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Bookmaker suspends betting on Queen Elizabeth's abdication

WINDSOR, England, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A British bookmaker says a large bet placed by someone in Windsor that Queen Elizabeth will abdicate this year was a "red flag."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
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'Dancing on the Edge' miniseries to premiere on Starz Oct. 19

'Dancing on the Edge' miniseries to premiere on Starz Oct. 19

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The British miniseries "Dancing on the Edge" will premiere in the United States Oct. 19, Starz announced Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
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Documents show Britain bugged King Edward VIII, paid Franco brother

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- Newly released documents show British intelligence bugged King Edward VIII before his abdication and paid key Spanish leaders to keep the country neutral.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
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Madonna admits she felt like an outsider in England

Madonna admits she felt like an outsider in England

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Madonna, an American pop star who is no stranger to scandal, says she could relate to Wallis Simpson, the controversial historic figure at the center of "W.E.," the royal romance she directed, produced and co-wrote.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.
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Duke's dog collars to be auctioned

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A sale of collars and leashes used by the pugs of the duke and duchess of Windsor may fetch up to $5,800, says Bonhams auction house in New York.

Letter: Edward VIII wanted to fight in WWI

LUDLOW, England, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Ludlow, England, auction includes a letter written by the former Prince of Wales lamenting his inability to serve on the front lines of World War I.

Prince William's girlfriend at Balmoral

ROYAL DEESIDE, Scotland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- British royal watchers say Kate Middleton turned a corner in her romance with Prince William by being invited to hunt at Balmoral during the weekend.

A Blast from the Past

In one of the 20th century's great love stories, Britain's King Edward VIII gave it all up for the woman he loved. The king abdicated on this date in 1936 to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. The British government had given Edward a choice
By United Press International
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