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June 25, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Anyone familiar with Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum -- the scenic Topanga Canyon outdoor theater operated by the late actor's family -- will immediately appreciate the slyly apropos casting for its charming revival of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's “The Royal Family.” Though this 1927 satirical portrait of a showbiz dynasty was modeled on the contemporaneous Barrymores, some foibles never go out of style -- and who better to illustrate them...
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October 23, 2013 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON -- Prince George, heir to the British throne, was christened Wednesday in a private ceremony attended by four generations of the royal family and a small group of family and friends. The short private service for the 3-month-old prince was conducted in the 16th century St. James's Palace chapel by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury. Queen Elizabeth II, looking like a delighted great-grandmother, was smiling and wearing a light blue ensemble with a wide-brimmed blue hat. She was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip.
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NEWS
February 10, 1991 | From Reuters
The Sunday Times, one of Britain's most respected newspapers, launched a blistering attack on the Royal Family's role in the Gulf War, accusing some members of exhibiting "upper-class decadence and insensitivity." "Britain's armed forces . . . stand on the brink of the biggest land battle since the Second World War. Yet, on the home front, too many of the royals . . .
WORLD
September 12, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- Prince William, second in line to the throne and father of the world's most celebrated newborn, is giving up active duty in the British military for a life devoted to charity and public service, the royal family announced Thursday. The prince, 31, is completing a seven-and-a-half-year military tour, most of it spent as a rescue pilot based in Wales. Leaving the armed forces will allow William to become, in effect, a full-time royal representative dedicated to shaking hands, cutting ribbons, promoting worthy causes and generally preparing for the day he will be king.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | From Reuters
Members of Britain's royal family have been shooting game birds, playing golf or skiing while the nation's troops are at war--and some media have lashed out at the monarchy. Buckingham Palace responded today to a barrage of withering media attacks by publicizing a list of Gulf-related royal engagements, including a trip to Saudi Arabia by Prince Charles in December.
NEWS
March 2, 1991
"Kuwait is liberated," President Bush told the world in an address from the Oval Office. "Iraq's army is defeated. Our military objectives are met." And so, for Kuwait's exiled leadership, the future is now. The leaders will return to a country in the midst of celebration--but will face the formidable task of recovering from the war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1994 | Princess Diana's supposed lover has bared all about intimate moments while Diana was still with Charles. Prince Charles has bared all for a book that says he had a terribly unhappy childhood and was forced to marry Diana. The continuing scandals have commentators predicting the end of the British monarchy, but love of the royals runs deep among Britons, even (or maybe e s pecially) the 1 million or so who live far from home in Southern California. JAMES BLAIR went to the Kings Head Bar in Santa Monica to check the pulse of local Britons. and
LLOYD G. SCOTT Construction worker, from London, three years in Southern California I understand that Prince Charles said he was forced to marry Diana even though he didn't love her. Well, the Royal Family's been doing that for hundreds of years. Originally, the children used to marry princesses or princes from Germany or France just to keep the peace among nations. So it's nothing new. The fact is that now, through the media, it comes out.
NEWS
April 17, 1985 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The British Royal Family found itself in the center of a furor Tuesday over the disclosure in the press that the father of a royal princess was a Nazi SS officer during the Hitler era in Germany. At the center of the controversy--being played up heavily in the media--is Princess Michael of Kent, the 40-year-old wife of Prince Michael of Kent, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
NEWS
March 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A British newspaper story claiming that Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley had been banned from a bar for throwing beer around was a "tissue of lies" from start to finish, a judge said today. Viscount Linley, the 28-year-old son of Princess Margaret and her former husband Lord Snowdon, is the first member of Britain's Royal Family in this century to bring a libel action to court.
NEWS
September 1, 1997 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the BBC announced to viewers that the Princess of Wales had died in a car crash early Sunday, it did so to the image of the Union Jack waving at half-staff and the strains of "God Save the Queen."
WORLD
July 22, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne. The child was born at 4:24 p.m. London time, about 10½ hours after Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, entered St. Mary's Hospital in central London in the early stages of labor. Palace officials said the infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Barring tragedy - or revolution - he is destined one day to reign over Britain and the 15 other nations, including Australia and Canada, that recognize the British monarch as head of state.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The Royal Baby is officially on its way, so to welcome the latest addition to the British royal family, here are five free apps you can download to your smartphone to help you partake in all the buzz. Will & Kate - iPhone, iPad If you want to go back and relive how Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, fell in love and got married, you can check out the app Will & Kate. This app shows their story as though it was a cartoon storybook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2013
Princess Fawzia, 92, a member of Egypt's last royal family and the first wife of Iran's later-deposed monarch, died Tuesday in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, according to Paris-based Iranian opposition groups. The cause was not immediately known. Fawzia was the daughter of Egyptian King Fuad I, who ruled until 1936. Her brother and nephew later rose to the throne before the monarchy was toppled in 1952. In 1939, the 17-year-old Fawzia married Iran's then-crown prince, 19-year-old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Anyone familiar with Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum -- the scenic Topanga Canyon outdoor theater operated by the late actor's family -- will immediately appreciate the slyly apropos casting for its charming revival of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's “The Royal Family.” Though this 1927 satirical portrait of a showbiz dynasty was modeled on the contemporaneous Barrymores, some foibles never go out of style -- and who better to illustrate them...
WORLD
September 18, 2012 | By Kim Willsher and Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
PARIS - Britain's royal family won a legal victory Tuesday when a French court ordered a magazine to hand over photographs of Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, sunbathing topless at a secluded villa in the south of France. The court decreed that Closer, the glossy celebrity magazine that published the "profoundly intimate" pictures, had 24 hours to comply with the order or face a penalty of $13,000 for every day it delayed in doing so. The court also said the French magazine would be fined $13,000 every time it republished or distributed the offending images.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Crown Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, head of Saudi Arabia's feared Interior Ministry who after a series of attacks inside the kingdom became a close Washington ally against Al Qaeda, died Saturday, months after he was named heir apparent in the world's leading oil power. Nayif, 78, had long been ailing and his death spurred another royal family jostle for a successor to King Abdullah, who is in his late 80s. Nayif was an authoritarian who backed the country's puritanical Wahabi clerics and cracked down on political dissent, especially over the last year as rumblings of Arab uprisings reached the desert monarchy.
TRAVEL
July 15, 1990 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
The celebrations for Cunard's 150th anniversary will start July 27 with a "Spithead Review" at the port of Spithead, near Southampton. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family, from the yacht Britannia, will review the QE2 and Cunard's Vistafjord, along with a flotilla of British Royal Navy vessels. Afterward, the queen will attend a luncheon on board the QE2.
NEWS
August 9, 1988 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--The Duchess of York, 28-year-old wife of Prince Andrew, gave birth to a 6-pound, 12-ounce daughter, the couple's first child, Buckingham Palace said. Mother and child are both doing well, the palace said. Andrew, the Duke of York and second son of Queen Elizabeth II, was with his wife when she was "safely delivered of a daughter," the palace said. The prince, a Royal Navy lieutenant, returned to London on Sunday from Singapore, where he has been on duty with the destroyer Edinburgh.
SPORTS
December 18, 2011 | By David Wharton
Driving along the southern coast of Tahiti that day, Nathan Fletcher saw things he had never seen before. The waves broke so big and hard that seawater crashed through berms, surging inland, scattering bits of coral across the road. Villagers pedaled their bicycles out to watch. Down at Teahupoo beach, a big-money contest with Kelly Slater and some of the best surfers in the world had been put on hold. Government officials had declared a "code red" for safety reasons. "Nobody wanted those waves," Fletcher said.
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