Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth II

Head of Church Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85. The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest […]

London Olympic Souvenir Edition Funnie

Coded Warning

Circumstances are not yet right for a Sinn Fein deputy first minister to meet the Queen, the acting deputy first minister has said. John O’Dowd’s comments come after Martin McGuinness said that if he is elected as Irish president, he would be prepared to meet the Queen. Mr O’Dowd is standing in for Mr McGuinness […]

IRA vs HRM

Martin McGuinness has said he will be prepared to meet all heads of state “without exception”, if he is elected President of Ireland. Sinn Fein announced on Friday that it would be supporting Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister for the role. Returning from a trip to the US on Saturday, Mr McGuinness said he hoped […]

Royal Wedding Special

UPDATE: But sometimes, it’s just nice when the fuss is all over…

Vox Pont.

After a special service at Westminster Abbey later, the Queen is to open the Church of England’s general synod. The synod gets the honour of a royal inauguration because this is the established, state Church and the Queen is its supreme governor. The synod – the Church’s legislative body – is the only institution outside […]

And he’s OUT!!!

Labour’s Gordon Brown has resigned as UK prime minister after three years. Mr Brown has officially tendered his resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and recommended Conservative leader David Cameron succeed him. Speaking alongside his wife Sarah outside No 10 Downing Street, he said the job had been “a privilege” and wished his successor […]