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‘Daily Show’: John Oliver Mocks Royals, CNN After Kate Middleton Gives Birth

Temporary host John Oliver may be British, but that doesn’t mean he was about to go soft on the monarchy—and CNN’s coverage of it—after the newest member of the royal family was born earlier in the week.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 READ MORE


60 Years of Queen Elizabeth II

Hey, everyone, it’s Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee! Even if you’re not much of a royal-watcher, a rather puzzling pastime for some Americans and a royal snooze as far as we’re concerned, the woman has reigned in the U.K. during a significant swath of recent history. Let’s review.

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 READ MORE



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British PM: No Public Funding for Queen’s Yacht

British Prime Minister David Cameron made a good call Monday by declaring that no funds from U.K. taxpayers’ pockets should be funneled toward gifting Queen Elizabeth II with a shiny new $90 million yacht on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 READ MORE



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A Shakespeare Refresher for President Obama

He didn’t say he was a jelly doughnut, but President Obama wasn’t quite up to snuff during his visit to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night. First, there was the matter of his talking over “God Save the Queen” during his toast to Queen Elizabeth II ... (more)

Posted on May 25, 2011 READ MORE


Queen Comes Close to Apology in Ireland

Speaking at a historic dinner in the castle that once headquartered Ireland’s British overseers, Queen Elizabeth II expressed regret over the two islands’ violent history: “To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past, I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy.”

Posted on May 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Queen to Visit the One That Got Away

The queen of England is headed to Ireland despite a bomb threat and other security concerns. She’ll be the first British monarch to visit the republic in 100 years, the first since the Irish—most of them, anyway—cast off British rule.

Posted on May 16, 2011 READ MORE


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Breaking the Royal Code of Conduct

A royal chauffeur was suspended by Buckingham Palace on Monday after he allegedly allowed access to the queen’s fleet of official cars to tabloid reporters of the News World Press. It was the latest in a series of royal security breaches that famously include the intrusion of a man dressed as Osama bin Laden at Prince William’s birthday party and, creepier, in 1982 when a man broke into the queen’s room to watch her sleep.

Posted on May 25, 2009 READ MORE


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