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Princess Diana murdered by a mentally ill SAS fantasist

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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

171337891 Prince George: Duchess Kates former piano teacher creates a song from the babys viewpoint

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:

 

the people royal family Prince George: The Daily Mirror fills pages with hate and love for Royal baby

 

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

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

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?

dublin How Belfast and Dublin received news of Prince Georges birth

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


The Guardian’s snobby Republicans replace the Royal baby news of Comic Con and 2D heroes

guardian royal baby The Guardians snobby Republicans replace the Royal baby news of Comic Con and 2D heroes

THE Guardian gives its online readers two versions of its front page. If you’re interested in the celebrity news that everyone else is getting, you can read its welter of facts and details on the Royal baby. If you’re not, you can click a small grey box that says “Republican” and read about Comic Con, a San Diego event dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics“.

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Posted: 23rd, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Royal Baby: ‘Its a black boy’ on Sky News with Kate Burley (video)

royal baby black boy Royal Baby: Its a black boy on Sky News with Kate Burley (video)

SKY NEWS’ Kay Burley was LIVE! outsides St Mary’s hospital for the Royal baby’s emergence. She did not smoke. She did not not bite her nails. Burley Kate eased her nerves by talking and talking and talking. At one point she asked the crowd what they thought of the news. A woman said she had been hoping for a boy. The man next to her added “the news it said black boy”. Burley was lost for words. he just smirks:

Posted: 23rd, July 2013 | In: Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That Royal Baby – the newspaper front pages and ‘pull outs’ (with forceps)

A ROYAL baby is born. Hold everything. Was is over. Get the experts to pen 300 words on blue planceta:

 

What was Kate’s birth weight? Hopefully, the Express’ sister organ, OK!, will confront that question:

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Posted: 23rd, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brands use the royal baby to flog their crap – the best and worst examples of desperate marketing

ASK not what your  can do for your future King but what your future King can do for you. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son is but a few hours old and already he’s working  hard:

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Posted: 22nd, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Royal baby: Prince William beat Hospital at Ballinrobe

TO Ballinrobe, Ireland, for the result of the Tote Return Profits To Racing M’dn H’dle on the night of the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son:

1st King William
2nd 4L Hospital

Third was a delighted Camilla Parker Bowles ridden by the…

Posted: 22nd, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


PROOF! Kate Middleton gave birth last week (says US tabloid)

LAST week Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth. Well so said US Globe magazine:

Prince Charles’ drunken wife Camilla suffered a devastating secret collapse as it became clear new mom Kate and her baby are going to be…

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Posted: 22nd, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Royal baby: Lupo the dog picks out the names ‘Ace’, ‘Kirk’ and ‘Joey’

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STILL awaiting for the arrival of Kate Middleton’s baby, we turn for news to Hello! magazine. Lupo, Wills and Kate’s dog, has been talking:

“According to reports, Lupo has been nothing but co-operative — helping his owners choose their baby’s name by tapping on scraps of paper with his paw on which they’ve written a selection of their favourites.”

As Kirk Douglas told us in the film Ace in the Hole:

 “I can handle big news and little news. And if there’s no news, I’ll go out and bite a dog.”

As any fool knows, dogs are useless at names. It’s Joey the budgie Kate wants:

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


Austin Mitchell’s tax rate is lower than that of the Prince of Wales

AUSTIN Mitchell’s Tax Rate Is Lower Than That Of The Prince Of Wales….

A fact which makes his comments in the Commons yesterday really rather interesting.

Mitchell announced that the Prince of Wales pays tax at a lower rate than the poor do. He reached this conclusion by doing something fairly interesting:

Austin Mitchell said that the Prince’s accounts show that he paid less direct and indirect taxes as a percentage of income that the “bottom quartile of households” in Britain.

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Posted: 18th, July 2013 | In: Money, Politicians, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Royal Baby Tat Watch: The Sick Bag

YOU could use  the Royal wedding sick bag. Or you can splash out on a Royal Baby sick bag.  Designer Lydia Leith never did produce a Kate Middleton morning sickness sick bag. That would have been in poor taste:

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Posted: 18th, July 2013 | In: Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1980 snapshot: Lady Diana Spencer stalls her Mini Metro outside her Earl’s Court flat

PA 1362243 1980 snapshot: Lady Diana Spencer stalls her Mini Metro outside her Earls Court flat

FLASHBACK snapshot: 1980 – “Lady Diana Spencer’s look of astonishment as she stalls her car – a new Mini Metro – outside her Earl’s Court flat when leaving for her job as a teacher at a kindergarten in Pimlico, London. Speculation continues that she may have a romantic involvement with the Prince of Wales.”

