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Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

Apr 21, 2020 - 7:50 PM

The monarch is said to be marking the occasion with her 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle, west of London

QUEEN ELIZABETH. A still image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with a message of hope from her special address to the nation is seen on the giant billboard in Piccadilly Square, central London on April 18, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Harry and Meghan blacklist UK tabloids over 'distorted' stories

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:46 PM

In a scathing letter to the editors of the Sun, Daily Mail, Mirror and Express, the couple says there would be 'no corroboration and zero engagement' with the newspapers, the Guardian says

BLACKLISTING TABLOIDS. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan to start nonprofit in U.S.

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:39 PM

They have delayed releasing full details about it because of the coronavirus pandemic and will make an announcement 'when the time is right'

HARRY AND MEGHAN In this file photo taken on March 05, 2020, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after attending the Endeavor Fund Awards at Mansion House in London. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan now based in California – report

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The royal couple flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles last week before the border between the two countries closed because of the deadly virus outbreak, The Sun reports

HOME IN CALIFORNIA. In this file photo taken on October 15, 2019, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the annual Wel.lChild Awards in London. File photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

Harry and Meghan wave royal goodbye

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:35 AM

The queen and the couple agree to review the new arrangements in 12 months' time, giving them a route back to royal life

SEE YOU. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife US actress Meghan Markle posing for a photograph in Kensington Palace, West London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:47 PM

Harry and Meghan will join the queen on March 9 for a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, which is expected to be their last official appearance as working royals

JUST HARRY. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, addresses a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh on February 26, 2020. Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool/AFP

Queen could stop Harry and Meghan using 'royal' brand – reports

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:17 PM

The future of the use of the 'Sussex Royal' label 'needed to be reviewed' and talks are continuing, according to a royal source

ROYALS. In this file photo taken on June 26, 2018 (L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II pose for a picture during the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2018. File photo by John Stillwell/Pool/AFP

Queen Elizabeth's oldest grandchild in marriage split

Feb 11, 2020 - 8:51 PM

Peter Phillips, 42, and his Canadian wife Autumn will share custody of their two daughters and both remain in Gloucestershire, southwest England

MARRIAGE SPLIT. In this file photo, Britain's Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn pose for pictures upon arrival to attend the 'Sentebale Summer Party' in London on May 7, 2014. File photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

Prince Andrew accused of 'zero cooperation' in Epstein case

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Andrew denies having sexual relations with Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was trafficked to have sex with friends of Epstein when she was 17

DENIAL. Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) denies meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims. AFP file photo

O Canada: How life will change for Harry and Meghan

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:52 AM

As far as shopping goes, farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in North Saanich may replace the luxury of Harrods for the time being

TEMPORARY HOME. The residence of Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan is seen in Deep Cove Neighborhood from a boat on the Saanich Inlet, North Saanich, British Columbia on January 21, 2020. Photo by Mark Goodnow/AFP)

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The lawyers claim there had been attempts to photograph inside Harry and Meghan's new home using long lenses, and say paparazzi are camped outside the property

TABLOID FODDER. An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on January 9, 2020, shows front page headlines reporting on the news that Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

What is their income? Harry and Meghan's bid for 'financial independence'

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Harry and Meghan will be free to earn their own money after giving up their royal titles and allowances

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation /AFP

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince Charles would probably continue paying his son some money from his private income for the next year

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Harry and Meghan begin life as (almost) ordinary people

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Meghan has admitted on UK television in October that she 'really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.' But she admitted sadly: 'That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive.'

HAPPY COUPLE. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London, following the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:44 AM

Much of the British media interprets the ruling as the Queen's punishment for Prince Harry and wife Meghan, who both resigned from front-line royal duties

ROYALS NO MORE. In this file photo taken on June 08, 2019, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) return to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Meghan Markle visits Canada women's shelter in first public outing

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

'She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about,' says the center's acting executive director

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality in October 2019 (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/POOL/AFP)

Why Canada? Questions abound about Harry and Meghan's big move

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal,' says one tabloid editorial

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM

Queen Elizabeth II wants a 'workable solution' that would take into account Prince Harry and wife Meghan's demands for more freedom

