The first five episodes of the series three of the Crown have raised eyebrows over storylines that historians and royal commentators claim are wildly inaccurate. Storylines such as the Queen's affair with her racing manager Lord Porchester have been described as 'distasteful and totally unfounded' by Her Majesty's former Press Secretary Dickie Arbiter. But how does the second half of series three, which focuses on the Royal Family between the years of 1964 and 1977, stand up to scrutiny? In the final four episodes viewers see Prince Charles rewriting his investiture speech to promote Welsh independence; the Queen and siding with Tony Armstrong-Jones in his divorce from Princess Margaret, and the monarch making a last-minute trip to visit her dying uncle the Duke of Windsor. But how much of what's presented in these episodes stays true to history, and where do they stray from the facts? Here FEMAIL concludes our fact check on another epic series of The Crown. … [Read more...] about Does The Crown show regal reality or made-up monarchy? From Prince Philip’s midlife crisis to Princess Margaret’s toyboy, we separate fact from fiction in the final episodes of series three
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THE Queen has broken dozens of records during her lengthy reign — and she and Prince Philip have enjoyed the longest royal marriage in history. As the royal couple celebrates their 72nd wedding anniversary, here's a look back on the historic wedding. When did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip get married? The then Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, as he was then known, on November 20, 1947. They reached their platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 which marked 70 years since their big day. The couple had met 13 years earlier, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934. After a third meeting in July 1939 our future Queen, who was just 13 years old at the time, is said to have fallen in love with Philip - and they began exchanging letters.The couple became secretly engaged in 1946 and Elizabeth's father, King George VI, ordered that any formal engagement was delayed until after his daughter's 21st … [Read more...] about When did the Queen and Prince Philip get married and how many children did they have together?
Princess Beatrice has revealed that it is the Queen that encouraged her curious nature of asking 'Why not?' and 'Why can't you?'. The newly-engaged royal, 31, praised her grandmother during a tech summit, which she hosted for 150 guests at St James's Palace in London, on Tuesday. When one attendee asked how the monarch inspires her, Beatrice said she was mostly influenced by the 93-year-old's inquisitive nature of always asking 'Why not?' and 'Why can't you?', according to Hello!. It comes after her father Prince Andrew was 'sacked' from royal duties in a desperate bid to contain the fall-out from his disastrous Newsnight interview about his years of friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. Beatrice (pictured at The Roundhouse on November 13, 2019, in London), 31, praised her grandmother during a tech summit, which she hosted for 150 guests at St James's Palace in London, on Tuesday Meanwhile, Beatrice invited entrepreneurs, CEOs and students to the Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about Princess Beatrice pays tribute to the Queen for encouraging her curious nature of asking ‘why not?’ and ‘why can’t you?’ – amid her father Prince Andrew’s sacking from royal duties
Lady Diana Spencer is yet to make an appearance in Netflix hit The Crown, but eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed a poignant reference to the late princess in the most recent series. Season three, which was released on Sunday, covers the time period from Harold Wilson's 1964 election as Prime Minister to the Queen's silver jubilee in summer 1977. Prince Charles first met Diana, then 16, in November 1977, so their romance is expected to play out in the next series, expected to air in 2020. In episode eight of this series we're introduced for the first time to Camilla Shand, who is played by Emerald Fennell, and Andrew Parker-Bowles. Towards the end of series three of The Crown we're introduced to Camilla Shand (played by Emerald Fennell), who strikes up a relationship with Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) The couple are frequently at odds over the problems in their relationship - predominantly his wandering eye - and Camilla ends it and strikes up a flirtation with … [Read more...] about The Crown’s hidden reference to Diana: Princess Anne uses a VERY prophetic phrase to warn Prince Charles about Camilla in series three – but did YOU spot it?
Starbucks’ UK arms last year paid their US owner 15 times more than the British taxman. Its seven businesses here coughed up just £22.5million corporation tax compared to the £353million dividend it handed its parent company. The windfall for the Starbucks Corporation was up from £47million in 2017 after tax reforms introduced by Donald Trump to encourage US multi-nationals to repatriate profits. Margaret Hodge, ex-chairwoman of the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee, said: “When ordinary families are struggling, it sticks in the gullet that people like Starbucks won’t pay their fair share. “It operates an opaque financial structure which has no other purpose than to avoid tax.” The Starbucks Corporation has a stock market value of nearly £80billion. Newly published accounts for Starbucks EMEA Ltd, which collects royalties from franchisees in various countries, show it paid the equivalent of £15million UK corporation tax last … [Read more...] about Starbucks’ paid US owners 15 times more in dividends than it did in UK tax