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Posted: 17th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Live from Paddington: the mad scene outside Kate Middleton’s hospital

PA 17043732 Live from Paddington: the mad scene outside Kate Middletons hospital

OUTSIDE  St. Mary’s Hospital, London, the scene is set. Men and women with ladders and cameras are waiting to hear news of  a new Royal baby.

Marcus Setchell, the Queen’s surgeon gynaecologist, is scrubbing up and giving the golden plunger a once over.  to his side will be Alan Farthing, the surgeon gynaecologist to the royal household and former fiancé of Jill Dando, the BBC television presenter who was murdered in 1999. It’s a small world in the upper echelons, indeed.

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Posted: 14th, July 2013 | In: Royal Family | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Middleton: The most hateful Royal baby souvenirs

DUCHESS Catherine Windsor, nee Kate Middleton, is expecting a baby. The excitement outside the maternity wards at London’s St Mary’s hospital is at fever pitch. They are there to stare. But not only stare. Some subjects have prepared gifts. Let’s take a look at them:

 

Yummy Ma’am

 

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With the big Royal Event of the year hotly anticipated, we love these delightful designs by David Luff. They offer a very affectionate celebration of the new Royal Baby.

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Posted: 5th, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos of the best and worst hats at Royal Ascot 2013

LADIES Day at Royal Ascot is that time when ladies wear unwearable hats in deference to aged protocol. The highlight was not only the Queen’s first win in the Gold Cup - Jockey Ryan Moore rode the Queen’s filly Estimate to victory – and the Times’s headline which seems to praise Her Majesty’s sprinting abilities – “Royal Ascot crowned by first Gold Cup victory for the Queen” - but Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie reprising their roles as Cinderella’s panto sisters, a decent each-way bet to win the World’s Most Obsequious Man contest, a woman in a brim so wide the ancient god Saturn thought it a bit OTT and another who seemed to be channeling Pegasus:

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Posted: 20th, June 2013 | In: Royal Family, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Duchess of Cambridge launches Royal Princess liner (27 photos)

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TODAY Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, smashed 15litre of champagne into boat called the Royal Princess. We know that’s the name of because Kate told us “I name this ship Royal Princess … May God bless her and all who sail in her.” The nebuchadnezzar of Moët & Chandon retails at £1,250.

The Mirror said “It smashed into the ship’s side and burst as if it had been shot from a cannon.”

Kate was accompanied by the Southampton Dock by the Band of the Royal Marines and the Irish Guards Pipers. The Bishop of Winchester, the Right Rev Tim Dakin, did a blessing. The former chairman of P&O Cruises, Lord Sterling of Plaistow, told the Times:

“I remember when young Diana named her first cruise ship and she said she was quite nervous. The Duchess was wonderful today. She has this very relaxed easy style with people, not just the high and mighty.”

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


Who photobombed the Queens BBC news photobomb?

queen photobomb bbc Who photobombed the Queens BBC news photobomb?

 

TODAY the Queen officially opened the BBC’s rebuilt Broadcasting House. At one point she photobombed the newsreaders:

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


Photos and video: The Coronation Review of The Fleet at Spithead, 1953

PA 1720801 1 Photos and video: The Coronation Review of The Fleet at Spithead, 1953

THE Coronation Review of The Fleet at Spithead. On July 14 1953 the newly crowned Queen was piped onboard:

These photographs include snaps of the Queen carrying out the Coronation Review of the Royal Air Force, at RAF Station, Odiham, Hampshire.

 

 

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


In 60 photos the Queen celebrates 60 Years of “utter self-sacrifice”

PA 16715217 In 60 photos the Queen celebrates 60 Years of “utter self sacrifice”

IN 60 photos the celebrations to mark 60 years of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth 2 on the throne.

Before 2000 guests at Westminster Abbey, The Archbishop of Canterbury commended the Queen’s “utter self-sacrifice” ever since holy oils anointed her Queen on June, 2, 1953.

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Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: News, Royal Family | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


White jihadi plot to kill Prince Harry – homeless fraudster turns to Islam for free prison bed and food

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IN “Jihad Brit in Harry kill plot”, the Sun reports on “a white Muslim convert” who “walked into a police station and told cops he was going to kill Prince Harry”.

Ashraf Islam made his chilling threat a day after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, South London.

Islam, 30, is now facing ten years in jail after admitting threatening to kill soldier Harry, 28, who is third in line to the throne.

Islam has stood in the doc at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty. He’s in custody awaiting sentencing.

The Sun adds that police allegedly found a laptop belonging to Islam “showing internet searches for kidnapping, guns and vans. His internet history is also said to show he had been on terrorist and firearms websites.”

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Posted: 2nd, June 2013 | In: News, Royal Family | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0