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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...

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....

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...

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...

Beckhams Unite For Pop Reinvention

Soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM is extending his visit to Britain to support his wife VICTORIA as she launches her new hip-hop career - because she's nervous about the reception she'll receive. The former SPICE...

Victoria Beckham Struck Down With Flu

VICTORIA BECKHAM's chart comeback has hit a stumbling block, the singer is sick with the flu. The former SPICE GIRL was struck down while rehearsing promo videos for double A-side single LET YOUR HEAD...

Unprecedented Security For Royal Variety Performance

Stars including LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, WESTLIFE and DANIEL BEDINGFIELD will be subject to unprecedented security when they perform at Britain's ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE tonight (24NOV03) due to fears of a terrorist attack. The British secret...

Bush's Royal Faux Pas

American President GEORGE W BUSH got on the wrong side of British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II by bringing five personal cooks to Buckingham Palace during his stay this week (ends21NOV03). According to sources in...

Burrell Accused In Royal Imposter Scam

DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' controversial former butler PAUL BURRELL has been accused of helping a fake footman win a job at BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Burrell - who caused much upset recently for revealing secrets about...

Yorke Leads Anti-bush Protests

RADIOHEAD's THOM YORKE has led musicians' protests against American President GEORGE W BUSH's official trip to Britain. The singer slammed British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for inviting the "religious lunatic" to the country yesterday...

Countess Of Wessex Gives Birth To Girl

British royal PRINCE EDWARD's wife, the COUNTESS OF WESSEX, has given birth to a baby girl by emergency Caesarean section, London's BUCKINGHAM PALACE has announced. The palace says the baby, who was born several...

Jamie Oliver Dresses Down For Royal Honour

Celebrity chef JAMIE OLIVER received a special royal commendation from Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (29OCT03) - and he opted to dress down for the occasion. The NAKED CHEF star was made...

Prince Philip Blasts Burrell For Leaking Diana Notes

British royal PRINCE PHILIP has slammed DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' butler PAUL BURRELL for publishing private letters he wrote to her during the demise of her marriage to son PRINCE CHARLES. The husband of...

Bryan Adams' Queen Elizabeth Snap To Be Canadian Stamp

A photograph of Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II taken by rocker BRYAN ADAMS will be used for a Canadian stamp. The SUMMER OF '69 rocker took the picture while attending the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations...

Sting's 'Dream' Come True

STING was made a COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE by QUEEN ELIZABETH II at BUCKINGHAM PALACE yesterday (9OCT03) - and described the experience as "a dream". The 52-year-old, real name GORDON SUMNER, was awarded...

Keith Richards' Nine-day Party

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS once stayed awake for nine days - but claims he was simply too busy to sleep. The wild-living HONKY TONK WOMAN performer was not trying to break any records,...

Richard Chamberlain: 'The Night I Saved Princess Margaret'

THORN BIRDS star RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN deems the night he whisked the late British royal PRINCESS MARGARET away from a drunk actor as the best moment in his long career. The 69-year-old screen star dined...

Witherspoon Dreams Of Tea With The Queen

REESE WITHERSPOON has just one complaint about Britain - QUEEN ELIZABETH II has yet to agree to dine with the actress's young daughter. Reese, who is pregnant with her second child by CRUEL INTENTIONS...

Ozzy Osbourne Has Parliamentary Approval

Ageing rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE has a surprising fan - British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR. Blair has been outed as a fan of Osbourne's raucous sound by gravel-voiced crooner JOE COCKER, who claims the...

Pierce Brosnan Awarded Honorary Obe

JAMES BOND hunk PIERCE BROSNAN is being awarded an honourary ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE) from QUEEN ELIZABETH II. The distinction is in recognition of the DIE ANOTHER DAY star's work for numerous...

Justin Timberlake's Date With The Queen

Red-hot pop prince JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has been asked to perform for Britain's QUEEN ELIZABETH II. The ROCK YOUR BODY hunk has been requested to appear at this November's (03) ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE, which is...

Ridley Scott Knighted By Queen

Veteran movie director and producer SIR RIDLEY SCOTT has received a knighthood from QUEEN ELIZABETH II in honour of his substantial contribution to the British film industry. Sir Ridley - famed for directing films...

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