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Jul 17, 2013

Queen Elizabeth hopes baby comes soon as she’s off on holiday

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth joined the band of increasingly impatient royal baby watchers hoping Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child arrives soon, saying she is due to go on holiday.

With the future heir to the British throne due any day, the queen, on a series of engagements in the Lake District in northern England, was asked if she would like her third great-grandchild to be a girl or a boy.

Jul 17, 2013

Queen hopes baby comes soon as she’s off on holiday

LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen joined the band of increasingly impatient royal baby watchers hoping Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child arrives soon, saying she is due to go on holiday.

With the future heir to the British throne due any day, the queen, on a series of engagements in the Lake District in northern England, was asked if she would like her third great-grandchild to be a girl or a boy.

Jul 15, 2013

Politicians take swing at men only clubs ahead of Open

LONDON (Reuters) – Politicians and golfers of both sexes took a swing at the sport’s governing body on Monday for holding Britain’s top tournament at a club that allows only men to be members, saying it was time for a change.

The R&A is responsible for running the Open Championship which will be held from Thursday at the ancient Muirfield course near Edinburgh in Scotland, one of three exclusively male clubs to host the event alongside Royal St George’s and Royal Troon.

Jul 8, 2013

Britain on royal baby watch in countdown to arrival

LONDON (Reuters) – Photographers are camped outside the hospital, social media are buzzing, and stores are touting baby goods ahead of the expected arrival this week of the future heir to the British throne.

Britain is officially on baby watch with Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton awaiting the imminent arrival of their first child who will be third in line to the throne.

Jul 8, 2013

Queen leads Murray plaudits after historic triumph

LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen joined politicians, sports stars and celebrities in congratulating Andy Murray on Sunday after he made tennis history by becoming the first Briton in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men’s title.

Millions of tennis fans across the country were glued to their televisions as Murray took to Centre Court for his second Wimbledon final, facing the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after he lost last year to Roger Federer.

Jul 7, 2013

Pressure mounts on BBC over ‘sexist’ gaffe by presenter

LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC faced mounting pressure on Sunday to take action against one its most high-profile sports presenters for criticizing the appearance of France’s Marion Bartoli who won this year’s Wimbledon women’s singles title.

John Inverdale incensed radio listeners before Bartoli beat German Sabine Lisicki when he asked if people thought her father told her when little that she was never going to be “a looker” like Maria Sharapova so would have to fight harder for success.

Jul 7, 2013

Fans, stars fire up Murray mania at scorching Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Waving Union Jack flags, thousands of British tennis fans, sports stars and celebrities descended on a scorching Wimbledon on Sunday hoping Andy Murray can end Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s singles champion at the All England club.

With “Murray Mania” in full swing, tennis fans camped overnight to get in to the grounds as soon as the gates opened to secure good spots on a hill recently nicknamed “Murray Mound” where the match will be broadcast live on a giant TV screen.

Jul 6, 2013

‘Murray Mania II’, the sequel, hits Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – “Murray Mania II” was gripping Britain ahead of Andy Murray’s second shot at becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 with major victories in rugby and cycling events on Saturday raising hopes for Sunday’s final.

Fred Perry was the last Briton to win the coveted men’s trophy 77 years ago, in a year when Edward VIII abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, the Spitfire made its first flight and Adolf Hitler opened the 11th Olympics in Berlin.

Jul 6, 2013

Djokovic told to tone down his pimpled shoes

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic has slipped up with his footwear at Wimbledon, being told to get rid of the pimples on the side of his shoes days before he faces Briton Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.

Djokovic was the second of the top four male players to fall foul of footwear rules at Wimbledon after seven-times champion Roger Federer was told to change his orange-soled shoes.

Jul 6, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic told to tone down his pimpled shoes

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic has slipped up with his footwear at Wimbledon, being told to get rid of the pimples on the side of his shoes days before he faces Briton Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.

Djokovic was the second of the top four male players to fall foul of footwear rules at Wimbledon after seven-times champion Roger Federer was told to change his orange-soled shoes.

    • About Belinda

      "As Chief Correspondent, Britain, at Reuters I cover a wide range of stories ranging from how politics and the economy impact day-to-day life to the royal family and the BBC. During my 20 years at Reuters, I have also worked in Australia, the United States and Sweden, covering politics, companies, commodities and investment banking. I was also Global Editor of Entertainment and Lifestyle based in New York and I ran inhouse training for Reuters' 2,500 journalists."
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      London
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      1994
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      Swedish, Spanish, French
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