CARDIFF council is hiding away a £215,000 Rolls-Royce in an underground garage - and it is only driven once a year to get an MOT. The luxury 1963 Phantom V Roller has been kept underground for 16 years since being used to ferry around royals Princess Diana and the Queen on official visits to Cardiff. But the glamorous limousine was last used officially in 2002, and has been left in storage for the best part of the last 16 years. The motor is only driven out of the council HQ car park once a year to get its MOT, allegedly costing taxpayers around £200 a year to run. And now a group on Facebook is calling for the car to be put into a museum. The group, called Cardiff’s Rolls-Royce KG1, said: “It is a unique vehicle with an incredible history. “Tragically the car has spent the last decade sitting under tarpaulin in the underground car park of county hall. "I hope this group will raise awareness of the vehicle and that people will support me in lobbying the … [Read more...] about Luxury £215k Rolls-Royce that once drove the Queen and Princess Diana hidden underground for 16 YEARS
0 Comments Meghan Markle’s parents to meet the Queen ahead of royal wedding BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Meghan Markle’s parents will meet the Queen ahead of the royal wedding, with both the bride’s mother and father having “important roles” on the big day, Kensington Palace has said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/meghan-markles-parents-to-meet-the-queen-ahead-of-royal-wedding-36873923.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36873917.ece/1f4ba/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c5ce6240-faf5-4df3-98f9-b6fc5e3fd53a_1 Email Meghan Markle’s parents will meet the Queen ahead of the royal wedding, with both the bride’s mother and father having “important roles” on the big day, Kensington Palace has said. Just over two weeks before ceremony on May 19, the palace revealed that Thomas Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle and Doria Ragland will accompany the American star by car as she leaves for Windsor Castle, … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s parents to meet the Queen ahead of royal wedding
0 Comments Poll: IFA to review God Save the Queen playing at Irish Cup final - should it be played? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The IFA has said it is to review the playing of the national anthem ahead of the Irish Cup final. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/poll-ifa-to-review-god-save-the-queen-playing-at-irish-cup-final-should-it-be-played-36873585.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36873655.ece/ffa1a/AUTOCROP/h342/windsor_park.jpg Email The IFA has said it is to review the playing of the national anthem ahead of the Irish Cup final. It comes after the association rejected a request from finalists Cliftonville for God Save the Queen to be dropped ahead of its tie with Coleraine at Windsor Park on Saturday. The IFA said it had considered the request from the north Belfast club but decided the status quo should continue. Sinn Fein accused the organisation of making Windsor Park a "cold house" for nationalists. Former sports minister … [Read more...] about Poll: IFA to review God Save the Queen playing at Irish Cup final
0 Comments God Save the Queen will be played at Irish Cup final despite Cliftonville appeal BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The national anthem will be played at tomorrow's Irish Cup final at Windsor Park, despite a request from Cliftonville FC that it should be dropped. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/god-save-the-queen-will-be-played-at-irish-cup-final-despite-cliftonville-appeal-36872165.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article36872164.ece/f79ee/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-04_new_40665956_I1.JPG Email The national anthem will be played at tomorrow's Irish Cup final at Windsor Park, despite a request from Cliftonville FC that it should be dropped. The north Belfast team Cliftonville are playing Coleraine for the trophy. The IFA said it had considered a request from Cliftonville that the national anthem be dropped from the match, but said the status quo should continue. "Following a written request from Cliftonville Football Club the Board of the Irish … [Read more...] about God Save the Queen will be played at Irish Cup final despite Cliftonville appeal
Video PUBLISHED: 14:18 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 03 May 2018 York Cottage, which the Queen has given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Picture: The Giant Puffin/Wikipedia Archant The Queen has reportedly gifted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a home in Norfolk. She is said to be giving the couple York Cottage, near Sandringham House. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on reports which have appeared on a number of websites today. The building currently houses the estate offices and staff accommodation. Portraits of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hang from the walnut-panelled walls of its entrance hall, which has an open fire. The house is next to a lake on the edge of woodland, with sweeping views across Sandringham Park from its upstairs windows. The property was the home of Prince George, the Duke of York (later King George V) from the 1890s. He lived there with Princess Mary for 33 years after their marriage and King George VI - Prince Harry’s great grandfather was … [Read more...] about Have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle been given a house in Norfolk by the Queen?