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By Neil A. Grauer | January 22, 2001
LONDON -- On Jan. 22, 1901, Queen Victoria -- 81, 4-feet, 11-inches -- expired in the royal residence at Osborne, on the Isle of Wight. An age ended. Her 64-year reign was the longest in the 1,000-year history of Britain's monarchy. To equal it, Elizabeth II, now in the 49th year of her reign, would have to live to 91 and remain on the throne until 2016. Given the example of the Queen Mum, who turned a robust 100 in August, she may make it. Ascending the throne at age 18 in 1837, Victoria presided over an expansion of the British Empire to an unprecedented size.
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By New York Times News Service | December 21, 2007
LONDON -- Glamorous is not exactly the first word that springs to mind when you think of Queen Elizabeth II, who became the oldest reigning monarch in British history yesterday. Consistent? Yes. Dedicated? Definitely. But glamorous? That would be like describing one her famed corgi dogs as lissome. Yet British Vogue has named this little old lady one of the world's 50 most glamorous women, along with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and the queen's screen alter ego, Helen Mirren. It's not that the 81-year-old queen has undergone some kind of dramatic makeover.
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By Sarah Price Brown and Sarah Price Brown,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 24, 2005
LONDON - Prince William graduated with honors from St. Andrews University in Scotland yesterday in a traditional ceremony attended by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and father, Prince Charles. One of only three British royals in recent history to graduate from university, the 23-year-old prince earned a Scottish master's degree, the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, in geography after four years of study. He achieved the second-highest honors, surpassing the performance of his father and uncle, Prince Edward, who received lesser honors at Cambridge University.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | May 4, 2007
CLARIFICATION An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun about Queen Elizabeth II's visit should have described Jamestown, founded in1607, as the first permanent English colony in America. The "Lost Colony" of Roanoke was founded two decades earlier but did not last. RICHMOND, Va. -- The rain cleared for just a moment, it seemed, and there she was, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, looking every bit the part.
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By New York Times News Service | December 21, 2007
LONDON -- Glamorous is not exactly the first word that springs to mind when you think of Queen Elizabeth II, who became the oldest reigning monarch in British history yesterday. Consistent? Yes. Dedicated? Definitely. But glamorous? That would be like describing one her famed corgi dogs as lissome. Yet British Vogue has named this little old lady one of the world's 50 most glamorous women, along with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and the queen's screen alter ego, Helen Mirren. It's not that the 81-year-old queen has undergone some kind of dramatic makeover.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 3, 2002
LONDON - She became queen when Winston Churchill was prime minister, food was rationed and the British Empire was crumbling along with its influence. Harry S. Truman was president of the United States. Stalin was running the Soviet Union. Mao Tse-tung was less then three years into his communist grip on China. In Britain, it was an era when housewives spent a quarter of their 15-hour workday in the kitchen, one in three households didn't have a bath, and only a few hundred thousand television sets existed.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | May 4, 2007
CLARIFICATION An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun about Queen Elizabeth II's visit should have described Jamestown, founded in1607, as the first permanent English colony in America. The "Lost Colony" of Roanoke was founded two decades earlier but did not last. RICHMOND, Va. -- The rain cleared for just a moment, it seemed, and there she was, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, looking every bit the part.
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By Michael Shelden and Michael Shelden,special to the sun | September 28, 1997
Aloof and cautious, Queen Elizabeth II survived 45 years on the throne without having to undergo any major tests of her character. And then Princess Diana died, which forced the monarch - for the first time - to do something beyond the normal demands of pomp and protocol.Unfortunately, it is now obvious that she has failed the test, showing no great compassion for Diana and almost no understanding of the grieving nation.In her chillingly impersonal television address, and in her reluctance to break with precedent over such things as flying the Union Jack at half-staff, she has proven herself a queen in name only.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | May 4, 2006
Marvin Caplan, a retired jeweler whose silversmiths made the Preakness trophy and who once designed a pin for Queen Elizabeth II, died of respiratory failure April 27 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 92 and lived on Tilghman Island. Former President Bill Clinton, a close friend of the Caplan family, delivered a eulogy Monday at the graveside services at Druid Ridge Cemetery. He recalled Mr. Caplan as "a man who was intensely interested in what was going on in the world." The former president also recalled the generosity and sense of humor he had known in his 40 years of friendship with Mr. Caplan.
