Latest Royalty News

Prince William says he'd be 'absolutely fine" with gay child

Jun. 26, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William says it would be "absolutely fine" if one of his children came out as gay though he'd worry about how the public would respond. William made the comment on Wednesday while visiting a London nonprofit group that works with young LGBT people who are homeless or living...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to start new foundation

Jun. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be starting their own foundation to support their charitable endeavors, formally spinning off from the entity Prince Harry and Prince William established together a decade ago. The long-expected change is intended to better align the...

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...

AP Interview: Cricket's scoring pioneer is no 'Einstein'

Jun. 14, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

His name appears on TV screens and scoreboards as much as cricket's superstar players like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes. He decides matches and is the subject of much discussion and debate. Yet he doesn't swing a bat, bowl a ball, or take a catch in the field. Frank Duckworth plays an integral role in...

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...

The Latest: French prime minister calls for global peace

Jun. 6, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the ceremony...

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

Jun. 6, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The mission now, they said, was to honor the dead and keep their...