White House denials have yet to put to rest a story that Drumpf is insisting on riding in Queen Elizabeth II’s gold-plated state carriage during a state visit to London in October.
Unfortunately for the White House, it’s plausible that Trump would demand the royal treatment when he visits Buckingham Palace and that he’d want to ride in something glittery and golden.
And contrary to what the White House has told People, the Times said that the White House has “made it clear it regards the carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element of the itinerary for the visit currently planned for the second week of October.”
Prince Harry explains how he got the Queen to do Invictus Games video
~~Published on May 9, 2016~~
Prince Harry reveals to BBC News how he asked the Queen to get involved in the Invictus Games video after being challenged by the Obamas. He also told Andrew Marr about how his experiences while serving in Afghanistan – and the injuries that he witnessed fellow soldiers endure – were a “turning point” in his life.
But he played down comparisons between his charity and campaigning work and that of his late mother, Princess Diana.
He also spoke about the intrusion into his private life is “incessant”.
“Everyone has a right to privacy … Sadly, that line between public and private life is almost non-existent any
Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Party was a celebration of The Queen’s life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs and her deep involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Over 90 minutes, 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World createD a joyful event for The Queen.
The 90-year journey will take us from the excitement of the birth, through to World War Two, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years.
The Celebration used horses, actors, bands and dancers to tell the story.
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
She appeared in eleven further MGM films, mostly in minor roles, and after her contract ended in 1952 she began supplementing her cinematic work with theatrical appearances. Although her appearance in the film adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate (1962) was widely acclaimed, she only gained theatrical stardom for her starring role in the Broadway musical Mame (1966).
Relocating from California to County Cork, Ireland in 1970, she continued with a variety of theatrical and cinematic appearances throughout that decade.
Anthony Peter Shaw (born 1952)
Deirdre Angela Shaw (born 1953
Moving to television, in 1984 Lansbury achieved widespread fame as the fictional writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the American murder mystery series Murder, She Wrote, which ran for twelve seasons until 1996, becoming one of the longest-running detective drama series in television history.
She assumed ownership of the series and was executive producer for the final four seasons. She also moved into voice work, thereby contributing to animated films like Beauty and the Beast (1991). Since then, she has toured prolifically in a variety of international productions, and continued to make occasional film appearances.
Signing autographs for fans after performing in Blithe Spirit, 2009
Lansbury describes herself as “an amalgam of British, Irish and American” although throughout her life has spoken with a British accent. Lansbury has been married twice; first to the actor Richard Cromwell, when she was 19 and Cromwell was 35. Cromwell and Lansbury eloped and were married in a small civil ceremony on September 27, 1945. The marriage ended in divorce in 1946 and they remained friends until his death in 1960.
In 1949 she married actor Peter Shaw, and they remained together for 54 years until his death in 2003; she asserted that “We had the perfect relationship. Not many people can say that.” They had two children, Anthony Peter Shaw (born January 7, 1952) and Deirdre Angela Shaw (born April 26, 1953). Lansbury repeatedly stated her desire to put her children before her career, but ended up leaving them in California when she was working in other parts of the country for long periods.
In the latter part of the 1960’s, both Anthony and Deirdre became involved in the growing counterculture movement and started using recreational drugs. Deirdre developed an acquaintance with the Manson family, while Anthony became addicted to cocaine and heroin, giving it up in 1971. Anthony became a television director, and directed 68 episodes of Murder, She Wrote, also marrying and having three children. Deirdre married a chef and together opened a restaurant in West Los Angeles. Lansbury’s cousins include the animator, writer and social activist Oliver Postgate, as well as the academic and novelist Coral Lansbury, whose son Malcolm Turnbull became a noted Australian politician.
As a young actress, Lansbury was a self-professed homebody, commenting that “I love the world of housekeeping.” She preferred spending quiet evenings inside with friends to the Hollywood night life. Her hobbies at the time included reading, horse riding, playing tennis, cooking, and playing the piano, also having a keen interest in gardening. In 2014, it was reported that she continued to enjoy gardening, and also enjoyed doing crosswords. She disliked flattery, and had what biographer Martin Gottfried described as “a profound sense of privacy.”
Angela Lansbury knows there is nothing like a dame, and now she is one.
It was announced in December 2013, that the beloved, British-born actress was on the list to receive damehood for her services to drama and to charitable work and philanthropy.
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Queen Elizabeth officially bestowed the DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire) honor on Lansbury, 88, at Windsor Castle. Lansbury is currently starring in a production of Blithe Spirit in West End.
Dame Angela, who left Britain as a child, said: “It is a very proud day for me to be recognized by the country of my birth, and to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion,” reports Sky News.
The “Murder, She Wrote” actress joins a select group of acting Dames, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Lansbury already has a already has a CBE, or Commander of the British Empire.
Dame is the female equivalent of the honor of knighthood in the British honors system and several other countries such as Australia (The word “damehood” is rarely used but is shown on the official British Monarchy website as being the correct term). It is the equivalent form of address to “Sir” for knights.
Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury is returning to the London stage for the first time in almost 40 years at the theatre where her mother made her stage debut in 1918. She will play clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit – a role which won her a Tony award on Broadway.