Queen And Prince Philip’s 70th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated With New Photographs

Queen And Prince Philip’s 70th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated With New Photographs

Buckingham Palace has released new photos of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday.

The pictures, taken by photographer Matt Holyoak from Camera Press last month, were shot in the white drawing room at Windsor Castle.

To celebrate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, new photographs are being released worldwide. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/zQBFjQTx3L

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

The portraits of Her Majesty and The Duke were taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier this month. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/YFUyp8azJJ

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

In these new photographs, The Queen and The Duke were pictured in front of a platinum-textured back drop.
The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/Orf37QKqwC

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

The Queen, 91, is wearing a cream day dress by her in-house designer Angela Kelly, which she also wore at the Diamond Wedding Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving.

The brooch she is wearing was given to her by Prince Philip, 96, in 1966.

The platinum-textured backdrop is a nod to their 70th year together.

The images follow another official portrait taken of the royals by Hollyoak which was released last week to mark the remarkable milestone.

To mark The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th Wedding Anniversary, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide. pic.twitter.com/Jl6elndhFe

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 18, 2017

Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on November, 20, 1947.

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Must-See LGBTQ TV: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ premieres on Hulu, Sara Ramirez makes her ‘Madam Secretary’ debut

Must-See LGBTQ TV: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ premieres on Hulu, Sara Ramirez makes her ‘Madam Secretary’ debut

Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights LGBTQ on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.

PBS is continuing their Great Performances series with an airing of the Tony Award-winning Indecent. The play, inspired by a true story, follows a group of performers staging the play The God Of Vengeance in 1923. Indecent tells the story of standing up to censorship, specifically the producers going on trial for including a lesbian romance in the play in the ’20s. Though a period piece, the messages of acceptance and tolerance remain relevant today. Great Performances: Indecent: Sunday at 9pm on PBS.

Season two of critically acclaimed dramedy Search Party is back on Sunday. The show follows a group of hipster Brooklyn twenty-somethings as they try to solve a missing persons case, while creating a slew of their own problems. The cast includes out comedian John Early as a gay character Elliot, one of the core ensemble. Season two begins an hour long premiere wherein the group have to bury a body before sunrise. Search Party: Sunday at 9pm on TBS .

This week’s Madam Secretary sees the arrival of new character Kat Sandoval, played by out bisexual actress Sara Ramirez. Kat is described as a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics to become a writer. Madam Secretary is also one of the few shows to feature a bisexual man as a series regular in the character of Blake, Elizabeth’s assistant. Madam Secretary: Sunday at 10pm on CBS.

The long anticipated Marvel’s Runaways premieres on Hulu this Tuesday. Based on the popular comic book series, Runaways follows a group of teens who figure out their parents are evil criminals conspiring together. Included in the trailer and the core group is Karolina Dean, a lesbian extra-terrestrial hero, who makes the jump to screen from the book. It’s exciting to see a queer women in a central role on a superhero television show, and hopefully this will be a step more LGBTQ representation in comic book adaptations. Marvel’s Runaways: Tuesday, on Hulu.

Sunday, November 19th: Great Performances: Indecent (9pm, PBS); The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC);  Shameless (9pm, Showtime); The Girlfriend Experience (9pm, Starz); Madam Secretary (10pm, CBS); Search Party (10pm, TBS)

Monday: Supergirl (8pm, The CW)

Tuesday: Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu); Fresh off the Boat (8:30pm, ABC); Bull (9pm, CBS); DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (9pm, The CW); Major Crimes (9pm, TNT); Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9:30pm, FOX);  NCIS: New Orleans (10pm, CBS)

Wednesday: The Shannara Chronicles (9pm, Spike TV); The Trixie and Katya Show (Viceland, 10pm)

Thursday: Arrow (9pm, The CW); Shade: Queens of NYC (10:30pm, Fusion TV)

Friday: Andi Mack (8pm, Disney)

November 19, 2017

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Trump on UCLA Basketball Players: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail’

Trump on UCLA Basketball Players: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail’

Donald Trump is not getting the respect he desires from LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, one of three athletes released last week by the Chinese government after being jailed for shoplifting in the country.

Tweeted Trump: “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”

Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017

Trump last week demanded the players thank him and Chinese President Xi Jinping for their release.

The elder Ball was asked about the incident by ESPN:

“Who?” LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Result: Jonnie Peacock Voted Off After Debbie McGee Dance-Off

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Result: Jonnie Peacock Voted Off After Debbie McGee Dance-Off
Jonnie Peacock has become the eighth celebrity to be voted off this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The Paralympian and his partner Oti Mabuse left the competition during Sunday (19 November) night’s results show, after losing the dance-off to Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice.

Despite being one of the favourites to win the competition, Debbie found herself in the bottom two after finishing fifth on the leaderboard during Saturday’s Blackpool special.

Both couples performed their routines again, with Debbie and Giovanni doing their Samba to a Spice Girls medley of ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are?‘, while and Jonnie and Oti performed their Tango to ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics in a bid to remain in the competition.

