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Friday 11 January 2013
Our peerless pedant reviews the slips from this week's Independent
Tuesday 18 December 2012
The Queen capped her Diamond Jubilee year by becoming the first monarch to attend the Cabinet in more than two centuries.
Monday 23 July 2012
One of the last directors to work with Simon Ward has told of the actor's striking professionalism during “gruelling” performances, despite already suffering from health problems.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Two centuries ago, an affair sparked a Danish Enlightenment. Now a film takes up the amazing story.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Garrick Club, London
Saturday 04 February 2012
It is 60 years since she succeeded to the throne – a reign in which her sense of duty and absolute retention of royal mystique has only deepened her subjects’ affection for her.
Thursday 01 September 2011
"I am here, but I am not all there." So declares the troubled monarch at the centre of Alan Bennett's play. In Christopher Luscombe's production, a wall of empty frames looms over the stage: this royal family is expert in framing itself for public view. But now, someone has forgotten how.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Wednesday 25 May 2011
There must have been a moment or two there where the Duke of Edinburgh had to bite his tongue. Maybe the Queen had had it bitten for him. Maybe she'd asked Barack to bring him as a gift those "fell pony bits and shanks" (this had to be repeated to us hacks three or four times). Maybe he was wearing the bits to stop saying the things he is famous for saying as they showed POTUS and FLOTUS around the displays in the Royal Collection.
Saturday 21 May 2011
The death of the Earl of Onslow this week has robbed the upper house of one of the last of its shameless eccentrics.
Friday 01 April 2011
Though two million pay homage to this fissured symbol every year, the Liberty Bell is little known in this country. If we know it at all, we tend to claim that it was "cast in Whitechapel".
Monday 03 January 2011
Saturday 27 November 2010
Tuesday 23 November 2010
A painting of an 18th-century English major which once graced the walls of Gianni Versace's opulent Villa Fontanelle on the shores of Lake Como has been reunited with the British family from whom it was stolen more than 30 years ago.
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