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2006-06-25 15:06:01

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 80th birthday with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Sunday for 2,000 wide-eyed children who rubbed shoulders with Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The feisty octogenarian turned fairy godmother to treat the kids to a picnic tea and then a roustabout pantomime about the day her handbag was stolen. After turning her back garden into a fantasyland full of storybook characters, she took...

2006-06-25 13:51:36

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Potter and Captain Hook will be hot on the trail of the Queen's stolen handbag on Sunday at one of the most surreal garden parties ever staged at Buckingham Palace. To celebrate her 80th birthday, Queen Elizabeth has invited 2,000 children to her London residence for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party with children's characters Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear joining forces with Thomas the Tank Engine. Lucky ticket holders from a nation-wide...

2006-06-22 16:29:54

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Potter and Captain Hook will be hot on the trail of the queen's stolen handbag on Sunday at one of the most surreal garden parties ever staged at Buckingham Palace. To celebrate her 80th birthday, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has invited 2,000 children to her London residence for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party with children's characters Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear joining forces with Thomas the Tank Engine. Lucky ticket holders from a...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.