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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Elizabeth II
We are not amused: Queen's protection officers warned to keep 'sticky fingers' off the royal cashews
You might protect Queen Elizabeth II, but that doesn't mean you can eat her mixed nuts. That's the message that was sent to royal protection officers when the she noticed a shortage of snacks on hand.
For Mexico's former ambassador to the U.S., the hot-and-cold relationship between the two countries reminds him of the Dickens novel "A Tale of Two Cities."
Prince Charles is readying the paperwork to claim his pension when he turns 65 on Thursday, but he still hasn't started the job he was born to do.
Queen Elizabeth II signed a charter this week, creating a new watchdog group to oversee the press and make sure reporters and editors don't do a repeat of a recent phone-hacking scandal that saw major news outlets tapping into the private information of celebrities and royals alike.
Prince George, Britain's 3-month-old future monarch, was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London.
Baptisms, which have been on the decline, might be making a comeback because of the royal family.
From commemorative cups to special coins worth more than $80,000, the newest member of Britain's royal family is a boon to business — and he is only 3 months old.
In a first for the elder royal son, Prince William took on his first formal knighthood ceremony Thursday, filling in for Queen Elizabeth II at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in London.
Help wanted: someone to come wind up all the clocks at Buckingham Palace. But before scoffing and mocking, know this: The queen maintains about 1,000 clocks at her residence.
Police mistook Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for an intruder as he was taking a stroll in the gardens of Buckingham Palace Wednesday evening.
It was supposed to be a gross mismatch: Richard Nixon, America's only living former president, the keen debater and master of realpolitik, widely credited with having orchestrated the Watergate cover-up, versus David Frost, a Briton.
British police are investigating the killing and apparent barbecuing of one of Queen Elizabeth II's swans outside Windsor Castle.
Before His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge had even been named, there was already a lot of talk about his being a 22nd-century monarch. When that century begins, he will be the exact age his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, is now, and her subjects sing their national anthem with great sincerity these days, wishing her long still to reign over them.
It's a boy! And a boon to the British economy."There will be a lot of interest in the royal family now, and it will boost the economy in lots of ways. It will help a lot of businesses," said Patrick Nicholls, 56, a London contract supervisor.
Cheers and shouting echoed through the square at Buckingham Palace and in the streets around London's St Mary's Hospital, as crowds who had been waiting throughout the day welcomed the new addition to the royal family and the nation's future monarch.
"In my lifetime, the United Nations has moved from being a high-minded aspiration to being a real force for common good," she told diplomats from the 192 U.N. member states. "That of itself has been a signal achievement. But we are not here to reminisce. In tomorrow's world, we must all work together as hard as ever if we are truly to be United Nations."