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2009-04-27 22:04:05

England's Prince Charles and his second wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican Monday, the BBC reported. The meeting was the prince's first with the pope since his divorce from the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The BBC said Charles and Camilla, who was required to wear black clothing and a matching veil, were greeted by Swiss Guards and a Vatican nobleman before they were ushered in for a private audience with the pontiff. The royal couple gave the...

2008-10-13 03:00:25

ROD STEWART will belt out his hits at the Prince of Wales's 60th birthday party next month, Clarence House said. The pop star (right) will entertain family and friends of the heir to the throne at his Highgrove estate. Stewart, an ambassador for Charles's charity the Prince's Trust, will provide the main musical entertainment at the party being hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall on November 15 - the day after the prince's birthday. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

U.S. comedian and actor Robin Williams is to join his British counterparts John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson in a charity stage show, organizers said. The BBC said "We Are Most Amused" at London's New Wimbledon Theatre next month is being staged to celebrate the Prince of Wales's 60th birthday and to raise money for the Prince's Trust. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are slated to attend the event, which will be broadcast on ITV1 shortly after it takes place. The show marks the...

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...

2006-04-20 17:27:56

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth, her fortunes revived after a turbulent decade for the royal family, turned 80 on Friday with her eyes perhaps set on becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch. With a decade to go before she would rival Queen Victoria's 64 years on the throne, this 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 out abdication and...

2005-12-01 07:48:54

LONDON (Reuters) - The new wife of Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, will appear for the first time on his annual Christmas card, for which the royal couple have chosen one of their wedding photographs. Charles and Camilla married in April after an affair stretching over 35 years, to a mixed reaction among the British, many of whom still blame Camilla for the break-up of Charles' first marriage to the late Princess Diana. The picture, taken by Hugo Burnand, shows the...

2005-11-04 15:35:16

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty years after Princess Diana upstaged her husband with a White House dance with John Travolta, Britain's Prince Charles and his new wife Camilla made a quieter impact in the U.S. capital on a visit that ended on Friday. "I think they did splendidly," said Eleanor Herman, author of "Sex with Kings," at the end of the royal couple's three-day Washington visit. "I think that Camilla has a very hard act to follow in Diana. Diana was like...

2005-11-02 17:23:02

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, visited the White House on Wednesday on their first formal trip together to the U.S. capital, where memories of the late Princess Diana are still strong. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush were hosting the royal couple for lunch and dinner, and Mrs. Bush accompanied Charles and Camilla on a visit to the SEED School, a public boarding school that offers intensive academic...

2005-11-02 11:34:45

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, headed for the White House on Wednesday for their first joint visit to the U.S. capital, where memories of the late Princess Diana's glamour are still strong. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush were hosting the royal couple for lunch and dinner, and Mrs. Bush was to accompany Charles and Camilla on a visit to the SEED School, which offers intensive academic education to urban...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'