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Queen Elizabeth Hospitalized

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Queen ElizabethQueen Elizabeth has been admitted to the hospital. The 86-year-old British monarch is being treated at a London medical facility for gastroenteritis.

The royal was admitted to King Edward VII hospital today after falling ill on Friday night. "She was not taken into the hospital immediately after feeling the symptoms. This is simply to enable doctors to better assess her," a spokesperson for the palace said.

The queen is only expected to remain under medical supervision until Tuesday, but all her official engagements this week, including her trip to Rome, will be either cancelled or postponed as she recovers from the nasty stomach bug.

The royal, who reportedly has had no visitors from her family yet, was last hospitalized for a minor knee operation almost a decade ago, but her husband Prince Philip was rushed to hospital last August as a "precautionary measure" when he fell ill after spending hours on a ceremonial barge in rain and a cold wind as part of a flotilla of 1,000 vessels on the River Thames to mark her landmark Diamond Jubilee.


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Russell Brand Wants to Be Knighted

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Russell BrandRussell Brand thinks he deserves a knighthood.

The former drug and sex addict revealed that he thinks he is in line for the honor and that his fans will be upset it he is not presented with one soon.

"They can't ignore me for much longer. I should have a knighthood. Otherwise the people will revolt," he told The Sun.

The comedian has been open about his love of Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, the Arthur star was particularly upset to be missing out on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London earlier this month: "It hurts my heart. It's a great time in our country and I'm devastated not to be there. I love the Queen and have never been so in love with her since I came to America."

Russell added before the event that he would be celebrating regardless of his whereabouts: "But we will be honoring the Queen in our own special way."


Prince Philip Hospitalized

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Prince PhilipBritain's Prince Philip has been hospitalized.

The 90-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII hospital in London from Windsor Castle as a "precautionary measure" after developing a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The condition is not thought to be serious, although it means Philip will miss the remained of events planned to celebrate his wife Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.

"The Duke of Edinburgh will not attend tonight's Diamond Jubilee. He has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection," stated a series of tweets from the British Monarchy's official account.

Representatives from the palace have revealed he will be kept in for several days for observation. They added that the duke is disappointed to miss tonight's jubilee concert where acts from the queen's 60-year reign will perform, but the monarch will still attend. Philip will also miss tomorrow's Service of Thanksgiving.


Will.i.am: ‘Queen Elizabeth is Super Dope’

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Will.i.am Queen Elizabeth

Will.i.am thinks this Queen Elizabeth is like his mother. The Black Eyed Peas star has been spending a lot of time in the UK while working on TV talent show The Voice and thinks the British monarch is "super dope."

"I love the queen. She's super dope. She reminds me of my mum. I mean, my mum and no money and the queen is obviously loaded, but just their strength and perseverance. My mum is everything to me, she's my ideal woman."

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Royal Wedding Photos: Guests Arrive

The red banners have been draped over the balcony at Buckingham Palace. The trees have been taken inside Westminster Abbey for Kate Middleton's fairy-tale walk down the aisle. The red carpet has been rolled out. And the guests are just starting to arrive at Westminster Abbey to watch the royal wedding.

Wedding gossip tells us that the very first hymn to be played at the nuptials was the very last hymn played at the memorial service for Princess Diana. Crowds have been gathering around Westminster and Buckingham in London for days, hoping to catch a glimpse of the popular royal couple being married today. William is Diana's oldest son, and very beloved to the English people since he was born. William and brother Prince Harry greeted gathering crowds the night before the wedding (though rumor says that Harry still hadn't finished his best man speech at the time!).

View more pictures of the gathering wedding crowd after the jump...

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Royal Wedding: Royal Titles Revealed

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Prince William, Princess Catherine

Just two hours before Kate Middleton was scheduled to walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding, Queen Elizabeth II bequeathed her and grandson Prince William with their new titles. It is traditional for royal princes to receive a Dukedom upon marriage. There was much speculation that William would not accept the duchy, even one report that said he did in fact turn it down, but all gossip was dispelled when the announcement was made official. Prince WIilliam is now also the Duke of Cambridge. This means Kate Middleton's title, upon marriage, will become Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Not bad!

Read all our royal wedding coverage to see the fashion, get the recaps and follow all the gossip.


Royal Wedding: Three Receptions for Royal Couple

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Engagements, Weddings, Parties, Rumors,

Prince William, Kate MiddletonPrince William bride Kate Middleton aren’t your ordinary engaged couple, so they can’t be expected to celebrate their royal wedding in a typical way. Instead of the usual wedding reception, the couple will enjoy three separate after parties when they exchange vows on April 29.

First, the newlyweds will be whisked away (via carriage) to Buckingham Palace to enjoy a luncheon with 600 of their wedding guests. It will take 19 of the palace’s 775 rooms to hold all the invitees to the lavish affair. Buckingham is one of London's most famed attractions, and the sometime home to Queen Elizabeth.

Proud papa Prince Charles will host a dinner party, scheduled later in the day, for a cozy group of 300. And the after after after party will be an intimate affair attended by 100 people, a party so exclusive we don’t even know where it’s being held.

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Photo: The Royal Wedding Invitations Have Arrived

Royal Wedding Invitation - Prince William and Kate Middleton


Only a rare few will be receiving a royal wedding invitation in the mail, but we’ve got your copy right here. The invites to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are printed in royal gold lettering on 10" x 6" white cardstock with gilded edges. The emblem at the top belongs to Queen Elizabeth. Nothing's too fancy for the future King of England.

The invitations read: The Lord Chamberlain has been commanded by the Queen to invite … and so on. The wedding will be held at Westminster Abbey (as we predicted) at 11:00 am on April 29.

A total of 1900 invites were sent out, to kings and charity leaders, university friends and family. Dress code? Military uniforms for the men, tailcoats or business suits.

Maybe you can’t make it London for the big day, but we’ll be giving you a front-row seat. Keep checking back for all the details on the royal nuptials. You can get information even faster by following VIP Breakdown on Twitter.

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Queen Elizabeth II Doles Out Final Honors of 2009

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Peter JacksonPatrick Stewart

and Patrick Stewart have been given one of Her Majesty’s highest honors - both men have been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Jackson is the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind the Lord of the Rings flicks. He’s currently working on The Hobbit.

Patrick Stewart gained big attention on the small screen as captain Jean-Luc Picard. He’s more recently known in film as Professor X of X-Men fame. Stewart enjoyed many years working as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Britain before he became a major player on network TV.

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England’s Princes Gain Some Royal Clout

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Princes William and Harry

of England has given her two famous grandsons something two young men can really appreciate: their own royal households.

For those of you without noble blood, the term “household” doesn’t necessarily refer to a place of residence but to a full-time staff. Between the two of them, the royal boys will share three main staff members who have their own small team of supporters. The job? To look after the princes’ military, public and charitable activities. St. James’s Palace will hold the household.

But the gifts don’t end there. To commemorate this newfound bit of prestige, each prince now has his own personal cypher. Think of it as a royal brand, a symbol to express their standing. Prince William’s cypher is the letter W in red, the same color as the cyphers belonging to his father and grandmother, with a coronet on top. Prince Harry’s cypher is blue, the same color as the one which once belonged to Princess Diana, featuring the letter H.

They’ve got logos, crowns and now their own personal staffers. It looks like the boy princes have finally become royal men.

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