Latest Queen Elizabeth II News

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Jan. 27, 2023 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89. Syms’ children said she “died peacefully” on Friday at Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors...

Britain urges parties, volunteering to accompany coronation

Jan. 21, 2023 17:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace plans a weekend of community events and voluntarism to mark the coronation of King Charles III, looking to highlight the monarchy’s links to the nation when Britain crowns a new sovereign for the first time in 70 years. The plans were revealed...

Greece's former king to be buried as a private citizen

Jan. 11, 2023 13:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece’s royals just outside Athens where his parents and ancestors are buried, the government said Wednesday. A controversial...

Dish from Harry, one of their own, could fuel royal change

Jan. 11, 2023 10:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — In public, they present a united front — always. But Prince Harry has a very different story to tell about the British royals and the way they operate. Harry’s explosive memoir, with its damning allegations of a toxic relationship between the monarchy and the...

UK's Princess Anne visits British peacekeepers on Cyprus

Jan. 11, 2023 07:13 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain’s Princess Anne cast aside the controversy surrounding her nephew Prince Harry and carried on with her royal duties Wednesday by visiting British soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force on ethnically divided Cyprus. The princess,...

Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, dies at 82

Jan. 10, 2023 19:47 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country's volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died. He was 82. Doctors at the private Hygeia Hospital in Athens...

‘Spare’ but not stingy: takeaways from Prince Harry’s memoir

Jan. 09, 2023 20:44 PM EST

From the book's opening citation of William Faulkner, to Prince Harry's passionate bond with his wife Meghan, you could almost call the Duke of Sussex's memoir “The Americanization of Prince Harry." Bereaved boy, troubled teen, wartime soldier, unhappy royal — many facets of...

UK palace allies push back against Prince Harry's claims

Jan. 07, 2023 10:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Allies of Britain’s royal family pushed back Saturday against claims made by Prince Harry in his new memoir, which paints the monarchy as a cold and callous institution that failed to nurture or support him. Buckingham Palace hasn't officially commented on the book....

Time zone by time zone, another new year sweeps into view

Jan. 01, 2023 02:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's celebrations swept across the globe, ushering in 2023 with countdowns and fireworks — and marking an end to a year that brought war in Europe, a new chapter in the British monarchy and global worries over inflation. The new year began in the tiny atoll...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 31, 2022 07:50 AM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...