Latest Royalty News

Hundreds line up to pay respects to late queen in Windsor

Sep. 29, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of royal fans lined up outside Windsor Castle on Thursday for the chance to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II as the chapel where the late monarch is buried opened to the public for the first time since her death. Many want to visit the queen’s...

Japanese former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

Sep. 27, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's assassinated hawkish former leader, Shinzo Abe, was given a rare state funeral Tuesday full of military pomp and surrounded by throngs of mourners as well as by widespread protests, with thousands taking to the streets in opposition. Prime Minister Fumio...

Palace reveals ledger stone at queen's final resting place

Sep. 24, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace released a photo Saturday giving the first public glimpse of the new ledger stone installed at the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II. The image shows the hand-carved Belgian black marble slab with brass letter inlays set into the floor of...

Australia holds day of mourning for queen with art, flowers

Sep. 22, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia honored the late Queen Elizabeth II with a national day of mourning Thursday, including dignitaries placing sprigs of golden wattle in a wreath at Parliament House, which she had opened on one of her visits three decades ago. The focus at the...

At UN, Biden, Truss seek to smooth over N Ireland divide

Sep. 21, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss declared themselves staunch allies Wednesday as they tried to patch up a divide over Brexit’s impact on peace in Northern Ireland. The leaders met at the United Nations two days after they attended...

Danish queen tests positive after UK monarch's funeral

Sep. 21, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the royal palace said Wednesday. In a statement, the royal household said that Margrethe, 82, who has been on the throne...

Man arrested in Hong Kong after paying tribute to queen

Sep. 21, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A man who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II near the British Consulate in Hong Kong was arrested for alleged sedition. Police said the 43-year-old man was detained late Monday near the consulate, where dozens of people had gathered to remember the late monarch....

DIARY: Queen's death reveals fragmented views about monarchy

Sep. 20, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The silence was palpable when the imperial state crown was removed from the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II and placed on the altar of St. George’s Chapel — the first time in 70 years the dazzling symbol of Britain’s monarchy was separated from the sovereign. ...

With ceremonies over, King Charles III faces biggest task

Sep. 20, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The cannons have sounded, the bells have rung and the mourners have paid their respects. Now King Charles III faces the task of preserving a 1,000-year-old monarchy that his mother nurtured for seven decades but that faces an uncertain future. The challenge is...

Britain's Truss doesn't expect UK-US trade deal anytime soon

Sep. 20, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime Minister Liz Truss has kicked off her first visit to the United States as Britain’s leader with an admission that a U.K-U.S. free trade deal is not going to happen for years. Truss said a trans-Atlantic deal is not one of her priorities — a sharp contrast...