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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

March 24 (UPI) -- The likely Kentucky Derby list continues to grow, with We Miss Artie, Chitu and Midnight Hawk giving trainers Todd Pletcher and Bob Baffert five of the top six prospects.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

Christening set for new British aircraft carrier

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The build phase of Britain's newest aircraft carrier will officially end in early July when HMS Queen Elizabeth is christened at a Scottish shipyard.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

Helen Mirren of 'The Queen' headliner at Buckingham Palace reception

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren says there was no mention of the times she has portrayed the British monarch when she was presented to Queen Elizabeth Monday at Buckingham Palace.
Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth greet movie stars at Buckingham Palace

Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth greet movie stars at Buckingham Palace

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The duchess of Cambridge joined Queen Elizabeth for a star-studded reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday.
Kate Stanton

Wild weather takes lives in England as more high winds batter country

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- High winds continued to claim lives Friday in England with a woman dying in London when masonry from a building fell on her car.

South, southeast, central Britain brace for flooding

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Communities in southern, southwest and central Britain prepared for flooding with the threat of heavy rains Friday into Saturday, weather experts said.

Queen to launch HMS Queen Elizabeth II carrier in July

FIFE, Scotland, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth will launch the Royal Navy's super-carrier named for her in Scotland in the summer.
Best Actress nominee Judi Dench plans to attend the Oscars

Best Actress nominee Judi Dench plans to attend the Oscars

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British actress Judi Dench is planning to attend the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, despite her recent health issues, the New York Post reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
By United Press International

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Will Take Charge, last year's 3-year-old champion, kicks off his season Sunday against a star-studded field at Gulfstream Park.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
By United Press International

Early deployment of airborne carrier surveillance system to save money

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense says new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will receive helicopter-borne early warning systems ahead of schedule.
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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. As Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations; as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Elizabeth was born in London, and educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne as George VI in 1936 on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. Elizabeth began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, in which she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. When her father died in 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Her coronation service in 1953 was the first to be televised.

During her 59-year reign, currently the second-longest for a British monarch, she became queen of 25 other Commonwealth countries as they gained independence. Between 1956 and 1992, half of her realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics. Her Silver and Golden Jubilees were celebrated in 1977 and 2002; planning for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 is underway.

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