Advertisement
HomeCollectionsBritish Monarchy
IN THE NEWS

British Monarchy

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
October 23, 1994
It is only ceremony, ritual without much substance. But the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Moscow, the first by a British monarch ever, meant a great deal to both Britons and Russians.It symbolized the effort of two major powers on the periphery of Europe to overcome 77 years of hostility and distrust to bring their relations closer than ever as each seeks to participate in Europe as never before. That's why the British government of Prime Minister John Major encouraged the queen to go; why Russian President Boris Yeltsin of Russia took so much time out of a crisis-ridden week.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Matthew Alonsozana | July 24, 2013
Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so starved for news that they began to report about themselves, offering play-by-play accounts of the latest false start. Scampering about the grounds, they jumped at the smallest indication that the royal birth was indeed imminent. Finally, the royal parents-to-be arrived.
Advertisement
NEWS
March 31, 1992
Given their history as former colonial subjects, many Americans have little use for royalty except as objects of derision or envy or entertainment. So it's no surprise the news of a marital breakup between Britain's Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah Ferguson, was greeted in this country with the kind of mocking voyeurism generally reserved for such exotica as the annual mating ritual of the giant pandas in Washington's National Zoo.There is a certain element...
NEWS
By Kat Richter | April 28, 2011
Friday mornings at 4 a.m. generally find me asleep, but this week I'll be among the thousands of Anglophiles glued to my television for the "wedding of the century. " At 25, I've spent the better part of my adult life either in Europe or wishing I was in Europe. I went to grad school in London and cut my teeth on all things British during my junior year at Goucher College, which I spent at Oxford University. There, I learned to raise my glass to the Queen, and when she came to dine at Christ Church College (in the very same hall that served as the model for Harry Potter)
NEWS
December 23, 1995
QUITE WHAT Princess Diana was up to when confessing to the BBC television that her husband, Prince Charles, might not want to be king of England and that she wished to be "queen of people's hearts" is unclear to the hundred of millions with whom she shared these intimacies.She was at least showing that she was better at manipulating public opinion than her estranged husband, the current Prince of Wales. As mother of the royal heir, Prince William (next in line after his dad), she might have been negotiating leverage with her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth.
NEWS
By Matthew Alonsozana | July 24, 2013
Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so starved for news that they began to report about themselves, offering play-by-play accounts of the latest false start. Scampering about the grounds, they jumped at the smallest indication that the royal birth was indeed imminent. Finally, the royal parents-to-be arrived.
NEWS
By Kat Richter | April 28, 2011
Friday mornings at 4 a.m. generally find me asleep, but this week I'll be among the thousands of Anglophiles glued to my television for the "wedding of the century. " At 25, I've spent the better part of my adult life either in Europe or wishing I was in Europe. I went to grad school in London and cut my teeth on all things British during my junior year at Goucher College, which I spent at Oxford University. There, I learned to raise my glass to the Queen, and when she came to dine at Christ Church College (in the very same hall that served as the model for Harry Potter)
NEWS
July 14, 1996
NOTHING MUCH CHANGED with the long-awaited announcement of a divorce between the Prince and Princess of Wales based on their 3 1/2 -year separation. Prince Charlesremains heir to the throne of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and would be the first divorced British king since George I acceded in 1714.Charles' aunt and a brother are divorced; his divorced sister has remarried. The institution of marriage is even weaker in Britain than in the U.S. The myth has grown up that while the middle classes may ignore traditional morality, the royal family may not. In the golden age of monarchy, 'twas the other way round.
NEWS
September 10, 1997
THE MAJOR THREAT to the British monarchy is public indifference. Its rituals matter less in a republican age to a well-informed citizenry who resent paying its bills. Yet however the surging national emotions after the death and funeral of the Princess of Wales are characterized, they are not indifferent.British people who denounced Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for failing to display sufficient grief may have been angry. They were not suggesting she ought not be queen. These commoners discovered they had strong feelings and expected the royals to show the same.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 8, 1997
LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II, come on down.Last night, the British monarchy was praised and pilloried in a nationally televised debate that was part game show, part shouting match and most un-British."
