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Queen Elizabeth makes first Long Beach visit during Queen Mary's 80th year

The Queen Mary will spend at least part of her 80th birthday with a royal relative. For the first time, the modern-day Queen Elizabeth will dock aside the historic Cunard ship-turned-hotel in Long Beach next Thursday.

Smithsonian considers joining new cultural quarter in London

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian announced today that it is exploring the possibility of opening an exhibition space in London at the new cultural complex being developed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, site of the 2012 Olympics. During its Jan....Show More Summary

Australian PM offers knighthood to Prince Philip, annoys Twitter

Prime Minister Tony Abbott celebrated Australia Day on Monday with two unusual decisions. First, he made Queen Elizabeth II's husband an Australian knight, then he referred to social media as "digital graffiti." The announcement that...Show More Summary

Queen Elizabeth drove King Abdullah to distraction, literally

Given that we know the Queen enjoys a good photobomb, we can now add "trolling" to her list of royal hobbies A twenty-year old anecdote featuring the Queen Elizabeth and the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia began surfacing on social media on Friday, according to The Independent. Show More Summary

To much disbelief, Australia decides to knight Queen Elizabeth’s husband

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, currently has 11 separate honors listed in his full name. He's known as the Duke of Edinburgh, Baron Greenwich and a Knight of the Thistle, to list just a few. On Monday he received...Show More Summary

Kate Middleton's Baby Name Plans May Anger Queen Elizabeth

Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Now that the world has collectively assumed that Kate Middleton's second baby is going to be a girl, the guesses on what her little majesty's name will be have reached a fever pitch. Like last time, there's of course the predictions that her daughter will be named Diana after Prince William's late mother. Show More Summary

Australia Makes Britain’s Prince Philip a Knight, Sparking Social Media Backlash

Queen Elizabeth's gaffe-prone husband receives the country’s top honor on Australia Day to the dismay of many

The Fictional Crawleys and Windsors

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Queen Elizabeth, like Hugh Bonneville, is a master thespian outshining their supporting casts.

?That Time Queen Elizabeth II Scared The Shit Out Of A Saudi Prince

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Queen Elizabeth II is a royal bad-ass. She drives stick, fixes trucks, and one time she took Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on a joyride that had him begging her to slow down. Read more...

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth Gave Saudi Arabia's King A Lesson in Power

Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth is known to have a wicked sense of humor, and some mean driving skills. One day back in 1998, she deployed both spectacularly to punk Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Back then, Abdullah was a Saudi crown prince visiting Balmoral, the vast royal estate in Scotland. Show More Summary

Obama Says Politicians Invented College, New Saudi King Is Crowned, Tom Brady Talks About Balls: A.M. Links

6 days agoNews : Reason

President Obama credited politicians with inventing college—an ahistorical remark that nevertheless explains why college is so worthless. The death of Saudi King Abdullah has made Queen Elizabeth the world's oldest monarch. Tom Brady denied...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Hardwick on Tone, Narrative, Popular Soap Operas circa 1978-1991

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek A very smart interview on writing and fiction, plus an offhand remark about Dallas that is either a major compliment or an exceptionally sick burn: Elizabeth Hardwick was a queen. 0 Comments

Prince George Received 7 Times More Gifts Last Year Than Queen Elizabeth, Kensington Palace Reveals

Prince George may only be 1-year-old, but he is adored across the globe. In fact, the Kensington Palace revealed that the tiny future king received seven times more gifts than Queen Elizabeth herself. What types of items did the royal baby receive? The Telegraph reports that Prince George received 706 gifts abroad just last year. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Scolded By Queen Elizabeth II: Smile and Get Back to Work!

Kate Middleton is reportedly under orders from her husband's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to be the perfect royal escort, but the strain is starting to show. Whether you call it "grin and bear it" or "keep calm and carry on," Kate...Show More Summary

Prince William and Kate now have an official Twitter account

LONDON — Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, sent its first tweet to the world Wednesday morning See also: Queen Elizabeth II Tweets for the First Time Within one hour of joining it had over...Show More Summary

Surviving Dutch ‘Charlie’ Cartoonist Says He Vomits on Pope, Queen Elizabeth, Putin, et al

It would appear that free speech is quite alive and well in France, as the following news article appears to demonstrate. You can read more here on the Dutch cartoonist who survived the shootings at Charlie for he did not go to the meeting at the office that horrible day when a police officer, a [...]Show More Summary

‘We vomit’ on Charlie’s sudden friends: staff cartoonist

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A prominent Dutch cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo heaped scorn on the French satirical weekly’s “new friends” since the massacre at its Paris offices on Wednesday. “We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really...

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Here are some thoughts from a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who didn’t make Wednesday’s meeting: “We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really makes me laugh,” Bernard Holtrop, whose pen name is Willem, told the Dutch centre-left daily Volkskrant in an interview published Saturday. Show More Summary

"We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends."

Said the Dutch cartoonist Bernard Holtrop, AKA Willem, about all of Charlie Hebdo's "new friends.""We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. It really makes me laugh.... Marine Le Pen is delighted when the Islamists start shooting all over the place.... Show More Summary

Ellen Page Has Two Choice Words For Antigay Politician Honored By The Queen: “F%# That”

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Canadian out actress Ellen Page has expressed her outrage over a recent royal honoree. Queen Elizabeth II is 88, so it’d be understandable for her judgment to slip here and there, but then there’s also that thing (you know the one) when you’re the Queen where you have a whole staff of smart people around […]

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