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Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Live updates

Sep. 19, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II has been interred together with her late husband, Prince Philip, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, officials said. The royal family’s official website said the Dean of Windsor conducted a private burial ceremony late Monday at the...

Bidens among thousands paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 18, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth II's coffin on Sunday as thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations for the queen's state funeral — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the...

Live updates: Biden arrives in London for queen's funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LONDON — U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. The president was expected to sign the official condolence book and attend a reception Sunday at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III before attending the queen's funeral at...

Queen's 8 grandchildren hold silent vigil beside her coffin

Sep. 17, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All eight of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another huge day in which thousands came to pay their respects. Mourners huddled in a line that snaked across London, enduring the city's coldest night in months and waits that...

Stories of UK's disappearing World War II generation

Sep. 16, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder that the World War II generation is aging. Like the queen, even the youngest veterans of the war are now nearing their 100th birthdays, and a steady stream of obituaries tells the story of a disappearing generation. Here...

Ukraine's military claims downing Iran drone used by Russia

Sep. 14, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military claimed Tuesday for the first time that it encountered an Iranian-supplied suicide drone used by Russia on the battlefield, showing the deepening ties between Moscow and Tehran as the Islamic Republic's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the...

In Northern Ireland, praise for monarchy vies with disdain

Sep. 13, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — It’s less than ten minutes walk from the Falls Road to the Shankill Road in Northern Ireland's capital, where Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated enclaves. But to hear people in these adjoining neighborhoods explain their almost...

Plane carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin lands at British air force base in London

Sep. 13, 2022 13:58 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Plane carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin lands at British air force base in London.

British military plane carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is heading to London after taking off from Edinburgh

Sep. 13, 2022 12:45 PM EDT
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — British military plane carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is heading to London after taking off from Edinburgh.

King Charles III's plane lands at British air force base in London before he heads to Buckingham Palace

Sep. 13, 2022 12:26 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III's plane lands at British air force base in London before he heads to Buckingham Palace.