January 4, 2012 |
Prince Philip , 90, made his first public appearance Sunday at Sandringham estate after undergoing an emergency coronary procedure two days before Christmas. The estate, in rural Norfolk, housed Philip, wife Queen Elizabeth II , and the rest of the royal family during the holidays. The otherwise quiet area was swarmed with media Tuesday after news broke that a woman's body was found Sunday in a remote part of the estate. Police are treating the case as a murder, but had yet to reveal any details.
September 14, 1988 |
John Frederick Gane, 79, a Philadelphia architect who as president of the Carpenters' Company in 1976 welcomed Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia, died Saturday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He lived in St. Davids. Mr. Gane had a private architectural practice in Center City for more than three decades and was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Upon retirement from his practice, he joined the faculty of the Hoosac School, a private academy in Upstate New York, as a teacher and librarian.
April 4, 2012 |
A BRITISH PRINCE will pay a royal visit to Philadelphia at the end of the month. Nope, not William or Harry. Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, is coming to the city on April 26 and 27 for a series of events to mark his mother's 60 years on the throne, the city announced Tuesday. And Mayor Nutter is delighted. "This is a high honor for us here in Philadelphia," Nutter said. "I'm looking forward to meeting Prince Edward, strengthening our ties.
December 28, 2011
Tourist site raises Jerusalem worry JERUSALEM - A hard-line Israeli group said Tuesday that it was launching plans for a new tourist center at the site of a politically sensitive archaeological dig in a largely Arab neighborhood outside Jerusalem's Old City, drawing fire from Palestinian officials. The project's sponsor, the Elad Foundation, said the new visitors center and parking garage would be built above a section of the excavation area known as the City of David, leaving the ruins below accessible.
October 18, 1994 |
Queen Elizabeth II, leaving behind the latest royal family flap, came to the Kremlin yesterday on the first visit to Russia by a British monarch. A new authorized biography of her son and heir, Prince Charles, threatened to overshadow the visit by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip. In the book, Charles accuses Philip of forcing him into a loveless marriage. President Boris Yeltsin's chief spokesman, Vyacheslav Kostikov, said the queen's visit was evidence of Russia's break with its totalitarian past.
January 26, 1996 |
Princess Di, the former Lady Diana Spencer, is not the first Spencer to get kicked in the teeth by Britain's royal family. A Scottish minister yesterday revealed that Di's father, the late Earl Spencer, once loved the young future Queen Elizabeth and hoped to marry her. The Rev. Douglas Lister told reporters that Spencer, who died in 1992, told him of the romance in 1947, when Elizabeth was just a princess and the future earl was a soldier...
June 6, 2012 |
LONDON - Thousands of flag-waving fans gathered Monday to watch Paul McCartney, Elton John, and other musical royalty celebrate Queen Elizabeth II with a Buckingham Palace concert featuring acts from throughout her 60-year-reign. But the joy was tempered by news that the queen's husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized with a bladder infection. Palace officials said the prince, who will turn 91 on Saturday, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle on Monday as a precaution and will remain under observation for a few days.
March 6, 2013 |
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II returned home Monday after receiving treatment for a stomach infection that prompted a brief and rare hospitalization for the 86-year-old monarch. A smiling Elizabeth walked unassisted out of King Edward VII Hospital on Monday afternoon, bidding farewell to staff outside. She was then driven away in a motorcade. "The queen has left the King Edward VII's Hospital having been admitted briefly as part of the assessment of symptoms of gastroenteritis," the palace said in a short statement issued after her release.
June 7, 2012 |
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.