Latest Queen Elizabeth II News

Queen offers 'thoughts and prayers' on 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 11, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by offering her sympathies to the victims, survivors and families affected by the atrocity. In a message to U.S. President Joe Biden, the British monarch remembered the “terrible...

Queen's London representative says royals back BLM movement

Sep. 10, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family back the Black Lives Matter movement, one of her senior representatives said in a television interview to be broadcast Friday. Philanthropist Kenneth Olisa, the first Black Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, told...

Today in History

Sep. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2021. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On...

AP Emmy pundits favor 'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso' for honors

Sep. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

Feeling lucky, Mr. Mandalorian? How about you, Duke of Hastings? The Emmys tend to field an eclectic group of contenders, and increasingly so as new platforms have expanded television's scope and sophistication. Versions of sci-fi and comic book epics...

Prince Charles' ex-aide quits charity role amid honor claims

Sep. 05, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former close aide to Prince Charles stepped down temporarily from his role as chief executive of a royal charity amid reports that he helped secure an honor for a Saudi donor. The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday newspapers reported that Michael Fawcett...

Today in History

Sep. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2021. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic...

Kristen Stewart gains perspective on fame playing Diana

Sep. 03, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Kristen Stewart has long chafed at how her teenage “Twilight” fame robbed her of her privacy and a normal life, but don’t get the wrong idea: It’s nothing compared to what Princess Diana endured. “She was the most famous woman in the...

Queen Elizabeth II to attend UN climate change conference

Aug. 27, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will attend the United Nations climate change conference in Scotland in November, organizers said Friday. British official Alok Sharma, president of the COP26 conference, said he is “absolutely delighted” the queen will be at the...

Buckingham Palace guard ceremony returns after COVID hiatus

Aug. 23, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British soldiers in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats paraded outside Buckingham Palace on Monday as the Changing the Guard ceremony resumed after a pandemic-induced 18-month gap. The tourist-pleasing spectacle was halted in March 2020 as Britain went into...

Trudeau triggers Canadian election, voting day Sept. 20

Aug. 15, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau triggered an election Sunday as he seeks to capitalize on Canada being one of the most fully vaccinated countries in the world. Trudeau announced the election would be held on Sept. 20 after visiting the governor general,...