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By Stephen Roberts | July 6, 1992
AS AMERICANS, we haven't done nearly enough in recent years to help our British cousins. But now, it's especially crucial that we lend the proud but tottering House of Windsor all the aid and succor we can.Naturally, I'm alluding to the epic of Princess Diana -- who is, as we all know, desperately stuck in a rut and trapped in a marriage and royal position that have left her utterly bereft and beside herself.But what can we do over here, on this side of The Pond?For starters, we have much more experience dealing with celebrity burn-out than do the stuffy English.
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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1998
God save the queen!Somebody has to, for things go badly for the ruler of Old Blighty, that moist and verdant land. The times are out of joint, the subjects out of humor.They have indicated their displeasure in focus groups. Her Royal Highness, aware that she has become something less than the very model of a modern major monarch, commissioned the focus groups herself.Said the focusers: Your brood, the issue of your royal loins, are wasteful. They are out of touch with the people, "remote and rigid."
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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...
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 18, 1997
WINDSOR, England -- Prince Charles said the sight of a fire-ravaged Windsor Castle "made his blood run cold."His father, the Duke of Edinburgh, pondered the problems of rebuilding a priceless, uninsured home and said, "I felt that there was going to be a hell of a business trying to put it together again. I don't think anybody would have contemplated leaving it as a ruin."But five years after a blaze swept through the heart of the royal family's favorite residence, Windsor Castle has re-emerged, rebuilt and restored beyond its former glory.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
YOE, Pa. -- Working with a rhythm perfected by years of repetition, Dorothy Burk unraveled a leaf of thin, light brown and silky smooth imported cigar tobacco and spread it onto the roller of a stripping machine. In less than a second it cut the vein from the leaf and divided it in half."It's the same machine we used when I got into this business when I was 18," the silver-haired 68-year-old said of the equipment, which looks like something you might expect to see in one of the antique shops along Main Street more than in a modern factory.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
YOE, Pa. -- Working with a rhythm perfected by years of repetition, Dorothy Burk unraveled a leaf of thin, light brown and silky smooth imported cigar tobacco and spread it onto the roller of a stripping machine. In less than a second it cut the vein from the leaf and divided it in half."It's the same machine we used when I got into this business when I was 18," the silver-haired 68-year-old said of the equipment, which looks like something you might expect to see in one of the antique shops along Main Street more than in a modern factory.
BUSINESS
By Michele Nevard and Michele Nevard,Contributing Writer | April 2, 1993
LONDON -- A new British catalog business is betting that despite rumors, scandals and marital breakups, the cachet of the royal family is still powerful enough to capture Americans' attention -- and their dollars.Beginning in September, devotees of British quality goods like Royal Doulton and Royal Brierley china and crystal will be able to order it through The House of Windsor Collection, a catalog with a royal difference. It will offer only items that have been granted a royal warrant.The announcement of the new venture, which will operate under parent called the Eclectic American Catalog Co., Ltd., came at a champagne reception at the Ritz.
NEWS
August 29, 1996
MUCH HAS BEEN MADE of the story or leak or trial balloon that the British royal family is studying reforms calculated to bring it into modern life and greater favor with the British people. But none of the reported proposals is for the House of Windsor to decide. In Britain, the elected House of Commons is really sovereign. The political establishment decides the place and role of the monarchy, not vice versa.The next election is expected to put the Labor Party back in power. While it is the repository of what republican sentiments exist, Labor has been respectful of the monarch when in power.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | October 19, 1992
An article in yesterday's Sun incorrectly stated some facts regarding the British royal house. Before becoming the House of Windsor, it was known as the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Also, Kaiser Wilhelm II was Queen Elizabeth's first cousin, once removed, not her great uncle.The Sun regrets the errors.BERLIN -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II flies to Germany today for a four-day state visit that will try to find hope and reconciliation in the smog of tension and suspicion that lies between the two nations.
NEWS
May 17, 1991
Americans have long had a love-hate relationship with royalty, particularly the British House of Windsor. Sure it's preposterous to ooh and ahh over people whose lives are taken up with the quaint chore of reminding us that they once ruled the world. But just try to catch a glimpse of one of these fabulous creatures on the rare occasions when they deign to alight here: The gawkers' line stretches around the block.Britons will be mortified and Americans mildly amused by photos of Queen Elizabeth being hugged by Alice Frazier, a grandmother whose home in a poor neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the queen visited briefly Wednesday to show support for government housing efforts.
