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Queen Elizabeth is Russia's new biggest target in its information war with Britain

By  Alexandra Ma 

As the Russian government continues to feud with the United Kingdom over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, the Kremlin's anti-British talking points have found a new focus: Queen Elizabeth II.      Read More - Click Here


ISIS fanatics threaten Prince George with chilling warning 'the Royal Family will not be left alone,' report says

By Chloe Kerr

ISIS fanatics have made a chilling threat against Prince George saying: "Even the Royal Family will not be left alone," it has been claimed. 
The barbarous extremists allegedly posted a picture of the future king on encrypted instant messaging app Telegram with the horrifying message.    
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A Busy Queen Elizabeth II Pencils In a 90th Birthday

By Dan Bilefsky

LONDON — She has been served by 12 prime ministers, starting with Churchill; navigated the decline of the British Empire; braved the tragedies of her family and the nation; and, on Sept. 9, edged out Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in British history: 64 years now. And she is lauded for having the stiffest upper lip in the realm.  On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, and a grateful Britain is honoring a woman her biographer Douglas Hurd, a former foreign minister, has called “The Steadfast.”    Read More - Click Here


Her Majesty at 90 – a look back at her remarkable life

By Blake Johnson

The life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been one full of spectacular events, some that have changed the course of history. Who, at the time, would have thought that the fair haired baby princess born in Mayfair would grow up to become the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch. Today the Queen celebrates 90 glorious years of life surrounded by her devoted husband, her loving children, her adoring grandchildren, and also her loyal subjects and admirers from all over the world. Let us rewind and reflect back over the magnificent life of Her Majesty The Queen.  Read More - Click Here


To the Queen, on her 70 years of inspiring the world

By  Lee Cohen  
Today marks a significant milestone in the life of a woman who has been a constant in the lives of nearly everyone in the world. Queen Elizabeth becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee — 70 years on the throne. As Americans, she’s not our queen, but in a sense, Elizabeth II transcends national borders.    
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What it was really like to be friends with Diana

By  Dr James Colthurst   (The Telegraph)

YAhead of the unveiling of a new statue on the Princess's 60th birthday, one close friend recalls what she was like away from the spotlight. Lady Diana Spencer was 17 when we first met while skiing in Val Claret.   She knew several of the friends I was with, and they brought her back to our apartment when she twisted her ankle, telling her I would look at...  
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Meghan and Prince Harry's baby won't alter the US-UK 'special relationship'

By  Lee Cohen  

 Does the birth of the first Anglo-American royal affect the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom?     ​Read More - Click Here     Listen to Lee's Radio Interview - Click Here


Queen marks 90th birthday, as popular as ever

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday with a family gathering and a cake baked by a reality television star, as a new poll finds Britain's longest serving monarch is as popular as ever. The queen has reigned for more than 63 years and shows no sign of retiring, even if she has in recent years passed on some of her duties to the younger royals.  A new poll suggests the British public want it to stay that way, with 70 percent saying she should reign for as long as possible, the highest proportion since 1981.  Support for the monarchy remains high at 76 percent, according to the Ipsos-Mori poll for King's College London.

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Prince Harry: I will dedicate my life to helping mentally ill ex-servicemen and women 

By Lucy Clarke-Billings

The 31-year-old Prince is patron of the Walk of Britain 2015: Walking With The Wounded and said as country 'we need to do more'     Read More - Click Here

Video from 2015 Walking with the Wounded


Princess Diana’s enduring legacy will be William on the throne


Today is 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.  Diana’s death and the public perception of how the royal family handled it provoked a storm of protest. It also raised the question of the relevance of the monarchy. But in the intervening 20 years, this ancient institution has come to be viewed as an oasis of stability in an uncertain world.    Read More - Click Here


Christmas unites, whatever your background

By  Lee Cohen  

Mercifully, the country seems less paralyzed than formerly by the cancer of political correctness, so I’ll unapologetically wish anyone reading, a Merry Christmas.   
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How Diana's statue could bring Harry and William together

