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  1. Sport - Racing

    Foreign invaders bring quality to HK$14 million Queen Elizabeth II Cup

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 09:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken @scmp.com Dominant forces from Dubai meeting set to square up again at Hong Kong showpiece Foreign raiders add quality to QE II Cup Hong Kong's best will meet worthy opponents from three continents in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on April 27 as the dominant jurisdictions from the Dubai World Cup meeting face off ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Queen Elizabeth II to miss Commonwealth meeting

    Posted May 07th 2013, 04:11pm by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth heads of government meeting- the first time she’s missed the biennial session since 1971. The queen has long been a major supporter of the 54-nation Commonwealth, and her decision to send Prince Charles to the November meeting is seen as a reflection of her age and of efforts to reduce ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    New portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 02:45pm by Sarah Graham

    ... Sarah Graham A new official portrait of Britain's Queen, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans, has been unveiled. The painting, ‘The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’, is the latest portrait to be commissioned by the Queen and depicts her in the Sacrarium of London's famous abbey. Queen Elizabeth is pictured ...

  4. The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Guy Haydon The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People by Andrew Marr Macmillan The diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth this year will make millions of people reflective, says Andrew ... of George V, died of flu in 1892, leaving the way clear for the man Princess Elizabeth came to know as 'Grandpa England'. Next, briefly, was Edward VIII, the queen's fun-loving ...

  5. Ouija Board relaxed and ready to take Queen Elizabeth II Cup

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell When Ed Dunlop fixed that intense horseman's gaze on Lord Derby's million-dollar baby Ouija Board at Sha Tin yesterday morning, he instinctively knew today's $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup was within reach. Dunlop and owner Teddy Stanley, the 19th Earl of Derby, are scarcely strangers to victory at racing's highest level. ...

  6. Queen Elizabeth II: 80th Birthday Celebration

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Royal Over-Seas League hosts a birthday service with a reading of works by British poet laureate Andrew Motion. Today, 11am-noon, St John's Cathedral, Garden Rd, Central, free. The service is followed by lunch (1pm) at China Club, Old Bank of Chi ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    China's richest man 'snubs Queen Elizabeth, David Cameron'

    Posted May 06th 2013, 09:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China's richest man, Zong Qinghou, may be known for his frugality, but he bailed on two free dinners in February, snubbing invitations from Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron. "The queen invited [me] for February 6; the prime minister invited [me] for the 12th. Lunar New Year was on the 9th," the founder ...

  8. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross Macmillan, HK$130 Extending to almost 1,000 pages, this hefty tome is a defining, although perhaps not necessarily the most accurate, take on Britain's Queen Mum. Why? Because in 2003 her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, invited the author to write it. The Queen Mother died at the age of 101 in 2002. ...

  9. News - World

    Queen Elizabeth calls for 'quiet reflection' in 2014

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 02:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Queen Elizabeth II urged people to take the time for quiet reflection in 2014, in her annual Christmas Day message to the Commonwealth. The head ... Prince George-- third in line to inherit the thrones of 16 Commonwealth realms-- was likewise set for a lifetime of service and duty. Watch: Queen Elizabeth's Christmas Day message She also ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Malala Yousafzai all smiles as she meets Queen Elizabeth

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Malala Yousafzai was reduced to fits of laughter on Friday by Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip as she met the royal couple at Buckingham Palace. The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ rights to an education, met Queen Elizabeth at a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth. The activist survived being shot ...




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