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Sir Peter Ustinov Honoured With A Public Memorial Ceremony

OSCAR-winning actor SIR PETER USTINOV was honoured yesterday (03APR04) with a public memorial ceremony in Geneva's ST PETER CATHEDRAL. The London-born actor and entertaining raconteur, who passed away in Switzerland earlier this week (28MAR04),...

Ray Davies Back In Hospital

Ailing rocker RAY DAVIES has returned to hospital, as he struggles to recover from a gun shot wound sustained in January (04). THE KINKS singer, who was shot as he pursued an attacker in...

Driver Distracted During Meeting With The Queen

British actress MINNIE DRIVER had a bizarre meeting with QUEEN ELIZABETH II - because she was fixated with the flies buzzing around the monarch's hat. The brunette beauty met the royal matriarch at a...

Cherie Blair Gets Tips From Vivienne Westwood

British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR's wife CHERIE has turned to an unlikely source for fashion tips about her husband's wardrobe - punk mastermind VIVIENNE WESTWOOD. At the recent Britain's WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT reception at...

Sir Peter Ustinov Dies Aged 82

Acting legend SIR PETER USTINOV has died aged 82. The London-born actor and entertaining raconteur passed away in Switzerland yesterday (28MAR04). His acting career spanned more than 60 years - including ACADEMY AWARDS...

Ex Monkee Pulls Out Of UK Tour

Former MONKEES star DAVY JONES has been forced to pull out of his British tour due to a lack of ticket sales. The 58-year-old actor/singer, who featured in the hit 60s American boy band,...

Ben Kingsley Proud Of His Knighthood

British thespian SIR BEN KINGSLEY is immensely proud of his knighthood - and loves being called "Sir Ben". The OSCAR-winning actor was honoured by QUEEN ELIZABETH II in 2001's New Year's Honours list....

Potter Power At The Queen's Women Of Excellence Bash

HARRY POTTER author JK ROWLING was stunned by the conversation at Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Women of Excellence lunch - as the most popular topic was her magical books. The Scotland-based writer was among...

Beckham's Royal Snub

VICTORIA BECKHAM is fuming after she was left off the guest list to British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II's lunch at BUCKINGHAM PALACE to commemorate this year's (04) INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY. The English monarch will...

Queen To Hold Celebrity-packed Women's Bash

A host of female celebrities including HARRY POTTER author JK ROWLING, HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY and model TWIGGY have been invited to a women-only party at Buckingham Palace in London. The British monarch, QUEEN ELIZABETH...

Knighted Kingsley Longed For Recognition

OSCAR-winning actor SIR BEN KINGSLEY is delighted his knighthood propelled him to a higher status, because he had always longed to be "seen and heard". The GANDHI star admits he developed an urge to...

Sports Star Romancing Royalty

Reports of a romance between British royal ZARA PHILLIPS and ENGLAND rugby WORLD CUP winner MIKE TINDALL have fuelled after the pair enjoyed a night out together. The sports hero, 25, has denied dating...

Ozzy Wants To Be Knighted

British rocker OZZY OSBOURNE is urging QUEEN ELIZABETH II to award him a knighthood. The former BLACK SABBATH star, whose hellraising reputation peaked when he bit the head off a live bat during a...

Prince Returns Favour To Ozzy

PRINCE CHARLES sent injured OZZY OSBOURNE a get-well gift, because the rocker donated $18,000 (GBP10,000) to royal charities after appearing at THE QUEEN's Jubilee concert. Former BLACK SABBATH frontman-turned-MTV reality star Ozzy was stunned...

Diana Feared Charles Was Plotting To Kill Her

DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES told former butler PAUL BURRELL she suspected ex-husband PRINCE CHARLES was plotting to kill her. British newspaper the DAILY MIRROR today (6JAN04) printed a copy of a letter Diana sent...

Princess Anne Forced To Take Dog To Psychologist

LATEST: British royal PRINCESS ANNE has been ordered to send her pet bull terrier dog to an animal psychologist to avoid having it destroyed. The pooch attacked one of her mother QUEEN ELIZABETH II's...

Burrell To Name Diana 'Plotter'?

Former royal butler PAUL BURRELL is preparing to reveal the identity of the man the late DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES suspected of plotting to kill her. Burrell, who revealed last year (03) he possessed...

Pete Postlethwaite Receives Obe

Veteran actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE has received an ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE) from Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II, for services to drama. THE USUAL SUSPECTS actor, 58, was surprised to be named in the...

Clapton Gets Cbe Honour From British Queen

Legendary guitarist ERIC CLAPTON has been awarded a COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (CBE) by Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II, for services to music. The 58-year-old LAYLA rocker - who received an ORDER OF THE...

Sir Ian Slams Honours System

Despite accepting a knighthood in 1991, SIR IAN McKELLEN is a fierce critic of Britain's honours system. Just a day after it was revealed that stars like DAVID BOWIE had refused honours from QUEEN...

Bowie Snubbed Royal Honour, Secret List Reveals

Rocker DAVID BOWIE has been revealed to have snubbed a royal honour, as a list of 300 people who turned down awards has been leaked. According to a secret Whitehall file obtained by British...

Justin Darkness Delivers Mtv Christmas Message

Frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS of supergroup THE DARKNESS is to deliver an alternative Christmas message to Britain on music channel MTV. The rocker will be pitted against British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II, making her annual...

British Queen In Cancer Scare

British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II is at the centre of a cancer scare - just days after undergoing an operation on her knee. While the Queen was under anaesthetic for routine surgery on her...

Beckham 'Queen's Speech' Rumours Rubbished

British TV network CHANNEL 4 have rubbished reports they've recruited VICTORIA BECKHAM to deliver an ALTERNATIVE QUEEN'S SPEECH this Christmas. The former SPICE GIRL was claimed to have recorded a message to be broadcast...

Jagger Plans To Hide Knighthood From Richards

ROLLING STONE SIR MICK JAGGER is begging Britain's QUEEN not to release images of footage of him being knighted later this month (12DEC03) - because he's terrified of upsetting bandmate KEITH RICHARDS even more....

Mirren Bans Press From Damehood Investiture

British movie veteran DAME HELEN MIRREN has banned any video footage or photographs of her investiture at Buckingham Palace being made available to the press. The CALENDER GIRLS actress is notoriously media-shy and has...

Jagger's Knighthood Woes

ROLLING STONES rocker SIR MICK JAGGER has been forced to reschedule his visit to Buckingham Palace to collect his Knighthood - after fearing he would be upstaged by British rugby hero JONNY WILKINSON. The...

Posh's Tears For Becks

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM was so moved to see husband DAVID being presented with an ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE) that she cried. The WANNABE singer accompanied her husband to Britain's Buckingham...

Queen 'Honoured' To Hand Beckham Award

LATEST: QUEEN ELIZABETH II thrilled DAVID BECKHAM when she told the soccer ace it was "an honour" for her to hand him his ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE). The ENGLAND captain received the...

Royal Baby Named

British royal PRINCE EDWARD and his wife SOPHIE have finally named their baby daughter LOUISE. BUCKINGHAM PALACE announced earlier today (26NOV03) that the infant - who was born by emergency Caesarean on 8 November...

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