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Kate Middleton ‘show off’, ‘flaunts’ and ‘parades’ her tummy at Sports Aid (photos)

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THE Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of SportsAid, was playing volleyball during her visit to the Copper Box at the former Olympic Park, in east London. She was there to see how young athletes are benefiting from help from one of her charities. She played some port. At one point her top rode up. The Mail seized on it.

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Posted: 19th, October 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas’ Wedding Feast: Iced Swedes

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PRINCE Harry is getting married to Cressida Bonas (fnar!). Well, so says heat magazine, which reveals:

“Harry’s been training in Iceland . . . and has fallen in love with the country. He wants to take Cressida to the famous Ice Hotel and then pop the question.”

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Posted: 18th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Michael Of Kent: ‘Don’t be up too late, darling’ and notes on a plain Ryvita

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PLUGGING her book of fiction The Queen of Four Kingdoms (‘The epic true story of a rich and riveting period of French and English history, all witnessed by the captivating and complex heroine Yolande”), Princess Michael of Kent shows off some remarkable gems. She remains very uncommon in the Sunday Times interview:

I have a tray brought to my bedroom at 9am. Breakfast is served on my Herend china and I sit in an old armchair so I can read the papers. I have zero-fat yoghurt with cinnamon, which is meant to be a fat-burner, and a pot of ginger tea made with grated ginger. This I have with lavender honey and one plain Ryvita. Life is a battle against the expanding waistline, so some mornings I just have a fresh juice made from five vegetables that my manicurist told me about. It’s frightfully good.

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Posted: 13th, October 2013 | In: Books, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana: Soldier N says the SAS didn’t kill her but the Daily Express isn’t listening

THE Daily Express continues to report on the SAS and the death of Princess Diana. Today, the paper of repetition presses f9 on the keyboard to create the headline:

“DIANA: POLICE ORDERED TO HUNT FOR SAS ASSASSIN”

 

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Posted: 12th, October 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buckingham Palace hosts its first football match: photos

TODAY Buckingham Palace hosted a football match. The Duke of Cambridge and members of the Royal household were there to see Polytechnic FC take on the Civil Service FC. The Duke of Cambridge, president of the FA, helped organise the event, the first of its kind at Queen Elizabeth II’s London home, as part of the Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

The game ended in a draw: One-one-one-one-one etc…

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Posted: 7th, October 2013 | In: Royal Family, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana Musical creator says Diana killed by remote control device (now sing-along)

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FOLLOWING the Star’s wowsome news that Princess Diana tipped William to marry Kate Middleton despite dying four years before the couple met, the paper says “DI MURDER AUTHOR” has received threats to “shut up” or die.

ROYAL author Brian Watson received chilling death threats after claiming Princess Diana’s fatal crash was caused by assassins, he revealed last night.

Nigel Pauley adds:

The biographer says he was about to make his theory public when he got a phone call telling him: “Drop the idea if you value your family’s life.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana could see into the future, says Daily Star

PRINCESS Diana. If she could see into the future, why didn’t she put her seatbelt on?

We’ll put that question to her when we catch up for tea at her home on the fabled Sixth Floor of Harvey Nichols.

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As for the story, well, meet Lana Marks:

Lana, a handbag designer and Di’s closest confidante, says Kate, 31, ticks every single box set out by Diana, even down to the colour of her hair.

“Kate is absolutely everything Diana wanted,” she said. “She even said William’s wife would have dark hair. Diana wanted someone down-to-earth for William, with a close family unit so he could enjoy a normal family life. She wanted a future queen of the people, for the people.”

Such are the facts…

Posted: 29th, September 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana was murdered by Robin Cook and other claims that clear the media

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IT’S been pretty well established that paparazzi and the papers had a role to play in the death of Princess Diana. The Daily Mail was so contrite it famously stated that it would no longer buy paparazzi photos. And then it realised readers could see the crashed car all over the web so it went mad and bought up every paparazzi photo in the world and started ogling kids.

Today the Mail says the media had no part to play in Diana’s death whatsoever. It was the SAS wot dunnit.

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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cumbria’s Tommy Mattinson is the World Gurning Champion for the 15th year running

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AS Sharon Osbourne has taught us, one expression can get you a long way in showbiz. So it is for Cumbria’s Tommy Mattinson, who is the World Gurning Champion for the 15th year running.

