This may come as something of a surprise to anyone who assumed he had already been knighted, but today Kenneth Branagh took a trip up to Buckingham Palace to receive the old swordy shoulder-pat* from Her Majesty the Queen.
Giving and attending parties are what royals do, and this week they did a lot of it indeed.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall gave a formal dinner party on Wednesday night in advance of their Diamond Jubilee trip to Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea next month. Aussie Kylie Minogue showed up for a …
Helen Mirren knows that it’s good to be Queen.
The British actress is donning her royal crown again. She will reprise her role as England’s Queen Elizabeth II, this time on stage, in a new play called The Audience on London’s West End.
Note: please don’t read this unless you’re sure you don’t want to see the opening ceremony in full, we’d hate to ruin the surprises in store.
There will surely be tens of thousands, or more, news photographs of the Queen this Jubilee year, but none is likely to be as historically significant as the much-heralded photograph of the monarch shaking hands with former Irish …
It’s still no more than wishful thinking, but London theater fans are excited by the possibility that Dame Helen Mirren may be gracing a West End stage by again playing Queen Elizabeth II.
Life appears to be returning to normal in Britain after last week’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
After a spectacular weekend of celebrations, including the magnificent Jubilee Pageant on the Thames, concern for Prince Philip’s health cast the only damper on the Jubilee festivities.
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer – 60 years compared with 44 – than namesake Elizabeth I, but the current monarch trails her predecessor when it comes to the number of times she has been depicted in movies.
Hundreds of thousands of Britain’s children helped to turn Buckingham Palace into a gigantic screen, onto which the UK’s largest artwork was projected this past weekend.