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Sir Thomas Allen Awarded Royal Music Honour

7th January 2014

Opera star Sir Thomas Allen has been named as the latest recipient of British monarch Queen Elizabeth Ii's Medal for Music honour.The celebrated British baritone will be presented with the accolade for his influence on...

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Penelope Keith Praises Queen For Female-focused Honours List

31st December 2013

Veteran British actress Dame Penelope Keith has praised Queen Elizabeth Ii for including more women than ever before on her 2014 New Year's Honours List.The Good Life star was made a dame when the titles...

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Angela Lansbury Made A Dame In Queen's New Year Honours List

31st December 2013

Beloved British actresses Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith have landed Dame titles in Queen Elizabeth Ii's annual New Year Honours List.The Good Life star Keith and Murder, She Wrote's Lansbury join fellow thespians Michael Crawford...

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Katherine Kenjins To Become An Obe

29th December 2013

Katherine Jenkins will become an OBE in Queen Elizabeth's New Year Honours.The British monarch will present her annual awards and the singer will be recognised for her work supporting the nation's armed forces and a...

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David Beckham Snubbed For Knighthood - Report

29th December 2013

Sports superstar David Beckham has been snubbed for a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth Ii's New Year's Honours List, according to reports.The soccer icon's name was put forward as a potential candidate in May (13) following...

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George Harrison Turned Down Obe Honour

22nd December 2013

Beatles star George Harrison turned down a special honour from British royal Queen Elizabeth Ii in 2000.The musician was chosen to a receive an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Obe)...

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Adele Receives Mbe From Prince Charles

19th December 2013

Singer Adele beamed with delight as she received a prestigious award in Queen Elizabeth Ii's Birthday Honours List on Thursday (19Dec13).The Someone Like You hitmaker attended London's Buckingham Palace for the formal ceremony, during which...

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Pj Harvey Receives Royal Honour

10th December 2013

Musician Pj Harvey was honoured by Britain's Queen Elizabeth Ii during a ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (10Dec13).The singer/songwriter was presented with a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Mbe) medal, while...

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Fascinating Fact: 3967747

23rd November 2013

Welsh funnyman Rob Brydon picked up his Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Mbe) award from Queen Elizabeth Ii during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in England on Friday (23Nov13). The...

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Judi Dench Sat On Throne At Buckingham Palace

31st October 2013

Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench fears she accidentally sat on Queen Elizabeth Ii's throne during a visit to Buckingham Palace.The Bond star was attending a function at the royal residence in London with fellow actor...

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Elton John Recalls Royal Dances And Dates

31st October 2013

Sir Elton John has opened up about his close links with Britain's royal family, revealing he has danced with Queen Elizabeth Ii and Princess Anne, and once took Princess Margaret out on a date.The Rocket...

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Knifeman Seized At Buckingham Palace

14th October 2013

A knife-wielding man was arrested on Monday (14Oct13) trying to break in to Queen Elizabeth Ii's official London home Buckingham Palace.The suspect was stopped by police officers as he tried to gain access to the...

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Prince William Hosts Soccer Game At Buckingham Palace

8th October 2013

Prince William opened up the grounds of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth Ii's London residence Buckingham Palace for its first ever soccer match on Monday (06Oct13).The Duke of Cambridge oversaw the game, which was in celebration...

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Derek Jacobi Injured During Dinner With The Queen

15th September 2013

British acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi sustained a nasty injury during a dinner with Queen Elizabeth Ii when he accidentally burned his hand on a hot plate.The Gosford Park star had to stick his fingers...

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Suspected Burglar Arrested At Buckingham Palace

7th September 2013

A suspected burglar has been arrested after allegedly breaking into Queen Elizabeth Ii's official London residence Buckingham Palace.The unnamed man was detained on suspicion of burglary, trespass and criminal damage after allegedly scaling a fence...

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Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz Eyeing Up English Estate?

6th September 2013

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are eyeing up an $18.7 million English estate.The 'Skyfall' actor and his wife of two years are reportedly interested in buying the 1,050 acre Dalby Hall Estate after being linked...

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Fascinating Fact: 3846874

3rd September 2013

Prince William is to host a soccer match at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Football Association's (Fa) 150th birthday. One of Queen Elizabeth Ii's back lawns is set to be turned into pitch to...

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Prince Philip Returns To Public Duties

13th August 2013

Queen Elizabeth Ii's husband Prince Philip made his first public appearance on Monday (12Aug13) since undergoing stomach surgery earlier this year (13).The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalised in June (13) after falling ill, and he...

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Royal Baby Photos And Facts: Here's What We Know Of 22 Day Old Prince George

By Elinor Cosgrave | 13th August 2013

22 days after the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, interest in one of the most famous babies in the world is still high. So here's a quick round-up of all the facts and photos...

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Sharon Stone Left Speechless By The Queen

7th August 2013

Sharon Stone was left tongue-tied when she met Queen Elizabeth Ii earlier this summer (13) because she was suddenly starstruck by the British royal.The Basic Instinct star gave up a planned vacation in Israel with...

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Prince Philip To Return To Work

5th August 2013

Queen Elizabeth Ii's husband Prince Philip is putting his recent health scare behind him by returning to public duties.The Duke of Edinburgh, 92, endured an extended stay in hospital in June (13) following stomach surgery,...

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Fascinating Fact: 3786109

29th July 2013

The cast of British period drama Downton Abbey is set to get a taste of royalty - the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth Ii's cousin, Princess Alexandra Of Kent, has reportedly landed a small role on...

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Fascinating Fact: 3782324

26th July 2013

The lavish dress worn by Queen Elizabeth Ii for her coronation in 1953 is to be put on public display for the first time. The gown will be exhibited at London royal residence Buckingham Palace...

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Welcome, Prince George - The Youngest Royal Finally Has A Name

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th July 2013

Baby names are usually a big decision, but few infants can boast that the eyes of a nation (much less the world) were on them, while it was made. The wait is now over and...

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The Queen Visits Great-grandson

24th July 2013

British monarch Queen Elizabeth Ii met her new great-grandson for the first time on Wednesday (24Jul13), two days after Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge gave birth in London.The Duchess and her husband Prince William became first-time...

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Helen Mirren Refused To Reprise The Queen Role For Red 2

23rd July 2013

Dame Helen Mirren was asked to reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth Ii for a comedy scene in her new movie Red 2, but the veteran actress decided it would be a bad idea.The actress...

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The Things They Say: 3767286

17th July 2013

"I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday. No sign yet." Queen Elizabeth Ii hopes her grandson Prince William's wife, Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, gives birth before the British monarch is...

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Odds Of Royal Baby Are 1:1, Everything Else Is Up For Grabs

By Victoria Pavlova | 17th July 2013

While the world (or parts of it, anyway) awaits the birth of the royal baby with baited breath, bookies are making some serious dough every day that the infant bides its time. There are bets...

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Katherine Jenkins And Kiri Te Kanawa Kick Off Coronation Celebrations

12th July 2013

Katherine Jenkins and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa kicked off Queen Elizabeth Ii's coronation anniversary celebrations by performing for the British monarch at Buckingham Palace on Thursday night (11Jul13).The royal is marking 60 years since she...

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Prince Philip To Miss Trip To Scotland

24th June 2013

Queen Elizabeth Ii will make her annual trip to Scotland without her husband Prince Philip for the first time in 60 years after doctors ordered him to skip the engagement.The Duke of Edinburgh, 92, is...

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