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June 5, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama has offered Britain's Queen Elizabeth II the "heartfelt congratulations of the American people" on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee (watch video below). In a video message, Obama said the queen was a "living witness" to the power of the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K., and the "chief source of its resilience. " "As a steadfast ally, loyal friend and tireless leader, Your Majesty has set an example of resolve that will be long celebrated," Obama said.
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May 16, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The roughly 4-inch Lego likeness of Queen Elizabeth II will wear a silver-and-diamond crown less than an inch big to mark the 60th anniversary of the British monarch's coronation. The Queen of Miniland, as she's called, will show off the crown with 48 cut diamonds that was created by jewelry designer Dinny Hall. The Lego queen first displayed the crown during last year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The real Queen Elizabeth, by the way, was crowned with the almost 5-pound St. Edward's Crown six decades ago at Westminster Abbey in London.
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NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
British Airways shared the above archival photo of a telegram from mother to daughter - but not just any mother and daughter. The mother was the onetime Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, whose husband was King George VI; the daughter was Elizabeth, who was on her way to a tour of Australia and New Zealand when she received news in Kenya of the death of the king, her father, on Feb. 6, 1952.   Here's what the telegram says: Address: “Her Majesty the Queen.” Text: “All my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mummie Buckingham Palace.” The message, says British Airways (BOAC, British Overseas Airways Corp.
WORLD
August 4, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Ironic detachment may be the guiding principle of acceptable behavior in Britain, but Hannah Prince is having none of it. British flag in hand, the 21-year-old university student traveled to London from western England to attend the Olympics with her boyfriend, both of them ready to cheer their hearts out for "Team GB" with no trace of self-consciousness. "We're a lot more reserved than other nations, whereas Americans will wave their flags at anything. We should do more of it," Prince said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2003 | Booth Moore and Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writers
When in doubt, stick with Plan A. That seemed to be the decision of the most visible actresses at the Academy Awards. In the days leading up to the ceremony, it was assumed that some glamour girls would replace their carefully selected gowns with sackcloth. Hardly.
OPINION
February 5, 2012 | Patt Morrison
The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen. The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more than 7,000 miles away. That was 60 years ago Monday. Come June, when the London weather is as good as London weather gets and the tourists are massing, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the second- longest-reigning monarch in British history and only the 40th in nearly 1,000 years, will officially celebrate her diamond jubilee.
REAL ESTATE
November 6, 1988
The Los Angeles section of the American Society of Civil Engineers celebrated its diamond jubilee at a banquet and installation of officers at the Hotel Queen Mary in Long Beach. Frank R. Bowerman is the new president; Schaefer J. Dixon, president-elect; Gerald S. Kovacs and R. Logan Hardison, vice presidents; Don Wells, secretary; Robert A. Burks, treasurer. Others are Thomas S.
TRAVEL
January 29, 2012 | Christopher Reynolds
New Mexico This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art galleries of Santa Fe; the vintage signage along old Route 66; the lingering hippie vibe of Truth or Consequences. Don't forget the Lightning Field, an art installation outside Quemado where (for $150 to $250 a person) you spend a summer night in a wood cabin and wait to see if lightning will strike one of the 400 tall steel poles outside your door.
TRAVEL
December 26, 2010 | By Esha Chhabra, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the queen's diamond jubilee and the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The prince and his bride plan to tie the knot April 29 in Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that is being described as less than lavish, given the economic times. British tourism officials hope the wedding prompts royal watchers to follow in Kate and William's footsteps and see a "younger" London.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2011 | Liesl Bradner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As Angelenos gear up for the visit this week of Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, Brits are busily engaged in preparations for more pomp and circumstance in the coming year. In anticipation, the National Portrait Gallery in London has organized "The Queen: Art and Image," portrayals of Queen Elizabeth II from the almost 60 years of her reign. Some on display for the first time include a new official portrait of the 85-year-old queen and her husband, Prince Philip, 90, by German photographer Thomas Struth.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Andrew Lloyd Webber has another hit single -- this time fit for a queen. "Sing," the official song of the Diamond Jubilee, is the top-selling song of the year and the album of the same name also reached No. 1, ousting Adele's Grammy-winning album "21" from top 10 for the first time in 18 months. The last time Lloyd Webber performed such a musical feat was in 1976 when the album for Evita and "Don't Cry for me Argentina" were simultaneously at the top of the charts. The single, which sold more than 142,000 copies since last week, was presented to Queen Elizabeth II on June 4 to mark her 60 years on the throne.