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Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Superstars and Superfans: Paul Burrell is now as Royal as Princess Diana

Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, looks at a long, formal dinner dress in oyster duchesse satin, with a bolero jacket by Victor Edelstein that belonged to the Princess of Wales, in New York Monday Aug. 13, 2007. At left is the dress, valued at over $300,000 that is being offered on eBay through August 22, with proceeds going to the America's Promise charity which raises money for disadvantaged children. Burrell is returning as a judge for the second season of the WE cable television channel reality series "American Princess." At left is a positive negative black and white evening dress and bolero jacket by Murray Arbeid, second left is a long, formal dinner dress in oyster duchesse satin, with a bolero jacket by Victor Edelstein and at right is a long evening dress of back silk crepe and diamante paste embroidery by Catherine Walker, both of which also belonged to Princess Diana. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

PAUL Burrell is plugging his TLC show Superstars and Superfans.

From the makers of Sky1’s Pineapple Dance Studios, Superstars and Superfans follows the lives of some of the UK’s most dedicated and obsessed celebrity fans, providing a glimpse into the eccentric world of these real-life celebrity devotees, while also delving deep into the lives of the celebrities over whom the superfans obsess. What happens when their worlds collide?

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This series we meet superfans including Jax who has an obsession with Shane Lynch from Boyzone and has an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ dedicated to all things Shane Lynch, she even has her very own personal fantasy world – “Lynch Land” where she meets Shane and plays out their would-be life together, Victoria whose obsession revolves around Westlife, she has created her very own Westlife ‘hall of fame’ in her hallway, dubbed the Westlife Passage with pictures of her favourite stars, and Theresa whose obsession with Rod Stewart has seen her attend over 150 of his concerts and keeps a momentum of each one in her ‘Rod Room.’

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Posted: 16th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1982: When Michael Fagan met the Queen in her bedroom and urinated on the corgi food

MICHAEL FAGAN IN LONDON TODAY WHEN HE WAS PLACED ON PROBATION FOR THREE YEARS FOR ASSALUTING THREE POLICEMEN AND USING THREATENING BEHAVIOUR. FAGAN, 32, AN UNEMPLOYED PAINTER FROM HOLOWAY, LONDON, APPEARED AT HIGHBURY CORNER MAGISTRATES COURT FOR SENTENCING AFTER ADMITTING THE OFFENCES AT AN EARLIER HEARING. More than 6,000 mentally disturbed people have written to or visited royal palaces since 1993, according to a report published 9/6/99. Fagan broke into the Queen's bedroom at Buckingham Palace in 1982. 22/06/03 Experts were, baffled by how a man managed to evade a tight police cordon and allegedly climb on to the stage at Prince William s 21st birthday party last night as he was making a speech.    06/05/04: Michael Fagan, who broke into the Queen's bedroom at Buckingham Palace in March 1982 - she woke to find him sitting on her bed. A major review of security surrounding the royal family is being published later Thursday May 6, 2004. The report by the independent security commission comes after Daily Mirror journalist Ryan Parry got a job as a footman at Buckingham Palace ahead of George Bush's state visit last year, and is expected to call for tougher vetting of potential employees.

MICHAEL Fagan spent 10 minutes of 1982 talking to the Queen, who was in bed, after he climbed Buckingham Palace walls and up a drainpipe. It was the second time he’d broken into the Palace in a month.

He says of the latest incident of intruders in the Palace:

“I am really quite shocked after all that’s gone on, terrorist wise, that he could get in that easily. Security must have been pretty lax. I think there’s got to be some questions asked. It’s ridiculous. I think this time the Home Secretary should resign, no doubt about it, because he didn’t resign for me when I did it. But this time it’s deathly. Bombs going off everywhere and someone got that far, come on! We were told security was tightened after I got in.”

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Posted: 9th, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Palace break in: did any police think to search Prince Andrew?

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CONFUSION as to what really happened when a man was found in Buckingham Palace tourist trail after hours (the Mirror says he’d paid to be there; the Indy said he scaled 12 floors) was only made worse when two days later Prince Andrew was challenged by police. Did they pull gins. Yes, says the Express. No, say the police.

Andrew went on the record:

“The police have a difficult job to do balancing security for the Royal Family and deterring intruders, and sometimes they get it wrong. I am grateful for their apology and look forward to a safe walk in the garden in the future.”

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Posted: 9th, September 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pippa Middleton shows off her latest arse in fu**ing red trousers

Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson watch on Centre Court during day eleven of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

PIPPA Middleton has a new arse, and she’s keen to show it off to one and all.

