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Shocking allegations of racism surface out of Buckingham Palace amid reports that “Coloured” people were banned from top jobs

Allegations of racism inside the walls of Buckingham Palace have surfaced (but it certainly is not the first time.) National Archives documents that surfaced this week have revealed that as late as 1968 — Buckingham Palace was openly banning coloured people (including immigrants and foreigners) from working top office jobs inside the royal household. Though they could openly work only domestic jobs but were barred from others. The documents were revealed in a wide-ranging Guardian piece against the backdrop of an investigation into how the Queen ‘s influence remains so plush today. Considering that Queen Elizabeth II is mostly a ceremonial head, the investigation appears to be centred around the private dealings generally unknown to the public. One tidbit revealed in 1968 by ...
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Buckingham Palace: Sorry Megs, we don’t care but HR will handle it

The royal family has responded to the horrific allegations of racism and bigotry in the walls of Buckingham Palace. According to reports, the palace swears and stands by that the claims of racism and such will be addressed although not all are believing of the claim they will. "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," says the statement. "Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately." The statement says the royal family "is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,"  Per the Guardian it is unclear if the royal family has made any attempt to address the claims with Meghan.
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Meghan and Harry are teaching us something, we should all be paying very close attention

Meghan Markle is teaching us something about a family who has long sought to have the public believe they are any different from the rest of us. As one of the oldest institutions in perhaps all of mankind, the monarchy in its various shapes; forms, and historical contexts has been a lurking symbol of colonialism. Colonialism that for centuries has defined itself right up to this very moment right now where The Queen and the Royal Family currently sit in the Palace. It's yet another shining example that if you don't fit into the antiquated standards of the palace, you otherwise aren't quite welcome in their circles. Evidenced many times throughout history, the palace has always maintained this sort of perpetual-victim like state. Meanwhile ensuring that the public believes that the...
How a U.S agreement allows Prince Andrew to walk free in royal sex scandal
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How a U.S agreement allows Prince Andrew to walk free in royal sex scandal

LONDON -- This week all the rage is none other than Prince Andrew, Duke of York 's salacious sex-scandal.  The scandal was first meagerly reported over the summer by The Mail Online, but, due to press laws and such the newspaper refused to further report on the claims made by Virginia Roberts and those involved in the Florida suit against the Royal Prince. Now, there's the scandal itself, and then there's the fact a U.S agreement struck between Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, and the Buckingham Palace in 2008 allows Andrew to walk free. The agreement, first set into stone as a 'non plea agreement' by Epstein, set his 'co conspirators' free  from any future criminal charges after his having been jailed in 2008 for 18 months. Breaking its silence again today,  The Buckingham Palace sent e-...
Celebrity

Queen no longer owns any corgis

For the first time since 1944.  At the age of 18,  a then Princess Elizabeth, was gifted one of the cutest corgis -- but then she would go on to breed more than 40 or so over the course of her reign over the United Kingdom.   Now,  according to Buckingham Palace (while they aren't directly commenting on it)  a confirmation was given that the final corgi of the Queen's was put down. The Telegraph reports that Willow, 15, was the last of her actual corgis that had died and been put down due to complications from cancer.   The Queen and her dogs are perhaps most remembered for their  appearance at the London Olympics in that now hilarious skit with James Bond.  
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Buckingham Palace behind secret talks to find Queen Elizabeth’s successor

LONDON --    Secret talks within London's elite and powerful are underway over the next two months, as, the push to find Queen Elizabeth II's Commonwealth successor is on. Amid  whispers that  the Palace has long sought to have succession plans in place,   the formal meeting, will take place in April. Sources tell The Daily News that  the Palace and its elite officials have apparently secretly and quietly sought to make these plans since at least last year -- when -- the Queen herself had fell ill. While the Monarch and the head of the Commonwealth are similar positions,  only one is  passed on via the Monarchy. The other, is in fact, chosen particularly by those who have been in charge for centuries.     The Commonwealth consists of 53 member states, and, is home to about 2.4billion...
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Documentary reveals secrets of Britain’s Imperial State Jewels

Queen Elizabeth II has always been a fascinating character,  and, the latest documentary on her family and the history of the said family is no different.   The Coronation premiered on the BBC this week, and,  certainly had viewers talking -- particularly Queen Elizabeth herself. In the documentary, viewers learned some pretty spectacular facts about life inside Buckingham Palace during World War II.     Interestingly,  the Queen apparently didn't know where her father hid the Imperial jewels during the war, mostly, because she may have been a little young at the time. The makers of The Coronation have now changed that.   According to their research,  King Edward hid the Imperial Jewels and the Crown inside a tin of cookies, and then, ordered it buried underneath an escape tunnel...
Celebrity

Royals buck tradition, invite Meghan Markle to traditional Christmas service

Despite a tradition of excluding non-married royal spouses (whether pending marriage or not)  the Queen bucked her own tradition, and, invited Prince Harry 's soon-to-be-wife Meghan Markle to her annual Christmas service. The Queen's annual Christmas message is scheduled to be released tonight for broadcast, a message, in which she reportedly used to show her support for Manchester and London after this years deadly terrorist attacks.  Meanwhile, in typical Queen Elizabeth fashion she used the message to bring her country together -- instead of apart. We'll have the broadcast here tonight, once available.
Buckingham Palace was locked down today, here’s what you need to know
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Buckingham Palace was locked down today, here’s what you need to know

God save the Queen, and this time, she was apparently not home (she's in Scotland right now).  According to police,  a knife wielding attacker apparently tried to jump the palace gates Friday.  And in the attack, numerous police officers and at least two palace guards were severely injured and one suffered minor injuries.  Police say they're not quite sure why the man tried to jump the palace gates, but,  people on social media have some pretty good assumptions. "I was walking toward The Mall and St. James's Park when I saw police rush down toward the palace in great numbers," 25-year-old Nicole Kyle tells the BBC. "All we were told was that there's been an incident."
A look inside Buckingham Palace
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A look inside Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is perhaps one major part of world history and British history, and will remain even after the Queen actually dies. But, how much do people actually know about the palace?  Let's dig deeper. In 2016... It was announced that the palace would undergo a massive 10 year rennovation costing British tax-payers hundreds of millions of pounds.  It was reported by The Daily News earlier this year that the rennovations would fix much needed components of the castle and its wiring most of which hasn't been done in about 60 or so years.  The 828,000 foot palace has more than 700 rooms an more bathrooms than we could imagine someone actually enjoying having to clean. Meanwhile.. The Queen will remain in residnce (until her death) while the rennovations are underway. Wi...
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