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Queen, Prince Philip to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle

Dec. 1, 2020 2:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, will spend Christmas at Windsor Castle instead of their Sandringham estate for the first time in decades. Buckingham Palace officials said Tuesday that the monarch and her husband may see some members of their family briefly in accordance...

Protesters carry inflatable yellow ducks, which have become good-humored symbols of resistance during anti-government rallies, while marching towards the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment,a palace security unit under direct command of the Thai king, Sunday,Nov. 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing their protests calling for the government to step down and reforms to the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents or a military crackdown. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

Nov. 29, 2020 8:06 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with their campaign for sweeping reforms, including to the nation's monarchy. Around 800 protesters marched to the base of the 11th Infantry...

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, a man wearing a face mask walks past a billboard advertising 'The Crown' television series about Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, during England's second coronavirus lockdown, in London.  Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden in a newspaper interview published Sunday Nov. 29, 2020, said he thinks “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer as it’s a work of fiction with historical liberties taken in the Netflix drama about the British royal family. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Fact or fiction? UK govt says 'The Crown' should be clear

Nov. 29, 2020 11:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer: It’s a work of fiction. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden weighed in amid criticism of the historical liberties taken by the drama about the British royal family....

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. Meghan described the experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. She wrote:

Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

Nov. 25, 2020 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others. Meghan described the miscarriage in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday, writing that “I knew, as I clutched my...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a new coronavirus lab at Ben-Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media reported Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 that Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince

Nov. 23, 2020 2:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. The reported meeting was the latest move by the...

In this image released on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look at a homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as the royal couple sit in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, England, Nov. 17, 2020, ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary.  Elizabeth married Philip on Nov. 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are the children of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and great-grandchildren to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate 73rd anniversary

Nov. 19, 2020 5:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary Friday, and for the occasion the royal couple have released a photograph of themselves opening a card from three of their great-grandchildren. The photo made public late Thursday shows Britain's...

FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 7, 1985, Britain's Princess Diana wears the Spencer tiara as she and Prince Charles attend state dinner at Government House in Adelaide, Austraila.  The BBC’s board of directors has announced Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier, FILE)

BBC names ex-judge to lead probe into 1995 Diana interview

Nov. 18, 2020 11:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The BBC’s board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday. The announcement came after Diana’s...

The British heir to the throne Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, who wears a mouth-and-nose cover, greets onlookers as he leaves the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, Sunday, Nov.15, 2020. Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, are in Berlin on the occasion of the central commemoration of the Volkstrauertag. This year's national day of mourning in memory of the victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars is dedicated to German-British friendship. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)

Bound despite Brexit: Prince Charles hails UK-Germany ties

Nov. 15, 2020 12:26 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Prince Charles called Sunday for Britain and Germany to remember their long and close ties, reaffirmed by the nations' reconciliation after two world wars, as the U.K. tries to find its place outside — but also alongside — the European Union. Charles' appeal during a visit to...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, in the background, leave after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince Charles celebrated his 72nd birthday, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, marking an eventful year that saw him contract the coronavirus and his son Prince Harry step down from official royal duties. Gun salutes would normally be fired from London’s Green Park and the Tower of London to mark the heir to the throne’s birthday, but officials said the ceremonies won’t take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Charles’ eldest son Prince William and his wife, Kate, were among those wishing him a happy birthday on social media. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Britain's Prince Charles celebrates 72nd birthday

Nov. 14, 2020 9:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles celebrated his 72nd birthday Saturday following an eventful year that saw him contract the coronavirus and his son Prince Harry step down from official royal duties. Gun salutes would normally be fired from London’s Green Park and the Tower of London...