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ANDREW AND FERGIE – THEY ARE GOOD TO GO BUT WILL THEY?

August 25, 2013

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The proverbial insiders and assorted anonymous sources have declared that Andrew and Fergie will in fact tie the knot sometime soon. But do they even have to? They have lived together just about every year since their divorce and have raised their children together. Perhaps this near yet far bit works best – marriage might […]

Opening Ceremony of Olympics in London – Hyped in Press but Not Loved By All

July 28, 2012

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Foreign and Brit press all seem to have glowing reports of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Was I wearing the wrong glasses? I found it boring and not that good – a messy jumble of images and sounds. The culture of Britain will not be killed by immigrants. It has been dispatched by the […]

King Charles III in Our Future? Not So Fast, Not So Sure

June 14, 2012

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Since the Jubilee, the “wonder who the next King will be” crowd have been spinning their web of theories.  Most are agreed that the Queen will not step down.  There are constitutional questions in this as well as the specter of electing a king which would undercut the effectiveness of the position in its present […]

The Truth About the Diamond Jubilee

June 10, 2012

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Few journalists these days can get away with reporting the “truth.”  That kind of courage is in short supply.  But to Peter Hitchens, it is all in a day’s work.  He can not bring himself to function any other way.  This is about the truth of the matter – the Queen catering to the masses […]

Sadly, The Diamond Jubilee Did Not Bring All Of Britain Together

June 5, 2012

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Fully one-sixth of the population in the UK are non-white.  There was just a sprinkling of these people in the massive crowds that lined the streets and stood to wait for the family on the Balcony that ended the celebrations. This was a surge of white Brits demonstrating pride not only in their Queen but […]

Elizabeth II, Queen of Hats. SamHenry’s Favorites – The Hits and a Big Miss

June 1, 2012

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SamHenry’s favorite hat worn by Queen Elizabeth II adorned her head in 1977 at the religious service during celebrations for her Silver Jubilee. The bells dropping from chords at the back were lovely and not hoaky. Now for my least favorite hat.  It was worn for the investiture of Prince Charles in Wales and looked […]

Royal Barges and Special Events

June 1, 2012

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This Sunday Queen Elizabeth II and selected members of her family will travel down the Thames in a flotilla of  vessels aboard a  barge called Spirit of Chartwell.  She may no longer have her yacht, Britannia, but she has use of both this and also her very own  new barge, Gloriana,  in time for her […]