Britain and the world bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II

Agence France Presse 09/20/2022

LONDON — Britain said farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at a state funeral attended by world leaders, before a historic last ceremonial journey through the streets of London packed with sorrowful mourners. Huge crowds gathered in near silence to…

Queen’s coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace as huge crowds line London route

Reuters 09/14/2022

LONDON/BELFAST, Sept 13 (Reuters) – King Charles and members of the royal family received the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, after tens of thousands of people lined the streets in heavy…

Two Elizabeths: The monarchy in a democracy

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/11/2022

The first Elizabeth, who died just the other day after a 70-year reign, was, of course, the Queen of the United Kingdom. The second Elizabeth is new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, whose full name is Mary…

What changes will UK see with a new monarch?

Reuters 09/09/2022

LONDON — From a new face on the country’s stamps and coins to new words for the national anthem, Britain will see changes with the death of Queen Elizabeth and the accession of her son Charles to the throne. Here…

In France, Eiffel Tower goes dark in tribute to Queen Elizabeth

Reuters 09/09/2022

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower’s lights went dark early on Thursday night in tribute to Queen Elizabeth, with Parisians recalling a British monarch who anchored her country through upheaval with poise and grace for longer than many have…

Liz Truss named as Britain’s next prime minister

Reuters 09/05/2022

LONDON — Liz Truss was named as Britain’s next prime minister on Monday, winning a leadership race for the governing Conservative party at a time when the country faces a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest and…

Train collision in southwest Britain injures several people

Reuters 11/01/2021

LONDON — Two trains collided at Fisherton Tunnel in the southwestern English city of Salisbury on Sunday, injuring a number of people, police said, declaring the crash a major incident. “A number of people have been injured,…

Afghan woman gives birth on evacuation flight to Britain

Reuters 08/29/2021

ISTANBUL — An Afghan woman on board an evacuation flight to Britain gave birth to a baby girl early on Saturday with assistance from the cabin crew, Turkish Airlines said in a statement. Soman Noori, 26, started…

Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral

Reuters 04/21/2021

LONDON  – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations of an occasion that comes just days after she bade a sad farewell to her husband of…

UK royal crisis: ‘Firm’ safe for now but clouds loom

Agence France Presse 03/11/2021

LONDON — The British monarchy’s immediate survival is assured, despite Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s claims of racism, experts say, but cultural rifts exposed by the row could signal trouble ahead. The revelations are a “soft-power…

‘Overjoyed’ Harry and Meghan expecting second child

Reuters 02/15/2021

LONDON  – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple said on Sunday. Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, stepped back from royal…

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

01/01/2021

London, United Kingdom—Britain on Thursday, December 31, 2020, finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union and going its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave…

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