Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth

‘Royal & Majestic’ opening ceremony for World Cup

LONDON: The 2019 ICC World Cup officially kicked off with captains of all the ten nations coming together in an exciting opening ceremony which was presented by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Shibani Dandekar opposite the Buckingham Palace in London. Ahead of the lively ceremony at the ...

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Abducted American tourist, tour guide in Uganda rescued

KAMPALA: An American tourist and her tour guide, who were abducted in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park on April 2, have been rescued by security forces, a government spokesperson has confirmed. “Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda,” ...

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UK Chancellor’s Beijing trip scrapped amid Def Sec’s China remarks: Reports

LONDON: Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson warned that Beijing was “developing its modern military capability and its commercial power” while announcing the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was being deployed to Asia. The show-of-strength move and accusations that Beijing is disputing the waters in the region have prompted criticism from China. ...

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Donald Trump discussed Brexit with Queen Elizabeth

(gettyimages) LONDON: US President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he ...

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Prince Louis’s official photographs released!

LONDON: Britain’s royal family released the first two official photographs of newly born Prince Louis on Sunday, one of which shows him being held by his sister Princess Charlotte, aged three. Louis, who is fifth in line to the British throne, was born on April 23 weighing 8lbs 7oz (3.83 ...

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Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago. The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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Jane Austen £10 banknote goes into circulation in Britain

The first ever British banknote to contain a portrait of a female – apart from the Queen – went into circulation on Thursday, the Bank of England announced. The new tamper-proof £10 note features the famous English novelist Jane Austen. Just over one billion polymer ten-pound notes have been printed ...

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Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years

LONDON: As one of the UK’s most photographed spots, a trip to London isn’t complete without a visit to the city’s iconic bell tower. However as of next week, the famous chimes of Big Ben will be silenced for four years. The final chimes will ring on Monday 21 August, ...

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