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Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

Apr. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world. As Queen Elizabeth II and other...

The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

Apr. 09, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort to Queen Elizabeth II. But the coronavirus pandemic means it will be a more low-key farewell than has marked many royal deaths. The pandemic has...

UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honor his service to queen

Apr. 09, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World leaders and people on the street honored Prince Philip’s life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been at the center of public life longer than most of them have been alive. ...

Versatile Tom Riley tackles sci-fi fantasy in 'The Nevers'

Apr. 09, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Pattinson — that A-list international heartthrob — may owe a little thanks to rising star Tom Riley. It was Riley who replaced Pattinson at the last minute in a 2005 stage production of “The Woman Before” at London's Royal Court Theatre....

Consorts, past and future, in Britain’s changing monarchy

Apr. 09, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip was the longest serving royal consort in British history by more than a decade when he died Friday at 99. It was a role he assumed in 1952 when his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, ascended to the throne after the sudden death of her father King...

Events in the long life of Britain's Prince Philip

Apr. 09, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — 1921: Prince Philip is born on the Greek island of Corfu, the only son of Prince Andrew, younger brother of the king of Greece. His mother is Princess Alice of Battenberg. 1922: The family relocates to France after Philip’s father is forced into exile....

Today in History

Apr. 09, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 9, the 99th day of 2021. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,...