Queen Mother

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Play Reignites Rumors About Harry's Real Dad

Says Diana started affair 18 months before prince's birth

(Newser) - It's long been speculated that James Hewitt, the former British cavalry officer who had an affair with Princess Diana, is Prince Harry's real father—and a controversial new play is set to bring those rumors back to the forefront. Truth, Lies, Diana, opening in London's West End... More »

New Book Reveals Queen Mum's Secret Interviews

(Newser) - The Queen Mum, Queen Elizabeth II's mother, gave just one interview at age 22 and guarded her privacy the rest of her long life. But a new official biography, published next month, draws on hours of interviews she secretly gave to a school headmaster. As the Telegraph reports, the book... More »

Queen Mum Was a 'Ghastly Old Bigot'

Delivered ethnic slurs with 'tiara-strength twinkle,' says BBC author

(Newser) - Britain's Queen Mother was a "ghastly old bigot" who once referred to some of England's closest EU allies using ethnic slurs that left a BBC newscaster appalled. "The words were delivered with the eyes on maximum tiara-strength twinkle, but I froze," said Edward Stourton, who revealed the... More »

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