Britain's Got Talent 2017: Prince Harry admits Queen's an avid viewer, past winner reveals BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT winner Richard Jones exclusively revealed that the Queen watched his winning performance during last year's finals of the ITV show. Speaking exclusively to Express co uk, the magician revealed his pride at performing for the Royals in both a magic and military capacity. He explained: "I've performed for the Royal family loads of times with my role in the army, but the Royal Variety was the first time doing it with magic. "I did see Prince Harry a few weeks after the final and he said he watched the semi-final when I was performing. He said he watched the final on YouTube because he missed it. He said he loved it, so that's good!" Richard, 26, then revealed that...
This was not a day for dry-eyed analysis. Instead it was a day for feeling and communing with the dead, and commune we did. If the First World War was the war to end all wars then Vimy Ridge ought to have been the war monument to end all war monuments. Except it wasn’t, and it isn’t. The reality of Vimy and what it has come to mean to Canadians over the past century are two linked but separate stories. It was, as the Prince of Wales pointed out in his speech today, “the bloodiest battle in Canadian military history.” What it wasn’t, was a deterrent to further violence. Here’s a fact no one mentioned at the grand commemoration ceremony that took place on this parcel of Canadian soil in France: This glorious stone monument rising out of it into the limitless blue sky was under Hitler’s c
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A documentary that looks back to the furore caused by Princess Margaret's affair with Peter Townsend, a divorced commoner. Billed as a constitutional crisis, Margaret's dilemma was the first modern royal scandal which would shape the future of royal relations with the media. In 1955 she chose to sacrifice love for duty by ending the affair, but new evidence presented here suggests that hers was a needless sacrifice. Tags: Margaret, Princess, Princess Margaret
The Royal House of Windsor review – we really don’t need another history lesson Enough of the documentaries, Channel 4 – instead, give us more comedies caricaturing the royals. Plus: some medical miracles Oh, how I got my hopes up. I mistook the title of last night’s The Royal House of Windsor (Channel 4) for a new series of The Windsors, last year’s superbly daft sitcom about the royals that caricatures them all exactly as you would expect them to be – the memory of Prince Harry calling his sister in law “Puppah” still makes me laugh my leg off. Instead we got another of those documentaries about the nation’s favourite ermine-sporters, of which the once-radical Channel 4 seems so inexplicably fond. Every year it appears to commission about 80 hours of historians once again
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has congratulated the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, on Independence Day. “It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the happiness of the people of Kosovo in the coming year”, Queen Elizabeth II wrote in her letter of congratulations to President Thaçi. Source: gazetaexpress com Tags: Queen Elizabeth II, congratulates, President Thaçi, Independence Day
We've tolerated his outspoken views for years, but as he nears the throne Charles is pontificating on such explosive political subjects that I tremble for the Monarchy's future, says STEPHEN GLOVER For many years, Prince Charles has unburdened himself of his views on architecture, homeopathy, organic farming, climate change and a dozen other subjects that engage his lively and fertile mind. The heir to the throne has famously pestered government ministers with his ‘black spider memos’ — so described because of the spidery, hand-written notes which he attaches to these typed letters — exhorting them to action on mostly minor matters. His public interventions can be infuriating, or somewhat cheering. Indeed, it is possible at times to find oneself in complete agreement with him, but at ot
Today a new exhibition examining the lives of three somewhat forgotten princesses opens at the Yale Center for British Art. “Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World” focuses on three women who married into the British royal family during the 18th century. Each wed a crown prince of Great Britain, although only Caroline and Charlotte went on to become queens. More important, the princesses had a profound effect on the intellectual interests of the court and, by extension, the wider world, during their respective heydays. Their promotion of the arts, sciences, and philanthropy helped shaped the roles of future British royal women as well. The artworks included in the show, which come from nearly 50 collections, range from an original Wed