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Published on July 27th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Her Maj


“Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have a lot to say

Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she changes from day to day

I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I gotta get a bellyful of wine

Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl Someday she’s gonna travel time, oh yeh,

Someday she’s gonna travel time.”

As Paul McCartney might have put it. Or to put it another way, the most powerful woman on Earth, – Queen Elizabeth II – is a Doctor Who fan. Well, that’s according to The Mirror anyway, who (according to Ananova) report that:

The Queen has reportedly ordered a DVD box set of the latest Dr Who series for her summer hols.

She has become a huge fan of the BBC show starring Christopher Ecclestone, says the Mirror.

The paper reckons she was hugely disappointed when the actor quit after his first stint as the Time Lord.

Royal aides say the monarch is also a fan of the Daleks and she intends to while away August evenings watching the series at Balmoral.

A Buckingham Palace source said: “The Queen loves the programme and has requested a full set of DVDs.

“She has asked the BBC to send her copies so she can watch the series again during her stay at Balmoral.”

Her courtiers ordered the 13-part DVD set from the Cardiff-based team at BBC Wales which made the series for a record £10million.

The monarch has followed the show since it began in 1963 with William Hartnell as the first of nine actors to play the time-travelling hero.

Rumours that Kasterborous editor Christian Cawley’s copy of Timelash (recently sold on eBay) was paid for with land and horses are unfounded.

Elsewhere, new Doctor David Tennant’s time-travelling get-up is the subject of another Newsround poll. Have a vote and see what the current standing is – opinion is clearly divided!

Finally, it’s a sad day when the melting pot of “fan opinion” that is Outpost Gallifrey considers itself beyond reproach and blames journalists looking for a story. it’s even sadder that days later no one feels able to accept responsibility, and that papers at the other side of the world are still running the “David Tennant Ferret” story (NZHerald.co.nz).

Just go ahead and blame the Press, eh?

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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