Royal Family Category
The Royal Family, the House of Windsor, in the news and on a horse
I am worried about The Queen. She appears to be out canvassing for UKIP.
Come the revolution…
Harry will spend the summer working alongside conservation groups in Africa before “actively considering other longer term employment opportunities”.
A straw poll of the Anroak office reveals that 98% of us believe Harry should consider a life of being stinking rich and indulged.
One per cent say he should look to break as many Guinness World Records as he can.
The remainder think he should live in a tent with Prince Edward.
Prince Charles wants to kick his younger brother Prince Andrew out of the Royal Family, says the website Celebrity Dirty Laundry. Andrew, once billed as ‘Air Miles Andy’ and ‘Randy Andy’ is now “alleged teen sex slave offender Andy”. He’s accused of shagging Victoria Roberts, who claims she was a 17 -year-old sex slave when she rubbed Andrew’s body at one of billionaire paedo /billionaire playboy / billionaire genius Jeffrey Epstein’s homes.
The story is rooted in sources talking to the Daily Mail. Katie Nicholl begins with a question:
What IS the problem with the Princes? Charles won’t give Andrew a vote of confidence, a party invite – or a place on the balcony
Is Andrew stood looking up at Charles’ Juliette balcony, one the would-be human tampon shares with his tame begonia and the woman who was once his mistress?
Nicholl then begins:
The clinking of cutlery and popping of corks could be heard from the other end of the corridor. Behind the partly closed gilt doors of the grand dining room at Buckingham Palace, the Prince of Wales was holding court with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. The celebration to mark his 66th birthday was in full swing, with the couple’s closest friends charging their crystal glasses to toast the Prince.
Eat yer liver out, Barbra Cartland.
At the other end of the Palace, Prince Andrew was in his private residence sharing a low-key supper with a friend or two of his own. Sources close to the Duke of York’s circle say he had not been invited to the party and did not want to spend the evening alone.
Most sane people would rather drink their own urine than listen to Prince Charles hold court or share a simple supper with Andrew. As we wander around Buck House looking for a McDonald’s franchise, Nicholl harps on about how Charles is disapproving of the allegation that Andrew had sex with “a minor” – although, we must state, a minor under Florida not UK law and that Andy denies any wrongdoing – “the shutters have come down” on “Andrew’s darkest hours”.
A source then arrives from the 1950s to explain:
‘The froideur is worse than ever,’ the friend said. ‘Charles considers the whole sex scandal degrading, damaging and very embarrassing. He thinks that his brother has made some very bad decisions but he has said nothing to Andrew, he simply hasn’t communicated with him at all. There’s been a very icy silence.’
‘I was told never to mention Andrew’s name in the Prince of Wales’s company,’ the source revealed.
Readers are then treated to lines that should cause no end of eye rolling and giggles:
Charles considers the whole sex scandal degrading, damaging and very embarrassing… Andrew has been relying heavily on the support of his immediate family. His ex-wife Sarah Ferguson was the first to rush to his defence, saying on American television that Andrew is a ‘humongously good man’.
If there was ever the moment for two men to unite over a humongous laugh, that must be it.
The Express puts the other side:
A spokesman for Clarence House last night said that suggestions of such a break down in the brothers’ relationship were “categorically untrue”.
However, a friend of a prominent royal family member said that Charles has not written to Andrew for months.
They share a home and write letters to one another? Do they eschew stamps and just draw a cartoon of ‘mum’ in the top corner before popping the missives into a flunkey’s letter box mouth or between their buttocks? And whatever happened to shouting?
Over in the Telegraph we get news that Roberts was no sex slave.
Former friends of the woman who has claimed that she slept with Prince Andrew have disputed her claims that she was a sex slave.
Associates of Virginia Roberts said that she ‘never looked like she was being held captive’ and that she lived the high life earning thousands of dollars.
