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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Concludes Celebration of Diamond Jubilee

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has attended a service of thanksgiving in London to begin the last day of celebrations marking her Diamond Jubilee. Thousands of cheering Londoners waving British flags lined the streets Tuesday to cheer the 86-year-old monarch as she was driven from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral for the solemn service, joining her […]

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Lights National Beacon Marking 60 Years on the Throne

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has lit a symbolic torch during a moving ceremony in London marking her 60 years on the throne. Her son and future king, Prince Charles, flanked by British superstars Paul McCartney and Elton John, called the celebration the British people’s chance to thank the queen for always being there for them. The […]

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Lights National Beacon Marking 60 Years on the Throne

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has lit a symbolic torch during a moving ceremony in London marking her 60 years on the throne. Her son and future king, Prince Charles, flanked by British superstars Paul McCartney and Elton John, called the celebration the British people’s chance to thank the queen for always being there for them. The […]

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Britain’s Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital, to Miss Jubilee

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been hospitalized with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of her Diamond Jubilee marking her 60 years on the throne. In a statement, the palace said the 90-year-old prince was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle […]

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Beacons Lit Across British Commonwealth to Honor Queen

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of beacons will be lit across Britain and the Commonwealth in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee marking her 60th year on the throne. The first beacons were set alight in New Zealand and Tonga. Some 4,000 will be lit at 10:00 pm local time in other Commonwealth countries and across England. The 86-year-old […]

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Britain’s Queen Joins Giant Flotilla for Jubilee Celebration

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth joined a flotilla of more than 1,000 boats on the River Thames Sunday as part of her diamond jubilee celebration – marking 60 years on the throne. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the river’s edge despite the rainy weather to cheer on the monarch for a spectacle not seen on […]

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Britain’s Queen Joins Giant Flotilla for Jubilee Celebration

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth joined a flotilla of more than 1,000 boats on the River Thames Sunday as part of her diamond jubilee celebration — marking 60 years on the throne. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the river’s edge despite the rainy weather to cheer on the monarch for a spectacle not seen on […]

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Britain’s Queen Starts Diamond Jubilee at Horse Race

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth began her four-day diamond jubilee celebration Saturday watching horse races at the Epsom Downs course in southern England. Many of the estimated 150,000 who gathered for the Epsom Derby were handed British flags to mark the milestone. The celebration of the queen’s 60 years on the throne officially began earlier Saturday with […]

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Britain Ready for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain embarks Saturday on a four-day celebration to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne with great pomp, pageantry and outpouring of patriotism. United Kingdom flags, also known as the Union Jack, are lining the major routes in London where huge crowds are expected to gather for a jubilee procession and other events in […]

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Former British PM’s Media Director to Contest Charges

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former media chief says his client will “vigorously contest” the perjury charges against him. Andy Coulson, also a former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, was arrested Wednesday and charged with perjury by Scottish police. He was picked up at his home in London and […]

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