 90 (or Maybe 89)

Cuban rebel, dictator and Máximo Lider Fidel Castro has died. No cause of death was given in the announcement by his brother, Cuban leader Raúl Castro: “I say to the people …..

#RomneyShambles

Twitter users are having a ball with Mitt Romney’s trip to London.

60 Years as The Queen

 Queen Elizabeth II was in Kenya when she found out her father King George VI had died. That was 60 years ago, and 2012 brings her Diamond Jubilee. 

The World’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej turned 84 years old yesterday. He’s been the king since 1946 — that’s more than 65 years on the throne. Who’s the second longest-reigning monarch?

Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things

North Korea’s dear leader gets his own Tumblr. Now we know what his days have in common with Queen Elizabeth’s. { Hat tip: TNW }

The Pope, The Queen, and Nelson Mandela Walk Into a Bar…

“I have known few greater honours than the opportunity to address the Mother of Parliaments at Westminster Hall. I am told the last three speakers here have been the Pope, Her Majesty the Queen, and Nelson Mandela, which is either a very high bar or the beginning of a very funny joke.”President Barack Obama, opening his speech to Parliament today with a little joke. Heh!

Queen Elizabeth’s 2nd Longest Reign

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has been queen for 21,645 days, making her second only to Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch in 1,000 years of British history.
She just surpassed the reign of King George III, who was on the throne from 1760 until 1820.

Happy 30th Deathday, Bill Haley!

Wow: It’s been 30 years since the death of Bill Haley, Mr. Rock-Around-the-Clock himself.  Haley was only 55 when he died of a brain tumor (or a heart attack, depending on who’s talking) in 1981.

Did Kwilliam Snub Marack?

A new email rumor has Prince William and Kate Middleton snubbing President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle with a pointed non-invitation to their royal wedding in April.

“Why is the Alien Person Wearing a Stanford T-Shirt?”

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip put on 3D glasses yesterday at the University of Sheffield. They were actually driving a virtual backhoe, not watching Avatar. The Queen looked tentative at first, but then seemed to get the hang of 3D.

The Queen Has a Facebook Page

The British Monarchy has a Facebook page, you know.
Be friends with Queen Elizabeth! See photos of Prince Harry and Prince Charles and Prince William and Prince Philip and Prince Nelson!
Okay, maybe not that last one.

Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon AGAIN

Serena Williams whipped Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 today to win her second Wimbledon in a row and fourth overall.

David Cameron Meets the Queen: Photos

David Cameron meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on 11 May 2010 and agrees to form a government as Prime Minister. Below, Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive at …..

‘Ponies Should be Tethered Up Outside’:
Your Guide to British Voting Etiquette

Yes to pirate costumes and drunken voting; no to giant rosettes and the Queen.  Rules for voting in today’s U.K. elections.Dogs must be in an “accompanying” role rather than “free-range,” while horses and ponies must be left outside. Pot-bellied pigs are at the discretion of local officials.

Prince Charles Loves His New Football Jersey

Prince Charles visits Burnley Football Club on 5 February 2009This photo of Prince Charles just cracks me up, for some reason.  You have to love the guy.

Prince William, Shadow King?

The BBC News reports that Buckingham Palace is dismissing the claim that Queen Elizabeth is passing some royal duties on to Prince William, her 27 year-old grandson.

Lady GaGa Meets the Queen

Sideshow chanteuse Lady GaGa met Queen Elizabeth II last night after the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England.God bless the Queen in these situations. Nothing fazes her. She’s seen it all.

A Stroll in the Garden

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip shelter from the rain as they arrive at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last Tuesday.What a great shot. A day in the life.