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May 16, 1993 | By Donald D. Groff, FOR THE INQUIRER
Buckingham Palace, where the changing of the guard is one of London's biggest tourist attractions, will for the first time open its doors to public tours in August and September. Proceeds from the $12.50 admission fee will be used to help finance the repair of Windsor Castle, damaged by fire in December. After the fire, a public outcry met the government's announcement that it would foot the bill for repairs, and the decision to open the palace while the royal family is away for the summer reflects Queen Elizabeth II's pledge to defray the cost to the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2010 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
Families can welcome the new year today at "A Majestic Winter Wonderland" at the National Constitution Center. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can see a special presentation comparing White House holiday traditions and the winter celebrations at Buckingham Palace in London. At craft tables, children can make their own tiaras and hats of Beefeaters, the ceremonial guards at the Tower of London. "A Majestic Winter Wonderland," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Independence Mall.
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June 23, 1987 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer (Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters.)
The British press was abuzz yesterday with reports of Princess Diana's "disco superman," so-called because the two have been spotted lately dancing a lot and because the man resembles actor Christopher Reeve. The princess was seen with him Saturday night at a David Bowie concert in London where she alternately clapped and sang with the songs, chatted intimately with the man and once rested her head on his shoulder. It's not clear who the bloke is. He was first identified as investment banker Philip Dunne.
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January 26, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
It had been rumored for months, but it was confirmed only yesterday: "The duke and duchess of York are very pleased to announce that the duchess is expecting a baby in August," read the single sentence in a statement from Buckingham Palace. The child, the first for Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson, would be fifth in line to the British throne. A palace spokesman said that Sarah was in excellent health and that the royal family was delighted by the news. Neither Andrew, 27, nor Sarah, 28, was available for comment.
NEWS
February 10, 2002 | By Andrea Gerlin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Princess Margaret, 71, the once-glamorous and high-spirited sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, died yesterday. A statement issued by Buckingham Palace said she "died peacefully in her sleep" at 6:30 a.m. at King Edward VII Hospital. She had been taken to the hospital four hours earlier after developing cardiac problems following a stroke Friday afternoon. The princess had been in poor health in recent years and had slipped from the headlines, but in her youth she cut an alluring figure and kept tabloid headline writers busy.
NEWS
May 13, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
It was not a good week, royally speaking. First an intruder stole one of Queen Elizabeth's Land Rovers from garages attached to Buckingham Palace before dawn last week. Then a man was arrested after reportedly urinating against a tree on the grounds of Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's homes. Police, confirming details of the royal theft today, said security at the palace had not been breached and the man was later arrested. But the Daily Mail newspaper said the incident raised fears a guerrilla could have planted a bomb in palace vehicles.
NEWS
January 10, 1991 | Daily News Staff Report
In these depressing days after the Eagles suffered a loss in the playoffs, followed by the loss of the one-and-only Buddy Ryan, it's heartening to know they're a hit at the Palace. That's a real Palace, bro, not just some movie house. And it's Buckingham Palace we're talking about, the home of British royalty. And perhaps its most glamorous occupant, Princess Di, formally the Princess of Wales. A news photograph today showed Di wearing an honest-to-South Philly Eagles jacket, complete with the big bird holding a football in his talons.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Sylvia Hui, Associated Press
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II visited her husband, Prince Philip, at the hospital Wednesday after officials said he would likely remain there for a few days to treat a bladder infection, an ailment that has already forced him to miss much of the celebration of his wife's 60 years on the throne. Elizabeth arrived at the King Edward VII Hospital in central London hours after Buckingham Palace said that Philip's condition had "improved considerably. " The palace added that the prince, who turns 91 on Sunday, was being treated with antibiotics and "is in good spirits.
NEWS
April 30, 1995 | From Inquirer wire services
It was Linda Ronstadt vs. Robin Quivers on The Tonight Show. First, Jay Leno asked Howard Stern's sidekick, who is black, if she thought she should stand up for women and black people, two frequent targets of the shock jock's jokes. "People tell me I'm supposed to, but I don't find it necessary," Quivers responded Thursday night. When Quivers moved over a chair, and Ronstadt took her seat after singing a song, she told Leno: "It's not my place to take issue with one of your guests, but I felt deeply upset about what she said.
NEWS
September 2, 1997 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lilies and roses. London was awash yesterday in lilies and roses, not to mention carnations and cornflowers and orchids . . . and tears. So many bouquets were placed before the gates of Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace and St. James's Palace - all out of love for Princes Diana - that it seemed London could run out of flowers. In fact, some neighborhoods did. And many Londoners expected the parade of flowers only to grow until Diana's funeral Saturday. "I walked all the way to Victoria Station.
