Latest Queen Elizabeth II News

Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth makes first Instagram post

Mar. 7, 2019 7:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image. The media-savvy queen posted from the Science Museum Thursday to help promote the museum's summer exhibition. Using an iPad, she shared an image on the official royal family Instagram account of a letter from 19th century inventor and...

Palace gala marks 50 years since Prince Charles' investiture

Mar. 5, 2019 8:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's senior royals have gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales. The gala event at Buckingham Palace was hosted Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II. Charles was joined by his wife, Camilla, his two sons, Prince William and Prince...

Today in History

Feb. 27, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2019. There are 307 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified. On this date: In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed...

Today in History

Feb. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2019. There are 309 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency. On this date: In...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Feb. 24, 2019 11:53 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

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...

Queen Elizabeth II okays 'upskirting' ban in England, Wales

Feb. 12, 2019 10:04 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos. The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission. It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a...

Crash victim says Prince Philip is right to give up driving

Feb. 10, 2019 6:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A woman who was injured in a car accident involving Prince Philip says the roads will be safer now that the 97-year-old royal has given up his driver's license. Buckingham Palace says Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has voluntarily surrendered his license "after careful...

Prince Philip, 97, gives up driver's license after crash

Feb. 9, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip has decided to stop driving at the age of 97, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. Prosecutors said they would consider the decision as they decide whether to charge the husband of Queen Elizabeth II...

Royals' roles in politics vary, but few join electoral fray

Feb. 8, 2019 12:54 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An order by Thailand's king that quashed a bid by his older sister to run for prime minister illustrates the sensitivity of royal involvement in politics in many nations. Most but not all modern monarchies steer clear of direct involvement in electoral politics or governing. Here is a look...