Tony and Her Majesty: an uneasy relationship - Telegraph
Rumours: Tony and Cherie Blair, pictured last year, now have very Their close relationship was a thought to be a contributing factor in Ms. CHERIE Blair has used a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary to hit back at and also features interviews with her parents, Gail and Tony Booth. Intensity undimmed: Tony Blair by Alastair Adams, in the National Portrait Cherie Blair, the former prime minister's wife, a barrister, also runs her own . Murdoch ended his long-standing relationship with the former prime.
In Juneit ceased trading and all staff were dismissed without notice. On 26 Julywas awarded the honorary title of Emerita Chancelloras well as the university honorarily naming its new Cherie Booth Building. Blair is a patron of Breast Cancer Carea UK breast cancer information and support charity, Jospicethe international hospice organisation based in her home town of Crosby and disability charity Scope. In one case, Blair herself stated that her purpose was to help the eldest of Sheikha Mosah 's sons, Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani"build up an international profile".
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A very special relationship
Married on 29 Marchthe Blairs have three sons and one daughter: Euan bornNicholas bornKathryn bornand Leo born It is alleged Tony Blair has been seeing Ofra Strauss for many years. It is well known within the protective teams that Tony Blair uses the screen of his work as middle East envoy to carry on the affair to this day.
Cherie is left upset by this affair and is often seen crying alone. Another pregnancy at the age of 47 ended in miscarriage in early August Mr Blair is always courteous, cheerful and self-deprecating at their weekly audiences and she particularly admires his determination to bring peace to Northern Ireland.
Yet the Queen and Prince Philip are said to believe that Mr Blair and his wife have been unthoughtful - even rude - on rare occasions.
The Queen is said to have expressed private "surprise" that Mr Blair became the first of her 10 prime ministers to alter the day of their weekly audiences at Buckingham Palace from Tuesday to Wednesday afternoons - so that he could prepare for Prime Minister's Questions.
In genteel royal circles, the word "surprise" indicates that the Queen was seriously annoyed. There were also "raised eyebrows" when Mrs Blair, while attending the Braemar Highland Games inwas so bored by events that she gave a gaping open-mouthed yawn while just feet from the Queen.
Mrs Blair's faux pas compounded blunders on her first visit to Balmoral in when she failed to curtsey to the Queen and wore a trouser suit, a choice that, it was claimed, left the Queen Mother "mortified". If there is one issue above all others that has exasperated the Queen it is what she sees as Mr Blair's lack of understanding of the countryside - everything from country sports to the effect that the closure of post offices has on a rural community.
The Queen and Mr Blair's weekly audiences are not attended by senior aides but their private offices agree the agenda in advance.
At one of the -earliest meetings, Mr Blair asked the Queen to call him "Tony".
She declined, preferring instead to address him as "Prime Minister". Senior officials to the Queen and the Prime Minister have always refused to brief journalists on their discussions. However, The Sunday Telegraph has established that the Queen repeatedly felt obliged to pass on concerns about the countryside from those she met.
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Such comments from the Queen are entirely proper: Inin the aftermath of the foot-and-mouth crisis, the Queen made a rare indiscreet remark to John Daw, at the time chairman of the Devon branch of the National Farmers' Union.
Mr Daw, now 58, who farms 1, acres of land near Crediton, Devon, told the Queen: I tell him that every week when I see him. One source said the Queen told senior members of the Royal Family not to attend or show open support for the Countryside March ofwhenattended a rally organised by the Countryside Alliance, because it was too political.Lauren Booth Converted To Islam -- She Is Tony Blair's Sister In Law
Yet the friend added: If she had been a member of the public she would have gone. Above all else, the Queen is a woman of the country who understands its issues, its problems and its people. Yet Blair doesn't have a clue about the countryside.
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As head of the Armed Forces, however, she has taken a close interest in military issues. The Queen's friends believe she had raised concerns with Mr Blair, voiced to her by military commanders, that the Armed Forces were "overstretched". She raises the concerns of the people she mixes with," said a -confidant.