The Queen and Meghan Markle visited Merseyside today as part of their first official engagements together since the Royal wedding. Thousands of excited spectators lined the streets of Runcorn, Widnes and Chester in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the new princess. Schoolchildren gathered to cheer, wave their flags and hand over bunches of flowers to the Queen and Meghan Markle. The Royals didn't disappoint, stopping to shake hands and chat with people who camped out to see them. Take a look at our gallery to see if you can spot yourself in the crowds at today's Royal visit. Spot yourself in pictures from the Queen and Meghan Markle's Royal visit View gallery The pair arrived at Runcorn Station by Royal Train this morning , and departed by car for the Mersey Gateway Bridge. After officially opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge, the monarch and her granddaughter-in-law were driven to Storyhouse in Chester and then walked to Chester Town Hall where they attended a lunch as … [Read more...] about Spot yourself in the crowds as Meghan Markle and the Queen visit Merseyside
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Armed forces and community representatives staged a flag-raising event to mark the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. The Friends of Fulwell, Fulwell Community Library and the Armed Forces Association celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Coronation of the Queen at an event on Saturday.The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey.Organisers of the event yesterday said there was a good turnout and several councillors attended, the Deputy Mayor David Snowdon with his wife Dianne Snowdon, Fulwell councillors George Howe, Bob Francis and Margaret Beck as well as Coun Barry Curran, Coun Denny Wilson, Coun Steven Foster and last year's Mayor Coun Doris MacKnight.The idea of the flagpole was to brighten the area around the centre of Fulwell and it is situated at the south east corner of the library just inside the perimeter fence.The event was also attended by members of the Armed Forces Network and the RAF were also represented.The Deputy Mayor, … [Read more...] about Flag-raising ceremony in Sunderland to celebrate Queen’s coronation
A Rugby man who helped to care for concentration camp victims before running Whaley’s Chemist has died at 98. Stanley Baylis , an only child, was born near Worcester in 1919. Mr Baylis’s son, Christopher, got in touch with the Advertiser to share his father’s fascinating life story with readers. When he was a young boy living Kempsey, Worcestershire, Stanley Baylis’s long life was almost cut short after he and his friends built a raft and launched it in the River Severn – Mr Baylis fell into the water but was pulled out by one of the friends. When he was very young Mr Baylis also tried his hand at fishing with a bent pin and worm – only to be shocked and unsure of what to do when an eel he caught wriggled in front of him. Mr Baylis’s father, Albert, worked as a carpenter but struggled to find work during the Depression so he became the landlord of the Denbigh Arms in Monks Kirby – a job which the local vicar helped him get. The pub was … [Read more...] about Long-standing Rugby pharmacist ‘Dr Whaley’ who helped concentration camp victims dies at 98
(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Personal:Birth date: April 21, 1926 Birth place: London, England Birth name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Father: King George VI Read More Mother: Queen Elizabeth Marriage: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (November 20, 1947-present) Children: Edward, Earl of Wessex (March 10, 1964); Andrew, Duke of York (February 19, 1960); Anne, Princess Royal (August 15, 1950); Charles, Prince of Wales (November 14, 1948) Grandchildren: By Prince Charles and Princess Diana: Prince William and Prince Henry (called Harry); By Princess Anne and Mark Phillips: Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips; By Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; By Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones: Lady Louise Windsor and James Windsor, Viscount Severn Great-Grandchildren: … [Read more...] about Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts
Igor Toronyi-Lalic 21 April 2018 9:00 AM 21 April 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp David Hoyle/London Sinfonietta; Concrete LatesQueen Elizabeth HallKammer KlangCafe OTO Imagine the National inviting RuPaul to play Hamlet. Or Tate giving Beryl Cook a retrospective. The London Sinfonietta offered a similar cocktail of mischief and insanity in devoting the opening concert of its return to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, after a three-year refurbishment, to the nihilistic drag act David Hoyle. It had me grinning from ear to ear. Mostly from watching the other critics squirm. The woman next to me, an off-duty member of the Sinfonietta, was spitting words into her hand: ‘Patronising bollocks’. It was one of those nights. Half the audience stony-faced and tensed with anger. The other half creased double and whooping. It’s what you get if you transfer the trashy camp of a gay mecca like the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Hoyle’s … [Read more...] about Closing the Queen Elizabeth Hall invigorated the new music scene. Why reopen it?