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At UN, Biden, Truss seek to smooth over N Ireland divide

Sep. 21, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss declared themselves staunch allies Wednesday as they tried to patch up a divide over Brexit’s impact on peace in Northern Ireland. The leaders met at the United Nations two days after they attended...

Queen put to rest with Philip, her parents in Windsor chapel

Sep. 19, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After the pomp and pageantry of a grand state funeral, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest with her husband and parents in an intimate ceremony in Windsor away from media cameras. King Charles III and senior royal family members gathered late Monday for the private...

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

Sep. 19, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom and the world bade farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds in the streets of London and at Windsor Castle — to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. ...

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Live updates

Sep. 19, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II has been interred together with her late husband, Prince Philip, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, officials said. The royal family’s official website said the Dean of Windsor conducted a private burial ceremony late Monday at the...

AP PHOTOS: A family's grief on display at queen's funeral

Sep. 19, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A son's wistful gaze at his mother's coffin. A grandson's sad glance on the steps of Westminster Abbey. A woman holding a flag in Hyde Park with the image of her beloved queen. Britain and the world mourned Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, with a state funeral drawing...

Royal lying in state rituals endure despite changing times

Sep. 18, 2022 02:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather, King George V, died 86 years ago, many homes in Britain had little or no electricity and large parts of the population still lived in slums. Life in 1936 is unrecognizable to Britons today. But despite almost a century of...

US-UK relations enter new chapter as new PM, king settle in

Sep. 17, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a time of transition in U.S.-U.K. relations, as both a new monarch and a new prime minister are settling in. The hawkish approach of Prime Minister Liz Truss to Russia and China puts...

Queen's death is reminder of disappearing WWII generation

Sep. 17, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The long goodbye for Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder of a broader truth playing out with little fanfare across Britain: The nation is bidding farewell to the men and women who fought the country’s battles during World War II. The queen, who served as a mechanic and...

Queen's death is reminder of disappearing WWII generation

Sep. 16, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The long goodbye for Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder of a broader truth playing out with little fanfare across Britain: The nation is bidding farewell to the men and women who fought the country’s battles during World War II. The queen, who served as a mechanic and...

Mourners wait for hours, miles to farewell Queen Elizabeth

Sep. 15, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of mourners waited for hours Thursday in a line that stretched for almost 5 miles (8 kilometers) across London for the chance to spend a few minutes filing past Queen Elizabeth II's coffin while she lies in state. King Charles III spent the day in private to reflect on his...