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By G. Jefferson Price III and G. Jefferson Price III,Perspective Editor | June 16, 2002
Much ado this month about the jubilee of the Queen of England. I remember the day she was crowned, which was not in 1952, as some describers of this month's pomp and ceremony in Britain led us to believe. Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, immediately after the death of her father, George VI. Her formal coronation was not until 16 months later on June 2, 1953. She was 26 years old, about the same age as the other two long-reigning female monarchs of England when they ascended the throne.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | October 20, 2006
In The Queen, Helen Mirren, as Queen Elizabeth II, does an exhilarating, death-defying tightrope walk in sensible shoes, and Michael Sheen, as her new Labor prime minister, Tony Blair, spots her brilliantly. It would be amazing enough simply for Mirren to adopt a stance, a mind-set, an eye-set of redoubtable discernment and rectitude when she first meets with Blair. But when the queen is with her family, Mirren adopts a brusqueness, vigor and dry humor that match the public figure in weight and plausibility.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | May 4, 2006
Marvin Caplan, a retired jeweler whose silversmiths made the Preakness trophy and who once designed a pin for Queen Elizabeth II, died of respiratory failure April 27 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 92 and lived on Tilghman Island. Former President Bill Clinton, a close friend of the Caplan family, delivered a eulogy Monday at the graveside services at Druid Ridge Cemetery. He recalled Mr. Caplan as "a man who was intensely interested in what was going on in the world." The former president also recalled the generosity and sense of humor he had known in his 40 years of friendship with Mr. Caplan.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 7, 2005
LONDON - Britons shinnied up lampposts yesterday, scaled public monuments, stood jammed side by side and heel to toe on public squares or crowded on balconies high above the gathering crowds. They waved flags large and small, enjoying themselves while they could. The British can be accused of a lot of things, but optimism isn't one of them, so it was time to have a laugh before an expected defeat rained down like a London shower, washing away their dreams. The British, it seemed, were doing what the British do: getting just excited enough to be genuinely disappointed when their hopes come crashing down.
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By Sarah Price Brown and Sarah Price Brown,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 24, 2005
LONDON - Prince William graduated with honors from St. Andrews University in Scotland yesterday in a traditional ceremony attended by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and father, Prince Charles. One of only three British royals in recent history to graduate from university, the 23-year-old prince earned a Scottish master's degree, the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, in geography after four years of study. He achieved the second-highest honors, surpassing the performance of his father and uncle, Prince Edward, who received lesser honors at Cambridge University.
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By G. Jefferson Price III and G. Jefferson Price III,Perspective Editor | June 16, 2002
Much ado this month about the jubilee of the Queen of England. I remember the day she was crowned, which was not in 1952, as some describers of this month's pomp and ceremony in Britain led us to believe. Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952, immediately after the death of her father, George VI. Her formal coronation was not until 16 months later on June 2, 1953. She was 26 years old, about the same age as the other two long-reigning female monarchs of England when they ascended the throne.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 1, 2002
LONDON -- It didn't take mourners long yesterday to walk through St. James's Palace to sign condolence books honoring the life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The short line seemed a sign of the times and the changed relationship over the decades between Britons and the royal family, the Windsors. The days when the Windsors were at the center of public life seem as long gone as the era that ended with the queen mother's death Saturday at age 101. Even some of the monarchy's biggest backers -- and plenty are left in the land -- seem resigned to the notion that the old times can never be rekindled.
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By John Schmeltzer and John Schmeltzer,Chicago Tribune | January 5, 1994
When Marvin Traub began working for New York's Bloomingdale's department store in 1950, it was, as he tells it, "a place where Park Avenue maids shopped for their uniforms." When he left in 1991, Bloomie's was the chic store where the maids' employers shopped.This is the story of one of the nation's great merchants and his involvement in transforming a dinosaur.But more than that, it's the story of changing postwar preferences, the growth of Bloomie's influence in fashion and the rise of newly affluent consumers.
SPORTS
May 14, 1991
Lord Stanley outranks Queen Elizabeth II -- at least on Home Team Sports.HTS was scheduled to telecast tomorrow night's Baltimore Orioles-California Angels game, which will be attended by the Queen of England. But the Stanley Cup finals also begin tomorrow night, and HTS has been showing the playoffs, carried by SportsChannel America. So, yesterday HTS announced it will take hockey over baseball tomorrow. (HTS will substitute another Orioles game on June 2.)Channel 2, which was informed of HTS' decision by a reporter, is considering picking up the Orioles game, but may not be allowed to because of blackout restrictions that apply during Wednesday night ESPN major-league telecasts.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 3, 2002
LONDON - She became queen when Winston Churchill was prime minister, food was rationed and the British Empire was crumbling along with its influence. Harry S. Truman was president of the United States. Stalin was running the Soviet Union. Mao Tse-tung was less then three years into his communist grip on China. In Britain, it was an era when housewives spent a quarter of their 15-hour workday in the kitchen, one in three households didn't have a bath, and only a few hundred thousand television sets existed.
NEWS
By Neil A. Grauer | January 22, 2001
LONDON -- On Jan. 22, 1901, Queen Victoria -- 81, 4-feet, 11-inches -- expired in the royal residence at Osborne, on the Isle of Wight. An age ended. Her 64-year reign was the longest in the 1,000-year history of Britain's monarchy. To equal it, Elizabeth II, now in the 49th year of her reign, would have to live to 91 and remain on the throne until 2016. Given the example of the Queen Mum, who turned a robust 100 in August, she may make it. Ascending the throne at age 18 in 1837, Victoria presided over an expansion of the British Empire to an unprecedented size.
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