Queen Elizabeth II

PHOTO GALLERY: Stepping up: Next generation of royals to see more scrutiny

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and wife Kate made a surprise joint appearance with Prince Harry and wife Meghan on Saturday, warmly greeting a large crowd gathered outside Windsor Castle to remember their long-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Their "walkabout," the first time the brothers ...

Horse bred by Queen Elizabeth II wins race at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) — A horse bred by Queen Elizabeth II won a race at Pimlico on Saturday, two days after the British monarch died following seven decades on the throne. West Newton, a 6-year-old gelding, rallied from sixth place to win by a half-length at the track in Baltimore. He ran 1 1/8 ...

British queen’s death rekindles Australian republic debate

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Many regarded Australians' respect and affection for the late Queen Elizabeth II as the biggest obstacle to the country becoming a republic with its own head of state. Now, after her death and with a pro-republic Labor Party government in power, Australia's ...

PHOTO GALLERY: ‘I cannot mourn’: Former colonies conflicted over the queen

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. Beyond official condolences praising the ...

William, Harry unite to thank the public

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III was formally proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom on Saturday, as officials unveiled details of the meticulously choreographed ceremonies that will culminate in the state funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Sept. 19. In this time of sorrow for ...

AP PHOTOS: Seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign

Queen Elizabeth II, who marked 70 years on the throne this year, was the oldest and longest-reigning monarch in British history. She endured through 15 prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to Liz Truss, becoming an institution and an icon -- a reassuring presence even for those who ignored ...

What’s in a name? King Charles III’s name has loaded history

LONDON (AP) — Britain's new monarch is named King Charles III — but that was not inevitable. Charles Philip Arthur George could have chosen another royal name when he took the throne after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. While the queen used her first given name, ...

King Charles proclaimed Canada’s new head of state

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — King Charles III was officially announced as Canada's monarch Saturday in a ceremony in Ottawa. Charles automatically became king when Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday. But like the ceremony in the United Kingdom hours earlier, the accession ceremony in Canada is a ...

Sports in Britain resume, pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Wearing black armbands, test cricketers from England and South Africa held a minute's silence before a bell was chimed once by a high-ranking member of the military at the Oval. Over to the west of London, golfers from around the world paused their rounds and other pros, officials and caddies ...

What’s next for the UK as Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

LONDON (AP) — The death of Queen Elizabeth II set in motion a tightly choreographed series of ceremonial and constitutional steps, as Britain undergoes a period of national mourning and enters the reign of King Charles III. A long-established 10-day plan, code-named Operation London Bridge, ...

EXPLAINER: The formal rules around Charles’s accession

LONDON (AP) — Charles became king immediately upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday. He was officially proclaimed King Charles III on Saturday during a ceremony at St. James's Palace in London, and many more formal steps will follow until his coronation, which may not ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Charles proclaimed British monarch at St. James’s Palace

A royal official has publicly proclaimed King Charles III as Britain’s new monarch during a ceremony at St. James’s Palace. David White, the Garter King of Arms, read the proclamation from a balcony at the London royal residence flanked by trumpeters in gold-trimmed robes. Gun salutes ...

Charles proclaims day of mother’s funeral will be public holiday

LONDON — King Charles III has declared that the day of his mother’s funeral will be a public holiday. Charles approved the decision during his formal accession ceremony on Saturday. The date of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral has not been announced but is expected to be around ...

Charles III officially announced as Britain’s monarch

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III was officially announced as Britain's monarch Saturday, in a ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism — and, for the first time, broadcast live. Charles automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday, but ...

Queen Elizabeth is featured on several currencies. Now what?

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has been depicted on British banknotes and coins for decades. Her portrait also has been featured on currencies in dozens of other places around the world, in a reminder of the British empire's colonial reach. So what happens next after her death this week? ...

‘Thank you, ma’am’: A singular queen, mourned by her people

LONDON (AP) — By early afternoon, the scent of thousands of lilies and roses floated in the air outside Buckingham Palace. But the pilgrims kept arriving, bearing still more bouquets and notes of endearment addressed to the only queen most have ever known. The scene outside the wrought iron ...

King Charles III tells PM Truss he must ‘try and keep everything going’

LONDON — Britain’s King Charles III told Prime Minister Liz Truss that losing his mother was the day he had been dreading and that he must “try and keep everything going.” Their meeting happened Friday in Buckingham Palace after the king flew from Scotland to London. Queen ...

King Charles III signals his reign will offer change of tone

LONDON (AP) — As the United Kingdom mourns a beloved queen, the nation is already wondering how King Charles III will reign and whether his monarchy will depart from the traditions of his mother. If his first full day on the throne is any indication, Charles seemed ready to chart at least a ...

FULL TEXT: King Charles III’s first address as Britain’s new monarch

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III made his first address to the nation on Friday since becoming Britain's new monarch after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Here is Charles' first speech as king in full: "I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, ...

King Charles III, in first address, vows `lifelong service’

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III says he feels "profound sorrow" over the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and is vowing to carry on her "lifelong service" to the nation. Charles is making his first address to the nation as monarch Friday. He became king on Thursday after the queen's ...