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Royal funeral omens - coffin breaking loose and snapped crown jewel flying into crowd
Queen Elizabeth II, looking back at past royal send-offs gives a sense of the gravity of the situation.Casting the eye back over past ceremonies also throws up strange incidents and mishaps that were taken as bad omens, quite literally.King George V was buried on January 28, 1936, aged 70 and two strange incidents caught the eye that day.READ MORE: Queen funeral branded 'serious threat' as MI5 and Met launch major anti-terror opWhile his coffin was being pulled past the crowds of assembled royal well-wishers, a single pheasant swooped low over it before the worn tires on the gun carriage caused it to jolt - sending a Maltese cross on the top of the crown to break off and go flying into the street.It was retrieved by a sergeant-major who popped it in his pocket and handed it back later. But a sombre atmosphere was compounded by the strange incident.The new King Edward VIII recalled: "It seemed a strange thing to happen, and although not superstitious, I wondered whether it was a bad omen."But just over 35 years earlier, the royal cock-up of all cock-ups happened in front of stunned dignitaries as one of the horses pulling Queen Victoria’s coffin was spooked by something in the crowd - causing her coffin to break loose.
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GB News stars divided as King Charles honours William with historic title
GB News stars have reacted to King Charles' announcement as he made Prince William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales.His Majesty made his first public address as the reigning monarch, following the death of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on September 8.Charles, 73, spoke to the United Kingdom and overseas territories where he is King as he paid tribute to his mum while also addressing his two children, Prince William and Prince Harry.READ MORE: King Charles teary-eyed in first public speech with emotional tribute to QueenBefore his accession, Charles was known as the Prince of Wales while Queen Camilla opted not to use the title in honour of his ex-wife, Diana, the Princess of Wales.Addressing the nation, the sovereign said of his eldest son: "With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given."Moments later, while appearing on GB News, David Starkey said: "What it really is, the position of Prince of Wales since the first World War since the future Edward VIII has been conferred by full investiture as it was with Prince Charles, himself.You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here."Are we allowed a little humour on this occasion? That extraordinary service that was put together by Anthony Armstrong-Jones with that preposterous crown and whatever."The question will be, do we want an investiture? It's a unique situation that we've got an old King and a fully adult heir who has not been created Prince of Wales."He continued: "What we could be confronted with is a coronation and an investiture.
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Sick Death List website celebrates Queen's death within moments of palace announcement
READ MORE: Queen dies aged 96 as longest-reigning monarch loses long-running health battleAlongside the list, which also counts Dick van Dyke and ex-US president Jimmy Carter as those still predicted to pass away this year, is a "Latest News" panel with sick rhyming headlines announcing the deaths of those who made the hit list."Breakfast host is toast", the most recent one read, announcing the recent tragic death of Bill Turnbull after he succumbed to prostate cancer."British TV presenter, Bill Turnbull, has passed away to provide DeathList 2022 with its sixth score," it read.Her Majesty passed away this afternoon at the age of 96.Issuing a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”She was at her private residence in Balmoral, with family members in attendance, and the new King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will remain at the Scottish residence this evening.As well as Queen of the UK, Her Majesty was also Head of the Commonwealth.She was born in Mayfair in 1926 to the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to be with his American lover Wallis Simpson.She took to the throne in 1952 after her father died while she was on a tour of Kenya.The Queen’s funeral will be a state funeral, in accordance with tradition.The last state funeral to take place in the UK was Churchill’s in 1965 - although they are usually reserved for the Monarchy.
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Hitler wanted to invade UK seaside town and run Third Reich from £35 'sh**thole' hotel
Hitler Youth-produced game Wir Kämpfen Gegen den Feind, translated as We Fight Against The Enemy, saw German children battle to seize control of Britain.READ MORE: Our slug-infested night at the 'sh**hole' hotel hated by locals and TripAdvisor And the bull’s-eye on the game’s campaign map was Scarborough.It gives credence to rumours that the Fuhrer wanted to make the £35-a-night Grand Hotel his base for running Britain.Scarborough’s famous spa waters were to be piped to Hitler’s bathroom and he planned to waltz his lover Eva Braun around the ballroom, according to a theory that had - until now - been dismissed as being without any real foundation.In Hitler’s day, The Grand Hotel was the biggest hotel and the largest brick structure in Europe, with 12 floors and 365 rooms.It was a long-time favourite with ruling classes and royalty, including King Edward VIII.Today it still commands a reputation - but for all the wrong reasons.Run by the Britannia chain, it has 4,000 terrible reviews on TripAdvisor - and locals have branded it a "sh**hole sh**pad"."Disgusted and saddened" Daily Star reporter John James pledged never to willingly return to the hotel after a one-night stay there in June was plagued by slugs."The Grand might have been grand in its day, but in the piercing light of 21st century standards, it pains me to say it is at best a grotesque, sad abomination and at worst a stain on the proud seaside town it bears the name of," he wrote.Yorkshire-based historian Mike Covell theorised that Hitler had planned a victory parade along Scarborough's seafront and earmarked the Grand as his HQ because of its (former) luxury and strategic location.Mr Covell admitted that he was unable to uncover hard evidence to confirm the
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on path to 'slowly recede’ from spotlight
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are destined to "slowly recede from top billing on the news agenda", a royal author has claimed.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's brand depends on their royal connections, commentator and author Robert Hardman has claimed.And, as the time goes by following their split from the Firm, they are destined to no longer be at the forefront of the news agenda, the royal expert added.In an interview with website Write Royalty, Mr Hardman said: "I think their brand depends entirely on their royal status and their royal connections, and therefore that’s what they are going to have to trade on, however much they say otherwise."It will be the royal stuff in Harry’s book, when it comes out, that people want to know about, not the worthy charitable activity."And I think as time goes on, like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, they will inevitably slowly recede from top billing on the news agenda."But I think it will be a slow process." To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.The Duke of Windsor, former King Edward VIII, was the Queen's uncle who abdicated in 1936 to marry the woman he loved, American socialite Wallis Simpson.After he abruptly positioned then Princess Elizabeth in the direct line of succession to the throne, he moved to France where he married Mrs Simpson and only returned a handful of times to Britain during his lifetime.Mr Hardman added the Duke of Sussex was incredibly popular among Britons before stepping down as a senior member of the Firm, also due to the great work he was doing with veterans, the Invictus Games and with the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.Prince Harry and Meghan officially bowed out of the Firm as its senior members
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Meghan and Harry risk becoming 'sad version of Royal Family', says expert
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be at risk of becoming a "sad version of the British Royal Family abroad", a royal expert has savagely claimed. The expert said the Duke and Duchess' decision to "have their own life" away from the royal family in March 2020 could "come back to bite" the couple in the future.Harry and Meghan have hardly returned to the UK after they severed their ties with the Firm but recently managed a quick stop to briefly see the Queen.Ian Lloyd, author of the newly-published 'The Queen: 70 Chapters in the life of Elizabeth II’, has suggested the ex-royal couple could end up like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor if they continue on their current trajectory.Mr Lloyd said: “They could eventually end up like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, where they’re just a sort of mini court, miles away from Britain.”This would end up with the pair becoming a "sad version of the British Royal Family abroad”, he savaged.The "Duke of Windsor" is the title that was given to King Edward VIII after he ascended, then abdicated, the throne back in 1936.The late King renounced his throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite and divorcée.He is the only monarch in British history to have given up the Crown voluntarily.King Edward VIII met Ms Simpson during the 1930s and fell in love with her but opposition from senior royal ranks, the Church and other factors led the monarch to renounce his reign.
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