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King Charles shakes hands, chats with crowd at most significant public outing since cancer diagnosis

Mar. 31, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III shook hands and chatted with onlookers after attending an Easter service at Windsor Castle on Sunday in his most significant public outing since being diagnosed with cancer last month. The king, dressed in a dark overcoat and shiny blue tie, smiled as...

A newspaper says video of Prince William and Kate should halt royal rumor mill. That's a tall order

Mar. 19, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The late Queen Elizabeth II used to say that the royal family has to be seen to be believed. That became glaringly evident as the absence of Kate, the Princess of Wales, from public view unleashed an escalating frenzy of wild speculation, skepticism and flat-out...

Today in History: March 11, massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan kill nearly 20,000

Mar. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, March 11, the 71st day of 2024. There are 295 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s northeastern coast, killing...

Today in History: February 27, American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee

Feb. 27, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the...

Today in History: February 9, the Beatles appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

Feb. 09, 2024 00:15 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2024. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,”...

Charles retreats to Sandringham, an estate with brisk winds and splendid isolation

Feb. 08, 2024 15:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Upon receiving his first treatment for cancer, Britain's King Charles III retreated to Sandringham House, a private estate where the monarch has long taken refuge while walking and shooting along the windswept North Sea coast of eastern England. Sandringham, the...

As King Charles III is treated for cancer, here is the order of succession to the British throne

Feb. 07, 2024 09:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As King Charles III receives treatment for cancer, he remains Britain's monarch and head of state. The king's older son, Prince William, is next in line for the throne. The crown does not pass from reigning monarchs to their spouses, so Queen Camilla is not in the...

By disclosing his cancer, Charles breaks centuries of royal tradition. But he shares only so much

Feb. 07, 2024 02:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — In British history, the secrecy of the monarch's health has always reigned supreme. Buckingham Palace's disclosure that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer shattered that longstanding tradition. On the heels of the shock and well-wishing that followed the...

King Charles III's cancer diagnosis lays bare pressures at Buckingham Palace

Feb. 06, 2024 20:47 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis heaps more pressure on the British monarchy, which is still evolving after the 70-year reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. When he succeeded his mother 17 months ago, Charles’ task was to demonstrate that the 1,000-year-old...

What does King Charles III actually do as Britain's head of state?

Feb. 06, 2024 14:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The news of King Charles III's cancer diagnosis has refocused attention on the responsibilities of Britain's monarch and revived a central question about the country's centuries-old system of government: What does the king actually do? Under Britain’s...