Latest Royalty News

Egypt unveils tombs and sarcophagus in new excavation

Jan. 26, 2023 11:49 AM EST

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Thursday unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo. The artefacts, unearthed during a year-long excavation, were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure...

Public viewing at palace for 'last Hawaiian princess'

Jan. 23, 2023 00:10 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The casket bearing the 96-year-old heiress long considered the last Hawaiian princess went on public display Sunday in the downtown Honolulu palace that benefited from her wealth. Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa's casket, handcrafted from a 165-year-old koa...

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...

UK's king asks windfarm deal profits be directed to public

Jan. 19, 2023 06:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has asked that annual profits from a 1 billion-pound ($1.2 billion) Crown Estate windfarm deal be used for the public good rather than the royal family. The Crown Estate confirmed Thursday that it had signed lease agreements for six offshore wind...

Thousands turn out to bid farewell to Greece’s former king

Jan. 16, 2023 08:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — As a crowd of thousands chanted “Long live the king” and “Constantine, Constantine,” the casket carrying the former and last monarch of Greece emerged from Athens' metropolitan cathedral Monday after a funeral service attended by royalty from across Europe. ...

Greek police finalize security plan for ex-king's funeral

Jan. 14, 2023 12:52 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek media said Saturday that 1,000 police will be deployed for the funeral service and burial of former King Constantine. Police wouldn't confirm the reports, but announced that a figure was finalized at a meeting of top security officials on Saturday. ...

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...

Thousands rally in Nepal to seek restoration of monarchy

Jan. 11, 2023 05:14 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Nepal’s former royal family held a rally Wednesday demanding the restoration of monarchy in the Himalayan nation. They gathered around the statue of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who started the Shah dynasty in the 18th century. The...

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...