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    The march was used as the opening title music of the TV biography series "The Life And Times of Lord Mountbatten" and Mountbatten wrote to Dunn - "I hope this will popularise the Royal Marines bands as well as the music and the tune." Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia

  2. Queen Elizabeth II's Favorite Music | Reader's Digest › article › queen-elizabeth-music

    Oct 16, 2017 · Turns out, the Queen is actually a big fan of show tunes—two of her top ten favorite songs, according to BBC, include “Oklahoma!” and “Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun”)” from the musicals...

    • Marissa Laliberte
  3. Prince Philip’s cousin says Queen Elizabeth was ‘patient’ and ... › entertainment › prince-philip

    Apr 21, 2020 · Queen Elizabeth's biggest moments, from ascending the throne to an assassination attempt For almost 70 years Queen Elizabeth has ruled the United Kingdom. Here are some of her biggest moments.

  4. The Dark Hand Behind the Queen’s Bad Parenting › prince-harry-meghan-markle

    Apr 27, 2019 · LONDON—On Aug. 21, 1979, Lord Louis Mountbatten, second cousin of Queen Elizabeth, was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army. Mountbatten was the highest-ranking victim of the IRA during ...

    • Clive Irving
  5. 8 Times Queen Victoria Survived Attempted Assassinations ... › news › eight-times-queen-victoria
    • Edward Oxford — June 10, 1840
    • John Francis — May 29, 1842
    • John Francis — May 30, 1842
    • John William Bean — July 3, 1842
    • William Hamilton — June 19, 1849
    • Robert Pate — June 27, 1850
    • Arthur O’Connor — February 29, 1872
    • Roderick Maclean — March 2, 1882

    Four months after their royal wedding, newlyweds Queen Victoria and Prince Albert departed Buckingham Palace in an open carriage for their regular ride through Hyde Park. Just 100 yards outside the palace gates, Albert noticed “a little mean-looking man holding something toward us.” The prince had no time to process what he saw before 18-year-old barkeep Edward Oxford fired his dueling pistol at the queen, who was four months pregnant with the couple’s first child. Although only six paces away, Oxford missed the queen, who had turned to her left to look at a horse and thought the shot came from someone hunting birds in the nearby park. Just before the baby-faced Oxford fired a second pistol, the queen ducked for safety. The crowd took the shooter to the ground, and the royals continued their voyage as if nothing happened. “We took a short drive through the park, partly to give Victoria a little air, partly also to show the public that we had not, on account of what had happened, los...

    As Prince Albert rode with Queen Victoria in their open carriage after attending a Sunday morning service at the royal chapel at St. James’s Palace, he saw “a little, swarthy, ill-looking rascal” standing astride the Mall and pointing a small flintlock pistol in his direction. He watched as John Francis pulled the trigger, but the weapon failed to fire. The gunman then tucked his pistol underneath his coat and disappeared into Green Park.

    While Prince Albert informed the royal security forces that a gunman was on the loose in London, Queen Victoria insisted she would not confine herself to Buckingham Palace until he was caught. Believing that the best way to flush out the would-be assassin was for the royal couple to leave the palace again the following day, Victoria and Albert were nervous as they circled London for an evening drive in an open barouche. “You may imagine that our minds were not very easy,” Albert wrote to his father. “We looked behind every tree, and I cast my eyes round in search of the rascal’s face.” While plain-clothed officers with a description of the suspect scoured the crowd, a shot suddenly rang out just five paces from the carriage. Police tackled the suspect who missed his mark. Once again, it was Francis, who was sentenced to be hanged and quartered before the queen commuted his sentence to banishment for life.

    History nearly repeated itself five weeks after Francis fired his gun when 17-year-old John William Bean waited for the queen’s procession as it left Buckingham Palace for the short, quarter-mile journey to the royal chapel for Sunday service. Bean, who suffered from a severe spinal deformity that left him barely four feet tall, pushed his way to the front of the crowd lining the Mall and pulled out a pistol from underneath his long brown coat. Unhappy with his existence, the depressed Bean wanted a change—any kind of change—and hoped that threatening the queen would be a chance for a new life, even one in prison. When he pulled the trigger, however, the gun failed to fire. A bystander grabbed Bean’s wrist, but he managed to escape into the crowd. That night, London police rounded up the city’s hunchbacks before discovering Bean at his family home. Bean said the queen’s life was never endangered as his pistol was loaded with more tobacco than gunpowder and pointed to the ground. He...