They said that she was ‘head b****’ of a group of 10 girls who worked for billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his mansion and that she would ‘brag’ about her earnings.
That’s former friends for you, or not friends at all, as we call them.
The ‘former friend’ is Philip Guderyon, who “used to hook up with Roberts and drive her to and from Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Fla.” Says the man with a story to sell, sorry, tell in the New York Daily News:
“She’d have like nine or 10 girls she used to bring to him… She never looked like she was being held captive. She and the other girls would walk out of there smiling, with their little bathing suits on, like they had just come from the beach. She’d have like four grand. And then I’d take them all to the mall and they’d get their nails done.”
Crystal Figueroa, whose brother dated Roberts in the early 2000s, adds:
“She’d say to me, ‘Do you know any girls who are kind of slutty? She would always brag about all the money she had. I don’t think anybody was forcing her to do anything.”
What you think doesn’t matter. The law on consent is that below it you cannot agree to sex. As her brief chimes:
“To say that our client acquiesced in this abuse, or that the abuse was OK because she was paid for it — leaves out the fact that this is why we have laws in the United States to protect minor children who are groomed and sexually trafficked by adults,” lawyer Sigrid McCawley said.
Groomed. Tafficked. The language of child abuse is being used to explain Virginia Roberts’ life with Epstein.
In 1998, the 15-year-old Roberts was living in a substance abuse treatment facility in Lake Worth called Growing Together — according to Guderyon, who was there at the same time. That summer Roberts was recruited to provide massages for Epstein. She eventually moved in with Figueroa’s family in Royal Palm Beach.
“She was a very nice girl,” said Figueroa’s mother, Mara. “We didn’t have any problems with her.”
And neither did Epstein and his pals before she started to talk to the lawyers, allegedly…
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Kate Middleton news now. And the Daily Mail leads with the story of Kate’s roots. No, not her humble ‘doors-to-manual’ air hostess mum, tattooed unclear and Jewish grandpa, rather her hair roots, which are greying.
Kate Middleton is 33. And she’s got a spot of grey, or tipex in her thatch.
Overlooking the chance for 50 Shades of Grey pun – the Mail’s David Wilkes tells the full story on Page 7:
He tells us that young royal are “not immune to the ageing process”.
This is no shock to Mail readers who were told lat years that women start to grey at…33.
So. There you have it. Kate Middleton is human. The rest of them might be lizards, but not our Kate…
The story of Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, the womn who claims she had sex with him him when she was Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex slave, has slipped down the news cycle.
Randy Andy seems to have brushed the scare off. Indeed, the London Gazette says Andrew will be made a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy when he turns 55 next week. (And, no, that’s not a pun.)
Over in the Daily Mail, one of Andrew’s former lovers, Koo ‘Starkers’ Stark, is speaking in his defence. The American-born actress was 26 when she dated the Duke of York after his return from the Falklands War in 1982. They dated er for 18 months. The Duke married Sarah Ferguson in 1986. She says:
“I know too much about the media and the law courts to allow the disgrace of an innocent man. That is why I have decided to reveal some details of my relationship with Andrew. My view is clear: I believe him to be a good man and I believe I can help rebut, with authority, the allegations against him. Prince Andrew is a dear friend and godfather to my daughter. I’ve only known him to be honourable and honest, with Christian values. I couldn’t shrug off Virginia Roberts’ assassination of his character any more than he has been able to. He was being accused of the very worst kind of behaviour. The stain on his reputation is spilling across his life like blood from a new wound.”
…my experience of being with Andrew on our first date in Bewicks informed me of the effect he has on any gathering, be it a restaurant, a club or a Royal court. Conversation drops. Body language changes. There is a bow wave of deference. But Ms Roberts will have us believe this extraordinary hour in Prince Andrew’s life passed unchronicled.
