News Archive June 16-30 2002

June 30, 2002. Arietta Morales, daughter of Princess Alexia of Greece, was baptized into the Orthodox Church in Barcelona.
Hola! article (in Spanish)
The late Queen Homaira was buried in Afghanistan.
BBC News article
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent have offered to pay more rent for their accommodations at Kensington Palace.
BBC News article
A man was arrested after being found within the St James Palace grounds.
BBC News article

June 29, 2002. Albanian police are investigating weapons found in Crown Prince Leka's posession.
BBC News article
New York Times article
Following revelations in The Guardian, MP Louise Ellman has called for an investigation into the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's alleged Nazi links.
BBC News article

June 28, 2002. Crown Prince Leka of Albania, son and heir of King Zog, returned to his homeland.
BBC News article
Prince William was rewarded with a kiss from Claudia Schiffer after winning a charity polo match.
BBC News article
Telegraph article
New figures from Buckingham Palace reveal that the Queen has more than halved spending in the past ten years.
Telegraph article 1
Telegraph article 2
Telegraph article 3
Telegraph article 4
BBC News: The Royal Accounts 2002
The Queen enjoyed yesterday's display of war games.
Telegraph article
Times Online article

June 27, 2002. A Philadelphia restaurant manager aroused the anger of the Thai government after she placed an ad irreverently depicting King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
A newly discovered 1500 cookbook shows what would have been eaten at late medieval royal feasts.
BBC News article
Telegraph article
Buckingham Palace is proud of its recent cost-cutting measures.
BBC News article
One of India's royal families has lost a legal battle over gold ownership.
BBC News article
The Queen observed a mock battle staged by the armed services in Portsmouth.
BBC News article
Queen Homaira, the wife of Afghanistan's former King Zahir Shah, died in Rome at 84.
BBC News article
British soldiers are proud to serve their Queen and country.
BBC News article
The Queen has appointed her son the Prince of Wales to the Order of Merit.
Times Online article
Prince Charles condemned the "stark brutality" of many modern hospitals.
Times Online article
More on the royal letters auction:
New York Times article

June 26, 2002. The manuscript of a historic speech by King Louis XVI of France failed to sell at auction.
Yahoo! News article
The Queen thanked Britain's "courageous" armed forces.
BBC News article
Some of the British royal family's private letters will be auctioned in the US later this year.
BBC News article
Police expressed concern that radio scanners could endanger the Queen.
Telegraph article
More on Princess Margaret's will:
Telegraph article
Times Online article
The Queen led tributes to the Duke of Norfolk (1915-2002), Earl Marshal of England.
Times Online article

June 25, 2002. Princess Margaret left the bulk of her 7.6 million estate to her two children.
BBC News article
New York Times article
The Queen and Prince Philip thanked London Underground staff for their efforts during the Jubilee weekend.
BBC News article

June 24, 2002. David, Viscount Linley, enjoys his thriving furniture business but unsurprisingly misses his late mother Princess Margaret.
Telegraph interview
Tony Blair and Prince Charles have discussed expanding the role of the Prince's Trust.
Telegraph article
Wimbledon was criticized for failing to mark the Queen's Jubilee as it did in 1977.
Times Online article

June 23, 2002. The Prince's Trust announced that its crime-fighting plans are still under discussion.
BBC News article
St James's Palace condemned Fox's forthcoming TV movie on Prince William as "deeply offensive."
BBC News article

June 22, 2002. Alexander, Earl of Ulster (son and heir of HRH the Duke of Gloucester) married Claire Booth at the Queen's Chapel, St. James's Palace.
Press Association photo
The doctor who prescribed drugs to Princess Leila of Iran (1970-2001) before she died of a drug overdose was "overawed by her status," investigators found.
Telegraph article
Times Online article
Yet another woman claiming to be Russia's Grand Duchess Anastasia (1901-1918) has surfaced in Georgia.
Telegraph article

June 21, 2002. Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko keep their distance from the press.
New York Times article
Today Queen Elizabeth II overtakes King Edward III (reigned 1327-77) to become the fourth longest reigning monarch in English history (after Victoria, George III, and Henry III).
Telegraph article
Zara Phillips continues to shine at Royal Ascot.
Times Online article
Telegraph article
Archaeologists have discovered that King Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries may have delayed the Industrial Revolution by two centuries.
Telegraph article
Prince William turned 20 today, as discussed last night by a panel on CNN's Larry King Live.
CNN transcript

June 20, 2002. Count Flemming of Rosenborg, formerly Prince Flemming of Denmark, died in France at 80.
Webbyen photo
Prince Charles hopes to interest young people in the arts instead of TV.
BBC News article
BBC crew wore full morning dress at Royal Ascot after the Queen complained about their appearance on the first day of the event.
Telegraph article

June 19, 2002. The recently expanded Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace (which I visited on June 1) offers an impressive glimpse of "Royal Treasures."
New York Times article
"Prince" Paul of Romania, grandson of King Carol II, continues to claim the vacant throne.
New York Times article
European royals joined the Windsors at Royal Ascot as the Queen's fashionable granddaughter Zara Phillips attracted attention.
Telegraph article
Buckingham Palace announced that the watercolours by Prince Charles sold yesterday were not originals.
BBC News article
Times Online article
New York Times article

June 18, 2002. Three paintings by the Prince of Wales sold for much more than expected.
BBC News article
Yesterday's dinner at Windsor was a grand spectacle of European royalty.
Hello! article
BBC News picture gallery
Telegraph article

June 17, 2002. Tonight's dinner guests represented most of the reigning European royal families.
Times Online article
BBC News article
The Queen honored her cousin King Harald V of Norway by making him a Knight of the Garter.
New York Times article
European royals gathered at Windsor for a Jubilee dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
BBC News article
Telegraph article
This is London article
Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands are thrilled with their first grandchild.
Hello! article

June 16, 2002. A Cambodian princess married a mathematician from New Jersey.
New York Times article
Prince Michael of Kent responded to MPs' criticism of his family's living arrangements.
BBC News article 2
BBC News article 1
Telegraph article
Telegraph interview

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