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04.21.2014
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Oh, it's heigh-ho and off they go! Queen Elizabeth flew from London to the beautiful little island of Anguilla today to begin an extended tour of the British Caribbean Commonwealths. It was a direct flight, and she landed right at the...

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Oh, it's heigh-ho and off they go! Queen Elizabeth flew from London to the beautiful little island of Anguilla today to begin an extended tour of the British Caribbean Commonwealths. It was a direct flight, and she landed right at the Anguilla airport. She is a queen remember. She brought Prince Philip along for the ride, but left the troublesome offspring at home where they belong.

Queen Elizabeth and Phil will soak up the sun on about a dozen breezy Caribbean islands, sailing from spot to spot on the Royal Yacht Britannia, which they'll pick up in Anguilla. Let's hope they remember to bring along the royal sunscreen.

Ordinarily, Her Majesty and Consort would stay at Government House in Anguilla, but tonight they'll check in at the spectacular Casablanca Resort where the stunning suites are fit for, yes, a queen. The beachfront resort features miles of tiles painstakingly arranged into dazzling mosaics by Moroccan craftsmen. That's pretty thrilling right there.

And Casablanca Resort's acclaimed French chef has been slaving since sun-up on a wondrous menu specially selected by the Queen to include foie gras and locally caught grouper. The meal will be served to the Queen and Philip en suite. Any time they don't have to mingle it's a plus.

Philip isn't in a particularly peachy frame of mind what with the British press taking him and his love life apart every chance they get. Lately, they've been hitting on him and Pat Kluge, the sexy former wife of American billionaire John Kluge. Poor Pat has been linked with just about every male in the British royal family except dear little Prince William -- who could be next. But it is only too true that when Pat spent a lot of time in England when she and Kluge were married, the Prince of Wales found her terribly toothsome. Not that he did anything about it. He was sort of busy at the time.

President Jimmy Carter slipped quietly into town last weekend to join Rosalynn and their daughter Amy at the Kimberly Suite Hotel where they had been spending the week. Under assumed names, of course, but with their Secret Service agents tagging along. Mother and daughter had been searching uptown and down to find the perfect wedding dress for Amy's upcoming marriage. Armsful of shopping bags were sent back to the hotel from New York's finest stores to get Jimmy's approval, but no word yet on who is designing the big dress. Don't stay tuned.
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