Latest Queen Elizabeth II News

With a wide smile for his mom, Prince George turns 6

Jul. 22, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he...

With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

Jul. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride. On Tuesday, the U.K.'s governing Conservatives will announce the winner of a contest to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and the country. Just over three months later, on Oct. 31, Britain is scheduled to leave the...

Man arrested in UK after climbing Buckingham Palace gates

Jul. 11, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have arrested a man who climbed the front gates of Buckingham Palace while Queen Elizabeth II was in residence. The Metropolitan Police Service said the 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing early Wednesday by members of its royalty protection unit. The police...

Boris Johnson says he's not to blame for ambassador's ouster

Jul. 11, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson, the man likely to become U.K. prime minister within weeks, on Thursday denied playing any role in the departure of Britain's ambassador to Washington, who quit after coming under attack from President Donald Trump. British politicians from both government and opposition parties...

Correction: Today in History for Sunday, July 7

Jul. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

In a Today in History for Sunday, July 7 that was sent in advance on July 1, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the Thought for Today to Margaret Fuller, American critic and social reformer (1810-1850), rather than to Thomas Fuller, English clergyman, historian and author (1608-1661). A corrected version...

Today in History

Jul. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2019. There are 177 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In...

Royal baby Archie christened at private Windsor ceremony

Jul. 6, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The youngest member of Britain's royal family, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was christened at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a private ceremony — too private for some royal fans. The 2-month-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was baptized in the castle's private chapel by...

Dubai's ruler, estranged wife headed for court clash in UK

Jul. 4, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A legal battle between the powerful, poetry-writing ruler of Dubai and his wealthy estranged wife is leading toward a showdown in a London courtroom later this month. The family division court case scheduled on July 30 pits Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum against Princess Haya, daughter...

Ex-soldier David Hurley becomes Australian governor-general

Jun. 30, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former soldier David Hurley was sworn in as Australia's governor-general on Monday, a day before Parliament resumes for the first time since the May election. Hurley represents the Queen Elizabeth II, who is Australia's constitution head of state. Hurley was most recently the...

Prince Harry, Meghan give London baseball a royal launch

Jun. 29, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Major league baseball's first game in Europe received a royal launch. Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. The couple left month-old son Archie home as Meghan made one of her few...