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Former nanny to Princes William and Harry to get “substantial” damages from BBC over Princess Diana interview
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Former nanny to Princes William and Harry to get “substantial” damages from BBC over Princess Diana interview

London — Princes William and Harry's former nanny on Thursday received substantial damages from the BBC over "false and malicious" claims about her used to obtain a 1995 interview with Princess Diana. Alexandra Pettifer, known at the time as Tiggy Legge-Bourke, was given a public apology for "fabricated" allegations that she had an affair with the princes' father, Prince Charles. The High Court in London was also told that she was falsely accused of becoming pregnant by him when she was his personal assistant and of having an abortion. Alexandra Pettifer, who used to be known as Tiggy Legge-Bourke, the former nanny of Britain's Princes William and Harry, arrives at a synagogue in St John's Wood, London, for a wedding in a January 1999 file photo. ...
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations: What to expect
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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations: What to expect

London — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year, which is the 70-year anniversary of her reign as queen of the United Kingdom and its 14 Commonwealth nations. Already the country's longest-reigning monarch — a landmark she reached in 2015 — Elizabeth is the first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Events have been organized around the U.K. and Commonwealth countries to mark the occasion. Here is everything you need to know:What is the Platinum Jubilee?The Platinum Jubilee is the 70th anniversary of a British monarch's reign, and Queen Elizabeth II is the first to reach the milestone. On significant anniversaries like this one, celebratory events are organized across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries. ...
Will the Platinum Jubilee be Queen Elizabeth II’s last hurrah?
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Will the Platinum Jubilee be Queen Elizabeth II’s last hurrah?

London — Throwing a party for a 96-year-old woman who's been in the same job for 70 years might seem like a last hurrah. But you have to be careful with the women of Britain's royal family: Never write them off too soon.The hurrahs for Queen Elizabeth II just keep on coming. Her mother did live to 101, after all.The queen had been dialling back on public appearances even before Buckingham Palace said she was dealing with "mobility issues," which have made life more difficult for the monarch. Sir Paul McCartney and best-selling author Tina Brown reflect on Queen Elizabeth's unprecedented reign in "Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special." The special airs on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Thursday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS and will stream on the C...
Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new London Underground line named in her honor
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Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new London Underground line named in her honor

London — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor. The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station to see the east-west Elizabeth Line, which is due to open to the public on May 24. Calling the event "a happy development," Buckingham Palace said "the organizers were informed of the possibility she may attend." Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts during her visit to Paddington Station in London, May 17, 2022, to mark the completion of London's Crossrail project, ahead of the opening of the new Elizabeth Line rail service. ANDREW MATTHEWS/POOL/AFP/Getty ...