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Britain's Prince William looks on as Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque to officially open the new Energetics Analysis Centre at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, England, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020, to view the Energetics Enclosure and display of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Out and about again: Queen Elizabeth in visit with William

Oct. 15, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday carried out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since early March when the coronavirus pandemic started to impact upon on all aspects of day-to-day life in the U.K. The 94-year-old monarch was joined by her grandson Prince William at the...

FILE  - In this Friday, June 27, 2014  filephoto, David Suchet poses for a portrait during an interview in Los Angeles.  Suchet, who played Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot on television for almost 25 years has been knighted for services to entertainment in the Queen's Birthday honor list, it was announced late Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)

Meeting the moment: Queen Elizabeth honors pandemic's heroes

Oct. 10, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has used her delayed birthday honors list to celebrate the selfless work of people — some more famous than others — in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to honoring the work of doctors and nurses, the queen handed awards late Friday to...

Tina Arons, 32, speaks as she removed her phone from a tripod at the Harvey Cornell Rose Park Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arons used the video recording setup to capture a dance routine with silk fan veils, draped over her shoulder, for and online she teaches. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

Oct. 9, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a record of 488 cases. Three additional deaths from the pandemic also were disclosed Friday by state health officials as fatalities from the pandemic surpassed 900. Bernalillo...

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meet the Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, right, and his wife, Olena, during an audience at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020. The President is on a two day official visit to Britain. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

Prince William and Kate welcome Ukraine president at palace

Oct. 7, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's Buckingham Palace held its first royal event in more than six months on Wednesday as Prince William and his wife Kate welcomed Ukraine’s president and his wife. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena in a brief meeting at the...

FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. A British judge says the publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its defense against a privacy-invasion lawsuit brought by the duchess. Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated Newspapers Ltd. permission on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 2020 to amend its defense to add “further particulars” relating to “Finding Freedom,” which was published last month. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Judge says new royal book can be used in Meghan privacy case

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its legal defense for an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by the duchess, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated...

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Bob Loughman, prime minister of Vanuatu, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (Manuel Elias/UN Photo via AP)

At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes

Sep. 28, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who think the word “colonialism” evokes a long-ago, no-longer-relevant era, think again. Several leaders raised this year’s global protests...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, members of Britain's Royal family from left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, background Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice, Prince Philip, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William watch a fly past as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a 35 million pound ($45 million) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists. Keeper of the Privy Purse Michael Stevens said Friday. Sept. 25, 2020 that a lack of income from visitors to royal buildings was likely to bring a shortfall of 15 million pounds over three years in the royal household’s general funding. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as COVID-19 hits income

Sep. 25, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a 35 million pound ($45 million) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists, the monarch’s money-manager said Friday. Releasing the royal household’s annual accounts, Keeper of the Privy...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel after their wedding at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank annouced on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, they are expecting their first baby in early 2021. (Toby Melville, Pool via AP, File)

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, expecting first child

Sep. 25, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are expecting a child next year, Buckingham Palace said Friday. In a tweet from the royal family’s account, the palace said it is “very pleased’’ to announce that the couple are expecting a baby in early 2021. The...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate the home intended for him and his wife Meghan before they gave up royal duties. A spokesman on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 Harry has made a contribution to the Sovereign Grant, the public money that goes to the royal family. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

Trump says he's 'not a fan' of Meghan's, wishes Harry luck

Sep. 23, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday after the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry participated in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote. Meghan, an American, says in the video that every four years elections are referred to as the most important...

Justin Rushbrooke QC who is representing Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The next stage in the Duchess of Sussex's legal action against a British newspaper over its publication of a

Meghan's lawyers deny she cooperated with royal book authors

Sep. 21, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for a British newspaper publisher that's being sued for invasion of privacy by the Duchess of Sussex argued Monday that she made personal information public by cooperating with the authors of a book about her relationship with Prince Harry. Her lawyers deny the claim. The former...