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Posted: 9th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Palace police mistake Prince Andrew for terrorist as burlgar pays for a private tour

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TO Buckingham Palace, where the talk is of terrorists. Sky News says

A security review has been launched after a break-in at Buckingham Palace when a man scaled a fence to get inside the Queen’s home. Police said the man had been found “in an area currently open to the public during the day” and was arrested for burglary, trespass and criminal damage. A second man was arrested outside the palace for conspiracy to commit burglary following the incident shortly before 10.30pm on Monday.

An inner-city mansion packed with shiny things is always going to be a target.

The Telegraph thunders from its front page:

Palace break in: terrorist warning

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Posted: 8th, September 2013 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana was murdered by a former SAS prisoner who hated his wife, says Daily Express

PRINCESS Diana is back in the news. The Daily Express leads with a shocker:

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Posted: 7th, September 2013 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana gives five stars to Naomi Watts’ Her Last Love film

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NAOMI WATTS is plugging her new film, Her Last Love, the story of her rumoured love affair with Dr Hasnat Khan:

“There were definitely moments when I felt Diana’s presence – I dreamed about her a lot, too, and that’s a first,’ says Naomi Watts. ‘I kept wondering to myself: “Would she have liked it?” So I found myself constantly asking for her permission to carry on. I had saturated myself with Diana and her life and I felt this enormous responsibility of playing this iconic woman.  It felt like I was spending a lot of time with her. There was one particular moment when I felt her permission was granted. That won’t sound right in print, I know.”

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Posted: 6th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Faces of the day: The Princess Diana fans

John Loughrey (centre) looks at tributes left outside Kensington Palace, London, as a couple embrace, on the anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash in central Paris along with Dodi Fayed.

FACES of August 31 2013: John Loughrey (centre) looks at tributes left outside Kensington Palace, London, as a couple embrace, on the anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash in central Paris along with Dodi Fayed.

Well, was she slotted? Or does she live on the fabled Sixth Floor of Harvey Nichols department store?

 

Posted: 2nd, September 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princess Diana murdered by a mentally ill SAS fantasist

Police services prepare to take away the car in which Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash that also killed her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the chauffeur. The crash happened shortly after midnight in a tunnel along the Seine River at the Pont de l Alma bridge, while paparazzi on motorcycles were following her car.

THE silly season was punctuated by the return of Princess Diana. News was that someone in or close to the SAS murdered Di. So said “Soldier N”. The story was broken by Channel 4, which noted:

“The allegations, if true, ask some serious questions  of Soldier N’s mental state of health”

Soldier N’s shocker was first made in a letter written in 2011 by his in-laws. This note was part of the second court martial against one of N’s colleagues’s, namely sniper Sgt Danny Nightingale who was found with a stack of ammo and a Glock pistol in his possession – souvenirs of overseas ops. N was testifying against Nightingale.

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Posted: 30th, August 2013 | In: News, Royal Family | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince George: Duchess Kate’s former piano teacher creates a song from the baby’s viewpoint

In the safe hands of the Duke of Cambridge, the royal couple and their son Prince George of Cambridge who was born yesterday, leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in west London.

HOW did you celebrate the birth of Prince George? The Duchess’s former piano teacher, Daniel Nicholls, has created the tune First Breath. He tells Hello! it’s “a song about birth from the baby’s point of view”.

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Posted: 10th, August 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince Charles cashes in on Prince George with a range of tat and drugs paraphenalia

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Posted: 31st, July 2013 | In: Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince George: The Daily Mirror fills pages with hate and love for Royal baby

HOW does the Daily Mirror report on Prince George? With confusion, covering all angles in a welter of hagiographic praise and anti-monarchical rants presented as Republicanism:

Today The People (the Mirror’s Sunday cousin) tells readers:

Prince William is to take newborn son George to Princess Diana’s grave at the Althorp estate, the Sunday People can reveal.

The emotional pilgrimage to Diana’s resting place at the Spencer family’s ancestral home will be made by Wills and wife Kate this autumn.

Why wait until autumn? Why a pilgrimage? The headline says he has made the trip a “vow”.

In other news on Prince George in today’s Mirror:

 

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Anyone else think it bit off to call a week-old child a “bore”?

Posted: 28th, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The funniest moments from the Royal baby coverage on BBC and Sky News

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FOR those of you who missed the Royal Baby Prince George coverage on the telly, here are a few highlights to keep as souvenirs:

Kay Burley gets a Brazilian

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Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Belfast and Dublin received news of Prince George’s birth

SO. How did the Sun’s Dublin and Belfast editions celebrate the birth of Prince George?

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Posted: 25th, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0