Queen Elizabeth II

Netflix hit series ‘The Crown’ taps its new and last queen

NEW YORK — “The Crown,” Netflix's hit drama series about the British royal family, will end earlier than expected and has revealed its next and last q...
17:25 31 January 2022

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law

LONDON — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union ...
15:47 23 January 2022

Many options await Prince Harry and Meghan after royal split

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have made their choice: a radical break from palace protocol, constant press intrusion and a lavishly fund...
16:42 19 January 2022

Well-wishers greet UK queen after Harry, Meghan announcement

SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles as she made her way to church Sunday after a momentous announcement that Prince Harry and wif...
15:44 19 January 2022

Rare coin of Britain’s King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

LONDON — One of the world's rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million p...
17:29 18 January 2022

UK leader: Royal rift over Harry-Meghan plans can be settled

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he believes the royal family can resolve a serious rift over the plans of Prince Harry and ...
11:18 14 January 2022

Queen’s summit: Key questions on Prince Harry’s future

LONDON — The crisis gripping Britain’s royal family over Prince Harry’s plan to step down from royal duties moves to Queen Elizabeth II’s rural retrea...
15:37 13 January 2022

New year, new headache for queen with Harry and Meghan rift

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II ended 2019 with a public plea for global harmony after a rocky year. She’s starting 2020 trying to heal disharmony within ...
21:29 11 January 2022

Meghan, Harry miles apart as they start new independent life

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were taking the first steps into their new independent life thousands of miles apart on Friday, as a friend ...
18:27 10 January 2022

Harry, Meghan seek financial independence: Will that work?

LONDON — As part of a surprise announcement distancing themselves from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared they will “...
10:46 10 January 2022

With ‘Megxit,’ Harry and Meghan aim to control media image

The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. But now Meghan and Harry want out.
19:30 9 January 2022

Royal reset: Harry, Meghan aim to control their media image

LONDON — The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. But now Meghan and Harry want ou...
15:31 9 January 2022

Queen Elizabeth’s daughter is hardest-working royal, again!

LONDON — Being a member of the British royal family isn't the easiest job on earth, if TV shows and movies provide accurate pictures. But how much do ...
18:50 30 December 2022

Gala Christmas Day in country for Queen Elizabeth II, family

SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II and her close family spent a gala Christmas Day at her palatial countryside retreat, feasting on locally-rea...
17:27 25 December 2021

Home for the holidays: Prince Philip leaves hospital

LONDON — Prince Philip was discharged from a London hospital Tuesday and immediately taken by helicopter to join other senior royals at Queen Elizabet...
11:08 24 December 2021

Queen Elizabeth II attends church; Philip still in hospital

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II attended church near her rural retreat Sunday as her husband Prince Philip spent his second night in a London hospital.
12:34 22 December 2021

Palace: Prince Philip in hospital as ‘precautionary measure’

LONDON — Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to a London hospital Friday “as a precautionary measure,” Buckingham Palace sa...
16:42 20 December 2021

What will Boris Johnson do? UK leader to unveil policy plans

LONDON — British voters have given Prime Minister Boris Johnson a commanding majority. But they have little idea what he plans to do with it, apart fr...
17:02 18 December 2021

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ as palace gossip goes viral

WATFORD, England — NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rat...
16:54 4 December 2021

More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

LONDON — Prince Andrew was missing when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, hosted NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, but he was the fo...
19:18 3 December 2021

Prince Andrew faces new pressure to talk to US about Epstein

LONDON — Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew is facing mounting calls to provide information to U.S. law enforcement agencies and to lawyers who are inv...
16:21 21 November 2021

Sibling rivalry, affection rule new season of ‘The Crown’

LOS ANGELES — Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, aka Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret in Netflix’s “The Crown,” are perched royally atop ...
14:40 21 November 2021

Amid turmoil, Prince Andrew to step back from royal duties

LONDON — Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family’s reputation, Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he will step back f...
21:03 20 November 2021

Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind him backfire

LONDON — Prince Andrew's effort to put the Jeffrey Epstein scandal behind him may have instead done him irreparable harm.
18:48 18 November 2021

Buckingham Palace: Queen’s new outfits won’t use real fur

LONDON — Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur.
12:22 6 November 2021