Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace releases picture of King Charles at work

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has been pictured taking up his new state duties in Buckingham Palace for the first time. In the image the monarch is seen looking into his official red box which contains documents from the British Government and the Commonwealth In a sign of royal ...

Constitution stops Charles becoming Britain’s ‘green’ king

LONDON (AP) — On a blustery November day last year Britain's future king stood before world leaders to deliver a rallying cry that they should "act with all despatch, and decisively" to confront a common enemy. The clarion call — in the vast, windowless hall of a Glasgow convention center ...

Australian lawmakers pay tribute to queen, discuss republic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers on Friday paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, with some also weighing in on the republic debate, after they returned to parliament from a break taken to observe the queen's death. An obscure and longstanding protocol in Australia bars ...

With ceremonies over, King Charles III faces biggest task

LONDON (AP) — The cannons have sounded, the bells have rung and the mourners have paid their respects. Now King Charles III faces the task of preserving a 1,000-year-old monarchy that his mother nurtured for seven decades but that faces an uncertain future. The challenge is ...

DIARY: Queen’s death reveals fragmented views about monarchy

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The silence was palpable when the imperial state crown was removed from the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II and placed on the altar of St. George's Chapel — the first time in 70 years the dazzling symbol of Britain's monarchy was separated from the sovereign. My ...

PHOTO GALLERY: At least 250,000 people lined up to see queen’s coffin

LONDON (AP) — At least 250,000 people joined the huge line to see Queen Elizabeth II's coffin lying in state for four days in London's Westminster Hall at Parliament, an official said Tuesday. The figure was released a day after Britain ended 10 days of national mourning for the late ...

Hong Kong man arrested after paying tribute to queen

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Tuesday they have arrested a man who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II near the city's British Consulate for alleged sedition. Police said the 43-year-old man was detained late Monday near the consulate, where dozens of people had gathered to remember ...

Leader Truss says queen’s death is ‘difficult moment’ for UK

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss says the death of Queen Elizabeth II is a "very difficult moment" for the country, and acknowledged that dealing with it has been a challenge for her untested new government. Truss took office just two days before the queen died on Sept. 8, ...

‘I didn’t want to miss it’: Royal funeral on global live TV

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In movie theatres and pubs, on giant screens and smartphones, people watched and pundits droned on as Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in London flooded the airwaves live across time zones and continents. On the other side of the English Channel in staunchly republican ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known ...

Queen to be reunited with Philip and her parents in Windsor

LONDON (AP) — After the pomp and pageantry of a grand state funeral, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in an intimate ceremony away from prying cameras in Windsor, where she will be reunited with her late husband and her parents. King Charles III and senior royal family members will ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Tearful crowds mourn Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — Crowds massed along the streets of London to say farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, whose state funeral on Monday drew kings, princes, presidents and prime ministers from around the world. Dozens of Buckingham Place staff stood in a neat line in the palace courtyard, and many ...

LIVE UPDATES & PHOTO GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved dogs and one of her favorite ponies greeted the late monarch's coffin when it was brought to Windsor Castle. Corgis Muick and Sandy were brought into the castle’s quadrangle for the coffin's arrival following the queen's funeral at ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in photos

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world are saying a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers. Crowds massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known for pomp and ...

Queen’s coffin on way to Westminster Abbey

LONDON — Pallbearers formed by members of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards have taken Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Westminster Hall for a solemn procession to nearby Westminster Abbey, where her state funeral service is to be held. The late monarch’s coffin has been lying in ...

Order of Service for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

LONDON (AP) — Here is the order of service for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, which will take place at 11 a.m. BST (6 a.m. EDT, 1000 GMT) in Westminster Abbey on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022": The service is conducted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster. The service ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Britain and the world to lay Queen Elizabeth II to rest

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known ...

Biden, VIPs lay low as spotlight stays on late Queen

LONDON (AP) — American presidents usually make a splash when they travel abroad, holding the spotlight and quickly becoming the center of attention. Not this time. For U.S. President Joe Biden and other presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries, there were no red-carpet arrivals, no big ...

Tea and crumpets: Biden, Jill Biden remember the queen

LONDON (AP) — For U.S. President Joe Biden, it was the crumpets. For his wife, first lady Jill Biden, it was the tea. Joe and Jill Biden on Sunday helped honor Queen Elizabeth II by sharing memories of their tea time last year when she invited them to join her at Windsor Castle, near ...

Will and Kate’s older kids attending funeral

LONDON — Prince William and his wife Catherine’s 9-year-old son Prince George and 7-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral. George, who is now second in line to the throne, and his sister will walk through Westminster Abbey with the royal ...