Key West honors Queen Elizabeth at Southernmost Point marker
The Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Florida, a landmark delineating the continental United States’ southernmost spot of land, became a memorial to Queen Elizabeth II when city workers installed a British flag and royal purple banner at the much-photographed site beside the Atlantic Ocean.
Capt. Tom Moore, WWII vet whose walk cheered UK, dies at 100
Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has died, Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021. AdFor three weeks in April, fans were greeted with daily videos of Captain Tom, stooped with age, doggedly pushing his walker in the garden. When Captain Tom finished his 100th lap on April 16, a military honor guard lined the path. The celebration continued on his birthday a few days later, when two World War II-era fighter planes flew overhead in tribute. But it was the public that embraced Captain Tom, flooding the village post office with some 6,000 gifts and 140,000 birthday cards.
Captain Tom hospitalized for virus he raised money to fight
Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been admitted to a hospital with COVID-19, his daughter said Sunday Jan. 31, 2021. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP, File)LONDON – Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, his daughter said Sunday. Hannah Ingram-Moore revealed in a statement posted on Twitter that her father, widely known as Captain Tom, has been admitted to Bedford Hospital because he needed “additional help” with his breathing. Instead of the 1,000 pounds ($1,370) aspiration, he raised around 33 million pounds ($45 million). AdMoore, who rose to the rank of captain while serving in India and Burma during the war, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July for his fundraising efforts.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate 73rd anniversary
LONDON – Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary Friday, and for the occasion the royal couple have released a photograph of themselves opening a card from three of their great-grandchildren. Elizabeth was only 21 when she married Royal Navy Lt. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. Her marriage to Prince Philip is also the longest for any British sovereign. While Queen Elizabeth continues to carry out her duties, Prince Philip, 99, has retired from public life. With England under a national lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple is self-isolating at Windsor Castle.
Queen makes veteran a knight at 100; no kneeling required
Captain Sir Thomas Moore receives his knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth, during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 17, 2020. Captain Sir Tom raised almost 33 million for health service charities by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP)LONDON In the end, Sir Tom didnt need to rise. Moore captivated the British public by walking 100 laps of his garden in England and raising some 33 million pounds ($40 million) for the National Health Service in April. The queen knighted him with the traditional sword tap, but the World War II was not required to take a knee before the monarch.
'Fleabag,' 'Succession,' 'Chernobyl' win top Golden Globes
“Chernobyl,” which dramatized the devastating nuclear accident in the then-Soviet republic of Ukraine, was honored as best limited series, with cast member Stellan Skarsgard named best actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or TV movie. Patricia Arquette won best TV supporting honors for “The Act,” based on a true crime. "Fleabag,” which dominated last fall's Emmy Awards, was honored as best comedy series and its star-creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge claimed the best actress award. Despite the high praise, Scott didn't convert his nomination into a supporting actor trophy. Brian Cox, who stars as the patriarch, was honored as best actor.
Queen Elizabeth ditches real fur for fake, according to her dresser
Queen Elizabeth II, seen here attending a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham in 2015, has ditched real fur for faux, her longtime dresser said. (CNN) - Queen Elizabeth II has ditched real fur in her outfits and instead opts for fake, according to a book written by her senior dresser. Angela Kelly, who has worked for the Royal Household for the past 25 years, discloses in "The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe" that, as of this year, the monarch has moved away from using real fur. Over the years, the royals have been chastised for using real fur. In 2013, the queen was urged by PETA, an animal rights charity, to get "with these more enlightened times."
Buckingham Palace Returns Lost Toy Monkey to Little Girl Along With New Friend
When Harriet the toy monkey went missing from her tiny human, Savannah, during a recent trip to Buckingham Palace, the 5-year-old Australian was devastated. "She sneaked out of daddy's bag and she goes into the garden shed," Savannah, who takes Harriet on adventures all over the world, told APTN. After their trip back to Adelaide minus one, Savannah and some kindergarten friends decided to write a letter to Buckingham Palace. The palace had, indeed, found Harriet and sent her home. Now Harriet even has a new friend a toy corgi named Rex, which the palace sent along so Harriet wouldn't get lonely on her trip home.