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2006-04-21 16:17:52

By Paul Majendie WINDSOR (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth, her fortunes revived after a tumultuous decade for the monarchy, was given a rousing reception by 20,000 fans when she went on a walkabout on Friday to celebrate her 80th birthday. Waving Union Jack flags and clutching bouquets, wellwishers launched into an impromptu chorus of "Happy Birthday" as the beaming monarch stepped through Windsor Castle's Henry VIII gate to mark her octogenarian milestone. Police put the...

2006-04-21 09:41:29

By Paul Majendie WINDSOR (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth, her fortunes revived after a tumultuous decade for the monarchy, was given a rousing reception by 20,000 cheering fans when she went on a walkabout on Friday to celebrate her 80th birthday. Waving Union Jack flags and clutching bouquets, well-wishers launched into an impromptu chorus of "Happy Birthday" as the beaming monarch stepped through Windsor Castle's Henry VIII gate to mark her octogenarian milestone. Police put the...

2006-04-21 00:40:57

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth, her fortunes revived after a turbulent decade for the royal family, turned 80 on Friday demonstrating all the stamina she needs to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch. With a decade to go before she would rival Queen Victoria's 64 years on the throne, this sprightly working grandmother shows no signs of slowing down and seems to have genes on her side -- her mother died at 101. Crowned nearly 53 years ago, she firmly rules...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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