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Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (2012)

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  • In my opinion: Queen Elizabeth's jubilee offers lesson for our times

    Imagine devoting six decades to something. Anything. In a world where speed rules, where job-hopping has become a necessity, where marriages are short-lived and our collective attention spans the breadth of a gnat's wings, sticking with something for...
  • Concert review: Paul McCartney at Amway Center

    Concert review: Paul McCartney at Amway Center
    As the world’s go-to Beatles ambassador (sorry, Ringo), Paul McCartney has been busy lately. In 2012, the still-cute ex-Beatle was a reliable fixture at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, the Summer Olympics in London and the “...
  • Vivienne Westwood-designed book on queen's Jubilee to be feted

    Vivienne Westwood-designed book on queen's Jubilee to be feted
    The Vivienne Westwood boutique on Melrose is hosting an event to celebrate the launch of Taschen's limited-edition book, "Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition." The cover and case for the book -- a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II published in honor of her...
  • 'Missing' Banksy mural fetches $1.1 million at auction

    A mural by Banksy that went missing from a London neighborhood recently sold at a private auction for $1.1 million. The sale of "Slave Labour,” which depicts a young boy hunched at a sewing machine stitching Union Jack bunting, was contested by...
  • Wedding couple receives White House swag

    Wedding couple receives White House swag
    When President Obama headed to the cornfields of Iowa earlier this month for a last-minute rally at the Living History Farms in Urbandale, he brought more than a political message. He brought a potential snafu to a couple who had scheduled their...
  • Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's 'most familiar enigma'

    Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's 'most familiar enigma'
    LONDON — Her face is everywhere: on stamps, coins, mugs and book covers. Her likeness has just been reproduced for the 23rd time at Madame Tussauds, London's famous wax museum. More visitors come to gawp at her house than probably any other...
  • Queen's Balcony Wave, Flypast, Cap Jubilee Celebrations

    Queen's Balcony Wave, Flypast, Cap Jubilee Celebrations
    London -- Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations reached a climax Tuesday as she and other members of the royal family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a flypast. Aircraft from the Battle of Britain -- including Spitfires and a...
  • Prince Philip Leaves Hospital Before Birthday

    Prince Philip Leaves Hospital Before Birthday
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, left hospital on the eve of his 91st birthday on Saturday, five days after he was taken ill during celebrations to mark the monarch's 60 years on the throne. Looking relaxed...
  • Spot the error-3

    This from a tweet: "In London, Big Ben will be renamed Elizabeth Tower."           Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell in the clock tower at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster. The formal name of the tower is...
  • CNU students get close up of 'Downton Abbey' and Diamond Jubilee

    When Matthew Crawley knelt in the snow before Mary Grantham in the season two finale of"Downton Abbey,"5.4 million people tuned in to see the cursed lovers finally gain some closure. But the Grantham haunts came to three-dimensional life for 23...
  • Olympic Torch Begins Trek Around London

    Olympic Torch Begins Trek Around London
    LONDON -- The Olympic torch relay began its first full day in London on Saturday, marking the start of the final week-long countdown to the opening of the 2012 Games. The flame was handed to the day's first torchbearer in Greenwich, home to the...