Latest Queen Elizabeth II News

People form a human chain on the banks of the Elbe river with the historical old town in background, marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden in the Second World War, in Dresden, Germany, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.  A 1945 allied bombing campaign reduced the centre of Dresden to rubble leaving about 25,000 people dead. (Robert Michael/dpa via AP)

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

Feb. 13, 2020 3:44 PM EST

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Germany's president called Thursday for his countrymen to stand up to extremism and nationalism, warning that hatred and a desire for authoritarianism are on the rise again in Europe, including in his country. Speaking at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of...

Passengers stand on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored at Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Japan’s health ministry said Wednesday that 39 new cases of a virus have been confirmed on the cruise ship quarantined at the Japanese port. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia's cruises and passengers

Feb. 12, 2020 1:41 PM EST

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China. Japan's health ministry has confirmed 174 cases of the virus aboard Carnival Corp.'s Diamond Princess, which is docked in Yokohama, Japan. The ship that carried 3,700 passengers...

FILE - In this Thursday June 20, 2019 file photo, Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips attends the third day of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting, which is traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. Peter Phillips, the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife Autumn are divorcing after 12 years of marriage. The couple said in a statement Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, that separation was sad but amicable. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and wife Autumn to divorce

Feb. 11, 2020 9:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Peter Phillips, the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife Autumn are divorcing after 12 years of marriage. The couple said in a statement Tuesday that the separation was sad but amicable. They plan to share custody of daughters Savannah, 9 and Isla, 7. The 42-year-old Phillips...

FILE - In this Friday Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England. Buckingham Palace announced Friday Feb. 7, 2020, that Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Princess Beatrice will marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London on May 29. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP, File)

Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Beatrice to marry in May

Feb. 7, 2020 8:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain is set for another royal wedding. Buckingham Palace announced Friday that Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Princess Beatrice will marry in London on May 29. The palace says 31-year-old Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, will wed in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew arrives at ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) in Nonthaburi, Thailand. The British government says it is reviewing the policy of raising Union Jacks atop town halls on royal birthdays, after some officials balked at flying the flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has sent an email to local authorities reminding them to fly the flag for Andrew's 60th birthday on Feb. 19. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, file)

UK reconsiders plan to fly flags on Prince Andrew's birthday

Feb. 6, 2020 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it is reviewing the policy of raising Union Jacks atop town halls on royal birthdays, after some officials balked at flying the flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has sent an email to local authorities...

Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark dead at age 92

Jan. 31, 2020 11:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning "Queen of Suspense" whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world's most popular writers, died Friday at age 92. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced that she died in Naples, Florida, of natural causes. "Nobody...

This combination photo shows actress Imelda Staunton on the red carpet for the movie

Netflix hit series 'The Crown' taps its new and last queen

Jan. 31, 2020 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Crown,” Netflix's hit drama series about the British royal family, will end earlier than expected and has revealed its next and last queen. Show creator and showrunner Peter Morgan had said he expected to create six seasons, but now thinks five is the “perfect time...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

New pressure on Prince Andrew to help Epstein investigation

Jan. 28, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The pressure on Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew increased Tuesday after the revelation by U.S. authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into his ties with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents five of...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo an employee works to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea. On Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on the false claim that the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China is nothing new and that patents were created around it years ago. The patents being shared online are not related to the new respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of people in China and caused concern around the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 24, 2020 4:55 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The virus outbreak spreading from China is nothing new; patents were...

Britain's Prince Charles, center, arrives at the Church of St Mary Magdalene where Charles' grandmother Princess Alice is buried, in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, Jan. 2020. Prince Charles is on a tour of Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories. (Neil Hall/Pool Photo via AP)

Prince Charles visits Jerusalem tomb of unique ancestor

Jan. 24, 2020 10:41 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked by exile, mental illness and a religious devotion to serving the needy. Princess Alice is interred at the Russian Orthodox...