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Queen Elizabeth II to See Increase in Official Funding

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year. Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the “sovereign grant” will be 82.2 million pounds ($104.8 million) next year — an increase of

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Rihanna Melts Snowflakes with Defiant Instagram Posts

Pop superstar Rihanna is hitting back against snowflake “haters” who criticized her for daring to Photoshop images of Queen Elizabeth II on to photos of herself in fashion-forward get-ups.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91st Birthday

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world’s longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward.

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Man Who Scaled Buckingham Palace Walls Is Convicted Murderer

(AFP) – A man who scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and got into the garden is a convicted murderer, a court heard Friday, as he was jailed for four months. Dennis Hennessy, 41, repeatedly asked “is Ma’am in?” in

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Mom 90 Years Young

Growing up in Marion County, S.C., in the 1970s, I could not at the time appreciate the incredible wonders of my mother, Thelma Howard Williams.

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Queen To Deliver ‘Overtly Christian’ Christmas Message

The Queen is set to deliver her most Christian Christmas message to date, using her annual address to the British people to underscore her deep-held belief in the continuing role of Christianity in British life. Her words come as Christians

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ISIS Hacked Senior Goverment E-Mail Accounts In Plot To Kill Queen

British born Islamic State (IS) terrorists have hacked into the e-mail accounts of government ministers, in a sophisticated spying operation linked to a plot to assassinate politicians and members of the Royal family. IS targeted the accounts of some of

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Queen Elizabeth II Surpasses Queen Victoria’s Long Reign

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II reached a major milestone Wednesday, becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history by passing Queen Victoria, who served for 63 years and seven months. Prime Minister David Cameron said millions of Britons would celebrate

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British Monarchy Richer than Ever as Queen’s Reign Reaches Record

Despite talk of crumbling and chilly palaces and of Queen Elizabeth slipping down several “rich lists”, Britain’s monarchy will be wealthier than ever when she becomes its longest serving royal on the throne — 63 years — on Sept. 9.

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Queen Goes Low-Key for Record Reign Landmark

Queen Elizabeth II is planning to keep things low-key on Wednesday when she will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-serving monarch, despite public interest in the historic date. The queen will ride on a steam train in Scotland to inaugurate

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The Queen Poised For Record After Rallying Troubled Monarchy

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Queen, who rallied support for the monarchy despite presiding over what was once known as the world’s most famous dysfunctional family, next month becomes the country’s longest-reigning monarch. She never expected to take the throne

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Scottish Nationalists Accused of Cutting Queen’s Funding

Scotland’s nationalist government has been accused of refusing to pay its share of the costs of funding the monarchy, as royal sources revealed the Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace while a massive refurbishment takes place. The

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Bahrain King Snubs Obama to Meet Queen of England, Attend UK Horse Show

Instead of participating in a Camp David summit of Gulf leaders – which was organized by U.S. President Barack Obama to garner support from Gulf Arab leaders – the King of Bahrain decided to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where he met on Friday with Queen Elizabeth II and other British royalty.

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Queen Elizabeth Crushes Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren’s latest victory over Wall Street arrived in the form of a letter. Over the weekend, Antonio Weiss, a top investment banker at Lazard, sent President Obama a note withdrawing from consideration to be under secretary of domestic finance, the third-ranking position in the Treasury.