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Honorary New Zealand Order of Merit

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Connie Lawn

Once again I am pleased to thank New Zealand. No country, outside of my native United States, has treated me better than New Zealand.

PHOTOS: Next Royal Bride Reveals Dress Designer

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style

UPDATE: Looks like Grazia spoke too soon. The British tabloid writes on Wednesday that Queen-favored couturier Parvin is not confirmed as Phillips' dr...

The Real Special Relationship: Obama and the Queen

Christina Patterson | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

"They are," said Obama, of the Queen and her spouse, "extraordinarily gracious people." If I'd been the Queen, I think I'd have fainted with joy. But the Queen tends not to faint.

'Twilight' Star Tackles Terrible Tragic Shooting

Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment

In what is no doubt a just and understandable reaction, great tragedies are often met with concerned -- and often probing -- attention from the media ...

Wedding of the Century: Kate and Wills

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.27.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

There's less than a month left till the April 29th wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, but if you haven't received your royal invitatio...

Will And Kate's Wedding Memorabilia: Art Or Kitsch?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For better or worse, the upcoming nuptials between Prince William and Kate have inspired many creative types. Following their engagement announcement ...

Queen To Make Historic Ireland Visit

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II will make her first-ever visit to the Republic of Ireland – the first ruling British monarch to go there in a ...

Four American Hostages Killed By Somali Pirates

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

NAIROBI, Kenya — A U.S. Navy destroyer was shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard when a pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade,...

Queen Elizabeth Welcomes First Great-Grandchild

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Queen Elizabeth II will ring in 2011 with an extra-special addition to the royal family: her first great-granddaughter. As the BBC is reporting, t...

Obama Not Invited to Royal Wedding? Not So Fast

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yvonne Yorke

It's unlikely the palace would be so ungracious as to publicly announce who they're excluding from the guest list.

Movie Review: The King's Speech

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If The King's Speech isn't the year's best film, it's floating up there in the top 10, somewhere in the top five. It may even be the best. Traditiona...

Queen Welcomes Emir Of Qatar To Windsor Castle (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite chilly temperatures, Queen Elizabeth II formally welcomed the emir of Qatar to Britain on Tuesday with a lavish ceremony and formal banquet at...

DVDs: TV's Top 10 Crime Solvers

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Monk: The Complete Series ($249.98; Universal) is out on DVD and it's a compulsively thorough job that's worthy of the OCD man himself. I've been ...

Queen Elizabeth II Cancels Staff Christmas Party, Citing Economy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has canceled a Christmas party for her staff this year because of the tough economic climate....

Editrix Showdown!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last week, The Guardian published a story about Tina Brown's interest in acquiring Newsweek, claiming the move was fueled by Brown's rivalry with Aria...

When Sports Attacks; The 2010 Commonwealth Games

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

There is a reason why the so called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) are the 21st century hosts for these elaborate sporting spectacles. One reason is that they are willing to do whatever it takes to make the games happen.

Did Tony Blair Rip Off A Movie For His Memoir?

New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mr. Morgan, whose works also include "Frost/Nixon" and "The Special Relationship," told The Telegraph that he had made up his dialogue for "The Queen"...

Queen Elizabeth Makes First Wimbledon Appearance In 33 Years (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 2010 Wimbledon Tennis Championship will no doubt go down as one of the most memorable in the tournament's century-plus-long history -- in more way...

Royal Respect, Black Ascot, 100 Years Ago!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

A highpoint of the British social season for two centuries, Royal Ascot represents a glittering legacy.

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Prince Philip's Strip Club Gaffe: Asks Navy Cadet If She Works In Strip Club

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to the British Queen, has added another mighty gaffe to his tremendous history of verbal blunders. Th...

Film Review: The Damned United

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When is a sports movie not a sports movie? When it's Tom Hooper's terrific The Damned United, yet another feather in actor Michael Sheen's cap.

UK Royal Family Marks "End Of Iraq War"

AP | MEERA SELVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — At a memorial service honoring Britons who died during the Iraq war, the Archbishop of Canterbury said Friday it will take time for his...

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Underdog Bites Back: Tom Hooper on The Damned United

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.

Tom Binns, British Radio DJ, Fired After Interrupting Queen's Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British radio DJ Tom Binns has been fired after interrupting the Queen's traditional Christmas speech by saying "two words: Bor-ing." Binns, who ha...