NEWS
By COX NEWS SERVICE | June 5, 2002
LONDON - A million people gathered at Buckingham Palace yesterday to declare, loudly and emotionally, their love for Queen Elizabeth II as she marked 50 years on her throne. A sea of people erupted in flag-waving and full-throated cheers as Elizabeth and her family appeared on the palace balcony yesterday evening, bringing to an end a four-day paroxysm of British patriotism. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, appeared moved by the massive display of affection. After disappearing back into the palace, they emerged twice more and were greeted each time by roars of approval.
NEWS
September 10, 1997
THE MAJOR THREAT to the British monarchy is public indifference. Its rituals matter less in a republican age to a well-informed citizenry who resent paying its bills. Yet however the surging national emotions after the death and funeral of the Princess of Wales are characterized, they are not indifferent.British people who denounced Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for failing to display sufficient grief may have been angry. They were not suggesting she ought not be queen. These commoners discovered they had strong feelings and expected the royals to show the same.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 8, 1997
LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II, come on down.Last night, the British monarchy was praised and pilloried in a nationally televised debate that was part game show, part shouting match and most un-British."
NEWS
July 14, 1996
NOTHING MUCH CHANGED with the long-awaited announcement of a divorce between the Prince and Princess of Wales based on their 3 1/2 -year separation. Prince Charlesremains heir to the throne of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and would be the first divorced British king since George I acceded in 1714.Charles' aunt and a brother are divorced; his divorced sister has remarried. The institution of marriage is even weaker in Britain than in the U.S. The myth has grown up that while the middle classes may ignore traditional morality, the royal family may not. In the golden age of monarchy, 'twas the other way round.
NEWS
December 23, 1995
QUITE WHAT Princess Diana was up to when confessing to the BBC television that her husband, Prince Charles, might not want to be king of England and that she wished to be "queen of people's hearts" is unclear to the hundred of millions with whom she shared these intimacies.She was at least showing that she was better at manipulating public opinion than her estranged husband, the current Prince of Wales. As mother of the royal heir, Prince William (next in line after his dad), she might have been negotiating leverage with her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth.
NEWS
October 23, 1994
It is only ceremony, ritual without much substance. But the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Moscow, the first by a British monarch ever, meant a great deal to both Britons and Russians.It symbolized the effort of two major powers on the periphery of Europe to overcome 77 years of hostility and distrust to bring their relations closer than ever as each seeks to participate in Europe as never before. That's why the British government of Prime Minister John Major encouraged the queen to go; why Russian President Boris Yeltsin of Russia took so much time out of a crisis-ridden week.
NEWS
By COX NEWS SERVICE | June 5, 2002
LONDON - A million people gathered at Buckingham Palace yesterday to declare, loudly and emotionally, their love for Queen Elizabeth II as she marked 50 years on her throne. A sea of people erupted in flag-waving and full-throated cheers as Elizabeth and her family appeared on the palace balcony yesterday evening, bringing to an end a four-day paroxysm of British patriotism. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, appeared moved by the massive display of affection. After disappearing back into the palace, they emerged twice more and were greeted each time by roars of approval.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | December 25, 1995
The British monarchy is a matriarchy that is not going to be dictated-to by some daughter-in-law.South Korea is putting its last two presidents on trial as warning to North Korea and role model for Mexico.Scientists in Mongolia have discovered that dinosaurs were mothers.Merry Christmas!
NEWS
March 31, 1992
Given their history as former colonial subjects, many Americans have little use for royalty except as objects of derision or envy or entertainment. So it's no surprise the news of a marital breakup between Britain's Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah Ferguson, was greeted in this country with the kind of mocking voyeurism generally reserved for such exotica as the annual mating ritual of the giant pandas in Washington's National Zoo.There is a certain element...
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.