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Saturday 31 October 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
It's another royal blunder Down Under. Seven years after his father marked a visit to Australia by asking an aborigine if he was still "throwing spears", Prince Edward has sparked fresh controversy by saying that the death of a teenager during a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition could encourage other children to take part in the scheme.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
The Duke of Edinburgh has delivered a damning assessment of country life, claiming villages are now simply populated by commuters and traditional shops have lost out to large retail centres.
Sunday 23 August 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
An airport terminal which underwent a £50 million revamp based on recommendations from psychologists was officially relaunched today.
Saturday 13 June 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
To find that Carla Bruni calls President Sarkozy by the nickname chouchou ("little cauliflower") is endearing, if only because it's hard to imagine Sarah Brown doing the same – no matter how much of a legume we may think her husband. Nicknames perform a humanising function: they give grim, unsmiling public figures a cute counter-identity, just as stern teachers in junior school are given nicknames to subvert their awful authority.
Friday 09 January 2009
Saturday 03 January 2009
Thursday 13 November 2008
Tuesday 11 November 2008
The QE2 ran aground today heading into its home port for the final time.
Monday 01 September 2008
James Orr was Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh from 1957 to 1970. The two had first met as pupils at Gordonstoun in Scotland in the 1930s where Orr, who had dropped out of Harrow, became head boy or, in the Platonic idiom adopted by the school's founder, Kurt Hahn, "Guardian". Orr always remembered the younger boy for his friendliness, sense of fun, complete lack of swankiness, particularly where his royal relations were concerned, and his "white, white hair".
Sunday 10 August 2008
Wednesday 06 August 2008
Buckingham Palace today dismissed a report that the Duke of Edinburgh has received a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Sunday 22 June 2008
Being made a Companion of Honour, as Sir Ian McKellen was earlier this year, is a bit like having a bidet installed. Most people can't quite explain what it's all about. But they know it's dead posh.
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