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July 24, 2013 | By Sylvia Hui and Gregory Katz, Associated Press
LONDON - Champagne bottles popped and shouts of "Hip! Hip! Hooray!" erupted at Buckingham Palace on Monday as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's first child, a boy who is now third in line to the British throne. Hundreds of Britons and tourists broke into song and dance outside the palace as officials announced that the future king was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at central London's St. Mary's Hospital - the same place where William and his brother Harry were born three decades ago. The imminent arrival of the royal baby was the subject of endless speculation on social media and was covered for days on live television around the world, but in the end the royal family managed to keep it a remarkably private affair.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Anthony Faiola, Washington Post
LONDON - Outside the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, the global media hordes on Royal Baby Watch have marked their turf with duct tape and stepladders. But starved for material in a world where Mother Nature and Buckingham Palace are the last two holdouts from the 24-hour news cycle, loitering reporters trying to set a tone of breathless anticipation have resorted to interviewing each other. Perhaps nothing could be more appropriate. As Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, prepare to carve out a new life for their budding family in the glare of the spotlight, the press is poised to be a major part of the story.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
THE MOST widely anticipated pregnancy since one of those MTV teen moms got knocked up is official: Prince William 's wife, the duchess of Cambridge (a/k/a Kate Middleton ), is pregnant. St. James's Palace announced the pregnancy Monday, saying that Kate has hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, and was in a London hospital. William was at his wife's side. News of the pregnancy drew congratulations from across the world, with the hashtag "royalbaby" trending globally on Twitter.
NEWS
September 10, 2012
PHOENIX - Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the '50s and '60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84. Williamson died Friday at her son's home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen Williamson said. She had Parkinson's disease and age-related dementia. The McGuire Sisters earned six gold records for hits including 1954's "Sincerely" and 1957's "Sugartime. " The sisters were known for their sweet harmonies and identical outfits and hairdos.
NEWS
July 31, 2012 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Except for, say, Buckingham Palace, where Olympic cyclists had finished a race the day before, could there be a better finish line Sunday for a one-day bicycle ride than the Irish Pub in this oceanfront city? Then again, could there be a better starting point than, well, the Irish Pub at 20th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia? When was the last time Buckingham Palace opened its doors for an after-party of 1,600 riders, all more than ready after 65 miles and a fair amount of headwinds for a draft of a different kind?
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Sylvia Hui, Associated Press
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II visited her husband, Prince Philip, at the hospital Wednesday after officials said he would likely remain there for a few days to treat a bladder infection, an ailment that has already forced him to miss much of the celebration of his wife's 60 years on the throne. Elizabeth arrived at the King Edward VII Hospital in central London hours after Buckingham Palace said that Philip's condition had "improved considerably. " The palace added that the prince, who turns 91 on Sunday, was being treated with antibiotics and "is in good spirits.
NEWS
June 3, 2012 | By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
LONDON - It was a royal day at the races, as Queen Elizabeth II watched a horse with the courtly name of Camelot win the Epsom Derby on Saturday - the kickoff to a four-day celebration of the British monarch's 60 years on the throne. Later in the weekend the queen will make a trip down the River Thames, and then take in a concert - all accompanied by tens of thousands of her subjects, coming out to fete a monarch whose longevity has given her the status of the nation's favorite grandmother.
NEWS
April 8, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Long after Queen Elizabeth finishes her last jubilee hand wave and gone back to garden-variety days at Buckingham Palace, and after the last flame from this summer's Olympic torch lights up the final event in London, Britain will reap extended benefits. The queen's 60th anniversary on the throne - she ascended upon the death of her father, George VI - and the Summer Olympics are making for a high-impact focus on the United Kingdom. Millions will travel to Britain for events, and the Olympics alone will bring about 30,000 athletes, friends, and sports officials to the country, 20,000 accredited workers from the media, and 4.5 billion television viewers from around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN RICH people save, they put off buying a third car. When poor people save, they put off buying lunch. And royalty? According to the Associated Press, Belgium's King Albert II said yesterday that he'll use part of his "salary" to help pay for the upkeep on his properties, making him the latest European royal whose largesse is being minimized by Europe's economic woes. In a rare public statement on his finances, King Albert said he wanted to freeze his $13.8 million salary, using his automatic 2012 salary inflation adjustment (approx.
NEWS
December 25, 2011
Islamists cement Egypt vote gains CAIRO - Islamist parties consolidated earlier gains in Egypt's multistage parliamentary elections, winning nearly 70 percent of the seats determined so far, according to results announced Saturday. Election commission chief Abdel-Moez Ibrahim announced results from the second of three rounds, which was held Dec. 14 and 15, followed by a runoff last week. The second round was held in nine provinces, and Ibrahim said turnout reached 65 percent. Based on the results he gave, the Muslim Brotherhood says it won about 86 of an estimated 180 seats up for grabs in the round, or 47 percent.
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