    On the evening of the official commemoration of her birthday, Queen Victoria rode through Hyde and Regent’s Park with three of her children, including the future King Edward VII. Standing in nearly the identical position as Edward Oxford nine years earlier, 24-year-old unemployed bricklayer William Hamilton fired a pistol at the royal carriage as it descended Constitution Hill on its return to Buckingham Palace. The queen was unharmed as the head keeper of Green Park subdued the shooter. Hamilton, who had been forced to immigrate from Ireland to London in the 1840s at the onset of the Great Hunger, told the police he had fired the gun loaded only with powder “for the purpose of getting into prison, as he was tired of being out of work.” The shooter pled guilty and was banished to the prison colony of Gibraltar for seven years.

    After serving as a British Army officer, Robert Pate descended into lunacy. He was well-known by Londoners, including the queen, for his manic behavior, such as goose-stepping around Hyde Park. On one of his walks around London, Pate came across a crowd that had gathered outside Cambridge House, where Queen Victoria and her three children were visiting her dying uncle. As the queen’s carriage departed, it came to a stop just outside the home’s gate. Pate approached the monarch and smacked her on the forehead with his lightweight cane. As the crowd manhandled the attacker, the queen stood up and proclaimed, “I am not hurt,” although the immense bruise on the right side of her head and the black eye that she would soon sport testified otherwise. Pate, who was the only potential assassin to harm the queen, was sentenced to seven years in the penal colony of Tasmania.

    As Queen Victoria circuited Hyde and Regent’s Park for a Leap Day drive, 17-year-old would-be assassin Arthur O’Connor managed to scale the fence at Buckingham Palace and sprint across the courtyard without detection. When the queen’s carriage returned to the palace entrance, O’Connor rushed up to its side and raised a flintlock pistol just a foot away from the queen. John Brown, the queen’s personal servant, seized the teenager by the neck and tackled him to the ground as the queen was rushed to safety. Although the monarch didn’t know it, O’Connor’s pistol was broken and unusable. A descendant of Irish revolutionaries, O’Connor said he never intended to kill Queen Victoria, but to frighten her into signing a document that would release Irish political prisoners being held in British jails. Brown received a medal for his heroism. Sentenced to a year in prison and 20 strokes with a birch rod, O’Connor was eventually exiled to Australia.

    The final shot taken at Queen Victoria came as her carriage departed from Windsor Station after she arrived by train from London. Boys from nearby Eton College cheered the queen as she set out for Windsor Castle. “At the same time,” the queen wrote later, “there was the sound of what I thought was an explosion from the engine, but in another moment, I saw people rushing about and a man being violently hustled, rushing down the street.” Moments after 28-year-old Roderick Maclean fired an errant shot at the queen, the Eton boys pummeled the mentally disturbed man with their umbrellas before he was taken into custody. MacLean was found not guilty, but insane, and spent the rest of his life in an asylum.

  6. Apr 19, 2021 · Mountbatten was the uncle of the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the late Prince Philip, and was a mentor to their son Prince Charles. McDonald's comment came a day after Prince Philip was laid to rest, following his death at the age of 99 on April 9. "Of course I'm sorry that happened.

  7. Queen Elizabeth’s Uncle King Edward Could Have Kept The ... › queen-elizabeths-uncle-king

    Nov 01, 2019 · Queen Elizabeth II’s uncle King Edward VIII could have kept the throne and his love Wallis Simpson. Her Majesty was not supposed to reign because her father was further down the line if her ...

  8. Did Queen Elizabeth II like her uncle David, Prince Edward ... › Did-Queen-Elizabeth-II-like-her

    The short answer to this question is that we actually do not know, because the Queen has never stated anything formally or informally about how she viewed her uncle, the former Edward VIII, later HRH Prince Edward The Duke of Windsor.

  9. Top 10 Queens Who Were Assassinated by the Monarchy › 10-queens-who-were
    • Anula of Anuradhapura. Anula is infamous in Sri Lankan history as the queen who murdered her husbands and slept with multiple working class men. After she exhausted her antics, the court organized her karma by burning her alive.
    • Elizabeth of Bosnia. Elizabeth looked out for the best interests of her children. As regent to the young Queen Mary of Hungary, she was heavily unpopular during her rule and many wanted depose her daughter.
    • Aishwarya of Nepal. Few families can match the notoriety and melodrama of Queen Aishwarya and the Nepalese royals. The family boasted a long history akin to Game of Thrones meets The Bold and the Beautiful, but their saga came to a tragic climax in June of 2001.
    • Blanche of Bourbon. Blanche is yet another queen who was subjected to a complicated, loveless marriage. Her husband’s disdain for her escalated to her imprisonment in a tower.
  10. Jun 23, 2017 · QUEEN Elizabeth’s uncle Edward VIII would have celebrated his 123rd birthday today if he were still alive. Here are the best photographs of the controversial monarch who rejected the throne in ...