Well, yeah. Do we know everything he does? And, in any case, men of money power cannot be abusers:
The media heard Prince Charles’ words on race relations. Discussing the radicalisation of young Britons, Prince Charles told BBC radio:
“Well, of course, this is one of the greatest worries, I think, and the extent to which this is happening is the alarming part. And particularly in a country like ours where you know the values we hold dear. You think that the people who have come here, [are] born here, go to school here, would imbibe those values and outlooks…
“Christianity was founded in the Middle East which we often forget. From a morale point I hope it showed they were not forgotten. I wish I could do more. Many of us do wish we could do more. I think what doesn’t bear thinking about is people of one faith, a believer, could kill another believer. That’s the totally bewildering aspect in our day and age.”
The Daily Mail heard that, too, and told its readers:
Prince Charles risked provoking a new political and religious storm yesterday when he said Muslims living in the UK should follow British values.
Prince Charles last night called for a halt to the persecution of Christians by Islamic State and other militant Islamic groups, telling them bluntly: ‘We were in the Middle East before you.’
“No, I didn’t describe myself as a defender: I said I would rather be seen as ‘Defender of Faith’, all those years ago, because, as I tried to describe, I mind about the inclusion of other people’s faiths and their freedom to worship in this country. And it’s always seemed to me that, while at the same time being Defender of the Faith, you can also be protector of faiths. It was very interesting that 20 years or more after I mentioned this – which has been frequently misinterpreted – the Queen, in her Jubilee address to the faith leaders, said that as far as the role of the Church of England is concerned, it is not to defend Anglicanism to the exclusion of other religions. Instead, the Church has a duty to protect the free practice of all faiths in this country. I think in that sense she was confirming what I was really trying to say – perhaps not very well – all those years ago. And so I think you have to see it as both. You have to come from your own Christian standpoint – in the case I have as Defender of the Faith – and ensuring that other people’s faiths can also be practised.”
Prince Andrew and Virgina Roberts share the Sun’s front page. It’s the story of sex and slavery.
It’s the story of “MY SEX WITH ANDY AND 8 GIRLS.” Wow! Prince Andrew had sex with “girls”! Eight of them!
The story begins:
THE “slave” who claims she was forced to sleep with Prince Andrew said he once had sex with her and eight girls.
Robert is the self-confessed ‘slave’ who fled her paedophile captor whilst on a massage learning course in Thailand.
Virginia Roberts, 31, said the orgy took place on his paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein’s private island.
Sarah, Duchess of York, is on NBC’s the Today Show talking about herself. She tells viewers of her work as ambassador for the Institute of Global Health Improvement at Imperial College London.
If your first reaction is to wonder if that institute exists, know that it does. A quick search reveals that “The Institute of Global Health Innovation is working to improve the health of people and reduce health inequalities throughout the world.”
The Prince Andrew sex scandal continues to entertain.
The Sun leads with the story of Randy Andy and fragrant Virginia Roberts, who claims the prince shagged her when she was 17.
The age of consent in Florida is 18.
But the really grim news is that Sarah Ferguson is back!
The story of Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, the woman who alleges he shagged her when she was underage, rumbles on.
Today Her Majesty the Queen is the star turn in the dock of public opinion.
Poor old Queeny, getting dragged into her feckless son’s mess. And it would be Randy Andy, wouldn’t it, the Prince Harry prototype, the spare-to-the-heir’s war veteran and shagger. If Pricne Charles were getting an ‘erotic massage’ from a teenager, as the fragrant Roberts alleges, he’d still be checking the oils for ethical sources and apologising to the grass for stealing its essentials. Prince Edward would have kept his vest, Y-fronts and brogues on.
So. It’s Andy.
The story of Prince Andrew and the allegedly underage “sex slave” Virginia Roberts is back in the news.
The front pages are full of lurid allegations against the Duke of York, formerly known as Randy Andy.
The story can be summed up simply. The BBC does a decent job:
Buckingham Palace has denied “any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors” by Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers. A woman named him in documents she filed in a Florida court over how prosecutors handled a case against financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The woman is 30-year-old Virginia Roberts. The story is not new.
