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Prince Harry, Meghan's home renovations cost taxpayers $3M

Jun. 25, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's home was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($3.06 million) of taxpayers' money, royal accounts revealed Tuesday. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's residence near Windsor Castle, called Frogmore Cottage, underwent major work to turn five properties back into a...

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq

Jun. 25, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain's most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group, the U.K.'s defense secretary said. Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in a statement released...

Ralph Lauren receives honorary knighthood in London

Jun. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ralph Lauren has collected an accolade from Prince Charles and it's a doozy: Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Services to Fashion. The designer was presented with the insignia, bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II, in a private ceremony Wednesday at...

Prince Philip marks 98th birthday in private

Jun. 10, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private. In a tweet Monday, the royal family wished Philip "a very happy" birthday. The British Army plans to fire gun salutes in Philip's honor. The Army tweeted that it is...

Olivia Colman gets royal honor ahead of debut in 'The Crown'

Jun. 8, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II - the monarch she is about to play on the Netflix royal family TV drama "The Crown." Colman was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the annual Queen's Birthday Honors list. The...

Pomp, parade marks Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday

Jun. 8, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday with the annual Trooping the Color parade, a traditional display of British pageantry at its very best. About 1,400 soldiers in ceremonial scarlet coats and bearskin hats marched past the queen in a ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in...

Analysis: Trump an impolitic guest on trips abroad

Jun. 8, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

SHANNON, Ireland (AP) — Halfway through a summer set of four international trips, President Donald Trump has proven himself to be an impolitic guest, soaking up pomp and pageantry while leaving behind hosts he scorched despite their best efforts to favor the president with flattery. Trump on Friday wrapped...

French beaches at dawn set scene for solemn D-Day observance

Jun. 5, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The five beaches are silent at dawn but forever haunted. When the sun rises Thursday over the Normandy coastline where thousands of men bled and died 75 years ago, the diminishing number of World War II veterans who know firsthand of the sacrifices that were made to dismantle...

The Latest: Plane fly-over wraps up D-Day ceremony

Jun. 5, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8 p.m. Representatives of Germany have again acknowledged that the Allied forces that landed in German-occupied France on D-Day 75 years ago not only played a huge part in Europe's liberation, but also their...

Trump honors D-Day vets, discusses Vietnam deferment

Jun. 5, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday joined world leaders to praise alliances and military service ahead of the anniversary of the D-Day invasion, just hours after offering no regrets when asked about whether he wished he had been able to serve in the Vietnam War. Trump's comments...