Latest Royalty News

Halep star struck at meeting duchesses at Wimbledon

Jul. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon on Saturday, then got a bit star struck at meeting the real thing. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, watched from the front row of the Royal Box on Centre Court as Halep beat...

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...

Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

Jul. 8, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a startling reversal of fortune, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in a case brought more than a decade after he secretly cut a deal with federal prosecutors to dispose of nearly identical allegations. The 66-year-old...

Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges

Jul. 7, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as...

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...

Correction: Fashion-Royal Websites story

Jul. 5, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

OKEMOS, Mich. (AP) — In a story July 3 about royal fashion bloggers, The Associated Press reported erroneously the year Prince William was engaged to marry Kate Middleton. It was 2010 and they married the following year. A corrected version of the story is below: Bloggers make careers out of following the...

British singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Jul. 4, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving in the Islamic Republic as part of a worldwide concert tour, even though she didn't plan to perform there. Posting on Instagram, Stone appears in a video wearing a white headscarf saying: "Well, we got to...

Japanese crown prince in Finland to mark centenary of ties

Jul. 2, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and his wife Crown Princess Kiko have arrived for a four-day visit to Finland where the royal couple will mark the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between the two countries. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto's office said Tuesday the couple...

Rebuked by many, Saudi crown prince feted at G20 summit

Jun. 29, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — For many he's an international pariah, but you wouldn't know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

The Latest: China says Trump, Xi strike deal on trade talks

Jun. 29, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia (all times local): 2:00 p.m. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to a new cease-fire in a year-long trade war between the two nations. That's according to the Xinhua Chinese state-run news agency. It...