She claims that between 1999 and 2002 she was forced by Epstein to have sex with the prince when she was a minor.
Avoiding Christmas Holiday Headaches
We have this idea that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it doesn’t take long for the Xmas shopping and TV ads to weigh you down. And then you have to preheat the oven and manage a hectic Christmas Kitchen – as well as your guests. Or even if you escape the cooking duties, someone needs to play referee and calm the obligatory family bust up.
Let’s face it, Christmas isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and just when you’re ready to sleep off the drinks and roast turkey it’s time to count down the new year. While 18 million UK adults worry about how they will fund Christmas as the cost of living and financial pressures increase. However the holiday season doesn’t have to be a headache if you follow these simple guidelines.
Avoid the queues
Christmas shopping is enough to drain the festive spirit out of anyone – before holiday season even begins. Not only do you have to buy the gifts themselves but you always face that awkward moment when someone hands you a present and you have nothing in return.
You may not be able to please everyone this Christmas, but you can save yourself some seasonal stress by hitting the shops early. There’s nothing worse than leaving it all the last minute and having to wrestle the queues on Christmas eve. Better yet, you can start early and get your gifts online to save those cold winter shopping trips altogether.
Gear up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
You can even save yourself a bundle if you get involved in the retail phenomenon called Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Borrowed from our friends in the States, these are the two biggest days on the shopping calendar. The concept is still fairly new over here, but you can bag yourself some early bargains on Friday 28 November and Monday 1 December.
Last year Amazon slashed prices on over 2,000 products and John Lewis took up to £200 off selected laptops and TVs. More UK retailers are getting involved in the action this year too – so be sure to make your Xmas budget go further with some holiday discounts.
Cut down the kitchen hours
When it comes to Christmas and Boxing Day nobody has it harder than the poor souls in the kitchen. But these days there’s no need to slave away over the festive season. Supermarkets offer up some stunning Christmas food to order – from Norfolk Black free range Turkey dishes to luxurious deserts.
You’ll be amazed by the quality of food available and – more importantly – it comes with less stress and more quality time to spend with the family. Of course you don’t have to give up on the kitchen entirely, but a helping hand means you can focus on enjoying your holidays.
Families can be a funny thing and it almost wouldn’t be Christmas without the odd argument. Full glasses and festive stress can be a toxic combination and there’s no hiding when the whole family gets together. Unresolved issues, different political views and previous holiday bust-ups can resurface in a flash. And we all have that one relative who specialises in upsetting everyone at the dinner table.
So try to sort out any running problems before the family meets up. Get in touch with any confrontational individuals early on and get them on board. Involve them in the build up and preparation on the day to make them feel a part of things. You never know, a peaceful day may become just as important to them as it is you – while they’ll have less time to top up on the Bucks Fizz.
Don’t forget to enjoy it!
The holiday season is supposed to be a joy for everyone – and that includes you! So don’t get so caught up in creating the perfect Christmas that you can’t enjoy it yourself. Plan ahead and get things moving early so you have plenty of time and no reason to panic. While it pays to pencil in some time to yourself so you can get away form it all – even if it’s just a quiet bath before everyone arrives.
Make a point of doing the things you want to do over the festive period as well – and don’t mind others if they don’t want join you. If you fancy a Christmas Day walk with the dog, go for it and welcome anyone who wants to join. Those who don’t can stay behind and everyone will have a better time for it. If everybody gets to do their thing over the holiday season and things are planned out carefully, there’s no reason you can’t make it through to the new year without the usual headaches. Except from the night before perhaps.
This week columnists have been earning their crust by talking about Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, who was on a money-raising mission to New York:
Louise Mensch in the Sun:
KATE MIDDLETON has taken over New York City – and just like Diana with Charles before her, NOBODY is looking at Prince William. But pity our poor princess. Like many pregnant women, she’s being treated as public property and expected to smile coyly if all and sundry poke and grab her without permission.
