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Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Has no Purpose Except As 'a Failed Dream of EU Integration'

The 65,000-ton Royal Navy aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, launched by Her Majesty on July 4 and praised as "a national instrument of power," is in fact "a ship with no real purpose other than to act as the monument to yet another failed dream of EU integration," according to historian and journalist Christopher Booker. Show More Summary

Church of England May Soon Allow Female Bishops - Stain glassed ceilings, your end is nigh.

2 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

This Monday the Church of England's General Synod may pass a vote which would see the Church welcome its first female bishops by the end of the year--possible progress that Queen Elizabeth's Chaplain Rose Hudson-Wilkin says would be "seismic."

The Global Prospects for Enhanced Oil Recovery

“I see, as in a map, the end of all”. Like William Shakespeare’s Queen Elizabeth, King Hubbert saw the end of oil not in a map, but in a bell-shaped curve, predicting as far back as 1956 that oil would peak at 12.5 billion barrels a year around 2000. Show More Summary

Profile: Royal Salute The Diamond Tribute

Royal Salute’s latest offering to join its range of premium Scotch whiskies – The Diamond Tribute – was introduced to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 2013. Read the rest of the story at: Profile: Royal Salute The Diamond Tribute

Britain Considering Costs, Trade-offs of Second Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier

The United Kingdom will be considering capability, cost, and trade-off issues when assessing whether to bring both of its new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers into service, the UK's Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond,...Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Receives Harsh Criticism From the Queen

Post by Joanna Mazewski. Dealing with your in-laws is never easy, so imagine how it would feel to be criticized by one who also happens to be the Queen of England, too. Apparently, Queen Elizabeth is slamming Kate Middleton for her “excessive overspending” on the renovations of her countryside estate in Norfolk, England. Show More Summary

New RN Aircraft Carrier Christened by Queen Elizabeth

Her Majesty The Queen has officially named the HMS Queen Elizabeth in front of a crowd including workers who helped build the ship, the Prime Minister and the Defence Secretary,

Canadian Open 2014

This year’s Quebec Open will be merged with the Canadian Open in one super-tournament to be held on 19-26th July in the “Grand Salon” of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, in Montreal.The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by the Quebec Chess Federation. Show More Summary

Tata Steel is crowning glory of HMS Queen Elizabeth

Today’s naming ceremony of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth marks a major milestone in Tata Steel’s 12-year involvement in the project. In that time the company has supplied 40,

Defence, deterrence and aircraft carriers

The Queen named the navy’s new aircraft carrier today: Queen Elizabeth (it is not clear if this is for Queen Elizabeth I or II- it is an name used previously for a Royal Navy ship). There has been vast debate over this ship: whether she should be built; where she was to be built; whether […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ Casts The Snow Queen Elsa

last weekOdd : Nerd Bastards

Hot on the heels of the recent casting announcement of Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster as Anna and Kristoff, ABC’s Once Upon a Time has just revealed that they’ve found their Frozen Snow Queen, Elsa. That’s right, ABC has cast Georgina Haig to portray Disney‘s Live Action Snow Queen on season four of Once […]

Prince Andrew Splits From George Clooney’s Ex, Monika Jakisic

Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, and currently fifth in line for the throne, has split up from model Monika Jakisic after only five months of dating. Us Weekly has an exclusive report on the breakup of the relationship between 54-year-old Andrew, sometimes known as the “Playboy Prince,” and 33-year-old Monika, dubbed

'Once Upon a Time' Casts 'Frozen' Characters Anna and Kristoff for New Storyline

Post by Jenny Erikson. Get excited, Once Upon a Time fans! Frozen is coming to Storybrook, and TVLine just announced the actors who will play Anna and Kristoff. Newcomer Elizabeth Lail has been cast as Queen Elsa's little sister, and...Show More Summary

Watch Queen Elizabeth II Visit HBO's Game Of Thrones Set

As it turns out, Game of Thrones has some very relevant news, thanks to a visit from a very important British Monarch. Recently, the Queen of England popped over to see the set of HBO?s hit series, and on Monday The Buzz and Game of Thrones released a cool behind-the-scenes video documenting the event. Click To Continue Reading

Elizabeth Fechtel, Miss Florida, Loses Crown Following Judges' Tabulation Error

Another beauty pageant queen has lost her crown this week for seemingly no reason at all, as an unrelated snafu cost her the title she just earned. Amanda Longacre, a 24-year-old who was named Miss Delaware 2014, lost hers because she...Show More Summary

Miss Florida 2014 Elizabeth Fechtel Forced To Give Up Miss America Dream Over Judging Error

Miss Florida 2014 Elizabeth Fechtel is being forced to give up her beauty pageant crown because of a judging error. It almost seems like the Miss America system is suffering from an epidemic of queens losing their crowns and these beautiful girls are only paying the price for other’s mistakes. In a related report by

Around the World With the Week's Best Photos

Along with all the exciting World Cup action, this week also brought big moments for music, politics, and the royals. While Prince Harry enjoyed himself in Brazil, his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II stopped by the Game of Thrones set, where she sized up the Iron Throne. Show More Summary

Pictures of the Week: June 20 — June 27

From the US advancing to the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup and the growing crisis in Iraq to selfies with Queen Elizabeth and Batman’s California VIP appearance, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

Boy's Selfie With Queen Elizabeth Is Such a 14-Year-Old Thing to Do (PHOTO)

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Teens are kinda the worst but also... kinda the best. They may have a penchant for answering any and all questions with one word, eating wildly disgusting concoctions of food, and partaking in what couldShow More Summary

Queen Elizabeth's finances are having a royally good year

The Crown Estate has turned in record annual earnings, giving Britain's sovereign an income boost

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