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Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This is the Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday: ORDER OF SERVICE All stand. The Coffin is removed from the Land Rover and is carried to the West Steps where it rests at 3pm for the one minute National...

Philip's 'fortitude and faith' to be remembered at funeral

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” at a martial but also personal funeral that will mark the death of a royal patriarch who was a beloved husband and father, and one of a dwindling number of World War II veterans. ...

'Peaky Blinders' actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Apr. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer. Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died...

Prince Philip designed his own hearse, a modified Land Rover

Apr. 16, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, who liked Land Rovers and drove them for much of his life, will make his last journey in one — a no-nonsense vehicle customized at his direction, down to its military green color. The modified Land Rover TD5 130 will carry Prince Philip's...

German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann dies at 97

Apr. 16, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann, who survived the Nazi persecution of Jews and later played a prominent role in the literary scene of Communist East Germany, has died at the age of 97. Kaufmann's death was confirmed to The Associated Press on...

Princely letter: Philip apologized to Nixon for 'lame' toast

Apr. 16, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout his decades in public life, Prince Philip was known for putting his royal foot in his mouth with occasional off-the-cuff remarks that could be embarrassing. But his faux pas at a White House dinner with President Richard Nixon in 1969 was enough for Philip to...

Philip's legacy lives in chef who traded prison for kitchen

Apr. 16, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jon Watts was 18 years old when he woke up in a prison cell and decided he had to change. He enrolled in every course he could find, from mathematics to business. But he says it was a program founded by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, that gave him a...

List of mourners attending the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 16, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is the full list of mourners who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle: 1. Queen Elizabeth II 2. Prince Charles, eldest child of the queen and Prince Philip ...

EU-UK talks over Brexit fail to reach breakthrough

Apr. 16, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union and British officials failed to get a breakthrough at talks on Northern Ireland trade rules and said Friday that contact would continue over the coming weeks. The dinner meeting late Thursday between European Commission Vice President...

Fast data off fast boats to highlight SailGP's second season

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

The second season of the SailGP global league will be awash in data that will benefit sailors as well as TV viewers, thanks to its association with tech billionaire Larry Ellison, the cofounder of Oracle Corp. Starting with the opener of the pandemic-delayed season April...