Prince of Wales to attend Commonwealth meeting in place of 87-year-old mother
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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.
Friday 30 May 2008
Describing himself as a "fly" compared with the "mountain" of Picasso, Penrose makes a good Boswell. His endearing description of the artist at play "P picks up dog's bone, pretends to gnaw and then holds it as a continuation of his nose" reveals that the art-play never stopped. In the shadow of the master, there is much amusement to be had from courtiers squabbling for his approval. Bit players in this revealing portrait include Gary Cooper, Alfred Jarry ("understood very little of painting") and the Duke of Edinburgh, shown smiling broadly at a Picasso show in 1960.
Friday 23 May 2008
A horribly embarrassing incident has occurred at the Chelsea Flower Show: someone has made the terrible mistake of treating a member of the royal family as if he were a normal person. Even making an allowance for the fact that the perpetrator came from Australia, where they have surprising difficulty with the concept of deference to their social superiors, it was a horrendous gaffe.
Saturday 12 April 2008
The price of food is rocketing up while the price of housing is beginning to rocket down. The strange thing is that both the up and the down are considered to be serious cause for concern.
Sunday 06 April 2008
The Duke of Edinburgh left hospital today following three days' treatment and monitoring for a chest infection.
Dominic Lawson: The only conspiracy over Diana's death was Fayed's bid to manipulate the British public
Friday 04 April 2008
So there really was a conspiracy surrounding the circumstances of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. That much has finally been made clear at the conclusion of an inquest which has lasted six months and heard evidence from more than 250 witnesses.
Tuesday 01 April 2008
The Duke of Edinburgh and MI6 have been cleared of arranging the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed after the coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker said there was not a shred of evidence to support a conspiracy theory.
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