Latest Royalty News

Rishi Sunak's office mum as speculation mounts of an early British election

May. 22, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some positive economic figures and an atypical silence from government set Britain’s political rumor mill alight Wednesday with speculation that an election may be imminent. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office declined to quash the rumors and refused "to rule...

London judge rejects Prince Harry's bid to add allegations against Rupert Murdoch in tabloid lawsuit

May. 21, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry can't expand his privacy lawsuit against The Sun tabloid's publisher to add allegations that Rupert Murdoch and some other executives were part of an effort to conceal and destroy evidence of unlawful information gathering, a London judge ruled Tuesday. ...

US national security adviser, Saudi Arabia's crown prince meet to discuss 'semi-final' security deal

May. 19, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser met early Sunday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss what the kingdom described as the “semi-final” version of a wide-ranging security agreement between the countries. ...

Today in History: May 19, Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

May. 19, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 140th day of 2024. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of...

King Charles III to travel to France for UK ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

May. 17, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III plans to travel to France next month for British ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, while skipping the larger international event a few miles away as he continues to be treated for cancer. Charles and Queen Camilla are...

An annual rich list says Paul McCartney is Britain's first billionaire musician

May. 17, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is a billionaire Beatle. According to figures released Friday, the former member of the Fab Four is the first British musician to be worth 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion). The annual Sunday Times Rich List calculated that the wealth of...

A look at assassinations and assassination attempts this century

May. 17, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt just weeks before a Europe-wide election that has been deeply divisive. He was shot multiple times in an attack in the town of Handlova that authorities described as politically motivated, although...

Independent UN experts say radical Saudi Arabia scholar held for years should be tried or released

May. 15, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A radical Sunni scholar whose criticisms of Saudi Arabia's government and the West drew praise from the l ate al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden should be immediately tried or released from a yearslong arbitrary detention by the kingdom, independent experts...

Canadian historian Michael Ignatieff wins Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

May. 15, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Canadian historian and writer Michael Ignatieff has won Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences for his “critical reflections on the major conflicts of our time,” prize organizers said Wednesday. With more than 20 books that range from human...

A monarchy reform activist in Thailand dies in detention after a monthslong hunger strike

May. 15, 2024 01:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A young activist in Thailand who went on a hunger strike after being jailed for advocating reform of the country’s monarchy system died Tuesday in a prison hospital, officials said. The death sparked fresh calls for reviewing the judicial process that allows political offenders...