Queen Elizabeth II

Biden, former presidents pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

U.S. presidents past and present expressed their condolences over the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement that Elizabeth was “more than a monarch” and that “she defined an era.” “Queen Elizabeth II was a ...

Flag flies at half-staff over U.S. Capitol in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II

The American flag is flies at half-staff over the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington, after Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was ...

10 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s life

LONDON (AP) — Ten things to know about the life of Queen Elizabeth II: BRITAIN'S LONGEST-REIGNING MONARCH Elizabeth, who marked 70 years on the throne this year, is the oldest and longest-reigning monarch in British history. In September 2015 she surpassed her great-great-grandmother Queen ...

Order of succession after Charles becomes king

LONDON (AP) — As Prince Charles becomes king, the order of succession for Britain's monarchy is as follows: 1. Prince William, the eldest son of Charles and the late Princess Diana. He is married to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Their three children follow him in the line of ...

Key dates in the life of Charles, Britain’s new king

LONDON (AP) — Key dates in the life of Charles, Britain's new king: Nov. 14, 1948 — Born on the royal estate at Sandringham, first child of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Feb. 6, 1952 — Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her father, King George ...

Condolences from around the world pour in for Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON — Condolences are pouring in from around the world following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted Thursday that the queen “embodied continuity and the unity of the British nation over 70 years. I retain the memory of a friend of ...

Prince Charles: This ‘is a moment of the greatest sadness’

LONDON — Prince Charles says the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, “is a moment of the greatest sadness” for him and his family. In a statement issued Thursday following the 96-year-old monarch’s death at her Balmoral Castle estate in Scotland, Charles said: “We mourn ...

British PM Truss reacts to Queen’s passing

LONDON — British Prime Minister Liz Truss says the country is “devastated” by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her “the rock on which modern Britain was built.” Truss said the news is “a huge shock to the nation and to the world” but that the queen’s spirit will ...

Camilla becomes queen, but without the sovereign’s powers

LONDON (AP) — After seven decades, the United Kingdom has a new woman to call queen. Charles' wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be known as Queen Consort — a title that came with Queen Elizabeth II's blessing after years of contention, dating back to the days before she even ...

Key milestones in Queen Elizabeth II’s life

LONDON (AP) — Key milestones in the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at age 96 after serving more than seven decades on the throne. —April 21, 1926: Born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in Mayfair, London, the first child of the future King ...

After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne

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 on Thursday following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. No date has been set ...

The prime ministers who served under Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — In seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II saw 15 British prime ministers come and go, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson to Liz Truss. Here is a list of the leaders who served under her and their years in office: — Winston Churchill, ...

Formal steps after instant shift from UK queen to king

The British monarchy's rules state that "a new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies." That means Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son, Prince Charles, became king immediately upon her death. However, it may be months or even longer before Charles' formal ...

10 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s life

LONDON (AP) — Ten things to know about the life of Queen Elizabeth II: BRITAIN'S LONGEST-REIGNING MONARCH Elizabeth, who marked 70 years on the throne this year, is the oldest and longest-reigning monarch in British history. In September 2015 she surpassed her great-great-grandmother Queen ...

Queen Elizabeth II: A life in photos

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday. She was 96. Buckingham Palace said she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to be by her side. ...

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s monarch for 70 years, dies

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday. She was 96. Buckingham Palace said she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to ...

Live updates, 1:10 p.m.: Crowd gathers outside Buckingham Palace

BALMORAL CASTLE, Scotland — A fleet of cars carrying Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, have arrived at Balmoral Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision. The plane carrying the royal party arrived at Aberdeen ...

Queen Elizabeth II under medical care as family gathers

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her summer residence in Scotland after doctors raised concerns about the 96-year-old monarch's health, Buckingham Palace said Thursday, as members of the royal family rushed to be at her side. The announcement by the palace ...

Queen Elizabeth II postpones meeting of Privy Council

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has postponed a meeting of senior governmental advisers known as the Privy Council after doctors advised her to rest, Buckingham Palace said. The council had been scheduled to meet virtually on Wednesday, a day after the 96-year-old monarch had a full day of ...