Latest Royalty News

Earl and Countess of Wessex to underscore UK-Cyprus ties

Jun. 21, 2022 04:36 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Earl and Countess of Wessex met Tuesday with the president of Cyprus as part of a three-day visit to the former British colony to underscore close bilateral ties and to meet soldiers serving with a U.N. peacekeeping force and those stationed at two U.K. military bases....

Royals, horses, show-stopping hats: Royal Ascot in pictures

Jun. 21, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Extravagantly feathered, gravity-defying, or just plain wacky: There are hats, and then there are Royal Ascot hats. Every June, Britain’s royals, aristocrats and thousands of stylish guests don their finest headgear for Royal Ascot, a glamorous annual horse racing...

Saudi crown prince visits Egypt ahead of Biden Mideast trip

Jun. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Monday on the first leg of a Middle East tour that comes ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the region next month. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt received bin Salman at the...

William at 40: A milestone birthday in a life under scrutiny

Jun. 20, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The world watched as Prince William grew from a towheaded schoolboy to a dashing air-sea rescue pilot to a balding father of three. But as he turns 40 on Tuesday, William is making the biggest change yet: assuming an increasingly central role in the royal family as he...

UK Rwanda deportation ruling appealed as prince sparks row

Jun. 12, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Opponents of the British government’s plan to deport migrants to Rwanda are preparing for an appeals court hearing Monday amid the political backlash following reports that Prince Charles had privately described the policy as “appalling.” A coalition of groups...

The party ends but the UK monarchy looks to the future

Jun. 06, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Extinguish the beacons, take down the stage, roll up the bunting. The party’s over. After four days of parades, street parties and a gala concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended Sunday with a queen's...

Mystery solved: UK Queen shares secret with Paddington

Jun. 04, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Now we know what is in Queen Elizabeth II’s handbag. The long-time mystery was solved Saturday when the British monarch made the second star turn of her career, appearing in a mini-movie to kick off a concert celebrating her 70 years on the throne. The sketch...

Queen Elizabeth II skips Platinum Jubilee church service

Jun. 03, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, joined other members of Britain’s royal family on Friday for a church service honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, making their first public appearance in the U.K. since stepping back from royal duties two years ago. ...

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid 'discomfort'

Jun. 02, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. Her fans sported Union Jack flags, party hats...

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, in photos

Jun. 02, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne have kicked off with formal Platinum Jubilee celebrations. First came the Trooping the Color ceremony with horses. Then the queen joined members of her family Thursday on the balcony of...