24 Dec '11, 12am

Queen to praise family in Christmas speech

Queen to praise family in Christmas speech

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II will use her Christmas Day message this year to praise the institution of family after a year in which her grandson Prince William's wedding gave the royals an enormous boost. She will also talk about the "family" of the Commonwealth, as the British royals prepare a year of travelling widely to its member states as part of the queen's diamond jubilee marking 60 years on the throne. As a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, family is of central importance to the 85-year-old monarch and commentators will be unsurprised she has chosen the topic after the events of 2011. William's wedding to Kate Middleton in April wowed the world and breathed new life into the monarchy. A more low key event, but also of great importance to the queen, was the 90th birthday in June of her husband Prince Philip, who celebrated with a typical lack of fuss. It is ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/117...

Tweets

Adverse reactions to PM Lee's speech

tankinlian.blogspot.com 02 Jan '12, 9am

I retired from NTUC Income on 28 February 2007, after heading this cooperative for 30 years. I now run a consultancy compa...

New blog post: Queen's Christmas Day Message to be on Kindle

New blog post: Queen's Christmas Day Message to...

blog.dk.sg 25 Dec '11, 3am

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcasts is a long held tradition. Since 1932, a Christmas Day message has been delivered by the m...

Draper Family Gets Heat for Christmas Today: /P...

csrwire.com 23 Dec '11, 5pm

DRAPER, Utah, Dec. 23 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - The Olson Family in Draper lost their heat last week and it could not hav...

Family vacation ideas

Family vacation ideas

mnn.com 22 Dec '11, 10pm

Amicalola Park is a perfect start for a North Georgia family adventure, featuring the tallest cascading waterfall east of ...

Lost blind dog believed to be dead reunited wit...

todayonline.com 26 Dec '11, 12am

SAN ANTONIO -A blind dog that was lost and believed to be dead has been reunited with his San Antonio family for Christmas...

The Year in Style: @McIlroyRory and @RickieFowlerPGA earned high praise from our fashion guru

The Year in Style: @McIlroyRory and @RickieFowl...

golf.com 24 Dec '11, 2pm

Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler burst onto the golf scene with brash looks that matched their go-for-it games. McIlroy, spo...

@DoralineLau We should go eat this one day!! I think I've been there once before. HAHA.

@DoralineLau We should go eat this one day!! I ...

ladyironchef.com 25 Dec '11, 8am

I’ve said it before, and I’m not afraid to say it again, Kim’s Family Restaurant is my favorite place for Korean food in S...

Dog Abandoned at Train Station Waits For Family...

care2.com 24 Dec '11, 7am

Last night I received an urgent plea about a black and tan dog who was dumped by his owner at a train station in Sofia, Bu...

Free Speech Battle In India: Google, Facebook Summoned By Court Over “Inflammatory Images”

Free Speech Battle In India: Google, Facebook S...

searchengineland.com 23 Dec '11, 5pm

According to a report from Chinese news agency Xinhua , a judge in India has ordered a broad range of online companies, in...

Indonesian girl reunited with family after 2004...

straitstimes.com 23 Dec '11, 6am

BANDA ACEH (AP) - A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago has been reunited with her parents...

[Event] December 31st, 2011 - Free Rope Skippin...

whatshappening.sg 23 Dec '11, 4pm

Attention all rope skipping enthusiasts and beginners who wanna learn how to skip! Join us for a fun and energizing sessio...

My Christmas Day!: When I was younger, my relatives used to gather every year at someone’s place for Christmas p...

My Christmas Day!: When I was younger, my relat...

felicianeo.com 01 Jan '12, 12pm

This is the first time ever so many of my relatives gathered in Church. (Some not in the photo) I don’t know why, but I fe...

Merry Bikesmas: A 1970s Schwinn livens up a family holiday:

Merry Bikesmas: A 1970s Schwinn livens up a fam...

grist.org 22 Dec '11, 5pm

Photo: Joe Penniston This year, as we have in years past, my wife and I packed up the kids and flew across the country to ...

7 healthy New Year's goals for your green family.

7 healthy New Year's goals for your green family.

inhabitots.com 02 Jan '12, 2pm

2012 has arrived. Have you and your family made any new year's resolutions ? Living a healthier lifestyle is one of the mo...

#How to have a 'green' Christmas

#How to have a 'green' Christmas

eartheasy.com 23 Dec '11, 9pm

"Another way to make the Holidays more sustainable is to use a living tree as your Christmas tree. For many years, my fami...