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Martin Rowson on the Queen’s travails – cartoon

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Readers’ ideas for the Queen’s jubilee Platinum Pudding

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Almost seven decades on from the invention of coronation chicken, members of the public have been invited to suggest a dessert celebrating the Queen’s 70-year reign. Fortnum & Mason has launched a competition for ...

Queen’s platinum jubilee year: ‘2022 will be year of mixed blessings’

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As the Queen, the longest-serving British monarch in history, attains 70 years on the throne, 2022 is expected to be a year of mixed blessings – with national celebrations as well as the possibility of yet more unwelc...

Queen’s Christmas speech: ‘It can be hard after losing a loved one’ – video

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The Queen paid tribute to Prince Philip and encouraged the nation to see the joy in simple things in her yearly Christmas Day address. The monarch acknowledged the impact of the Covid Omicron variant, having cancelled...

Royal flush: how the Queen’s jubilee was seen back in 1977

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The entire issue of the Observer Magazine of 6 February 1977 was devoted to the Queen’s Jubilee ‘to mark the fascinating new era that began 25 years ago today’. Asked whether she would celebrate, the reliably off-mess...

Questions raised over secrecy around Queen’s overnight hospital stay

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The Queen is undertaking “light duties” after a hospital visit for “preliminary investigations” as Buckingham Palace faced questions over its handling of news of her overnight admission. The 95-year-old monarch is sai...

Queen’s overnight hospital stay is her first in eight years

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The Queen’s overnight stay at King Edward VII’s hospital this week is her first in eight years. Known for her strong constitution and no-fuss approach to her infrequent illnesses, she was treated in 2013 at the privat...

Queen’s lawyers acted for politician now accused by US prosecutors

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After almost 70 years on the throne, the Queen has been served by 14 prime ministers and been advised by nine private secretaries. But in that time one thing has remained unchanged: her choice of solicitors. Throughou...

The Queen’s Derby hope Reach For The Moon out for season after injury

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The Queen’s exciting juvenile colt Reach For The Moon, who was priced at around 8-1 for next month’s Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, will miss the remainder of the season after suffering an injury while exercising on Tu...

Soviet chess champion sues Netflix over ‘sexist’ Queen’s Gambit

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The female Soviet chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili is suing Netflix for $5m for a line in its hit series The Queen’s Gambit that claimed she “never played men”, calling the assertion “grossly sexist and belittling”....

Restraining order filed against Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme

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The family of Josh Homme, frontman of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, has filed for a restraining order against him, accusing him of physical and verbal abuse. The requested order, that Homme remain 100 yards a...

Scottish government refuses to publish details about Queen’s secret lobbying

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The Scottish government is refusing to publish details about the Queen’s secret lobbying of ministers because it would undermine “the appearance of political neutrality” the monarch adopts in public. Civil servants ma...

The Scottish parliament must take a stand against the farcical Queen’s consent rule

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In 2002, as the Scottish parliament was debating a bill to provide the public with a groundbreaking new right to roam, the independent MSP Dennis Canavan spotted a provision that exempted the Queen’s private Balmoral ...

Don’t Stop Me Now! Why Queen’s Greatest Hits is the ultimate zombie album

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Name: Queen’s Greatest Hits. Age: 40. Appearance: The original cover featured a photograph of the band taken by Lord Snowdon. Status: No 1. I’m sure it was, back in the day. No, it just hit No 1 on the iTunes albums ...

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