ROYAL CRISIS. In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018, Members of the Royal Family (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force RAF. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Abdication, divorces, and death: A century of UK royal scandals

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:34 AM

Think Prince Harry and Meghan's resignation is the ultimate royal shocker? It's far from the only one

ROYALS. The British royal family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) (Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP)

UK monarchy scrambles for solutions after Harry, Meghan bombshell

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:18 AM

British newspapers are full of reports of a family 'split' and the queen's 'dismay'

UK daily newspapers show front page headlines reporting on Prince Harry and Meghan's plan to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: An LA star struggling in royal spotlight

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:41 AM

The shock announcement that she and Prince Harry will be stepping back from being senior royals confirms fears that she was struggling to cope with royal life

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan went into labour early on May 6, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced. "The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning," it said in a statement, noting her husband the Duke of Sussex was by her side. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Prince Harry: A royal misfit yearning for escape

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:20 AM

'I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum,' says the prince

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrives to attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on November 7, 2019. - The Field of Remembrance is organised by The Poppy Factory, and has been held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Harry and Meghan: Royal fairytale turns grim

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Here are 5 major moments in their relationship, which has seen them go from being the royal family's hottest property to their shock announcement that they were stepping back from major royal duties

BAPTISM. This official handout Christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (center left), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor flanked by (L-R) Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, west of London on July 6, 2019. Photo by Chris Allerton/ Sussexroyal /AFP

In shock announcement, Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan to step back as 'senior' royals

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:35 AM

There have been signs that the couple have increasingly struggled with the pressures of royal life and family rifts

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for a visit to the "Justice desk", an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in South Africa on September 23, launching their first official family visit in the coastal city of Cape Town. The 10-day trip began with an education workshop in Nyanga, a township crippled by gang violence and crime that sits on the outskirts of the city. (Photo by Betram MALGAS / POOL / AFP)

Harry and Meghan join South Africa's fight against gender violence

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join campaigners in Cape Town fighting South Africa's stratospheric rates of violence against women on the first stage of a 10-day swing through southern Africa

Prince Harry (R), Duke of Sussex and Meghan (C), Duchess of Sussex visit the District Six museum in Cape Town on the first afternoon of their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in South Africa on September 23, launching their first official family visit in the coastal city of Cape Town. HENK KRUGER / POOL / AFP

Britain's Prince William: 'Fine by me' if children gay

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:02 AM

'I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view, how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, all that, and discrimination that might come,' says Prince William

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan name 'dream' son Archie

May 09, 2019 - 7:28 AM

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,' the couple announce on their Instagram account

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.  Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP

Prince Charles at 70: Man on a mission

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Prince Charles, who is turning 70, is the longest-serving heir in British history and would become the oldest person ever to inherit the throne

'THE MEDDLESOME PRINCE.' Prince Charles' views vary in a wide range of topics, from dairy farming to culling of badgers. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga

Prince Harry shares touching photo of pregnant wife Meghan

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The couple's Kensington Palace residence publishes the image on Instagram, with a photo credit for the prince, and a caption which says the couple had returned home 'inspired' by their trip

BABY BUMP. This handout picture taken by Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and released by Kensington Palace via their Instagram account on November 2, 2018, shows Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, posing for a photograph supporting her baby bump, standing among the trees at Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua, north Island, New Zealand on October 31, 2018.

Meghan takes spotlight amid royal fever in Fiji

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Meghan sends adoring Fijians into a frenzy, taking the center stage from husband Prince Harry to passionately promote women's rights

This handout from the Fijian Government taken and released on October 24, 2018 shows Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (C) touring the municipal market in Suva. British royal Meghan Markle recounted her own struggles to afford university as she passionately promoted female education to Fijian students in her first speech of the Oceania royal tour on October 24. Handout / FIJIAN GOVERNMENT / AFP

Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Expectant Meghan put on a summer dress and set aside her high heels, while Harry ditched his usual suit for chinos as the couple lapped up cheers from Australian fans and enjoyed Bondi's surf

BAREFOOT ON BONDI. Britain's Prince Harry walks with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they meet the local community at Bondi Beach in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by David Moir/AFP

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LOOK: Prince Louis' official christening photos

