Get Down Like Royalty With Queen Elizabeth II's Party Playlist

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Get Down Like Royalty With Queen Elizabeth II's Party Playlist
We're getting to know more and more about Queen Elizabeth II every day, especially since the royal monarch celebrated her 90th birthday back in April. Her milestone has inspired a handful of parties, tributes, and specials airing overseas, and the latest sheds light on Liz's musical tastes. BBC Radio 2's Our Queen: 90 Musical Years airs on Sunday in the UK and features chats with the queen's friends and family members; her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson, revealed that music has "always been a part of her life," and added, "The queen is a fantastic dancer. She's got great rhythm." Eve Pollard, who presents the program, gave a glimpse into the queen's favorite artists and songs and insists that her taste is "mainstream, no airs and graces," also revealing that she "enjoys a rousing singsong." Now that is something we'd love to see. For fun, we've put together a playlist of
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What's Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Song? Check Out the Royal’s Surprising Playlist!

What's Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Song? Check Out the Royal’s Surprising Playlist!
What's on Queen Elizabeth's royal playlist? Showtunes, big band sounds, songs from the WWII era and hymns are among the monarch's favorite genres of music, friends and family have revealed. • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.Her top 10 songs includes "Oklahoma" from the musical of the same name by Rodgers and Hammerstein and "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun and the popular classic number "Leaning on a Lampost," sung by British ukulele player George Formby. Other favorite tunes include "Cheek to Cheek" by Fred Astaire and
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Daisy Haggard: 'If I had Botox, my career would be over'

Her career depends on her ‘wiggly’ face and her most memorable TV character was built on a repertoire of snorts and whinnies. Now, in her latest stage role, the Episodes actor is talking fluent gobbledegook

Daisy Haggard’s surname is quite the misnomer. The 37-year-old actor, who resembles a cross between Lisa Kudrow and a young Eve Pollard, is nutty, breezy, rambunctious and bright. Anything, in short, but haggard.

Her eyes can look languid one minute, only to pop out on stalks the next, and she is in good cheer over lunch at the Royal Court theatre in London. She high-fives me when I predict that her stated philosophy (“It’s important to enjoy the silly!”) could very well provide the headline for this article, then speculates on how I might report our time together: “Daisy Haggard pushed the squid into her mouth and let the fat dribble down her chin,
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Sorry, Kate Middleton: Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Excluded From U.K.'s 100 Most Powerful Women List

Sorry, Kate Middleton: Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Excluded From U.K.'s 100 Most Powerful Women List
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Queen Elizabeth is UK's most powerful woman

Queen Elizabeth has been voted Britain's most powerful woman. The 86-year-old monarch topped a poll by BBC Radio 4 show 'Woman's Hour' in what was their first ever power list. The queen - who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee last year - beat Home Secretary Theresa May into second place while Ana Botin, CEO of Santander, UK was third. The list was put together by a judging panel that included former newspaper editor Eve Pollard, Tory MP Priti Patel, Labour peer Oona King and crime novelist Val McDermid. Eve said: 'Most women on our list have power because they have reached a place where they have control - of policy, of direction, of influence, of staff. 'The panel also included some
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The presenter of Film 2010 served a long apprenticeship before landing this prime-time slot. No wonder she has a style very much her own

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Claudia Winkleman's new role as the host of Film 2010, coupled with a stint tonight on Strictly Come Dancing's main show while Bruce Forsythe recovers from flu – as well as her usual presenting job on the Strictly spin-off, It Takes Two – all mark a move up to the front ranks of the broadcasters' roll call of talent.

But how the presenter herself views her prestigious elevation is another matter. With a self-deprecatory
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Ten Things You Never Knew About Claudia Winkleman

Ten Things You Never Knew About Claudia Winkleman
Claudia Winkleman's appointment as the host of Film 2010 earlier this week came as a surprise to many. However, for her fans, who have fallen in love with her witty, warm and idiosyncratic presenting style over six series of It Takes Two, she is the perfect choice to take over from Jonathan Ross at the BBC movie show's helm. But how much do you know about Miss Winkleman? Here are ten fast facts about the TV presenter and mother-of-two. 1. Claudia Anne Winkleman was born on January 15, 1972 to mother Eve Pollard and father Barry Winkleman. Her stepfather is former Daily Express editor Sir Nicholas Lloyd. 2. Winkleman has an impressive education CV. She attended the independent City of London School for Girls and has an Ma Hons degree in history of art from New Hall, Cambridge. What a show-off. 3. If Winkleman could interview one celebrity dead or alive, who (more)
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