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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....

Not just any cake: A Bollywood homage to queen for Jubilee

May. 31, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Ajay Chhabra was asked to design a pageant performance to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, he knew what would make the perfect centerpiece: cake. Not just any cake, but Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 1947 wedding cake. The four-tier, nine-foot...

UK to hold days-long bash to celebrate queen's 70-year reign

May. 29, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is getting ready for a party featuring mounted troops, solemn prayers — and a pack of dancing mechanical corgis. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. But...

A look at Queen Elizabeth II's style through the decades

May. 26, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II just might have the hardest working wardrobe on the planet. “Every outfit worn in public is carefully calibrated to inspire or remind, to signal gratitude or respect, to convey a sense of power or familiarity,” wrote The Mail on Sunday in...

UK's Johnson faulted for lockdown parties but won't quit

May. 25, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report released Wednesday blamed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior leaders for allowing boozy government parties that broke the U.K.’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and while Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the breaches, he...

Queen makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

May. 17, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor. The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station and beamed as...

Queen attends horse show in first public appearance in weeks

May. 13, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday, watching her beloved equines from the comfort of a Range Rover before walking to her box in her first public appearance in person in weeks. The monarch sat in the front passenger seat and spoke to a...

Queen delegates opening of Parliament for 1st time

May. 10, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II delegated one of her most important public duties to Prince Charles on Tuesday, underscoring the increasingly central role the heir to the crown is taking as his mother prepares to celebrate 70 years on the throne. Charles presided over the state...

Queen to skip Parliament opening for the 1st time in decades

May. 09, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 60 years, as she struggles with difficulties in getting around. Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday that the decision was made in consultation with her...

Queen's home movies to be in new documentary for Jubilee

May. 08, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Previously-unseen home movies from Queen Elizabeth II's personal archive — including footage capturing the monarch as a young mother and her beaming at her engagement ring — will be shown in a new documentary, the BBC said Sunday. The queen granted the...