Queen Elizabeth II

Bells toll, guns fire for Queen Elizabeth II

Bells also tolled across the nation in honor of Queen Elizabeth II as the nation started 10 days of mourning for its longest-serving monarch. King Charles III, who spent much of his 73 years preparing for the role, planned to meet with the prime minister and address a nation grieving the ...

Biden will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that he planned to attend the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Biden was the 13th and final U.S. president to meet the woman whose reign spanned seven decades. The queen had met every American president since Dwight Eisenhower, ...

PHOTO GALLERY: King Charles III arrives in London

King Charles III has arrived at Buckingham Palace for the first time as Britain’s monarch. The king flew to London from Scotland on Friday and was driven to the royal residence in an official Bentley. A large crowd cheered as the car arrived at the palace gates. He got out of the car to ...

‘The Crown’ pauses production because of Queen’s death

LONDON (AP) — "The Crown," Netflix's acclaimed series about Queen Elizabeth II and her family, has paused production due to the monarch's death. A spokesperson for the series said production was paused on Friday "as a mark of respect" and will also be suspended on the day of the queen's ...

Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth as Charles becomes king

LONDON (AP) — Bells tolled across Britain on Friday and mourners flocked to palace gates to honor Queen Elizabeth II as the country prepared for a new age under a new king. Around the world, her exceptional reign was commemorated, celebrated and debated. King Charles III, who spent much of ...

PHOTO GALLERY: ‘A servant queen’: World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Across the globe, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted reflections on the historic sweep of her reign and how she succeeded in presiding over the end of Britain's colonial empire and embracing the independence of her former dominions. Tributes to the ...

Biden is 13th and final US president to meet Queen Elizabeth

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Joe Biden gained the distinction of being the 13th and final U.S. president to meet the woman whose reign spanned seven decades. The queen, who died Thursday at her summer residence in Scotland ...

After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has been preparing for the crown his entire life. Now, at age 73, that moment has finally arrived. Charles, the oldest person to ever assume the British throne, became King Charles III on Thursday following the death of his ...

‘A constant in my life’: World mourns Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was much more than Britain's monarch. She was sovereign to another 14 nations and a rare figure on the world stage who was almost universally admired. Her reach cut through hemispheres, generations, social divisions and politics. The widespread tributes that ...

What’s next as UK mourns, King Charles III starts reign

LONDON (AP) — The death of Queen Elizabeth II has triggered a series of carefully structured ceremonial and constitutional steps, as Britain undergoes a period of national mourning and heralds the reign of King Charles III. Here is a look at what will happen in the coming days. Friday, ...

AP PHOTOS: A world mourns Queen Elizabeth II

By The Associated Press The death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose rule saw Britain through decades of change, was seen and felt around the world. From flowers covering the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, to images of Elizabeth towering over New York's Times Square to the Christ the ...

Elton John pays tribute to Queen at his final Toronto show

TORONTO (AP) — Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his final concert in Toronto on Thursday night, saying he was inspired by her and is sad she is gone. "She led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace and decency and genuine caring," John ...

As Charles becomes king, Britain’s new order of succession

LONDON (AP) — With Charles becoming Britain's king, his sons and grandchildren are next in succession for the monarchy. Here are the first 15 people in order of succession: 1. Prince William, the elder son of Charles and the late Princess Diana. He is married to Kate, the Duchess of ...

Biden is 13th and final US president to meet Queen Elizabeth

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Joe Biden gained the distinction of being the 13th and final U.S. president to meet the woman whose reign spanned seven decades. The queen, who died Thursday at her summer residence in Scotland at age 96, had met every American ...

Sports events in Britain called off following death of queen

LONDON (AP) — Several sporting events in Britain were called off as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 on Thursday. Organizers of the BMW PGA Championship golf event reacted to the announcement of the queen's death by immediately suspending play, ...

British leaders react to Queen’s death

LONDON — Politicians from across the political spectrum in Britain united in sorrow at the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a passing that brought fractious everyday politics in the country to a halt. Prime Minister Liz Truss said the country was “devasted” by the death of the monarch, ...

The queen’s sporting fascination was racing: ‘I love horses’

It was a classic and comforting sight on the British sporting calendar, Queen Elizabeth II smiling and waving from inside a horse-drawn carriage leading other members of the royal family in a procession along the racetrack at Royal Ascot. The monarch would then spend the day watching the races ...

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation speech – June 2, 1953

When I spoke to you last, at Christmas, I asked you all, whatever your religion, to pray for me on the day of my Coronation — to pray that God would give me wisdom and strength to carry out the promises that I should then be making. Throughout this memorable day I have been uplifted and ...

‘A stalwart’: World mourns Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — Condolences poured in from around the world Thursday after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose rule saw Britain through decades of change. Elizabeth had been on the throne since 1952, when the nation was still rebuilding from the destruction of World War II, and became a ...

Royal officials announce Charles will be know as King Charles III

LONDON — Royal officials have confirmed that Britain’s new monarch will be known as King Charles III, ending speculation about whether would use another name during his reign. The former Prince of Wales has been known as Prince Charles since his birth in 1948, but British monarchs have ...