NEWS
September 20, 1997
Diana's life and death revealed mistakeThe life and recent tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, have reinforced my belief that the founders of our republic were exceptionally wise in rejecting monarchy and aristocracy without apology or regret.One cannot look at the recent history of Britain's House of Windsor without getting the distinct impression of a hypocritical and Machiavellian dynasty, prepared to use a girl barely past her teen years and, now, her two sons, in an attempt to protect its royal status and obscene tax-funded privileges.
NEWS
August 29, 1996
MUCH HAS BEEN MADE of the story or leak or trial balloon that the British royal family is studying reforms calculated to bring it into modern life and greater favor with the British people. But none of the reported proposals is for the House of Windsor to decide. In Britain, the elected House of Commons is really sovereign. The political establishment decides the place and role of the monarchy, not vice versa.The next election is expected to put the Labor Party back in power. While it is the repository of what republican sentiments exist, Labor has been respectful of the monarch when in power.
FEATURES
By Nigel Dempster and Peter Evans | June 10, 1993
In the final part of a five-part excerpt from "Behind Palace Doors: Marriage and Divorce in the House of Windsor" by Nigel Dempster and Peter Evans, Diana's friends tell of the princess' plans to divorce Prince Charles and seek happiness in the arms of another man. The princess of Wales began 1985 determined to overcome two problems: She had to defeat the bulimia that she knew had become a serious risk to her health; and now that she had dutifully delivered...
BUSINESS
By Michele Nevard and Michele Nevard,Contributing Writer | April 2, 1993
LONDON -- A new British catalog business is betting that despite rumors, scandals and marital breakups, the cachet of the royal family is still powerful enough to capture Americans' attention -- and their dollars.Beginning in September, devotees of British quality goods like Royal Doulton and Royal Brierley china and crystal will be able to order it through The House of Windsor Collection, a catalog with a royal difference. It will offer only items that have been granted a royal warrant.The announcement of the new venture, which will operate under parent called the Eclectic American Catalog Co., Ltd., came at a champagne reception at the Ritz.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | October 19, 1992
An article in yesterday's Sun incorrectly stated some facts regarding the British royal house. Before becoming the House of Windsor, it was known as the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Also, Kaiser Wilhelm II was Queen Elizabeth's first cousin, once removed, not her great uncle.The Sun regrets the errors.BERLIN -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II flies to Germany today for a four-day state visit that will try to find hope and reconciliation in the smog of tension and suspicion that lies between the two nations.
NEWS
By Stephen Roberts | July 6, 1992
AS AMERICANS, we haven't done nearly enough in recent years to help our British cousins. But now, it's especially crucial that we lend the proud but tottering House of Windsor all the aid and succor we can.Naturally, I'm alluding to the epic of Princess Diana -- who is, as we all know, desperately stuck in a rut and trapped in a marriage and royal position that have left her utterly bereft and beside herself.But what can we do over here, on this side of The Pond?For starters, we have much more experience dealing with celebrity burn-out than do the stuffy English.
FEATURES
By Nigel Dempster and Peter Evans | June 10, 1993
In the final part of a five-part excerpt from "Behind Palace Doors: Marriage and Divorce in the House of Windsor" by Nigel Dempster and Peter Evans, Diana's friends tell of the princess' plans to divorce Prince Charles and seek happiness in the arms of another man. The princess of Wales began 1985 determined to overcome two problems: She had to defeat the bulimia that she knew had become a serious risk to her health; and now that she had dutifully delivered...
NEWS
September 20, 1997
Diana's life and death revealed mistakeThe life and recent tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, have reinforced my belief that the founders of our republic were exceptionally wise in rejecting monarchy and aristocracy without apology or regret.One cannot look at the recent history of Britain's House of Windsor without getting the distinct impression of a hypocritical and Machiavellian dynasty, prepared to use a girl barely past her teen years and, now, her two sons, in an attempt to protect its royal status and obscene tax-funded privileges.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
YOE, Pa. -- Working with a rhythm perfected by years of repetition, Dorothy Burk unraveled a leaf of thin, light brown and silky smooth imported cigar tobacco and spread it onto the roller of a stripping machine. In less than a second it cut the vein from the leaf and divided it in half."It's the same machine we used when I got into this business when I was 18," the silver-haired 68-year-old said of the equipment, which looks like something you might expect to see in one of the antique shops along Main Street more than in a modern factory.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
YOE, Pa. -- Working with a rhythm perfected by years of repetition, Dorothy Burk unraveled a leaf of thin, light brown and silky smooth imported cigar tobacco and spread it onto the roller of a stripping machine. In less than a second it cut the vein from the leaf and divided it in half."It's the same machine we used when I got into this business when I was 18," the silver-haired 68-year-old said of the equipment, which looks like something you might expect to see in one of the antique shops along Main Street more than in a modern factory.
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