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Today in History: FEB 6, Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years

Feb. 06, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain’s King George VI, 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as...

UK man admits treason over crossbow plot against queen

Feb. 03, 2023 08:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man who was arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow pleaded guilty to treason on Friday for planning to attack Queen Elizabeth II. Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, admitted to a charge under the Treason Act of intending to “injure the person of...

Australia is removing British monarchy from its bank notes

Feb. 02, 2023 19:46 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on coins that...

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Jan. 27, 2023 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89. Syms’ children said she “died peacefully” on Friday at Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors...

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...

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...

UK's Princess Anne visits British peacekeepers on Cyprus

Jan. 11, 2023 07:13 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain’s Princess Anne cast aside the controversy surrounding her nephew Prince Harry and carried on with her royal duties Wednesday by visiting British soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force on ethnically divided Cyprus. The princess,...

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...

‘Spare’ but not stingy: takeaways from Prince Harry’s memoir

Jan. 09, 2023 20:44 PM EST

From the book's opening citation of William Faulkner, to Prince Harry's passionate bond with his wife Meghan, you could almost call the Duke of Sussex's memoir “The Americanization of Prince Harry." Bereaved boy, troubled teen, wartime soldier, unhappy royal — many facets of...