Latest Royalty News

Japan's Akihito seen as devoted to duties, open to new ideas

Feb. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30-year reign to making amends for a war fought in his father's name, while adapting the 1,500-year-old monarchy to draw the Imperial Family closer to the public. Whether kneeling beside Empress Michiko to speak intimately with disaster victims, or...

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour

Feb. 21, 2019 4:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia that seeks to boost relations with the kingdom's neighbors amid frictions with the West. Prince Mohammed's visit follows trips to India and Pakistan, which send millions of laborers...

Meghan Markle spotted in New York for rumored baby shower

Feb. 19, 2019 5:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Markle has been spotted at several swanky venues in New York City, cradling her baby bump as she visited friends for what is rumored to be a baby shower. The 37-year-old pregnant Meghan, formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, was seen Tuesday entering The Mark hotel on Manhattan's...

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India amid row with Pakistan

Feb. 19, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday after visiting Pakistan, which New Delhi blames for a suicide bombing last week that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir. The crown prince was welcomed at the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Saudis say crown prince doesn't intend to buy Man United

Feb. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman does not intend to buy Manchester United, the kingdom's government said, while confirming its sovereign wealth fund held sponsorship talks with English football's most successful team. New York-listed United has been valued at around $4 billion and British newspaper The Sun...

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

Feb. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power. The designer's husband, retired soccer superstar David Beckham, and the couple's four children turned up as guests of honor Sunday to support her London Fashion Week...

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Feb. 17, 2019 1:51 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and...

Scrutiny, family woes pile pressure on pregnant Meghan

Feb. 14, 2019 7:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — When Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, the American TV star seemed to charm everyone she met. She and Harry toured Britain to adoring crowds, and she pledged to hit the ground running once she officially joined the royal circle. Britain's rambunctious, royal-obsessed press praised...

Thai party that nominated princess faces court decision

Feb. 14, 2019 6:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court said Thursday that it will decide whether to dissolve a political party that broke tradition by nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister in next month's general election. The Constitutional Court made the announcement a day after the Election...

Prince Philip won't be charged in UK car crash

Feb. 14, 2019 6:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday. The decision came just days after Buckingham Palace said the 97-year-old royal would stop driving. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was driving a Land...