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Queen Elizabeth II, UK's longest-serving monarch, dies at 96

Sep. 08, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability in a turbulent era that saw the decline of the British empire and embarrassing dysfunction in her own family, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. Buckingham Palace...

Key dates in the life of Charles, Britain’s new king

Sep. 08, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Key dates in the life of Charles, Britain’s new king: Nov. 14, 1948 — Born on the royal estate at Sandringham, first child of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Feb. 6, 1952 — Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her...

Key milestones in Queen Elizabeth II’s life

Sep. 08, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Key milestones in the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at age 96 after serving more than seven decades on the throne. —April 21, 1926: Born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in Mayfair, London, the first child of the...

Camilla becomes queen, but without the sovereign’s powers

Sep. 08, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After seven decades, the United Kingdom has a new woman to call queen. Charles’ wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be known as Queen Consort — a title that came with Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing after years of contention, dating back to the days...

What to know about U.K. accession rules after queen's death

Sep. 08, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

The British monarchy’s rules state that “a new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies.” That means Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son, Prince Charles, became king immediately upon her death. However, it may be months or even longer...

Queen Elizabeth II postpones meeting of Privy Council

Sep. 07, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has postponed a meeting of senior governmental advisers known as the Privy Council after doctors advised her to rest, Buckingham Palace said. The council had been scheduled to meet virtually on Wednesday, a day after the 96-year-old monarch had a...

Queen Elizabeth II to skip Highland Games event in Scotland

Sep. 02, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Braemar Gathering, a popular Highland Games event, as she struggles with issues getting around. The 96-year-old monarch previously decided to formally appoint Britain’s new prime minister on Tuesday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland,...

Fans of Princess Diana gather to mark her death 25 years ago

Aug. 31, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fans of the late Princess Diana placed tributes outside the gates of her Kensington Palace home on Wednesday, marking the 25th anniversary of her death in a Paris car accident. An arrangement of white chrysanthemums spelling out “Princess Diana” sat among dozens...

Today in History: August 31, U.S. mission in Iraq ends

Aug. 31, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2022. There are 122 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 31, 2010, President Barack Obama ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, declaring no victory after seven...

Diana's death stunned the world — and changed the royals

Aug. 30, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Above all, there was shock. That’s the word people use over and over again when they remember Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash 25 years ago this week. The woman the world watched grow from a shy teenage nursery school teacher into a glamorous celebrity...