By  Camilla Tominey

YAt a time when statues are proving controversial, with some even being torn down, there is something strangely comforting about a lasting memorial being put up in honour of an undisputed icon of the 20th century. 
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Prince William’s ‘non-political’ tour makes history with Israelis, Palestinians

By  Lee Cohen 

Prince William’s current Middle East tour, the first of its kind, has triggered both interest and speculation. He has both diplomatic and personal reasons for his visit this week to the Middle East, where he will meet with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and visit the tomb, in Jerusalem, of his grandfather’s mother.     Read More - Click Here


The Queen's Accession Day message - Published 5 February 2022

By Her Majesty The Queen

I hope this Jubilee will bring together families and friends, neighbours and communities....

As we mark this anniversary, it gives me pleasure to renew to you the pledge I gave in 1947 that my life will always be devoted to your service. As I look ahead with a sense of hope and optimism to the year of my Platinum Jubilee, I am reminded of how much we can be thankful for.  These last seven decades have seen extraordinary progress socially, technologically and culturally that have benefitted us all; and I am confident that the future will offer similar opportunities to us and especially to the younger generations in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth.    

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A queen who has stood the tests of time

By  Lee Cohen  

God Save Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 today. The world’s longest-reigning monarch, she represents to many people a connection to the past and commitment to status quo. In reality, however, this global leader and head of state has navigated the often turbulent waters of many decades with a skillful sense of adaptability.   Read More - Click Here


At Last, Persecuted Christians Have a Defender

By  Melanie Phillips

Today, from the pulpit of Westminster Abbey, the Prince of Wales is due to plead the cause of the Christians of Syria, Iraq and elsewhere who are suffering persecution under Islamic fanaticism.   Read More - Click Here


Prince Harry to get grandad Prince Philip's job as head of the Royal Marines

By Chris Hughes

Prince Harry will be invited to replace his grandfather Prince Philip as head of Britain’s elite Royal Marines. The 32-year-old royal is now likely to take on the ceremonial position once the Duke of Edinburgh stands down from public duties. Prince Philip, 95, last week announced he will withdraw from public duties and has been ceremonial head of the Royal Marines since 1953.  Read More - Click Here


Queen Elizabeth turns 91: A paragon of duty, diplomacy

By  Lee Cohen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II turns a staggering 91 today and is more relevant and necessary than ever.  

In our times where cult of personality runs so deep, she stands apart as a world leader and head of state who puts service and duty ahead of self-aggrandizement and brand awareness.  She also serves as a shining example of diplomacy and how to navigate a complex world. Unsurprisingly, Britain’s longest-serving monarch is also one of its most-cherished, not only in the United Kingdom, or even the British Commonwealth, but in the world.

Queen Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952, upon her father George VI’s untimely death from pulmonary disease. Her parents set a tone for leadership that clearly has influenced their daughter’s tenure.  The Duke and Duchess of York became King George and Queen Elizabeth (her mother’s name as well) after George’s brother Edward VIII shirked his responsibilities to pursue a romantic path with American, Wallis Simpson.

Edward abdicated and George, supported greatly by the Queen Consort, rose to the occasion, restoring not only stability and affection for the Monarchy, but also great respect.  They were very much wartime monarchs and their genuine concern for their people was visible day-in and day-out during the War as they visited bombed-out neighborhoods and refused to evacuate to safer remote locations.  The King’s early death was a great blow to the nation and especially to his family.

Thank you to the @IrishGuardsBand for celebrating The #QueensBirthday today during Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace today.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 7:01 AM - 21 Apr 2017

The contemporary teleseries, The Crown portrays for today’s audience just how challenging was the role and position of the new 21-year old queen.  Not only had she just lost her beloved father and predecessor, but as an inexperienced young woman who found herself head of state of one of the most powerful nations, she was confronted with long-standing politicians, courtiers, and advisors (most of whom were men) all who had not only their own sense of how things must be done, but also their own personal agendas as well.

