‘He still enjoys the greatest role of all, supporting the Queen. As for a party to celebrate turning 99? Goodness me, no! He never wants a fuss, ever!’ … [Read more...] about Prince Philip’s low-key 99th birthday: Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen will mark the milestone with a simple lunch at Windsor Castle
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Moore, who served in India, Burma and Sumatra during World War Two, quipped earlier this year that having a knighthood would be funny because he would be Sir Thomas Moore - a reference to the Tudor statesman Sir Thomas More. … [Read more...] about The Queen knights Captain Tom Moore in her first face-to-face meeting since March
Meanwhile the Duke of Cambridge said he was worried about Prince Philip and the Queen during the coronavirus outbreak, but said his grandparents were doing everything they could to ensure they were protected and isolated. … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: Photo with Queen to mark Duke of Edinburgh’s 99th birthday
And that fits a wider shift. Part of what scandalised "those who felt differently" was the abandonment of traditional British reserve, the sudden and public outflow of emotion. What happened to the traditional, steady upper lip, they asked. It wobbled and it hasn't stopped wobbling. Crying in front of others and on camera felt novel in 1997. Now it is commonplace, among men as well as women. Watch the male candidates to be Alan Sugar's Apprentice or Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph: blub, blub, blub. The change has even reached into what until this year we imagined was the last redoubt of national steadfastness: the military. Arthur Batchelor, who was captured along with 14 other British naval personnel in the Persian Gulf in March, admitted that when the Iranians stole his iPod, he cried himself to sleep. … [Read more...] about A moment of madness?
"We did have plans - it would've been up in Scotland - but obviously with Covid and Aberdeen being locked down a bit, I think everything's been scaled back a little bit," said the former England rugby star, who is married to Anne's daughter Zara, on The One Show. … [Read more...] about Princess Anne gets military promotion as she celebrates 70th birthday