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Winner's Toilet Turnaround

LATEST: Director MICHAEL WINNER invited a cleaner to tea yesterday (30MAY06) to make up for snubbing an honour from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets well". The...

Winner Turns Down Obe

British director MICHAEL WINNER has turned down an honour from QUEEN ELIZABETH II because it's "what you get if you clean toilets". The DEATH WISH film-maker was selected for an Officer of the Order of...

Mccartney Designs Fake Bearskin Hats For Queen's Guards

Designer STELLA MCCARTNEY has designed a fake alternative to the bearskin hats worn by QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Royal Guards. The designs have been made in conjunction with animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment...

Pink Writes To British Queen Over Fur Hats

Pop punk PINK is urging British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II to withdraw fur busby hats from the uniform of her royal guards. The STUPID GIRLS singer, 26, has been an avid supporter of animal rights...

Princess Margaret's Wedding Gifts Sold Off

The son of late British royal PRINCESS MARGARET is under fire for planning to auction off his mother's prized wedding gifts next month (JUN06). VISCOUNT LINLEY is keen to raise at least $140,000 (GBP76,000) from...

Bhaskar: 'My Obe's Going On Ebay'

NOTTING HILL star SANJEEV BHASKAR was awarded an Order Of The British Empire (OBE) by QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (10MAY06) - and he joked he would put it straight on internet auction site eBAY. Bhaskar,...

Howard Accepts Westminster Abbey Ban

Movie-maker RON HOWARD accepts the British royal family had no choice but to ban him from filming THE DA VINCI CODE scenes at Westminster Abbey in London - because they couldn't afford the controversy. The...

Princess Michael Sparks Affair Rumours

British royal PRINCESS MICHAEL of Kent has plunged the UK monarchy into fresh controversy after being photographed holding hands with a Russian millionaire during a secret holiday in Venice, Italy. The 61-year-old, who is...

Queen Surrounded By Birthday Love

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II is celebrating her 80th birthday today (21APR06), and she has spoken of her joy at receiving thousands of cards and messages from all over the globe. The Queen was sent...

Prince Harry Graduates From Military Academy

British royal PRINCE HARRY graduated from Sandhurst Military Academy in England yesterday (12APR06), but couldn't stop grinning when he shared a joke with his grandmother QUEEN ELIZABETH II while on parade. The 21-year-old was one...

Royal Party Ends In 'Drunken Chaos'

British Royal PRINCE ANDREW's daughter EUGENIE is counting the cost after her 16th birthday party descended into an alcohol-fuelled binge, according to newspaper reports. The boozy party, hosted at her mother SARAH FERGUSON's plush palace...

Jones Denies Marriage Crisis

Welsh singer SIR TOM JONES insists his marriage to LINDA WOODWARD is not at breaking point, despite her refusal to attend his British knighthood ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace last Wednesday (29MAR06). The couple...

Morrissey Slams Prince Charles

Outspoken pop icon MORRISSEY has hit out at British royal heir PRINCE CHARLES, insisting he would prefer to see a comedian on the throne. Charles is due to become king when his mother QUEEN ELIZABETH...

Tom Jones Knighted

Veteran singer TOM JONES has collected a knighthood from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II for services to music. The IT'S NOT UNUSUAL star, who will now be known as Sir Tom Jones, was invested under...

Coltrane And Staunton Honoured By Queen

HARRY POTTER giant ROBBIE COLTRANE and VERA DRAKE star IMELDA STAUNTON will both receive honours from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Coltrane, who plays Potter's over-sized friend HAGRID in the boy wizard series, is being...

Ure Gets Second Degree

Poverty campaigner MIDGE URE will be made an honorary Doctor of Music by Edinburgh University this summer (JUN06). It will be the Live 8 organiser and former ULTRAVOX singer's second honorary award - he received...

Sharon Osbourne Unites With Prince Charles

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has joined forces with British royal PRINCE CHARLES in a bid to inspire young people to transform their lives. The former reality TV star, whose husband OZZY once played a...

Prince William Building Lovenest

British royal PRINCE WILLIAM and his girlfriend KATE MIDDLETON will soon have their own private lovenest - built on QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Balmoral estate in Scotland. The former rabbit-trapper's cottage, which is surrounded by...

The Beatles Voted Iconic Brits

THE BEATLES have been voted Britain's most iconic image, while soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM and his wife VICTORIA represent the worst of British. Users of the internet search engine Seekport rated the Fab Four...

Aerosmith's Perry Wants To Play In Space

AEROSMITH guitarist JOE PERRY is eyeing up a new venue to make the band's next live show stratospheric - outer space. The veteran rocker feels he has to top OZZY OSBOURNE's legendary 2002 performance...

Mckellen To Entertain Friends

SIR IAN McKELLAN will host a one-man Georgian style recital at the home of his friend LORD ROGERS and his wife RUTH. The veteran actor, who was knighted for his outstanding work and contribution...

Queen Mother Memorial Planned

A permanent memorial to late British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER will be erected in London next year (07). The mother of current monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II died in March 2002 at the...

Mirren Worries About Her Damehood

Veteran actress DAME HELEN MIRREN is terrified of offending QUEEN ELIZABETH II by her portrayal of the British royal in new movie THE QUEEN. Mirren, who was made a Dame Commander Of The British...

New Play To 'Ridicule' British Royal Family

A new play is set to make a mockery of the British royal family when it opens in London in the spring (06). The new work created by theatre critics TOBY YOUNG and LLOYD...

Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual New Year Honours list. The 65-year-old, from Pontypridd in Wales, began his musical career...

Queen Scraps Traditional Sandringham Christmas

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II will abandon the traditional festive royal gathering at her Sandringham residence next year (06), after bowing to pressure from her son PRINCE CHARLES and his children. This Christmas (05)...

Queen Elizabeth Praises Courage And Generosity

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II will praise her public's courageous and generous responses to natural disasters and terrorist attacks during her traditional Christmas Day (25DEC05) speech. In 2005 Britain faced terrorist attacks on London's...

Gorillaz Ape Royal Speech

DAMON ALBARN's animated rockers GORILLAZ are set to poke fun at a British festive tradition as they produce an alternative to QUEEN ELIZABETH II's speech this Christmas (05). The comic address - screened on...

Queen Grins And Bears It For 80th Birthday Portrait

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II has described a broadly smiling portrait commissioned for her 80th birthday as "very friendly" - despite the painter's admission she almost looked like a "butcher". The work, undertaken by...

Jimmy Page Picks Up Obe

Legendary guitarist JIMMY PAGE received his Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire (OBE) from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II in London today (14DEC05). The LED ZEPPELIN rocker, 61, was honoured by the...

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