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) The photos are taken by celebrity portrait and fashion photographer Matt Holyoak at Clarence House following the baptism

Prince William arrives in Israel as part of regional tour

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Prince William's plane from Jordan landed on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

FIRST STOP. Britain's Prince William visits the Luminus Technical University College in Amman on June 25, 2018. William arrived in Jordan at the start of a Middle East tour. Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

British royals' enduring Middle East ties

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Prince William leaves Britain for a tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

MIDDLE EAST TRIP. File photo of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Photo by Oli Scarff/pool/AFP

Meghan's coat of arms pays tribute to California roots

May 26, 2018 - 12:06 AM

(UPDATED) The crest has a blue background that 'represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast,' says a statement from Kensington Palace, the couple's residence

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be streamed on Youtube

May 18, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The couple are set to wed on May 19

ROYAL COUPLE. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's are all set to wed. Photo from Instagram.com/kensingtonroyal

'Madhouse': Tourists soak up royal wedding fever

May 16, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Windsor is a major tourist draw all year around, and many of those visiting this week planned their trips months before the wedding was announced

MADHOUSE. A visitor takes a selfie with waxwork figures of Britain's Prince Harry and his US fiance Meghan Markle, during a photo opportunity arranged by Madame Tussauds, near Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 16, 2018, as preparations continue ahead of the forthcoming Royal wedding. Photo by  Adrian Dennis/ AFP

Guide to Britain's royal wedding on May 19

May 12, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Here are details of the program confirmed so far by Kensington Palace

ROYAL WEDDING. In this file photo taken on November 27, 2017 Britain's Prince Harry stands with his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring whilst they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Kensington Palace, the marital home of Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle, plays host to several royals including his brother Prince William's growing clan. Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP

LOOK: Prince William, Kate share 1st official photos of Prince Louis

May 06, 2018 - 10:06 AM

'The Royal Highnesses would like to thank members of the public for all of the kind messages they have received following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte's third birthday,' says a post on the Royal Family's Facebook page

YOUNG ROYALS. Princess Charlotte kisses her younger brother in one of two photos of the baby shared by the British royal family. Photo from Facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy

Royal baby Louis is 11th British prince

Apr 27, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Prince Louis of Cambridge, third child of Prince William and Kate, is 5th in line to the British throne

NEW PRINCE. The son of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, newly-born Prince Louis of Cambridge leaves St Mary's Hospital where he was born on April 23, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall /AFP

IN PHOTOS: Prince William, Duchess Kate return home with new royal baby

Apr 24, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The boy, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces, was born at 11:01 am with William, the Duke of Cambridge, present for the birth, Kensington Palace announces

3RD CHILD. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their 3rd child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. Photo by Isabel Infantes/AFP

Line of succession to the British throne

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The newest baby of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton is 5th in line

HOSPITAL. A police officer stands guard outside the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London on April 23, 2018, where Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a third child. Photo by Daniel Leal Olivas /AFP

New son for Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:21 PM

(UPDATED) The baby boy is the couple's third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte

IT"S A BOY. A town crier reads out the news of the birth of a baby boy by Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018.  Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, hospitalized for hip surgery

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:19 AM

Prince Philip retired from public life last year but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside Elizabeth

AILING. In this file photo taken on December 25, 2017 Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaves after attending Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Meghan Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The Times of London says the announcement 'underlines how swiftly the 36-year-old American is being embraced by the royal family'

ENGAGEMENT RING. This file photo taken on December 01, 2017 shows Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee US actress Meghan Markle displaying her engagement ring as she greets well-wishers on a walkabout as they arrive for an event at Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham, central England, which is hosting a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair. Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family -- a move hailed December 14, 2017, as a sea change in the monarchy's traditionalist attitude. Photo by Oli Scarff/ AFP

Diana's death forced British royals to overhaul image

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The death of the people s princess is approaching its 20th anniversary

PRINCESS OF WALES. Diana, who died 20 years ago on August 31, was known for her philanthropic efforts. Photo by Gerry Penny/ AFP

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Prince Harry promises to be a fun uncle

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Prince George of Cambridge can expect fun times with his uncle

UNCLE HARRY. Prince Harry promises to be a fun uncle to Prince George of Cambridge. Photo from Prince Harry Facebook page