Articles Tagged 'The Queen'

Benedict Cumberbatch receives his CBE at Buckingham Palace (Photo: WPA Pool / Getty Images)

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Gets His C.B.E. from the Queen

Benedict Cumberbatch has been made a C.B.E. (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning. The Sherlock star has been honored not just for his work as an actor, but also his various works for charity including Cancer Research, Children’s Defense Fund, […]

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Matt Smith to Play Prince Philip for Netflix

We may still be waiting to find out what’s going on with Matt Smith in both Terminator Genisys and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a fresh title to that list if something suitably exciting comes up. It seems that Netflix have commissioned a new original series called The […]

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5 Things That Happened Because it is Commonwealth Day

First of all, Happy Commonwealth Day! Are you wearing your special Commonwealth Day hats? And your shiny Commonwealth Day buckled shoes and gaiters? How about the crown of cheese? Did you get yours from the shops or make it the proper way? I know, it’s tough to fit everything in what with the scone buttons, […]

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LOOK: The Queen Sends Her First Tweet

This should not feel momentous, really. Now that almost everyone is on Twitter (apart from the people who make a fuss about not being on Twitter) the presence of the the head of the British Royal Family should be of no real consequence. And it’s not as if the monarchy don’t have their own Twitter […]

Royal visit to Ulster – Day 3

The Queen to Appear on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are doing the rounds in Northern Ireland having just made a visit to the Game of Thrones set in Belfast. This time, the couple will actually appear on the long-running BBC program Antiques Roadshow, reports BBC News. The TV show came to the Queen, […]

Angela Lansbury

There Is Nothing Like A Dame: Angela Lansbury Meets The Queen

There’s something enormously compelling about these pictures of famous people getting honors from the Queen. It’s not unlike seeing friends from two different parts of your life chatting in a bar. The immediate reaction is almost “I didn’t know you two KNEW each other!?” Of course, everyone knows Angela Lansbury, who yesterday made the trip […]


Dame Helen Mirren To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship

Now that we’re deep into awards season, these sort of lifetime achievement backpats are coming thick and fast, but you’d have to be a curmudgeon of some standing to begrudge Dame Helen Mirren her moment. Especially as she’d more than likely deck you if you tried. So, at the British Academy Film Awards, which take […]

Olympics opening ceremony

Five Ways Britain Changed After The London Olympics

Well first of all, despite the evidence of the picture above, since the London Olympic Games have finished, it has stopped raining fire from on high, so that’s a definite plus. Here are five other lasting legacies of a sporting event that took the country by surprise, in the most delightful way imaginable. Joining In […]

Royal Ascot race meeting, Berkshire, Britain – 21 Jun 2013

PHOTOS: Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day, Hats and All

The Royal ladies, and sponsored guests, headed out to the small town of Ascot, Berkshire to attend The Royal Meeting, a five-day event, held at The Royal Ascot horse racecourse. Ladies’ Day took place on Thursday (June 20) in which women are asked to wear a hat that covers “the crown of their head,” a […]

Dame Helen Mirren as HM the Queen in  ‘The Audience’

Dame Helen Mirren’s Play Breaks Cinema Records

What? Nothing unusual or weird about that headline at all. So, the story is this, on June 13, a live broadcast of Dame Helen Mirren’s West End play The Audience, in which she plays Queen Elizabeth II, was broadcast to cinemas across Britain and in the U.S. It’s part of a season of filmed productions […]

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