However, the judges unanimously voted to save Debbie and Giovanni, claiming she gave a more “technical” performance.

After it was announced Jonnie and Oti would be going home, he told host Tess Daly: “I think it’s been an absolute honour to be the first disabled person and I want to thank each and every one of you for judging me as an equal. That’s what I want.

“You’ve been critical with me and I want that criticism; and I think that’s fantastic and hope it paves the way for more people to come through and I think they may be able to stick their bum under a bit better than me.

“I need to say an absolutely gigantic thank you to this woman [Oti] for pushing me because she knows what I’m capable of.

“Her choreography has been has been outstanding, and for putting up with me, pinching me, biting me – thank you so much.”

 Oti added: “This has been one of the most life changing things that could ever happen to me. Jonnie is not only an inspiration but he represents so much more.

“If anybody wants to do anything, if you put your mind to it then you can achieve it and that’s what he represents.”

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues next Saturday at 6.50pm on BBC One.

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Melania Trump tweets her excitement for Christmas but Twitter isn’t feeling her joy

Melania Trump tweets her excitement for Christmas but Twitter isn’t feeling her joy
So Melina Trump claims she’s really looking forward to spending Christmas in the White House.

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Turkish Authorities Ban All LGBTQ Rights Events in Capital

Turkish Authorities Ban All LGBTQ Rights Events in Capital

Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to “maintain public order”. The move follows a ban on a festival of German-language gay films in the capital on Thursday, imposed on the grounds it could incite hatred and be at risk from terror attacks. “Since (Saturday)…

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Police Force Praised For Tweeting Powerful Open Letter To Women In Abusive Relationships

Police Force Praised For Tweeting Powerful Open Letter To Women In Abusive Relationships
A police force in Scotland has been praised for using Twitter to help women in abusive relationships by writing an open letter telling them: “Help is out there.”

Officers on the Lochaber and Skye Police force, which covers the highlands ans islands of western Scotland, addressed a woman in the message of support.

But they later added the message on social media was to help “anyone who may be at risk”.

The series of tweets opens by saying:

“A letter to a young woman in Skye. We know you follow this account and want you to see this.

“We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your partner.”

A letter to a young woman in #Skye. We know you follow this account and want you to see this. We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your partner.

November 18, 2017
We want to help you and are doing lots with other agencies to try to keep you safe. You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you.

November 18, 2017
We think he’s probably told you, “It won’t happen again”, “I’m sorry”, “I’ll change”, he’s maybe even told you that it’s your fault – IT’S NOT. The violence, threats, degrading comments and controlling behaviour are not the life you need to lead, it can be better.

November 18, 2017
You are not trapped and you are not alone, we can help you get out, your family and friends can help you get out and @scotwomensaid can help you get out. Call us, come to the Police station, phone someone, speak to local Womens Aid worker 01478613365 or 0800 027 1234.

November 18, 2017
It continued:

“We want to help you and are doing lots with other agencies to try to keep you safe. You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you. “Your family and friends have told you they think you are in danger – they support you and want you to be safe. “We think he’s probably told you, ‘It won’t happen again’, ‘I’m sorry’, ‘I’ll change’, he’s maybe even told you that it’s your fault – IT’S NOT. “The violence, threats, degrading comments and controlling behaviour are not the life you need to lead, it can be better. “You are not trapped and you are not alone, we can help you get out, your family and friends can help you get out and Womens Aid can help you get out. “Call us, come to the Police station, phone someone, speak to local Womens Aid worker 01478613365 or 0800 027 1234. “There is no excuse for domestic abuse. Help is out there.”
Marsha Scott, chief executive of Scottish Women’s Aid, said she thought the tweets were a “great, creative use of social media”.

Scottish Women’s Aid runs a 24/7 national helpline for women who have experienced domestic abuse, as well as a network of local support across the country.

“Lochaber and Skye Police are trying to reach out in a different way which is fascinating and exciting,” she told BBC Scotland.

@lochaberwa and @Rosswomensaid are the local stars of Women’s Aid and will be well-placed to work with @LochabSkyePol to publicise all the support available. Great to see police and services working together and sharing Scotland’s Helpline: 08000271234 https://t.co/m57o2TtYIS

November 19, 2017
On behalf of the #HebridesWomensNetwork… thank u so much!!!! I personally know of one #domesticabuse victim who saw this today. This was a genius move on social media x

November 19, 2017
I felt quite emotional reading this. Been there, done that, got out. Took a while, but once I did, I slowly put my life back together. You have the strength to do this, you just need to put one foot in front of each other until you’re out x

November 18, 2017
If you’re the woman and you read this, please please get out of your relationship. They never change they’re not capable. I had 2 violent relationships over 15 years. I’m free now and I can’t say enough how much better life is without abuse. Be strong there’s plenty help for you.

November 18, 2017
Sincere thanks for the positive response to our #domesticabuse appeal today. It was a reach-out to anyone who may be at risk – whether you live in #Skye or #Stirling, #Lochaber or #Largs. Anyone can be affected, but by reaching out we can start making a difference together

November 18, 2017

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