June 6, 2001 |
Edward VIII gave up the British throne for Wallis Simpson, the twice-divorced American socialite he loved. Now, an auction house has sold more than 260 of his love letters--but they're not to Wallis. "Mon amour, I swear I'll never marry any woman other than you," he wrote to Freda Dudley-Ward, the wife of a Parliament member, with whom he had a 16-year relationship. The letter was dated April 18, 1920, when he was still Prince of Wales.
July 2, 1990 |
Britain's Prince Charles, who broke an arm in a fall from a polo pony, left the hospital Sunday, the 29th birthday of his wife, Princess Diana. The 41-year-old heir to the throne was taken to the hospital at Cirencester, western England, after he broke his right arm in two places in the fall Thursday. "Doctors are pleased with the prince's progress," said his press secretary, Dickie Arbiter. "The swelling in his arm has gone down."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1993
Now that Vice President Dan Quayle will be out of a job, I suggest he apply to the royal family of England. That would kill two birds with one stone. He'd have a job and at the same time he could teach them about "family values." S. DELL SCOTT Encino
April 10, 2004 |
Miss California once licked a banana slug. Miss South Dakota skated through a blizzard in a swimsuit. And Miss Tennessee was offered 5,000 camels for her hand in marriage while traveling in Israel. If the judges at this year's Miss USA pageant decide to pick winners based on weirdness, there will be some stiff competition: Most unusual hobby Tie: "Listening to the advice of elders" (Miss District of Columbia); "reading about the royal family of England, especially before 1950" (Miss Louisiana).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1994 |
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.
February 18, 1996 |
Michael T. Stirling cradles the phone between shoulder and ear. Two calls blink on hold. His eyes flick wearily to the clock dial embedded in a 2.2-pound ingot of .999%-pure gold--a gift from a Hong Kong baccarat player. Stirling's voice turns icy: "Whadda ya mean he wants our plane? He's got one of his own. Yeah, and make sure he doesn't charge us for gas. Yeah, I don't like the looks of it. Owes us $400,000 Australian--that's 280 American, nine months, now. He's here and he hasn't paid.