In this tumultuous time, the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex were stars

In this tumultuous time, the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex were stars

Now, Prince Harry. If you resign from your job in a huff, and sell The Firm’s secrets, don’t expect to keep the company car and your salary or be upset when you don’t get an invitation to the Christmas party. That much is clear to any normal person. Not to the Duke of Sussex who … Read more

A moment of global unity like Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is never likely to be seen again

A moment of global unity like Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is never likely to be seen again

I left Paris with the Queen on every kiosque à journaux and television screen. I arrived in Washington only to be met by Union flags flying at half-mast on every crossroad and screens showing the exact same scenes.  There have been few similar moments. There may be superficial similarities with Princess Diana’s funeral broadcast worldwide … Read more

Thank God for Elizabeth II, whose reign kept tyranny at bay

Thank God for Elizabeth II, whose reign kept tyranny at bay

There are only a few figures who are recognised nationally, and even fewer who are known internationally. But it’s a very small number – a handful – who are known by everyone, everywhere in the world. Fame, like everything else, comes in tiers, and the sky’s the limit. Queen Elizabeth II was one such figure. … Read more

All the music from the Queen’s funeral – including one or two surprises

All the music from the Queen’s funeral – including one or two surprises

The musical portion of the Order of Service for the burial of the late Queen is exactly what one would expect it to be. It is rooted in the traditions of past royal funerals, in a variety of musical styles from Jacobean formality to Edwardian sentiment, with just one very mild whiff of “modern music”. … Read more

The true reasons why the whole world wants to come to our Queen’s funeral

The true reasons why the whole world wants to come to our Queen’s funeral

In the queue in Westminster Hall on Thursday, I was immediately behind two tall, dignified Sikh gentlemen. At the catafalque, they stood still. Each man brought his hands together in silent prayer and then passed on. There is a short story by Rudyard Kipling. Its narrator is a Sikh officer in India. He tells his … Read more

We just paid Belgium 50 times the going rate to keep London’s lights on – how did it come to this?

We just paid Belgium 50 times the going rate to keep London’s lights on – how did it come to this?

News in July that the National Grid had to panic-buy staggeringly expensive Belgian electricity to avoid power cuts fundamentally illustrates Britain’s perilous energy supply. As power demand surged during the heatwaves, the National Grid paid £9,724 per megawatt hour, more than 5,000pc the typical price, to prevent London suffering blackouts. Whilst backbenchers are told to … Read more

Prince William Makes Sweet Comment About His Dog Helping Him Through His Grief

Prince William Makes Sweet Comment About His Dog Helping Him Through His Grief

16 September 2022, 15:45 Prince William had a sweet exchange with a dog owner when paying respects to the Queen. Picture: Getty Prince William shared a touching exchange with a member of the public after they came to pay their respects to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, following her passing. The Prince and Princess of … Read more

Pierre Poilievre planning to move into publicly funded Stornoway residence

Pierre Poilievre planning to move into publicly funded Stornoway residence

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, wife Anaida and son Cruz arrive at a Conservative caucus meeting in Ottawa on Sept. 12.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press New federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre plans to move into Stornoway, the residence provided for the head of the Official Opposition. “Of course he will be moving into Stornoway,” Anthony Koch, Mr. … Read more

Black Metal Band Suffering Replies to Ghost Frontman's Comments About How Everyone's 'Favorite Bands' are 'Really Suffering' – Ultimate Guitar

Black Metal Band Suffering Replies to Ghost Frontman's Comments About How Everyone's 'Favorite Bands' are 'Really Suffering' – Ultimate Guitar

Black Metal Band Suffering Replies to Ghost Frontman’s Comments About How Everyone’s ‘Favorite Bands’ are ‘Really Suffering’  Ultimate Guitar Ghost’s Tobias Forge Thinks Too Many Bands Touring at Same Time  Loudwire GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE: ‘A Lot Of Your Favorite Bands Are Really Suffering’ Right Now  BLABBERMOUTH.NET Ghost’s Tobias Forge Says ‘a Lot’ of People’s ‘Favorite Bands’ Are ‘Really … Read more

The Queen was a hero to the working class on Left and Right

The Queen was a hero to the working class on Left and Right

Devotion to the late Queen and her family was bred into me, growing up in a solidly working class, Labour-voting household in Ayrshire. My father, a long-distance lorry driver, was proud when his employers decided to add a Union flag to the front of their lorry fleet to mark the Silver Jubilee in 1977. Queen … Read more