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2012-05-20 22:20:08

LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate jet-setting Jubilee journeys in 2012 The Queen must have air miles to die for, after flying to 129 different countries during her illustrious reign. Thanks to the advent of air travel Queen Elizabeth II is arguably one of the most widely travelled monarchs in history. In fact the Queen actually succeeded to the throne, while on a tour of Kenya, a trip which had set the standard for a woman...

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2010-11-08 06:15:00

Queen Elizabeth II has joined Facebook, but the official page for the British monarchy will strictly concern itself with news and engagements. The Queen has launched a series of official pages offering the 500 million social network members daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said on Sunday. Facebook users will be able to receive frequent updates on the Royal Family's activities by "Ëœliking' the new account when it becomes active on Monday. The official page...

2010-06-30 13:00:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Elizabeth II is set to visit New York on July 6th and it is giving us all a little Royal fever. If her visit to the States doesn't quite satisfy your Royal cravings, fans of Her Majesty can now live like the Queen for a day on their next visit to Britain. VisitBritain, the national tourist board, has composed a list of the Queen's favorite places to visit, eat and shop to help us all experience the Royal treatment. This summer is an especially good...

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2009-07-02 15:35:00

More than one-third of the members of the Scottish Parliament failed to show up for a speech by Queen Elizabeth II marking the body's 10th anniversary. Officials were drafted at the last minute Wednesday evening to fill the places of the missing members so the queen would not be addressing a phalanx of empty seats, The Times of London reported. There were 48 no-shows out of 129 members of Parliament. The high absence rate appears to have been because the ceremony celebrating the body's first...

2009-04-01 21:06:51

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod when they arrived Wednesday at London's Buckingham Palace. The New York Times reported that a White House aide said the first family gave the queen an iPod loaded with video and photos of her 2007 trip to the United States, as well as Broadway show tunes. The Obamas also gave the queen a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the newspaper reported. In exchange, the queen gave the Obamas a...

2009-03-15 11:25:01

The movie The Young Victoria, about the late British royal, Queen Victoria, a major historical inaccuracy, Queen Elizabeth II says. An unidentified source said Queen Elizabeth II felt the film from director Jean-Marc Vallee and screenwriter Julian Fellowes went overboard in portraying Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, as trying to save her from an assassin's bullet, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday. She thought the film had a lot of good points but she is a stickler for accuracy. She...

2008-11-26 00:29:00

British security experts have ordered the removal of an electric samovar presented to Queen Elizabeth II 20 years ago and kept at Balmoral Castle. The fear is that the samovar, designed to make Russian-style tea, might have been bugged, The Daily Telegraph reports. The 2-foot-high red and yellow pot was loved by the Queen Mother, who died in 2002, and sat in the drawing room of the castle. The queen and her husband spend part of every summer at Balmoral. While the castle is her private...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

Prince Philip is continuing his duties as a British royal despite being diagnosed with cancer, palace officials said. The 87-year-old prince has accepted a number of officials engagements since a diagnosis of prostate cancer was confirmed, London's Evening Standard reported. The Duke of Edinburgh, who also has a heart condition, has maintained a full schedule, including receptions, a tour to Turkey with Queen Elizabeth II and attending his grandson's wedding, the palace said. "Philip's...

2006-09-02 06:29:04

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - The Queen was unable to comprehend the public's grief at Princess Diana's death in 1997, but was finally convinced to cast aside stiff royal protocol by Prime Minister Tony Blair, a new film suggests. Stephen Frears' "The Queen" was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, giving journalists the first chance to see the eagerly-awaited dramatization of the turbulent days following the high-speed car crash in Paris that killed Diana....

2006-09-02 06:26:29

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth was unable to comprehend the British public's grief at Princess Diana's death in 1997, but was finally convinced to cast aside stiff royal protocol by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a new film suggests. Stephen Frears' "The Queen" was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, giving journalists the first chance to see the eagerly-awaited dramatization of the turbulent days following the high-speed car crash in Paris...