Happily for her nation and the world, Queen Elizabeth rose to the occasion magnificently.  Endowed with her parents’ deep commitment to their people and strong sense of duty, Elizabeth II has been an unwavering source of pride and inspiration for the British people and the global community.  From Churchill to Theresa May, the Queen has been an invaluable resource for a remarkable 13 prime ministers.  She possesses knowledge that no computer, foreign office, or state department could ever process.

Her admiration in the U.S. is no less impressive.  With the exception of Lyndon Johnson, the Queen has met with every president from Truman to Obama and has announced a state visit to the UK for President Trump in October.  

For our part, presidents, first ladies, and the public thrill to welcome the Queen on official visits as they do no other dignitary.  While we shed the monarchy and nobility when we gained independence, it does not seem to have dampened enthusiasm or interest in the Queen and her family. We are inspired to see her alongside our state heads at Normandy commemoration ceremonies, impressed by her own very visible support of the military, and comforted by her messages of support or condolence in times of grief.  

To mark The Queen's 91st birthday, we are sharing this photo from 1952 of Her Majesty and The Prince of Wales. #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty

— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) 4:38 AM - 21 Apr 2017

A perfect example was her message to the American people after the 9/11 attacks when she expressed: “But nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. ‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’”  A president or prime minister could have said the same words, but they have far deeper meaning from the lips of the Queen — a champion of Western Civilization, the Anglosphere, and a mother.

A great proponent of the Anglo-American relationship, Queen Elizabeth thrilled President and Mrs. Reagan at Windsor Castle during a State Visit in June of 1982 with the following superbly delivered remarks:

“We hope these will be enjoyable days for you in Britain, as enjoyable as our stays have always been in the United States. We shall never forget the warmth and hospitality of your people in 1976 as we walked through the crowds in Philadelphia, Washington, New York, and Boston to take part in the celebrations of the Bicentennial of American Independence.

“….Out of the War of Independence grew a great nation, the United States of America. And later there was forged a lasting friendship between the new nation and the country to whom she owed so much of her origins. But that friendship must never be taken for granted, and your visit gives me the opportunity to reaffirm and to restate it.”

On her 91st birthday, we thank God for the life and example of Queen Elizabeth II, and ask Him to grant her many more years.  No one will ever replace Queen Elizabeth, but let us pray that her descendants possess her commitment to service which has blessed her nation and the world. 

Lee Cohen, New York Director of The Anglosphere Society, spent years advising the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Western European affairs, and was founding Executive Director of the House United Kingdom Caucus..

Royal baby: Duke and duchess show off new son


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left hospital after the arrival of their third child, a boy. The couple's second son, who was born at 11:01 BST, weighing 8lb 7oz, is fifth in line to the throne.    Read More - Click Here


Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth. The world needs you now more than ever

By Lee Cohen  (2016)

“Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith….” a remarkable name for a remarkable person. She has reigned longer than any British monarch. Queen Elizabeth turns 90 today and the world needs her more than ever. The Queen is a great source of pride, inspiration, and comfort, not only to her nation or the Commonwealth, but to the world.  While other world leaders shirk responsibilities for immediate pleasure or the spotlight, the Queen has always put duty first.  

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Being Meghan Markle: A Look At Royal Life

Watch The Founder of The Anglosphere Society, Amanda Bowman in CBS Video  

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Buckingham Palace Shares New Photo of Queen Elizabeth to Mark the Start of Her Platinum Jubilee Year

The portrait was taken earlier this week at Sandringham House and shows the Queen beside her iconic red despatch box. 

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The 'grandmother of Europe' never would have wanted to be ruled by it

By  Lee Cohen  

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, an iconic figure upon whose empire the sun never set.       ​Read More - Click Here     .

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“Success Will Belong to Every One of Us”:   

The Queen Is Somber and Hopeful During Her Coronavirus Address

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British royals' efforts on behalf of Holocaust remembrance inspire

By  Lee Cohen  
You might find it odd that an American would pen an essay arguing strongly the merits of monarchy in our times. Certainly, the recent activities of the Sussexes and the Duke of York did not put the best royal foot forward.   
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