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama has offered Britain's Queen Elizabeth II the "heartfelt congratulations of the American people" on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee (watch video below). In a video message, Obama said the queen was a "living witness" to the power of the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K., and the "chief source of its resilience. " "As a steadfast ally, loyal friend and tireless leader, Your Majesty has set an example of resolve that will be long celebrated," Obama said.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
British Airways shared the above archival photo of a telegram from mother to daughter - but not just any mother and daughter. The mother was the onetime Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, whose husband was King George VI; the daughter was Elizabeth, who was on her way to a tour of Australia and New Zealand when she received news in Kenya of the death of the king, her father, on Feb. 6, 1952.   Here's what the telegram says: Address: “Her Majesty the Queen.” Text: “All my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mummie Buckingham Palace.” The message, says British Airways (BOAC, British Overseas Airways Corp.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Americans may be more enamored of the royal family than the Brits. There is something so delightfully, well, foreign about the concept, and something so endearingly stuffy about a monarch who is always perfectly groomed and a perfect lady. As Californians, don't you long to see her in shorts and flip-flops just once? Probably not going to happen. But we imagine you'll see her in a slightly new light after you take this quiz about a queen who became queen only because her uncle abdicated to marry the woman he loved.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As Britons celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne this weekend, Anglophiles can mark the Diamond Jubilee without having to leave the Pacific time zone. Beginning Friday and running through Sept. 3, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada, is presenting an exhibit of portraits and informal photographs of the queen. The photos by royal photographer Sir Cecil Beaton - some never before publicly displayed - depict Elizabeth as a princess, monarch and mother.
NEWS
May 17, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
British Airways thinks 1952 was a very good year -- and a very good price for an airfare sale. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne that year and celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year. The airline has a special offer for those who want in on the celebrations: Fly in style in business class round-trip from L.A. to London or Manchester for $1,952. The deal: Last-minute partiers may carve out time to fly across the pond and cash in on this deal. The big Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London are slated June 2-5, though there are on-going events on other dates around the country.
WORLD
August 4, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Ironic detachment may be the guiding principle of acceptable behavior in Britain, but Hannah Prince is having none of it. British flag in hand, the 21-year-old university student traveled to London from western England to attend the Olympics with her boyfriend, both of them ready to cheer their hearts out for "Team GB" with no trace of self-consciousness. "We're a lot more reserved than other nations, whereas Americans will wave their flags at anything. We should do more of it," Prince said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2008
Theater grant: The Sundance Theatre Institute Program in Beverly Hills has received a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to "further develop and deepen its models of new play development." Diamond jubilee: Neil Diamond will be honored as the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year on Feb. 6, an annual event held before the Grammy Awards that raises money for the Recording Academy's charitable foundation.
OPINION
February 5, 2012 | Patt Morrison
The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen. The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more than 7,000 miles away. That was 60 years ago Monday. Come June, when the London weather is as good as London weather gets and the tourists are massing, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the second- longest-reigning monarch in British history and only the 40th in nearly 1,000 years, will officially celebrate her diamond jubilee.
TRAVEL
January 29, 2012 | Christopher Reynolds
New Mexico This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art galleries of Santa Fe; the vintage signage along old Route 66; the lingering hippie vibe of Truth or Consequences. Don't forget the Lightning Field, an art installation outside Quemado where (for $150 to $250 a person) you spend a summer night in a wood cabin and wait to see if lightning will strike one of the 400 tall steel poles outside your door.
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