Much-loved Kate was the subject of snooty headlines going “Oooh-la-la — Hoity-Toity Royal Protocol” because she didn’t LOVE it when a basketball star not only hugged her but then casually slid his hand down the small of her back and grabbed her waist.
As she wrapped gifts for charity in a Harlem pit-stop, some woman rudely tapped her on the shoulder and said: “Keep wrapping.”
What, had she stopped? Is she a naughty schoolgirl you have to keep in line?…
It isn’t fawning to treat another country’s dignitaries with respect, it’s an extension of our regard for their citizens.
That’s why we don’t say “Wotcha Bozza” to the President or “Hey Short Stuff, your girlfriend is mad as a box of frogs, no pun intended” when Francois Hollande meets David Cameron at a summit.
Sun readers hear you, Louise:
Sure, Delors was then President of the European Commission, but he was also foreign and used to make a point.
But mostly, the insistence that Kate is public property is rude and unacceptable beyond the fact that she is in line to be Queen one day. It’s rude because she’s a woman. LeBron, you may be big and famous but she just met you. Did she ASK you to grab her waist or run your hands down her back? You are a complete stranger.
Isn’t it funny how these full-body hugs and affection gestures never go towards the MEN in our royal family?
Princess Beatrice has been ‘HACKED”.
Not to death. Her phone calls have been recorded. This hacking has to do with her salary.
As the Mirror reports:
Hackers working for North Korea are thought to have been behind the security breach in revenge for a new film The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. It mocks the country’s leader Kim Jong-un.
A FIRST look at The Queen’s first tweet, with the BBC and @WolfgangDikface:
KATE Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant. You might have heard. She gets morning sickness, which means she doesn’t fancy being on display as Prince William’s ‘brood mare’. But now she’s back! And it’s presented by the media as being a kind of magick:
Like the grinning Cheshire Cat, Kate Middleton “reappears” in the Times:
KATE Middleton Pregnancy Watch – Day 10:
The BBC has ” BREAKING NEWS”.
Shares in Dulux/brasso in Malta go through floor!
THE Express led with a photograph of Pricness Diana in the slot reserved for Harvey Nichol’s most famous resident and Madeleiene McCann. And the headline: “Hollywood film to claim Diana was murdered.”
James Murray has an “EXCLUSIVE”:
EXCLUSIVE: Hitchcock darling Tippi Hedren looking to back Princess Diana conspiracy film
Yes. The film has yet to be made. It’s yet to be funded. It’s non-filmed film that exists only as an idea.
HOLLYWOOD star Tippi Hedren is considering backing a film suggesting Princess Diana was murdered.
TUC leader Frances O’Grady was talking about the ficional TV show Downton Abbey and was about to mention the fictional book Bridehead Revisisted when the BBC interrupted her culture review for breaking news that Kate Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant.
Always good when the satire writes itself.
KATE Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her second child. The media reacts:
The spare is on its way. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby, it was announced today in a public statement that came close to repeating the drama of the news of her first pregnancy two years ago. Once more the Duchess is suffering from acute morning sickness – and once more the couple have been bounced into revealing the news earlier than they would have liked.
The 1995 Canada Referendum Hoax: Listen To The Queen Talking To A Radio DJ She Thought Was The Prime Minister
IN 1995, Canada was saved from destruction by the desperation of Canada’s prime minister, Jean Chrétien, and a sudden and passionate mobilisation of the “No” vote. The country voted. And Quebec would not leave Canada.
But it was close. The “No” campaign won, but only by a small margin — 50.6% to 49.4%.
Her Majesty The Queen had been worried, commenting, “It sounds as though the referendum may go the wrong way”. We know she said that because her telephone conversation with a radio DJ pretending to be Chrétien was broadcast to the nation.
THIS is a memo on British newspapers by American diplomat for King George VI’s 1939 visit to the US: