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FALSE: Queen Elizabeth II’s quote praising Duterte

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:47 PM

The Queen's address to UK citizens in the wake of the coronavirus never mentioned Duterte or the Philippines

Coronavirus lands British PM in hospital, but Europe offers hope

Apr 06, 2020 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) While the curve is bending in Europe, there is little sign of let-up in the United States, where the death toll approaches 10,000 and authorities warn the worse is around the corner

JOHNSON. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to members of the media on January 13, 2020. Photo by Liam McBurney/AFP

Queen Elizabeth II to make special broadcast on coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The queen, 93, has made only 3 other special addresses during national crises in her 68-year reign

SPECIAL BROADCAST. In this file photo taken on November 26, 2019 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/Pool/AFP

Japanese emperor's UK state visit postponed over virus

Mar 19, 2020 - 6:12 PM

The decision is taken following consultations between the British and Japanese governments, with the visit now set to be held at 'a later date, according to Buckingham Palace

POSTPONED UK VISIT. Japan's Emperor Naruhito (C) waves to well-wishers beside Empress Masako (R), former Emperor Akihito (L) and former Empress Michiko (2nd L) from the balcony of the Imperial Palace during a New Year's greeting ceremony in Tokyo on January 2, 2020. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Queen retires to Windsor, reviews Japan state visit

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:17 PM

Queen Elizabeth II has already postponed some public engagements, and further changes are now being made to her diary in the wake of stricter measures introduced by the British government

QUEEN ELIZABETH II. In this file photo taken on November 26, 2019 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/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

Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:51 PM

With the head of state's ceremonial approval of the withdrawal legislation, Britain can finally leave its closest neighbors and trading partners after years of bickering and 3 delays

GIVING ASSENT. In this file photo taken on November 26, 2019 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Queen join Queen Elizabeth on new British coin

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:36 PM

The iconic British group are hailed on a coin kicking off a Music Legends series being produced by the official mint

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

Japan Emperor Naruhito to pay state visit to Britain

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:11 PM

'Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan have accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom in spring 2020,' a brief statement from Buckingham Palace reads

VISITING THE QUEEN. Japan's Emperor Naruhito (L) and Empress Masako (R) wave during a royal parade in Tokyo on November 10, 2019. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Queen Elizabeth II agrees 'period of transition' for Harry and Meghan

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days,' the Queen says

(FILES) Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2017. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Queen gathers royals for crisis meeting with Prince Harry

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Issues up for debate include how much money Prince Harry and wife Meghan will still receive from Charles's estate, their royal titles, and what commercial deals they can strike, according to the Sunday Times

ROYAL FAMILY. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 Britain's royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). File photo by Tolga Akmen/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

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)

UK royals 'hurt' after Harry, Meghan quit frontline roles

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:14 PM

The mood in the palace is understood to be one of disappointment and even 'hurt,' according to the BBC

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

Britain's Queen hails climate movement on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Queen Elizabeth II uses her Christmas Day message to pay tribute to young environmental campaigners who were inspired to global action by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg

CLIMATE CHANGE. Queen Elizabeth II hails the climate movement on Christmas day. File photo by AFP


Queen admits 'bumpy' year in Christmas message

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:14 AM

The queen has remained one of Britain's most popular figures despite the royal family's travails

POPULAR QUEEN. Queen Elizabeth II has remained one of Britain's most popular figures despite the royal family's travails. Photo by Toby Melville / POOL / AFP

Britain's Prince Philip, 98, in hospital over pre-existing condition

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:19 AM

The 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to be in hospital for a few days

Queen Elizabeth II's former press secretary not amused with 'The Crown'

Nov 12, 2019 - 3:58 PM

'This is distasteful and totally unfounded,' the Queen's former press secretary fumes, pertaining to the new season of history drama 'The Crown'

Brexit on October 31 a 'priority' for British government – Queen

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'My government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on October 31,' says Queen Elizabeth II

BREXIT. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) sits with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales on the Sovereign's throne in the House of Lords as she delivers the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on October 14, 2019. Photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis

Sep 12, 2019 - 11:05 PM

British Prime Minister Boris also vows that Britain will be ready for a no-deal departure from the EU on October 31 despite his own government's assessment that planning remained 'at a low level'

BREXIT CRISIS. In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London on July 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. File photo by Victoria Jones/Pool/AFP

Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Johnson

Sep 06, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The law, which would require Boris Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he does not manage to strike a deal with the EU in October, will now go for formal approval by Queen Elizabeth II

APPROVED. Pedestrians walk past the Palace of Westminster, housing the Houses of Parliament, pictured from Westminster Bridge, in central London on August 28, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Boris Johnson becomes British PM with Brexit vow

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:56 PM

In a speech in Downing Street, Johnson repeats that he will prepare to leave the European Union without an agreement with Brussels but suggests this is a 'remote possibility'

NEW PRIME MINISTER. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London on July 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. Photo by Victoria Jones/Pool/AFP

May slaps down 'Stop Brexit' cry in farewell speech

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:49 PM

(UPDATED) Theresa May tenders her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, the head of state

MAY RESIGNS. Britain's outgoing prime minister Theresa May, (L), accompanied by her husband Philip, gives a speech outside 10 Downing street in London on July 24, 2019 before formally tendering her resignation at Buckingham Palace. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Queen honors 'The Crown' actress Olivia Colman

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The actress, along with singer Elvis Costello and author Lee Child are among those awarded by the queen in celebration of her 93rd birthday

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 24, 2019 Best Actress winner for "The Favourite" Olivia Colman poses in the press room with her Oscar during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. - Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, who will perform Queen Elizabeth II in the series "The Crown", was honored by the Sovereign for her contribution to the influence of British culture. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP)

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:16 AM

The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944, famously known as D-Day, led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) reacts as she sits with US President Donald Trump an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. - US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and 300 veterans are to gather on the south coast of England on Wednesday for a poignant ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Other world leaders will join them in Portsmouth for Britain's national event to commemorate the Allied invasion of the Normandy beaches in France -- one of the turning points of World War II. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Trump, queen, and world leaders remember D-Day heroes

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944 led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

D-DAY. (L to R) Philip May, husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel attend an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Uganda hunt for kidnapped U.S. tourist enters third day

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:53 PM

'The operation to rescue the tourist is still ongoing,' Uganda's tourism minister, Godfrey Kiwanda, says on Thursday, April 4.

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. A hunt for a tourist and driver kidnapped from Queen Elizabeth National Park is underway. Image from Shutterstock.

Manhunt in Uganda after U.S. tourist and driver kidnapped

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:07 AM

Four kidnappers stop a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday, April 2, as they pass through the Queen Elizabeth National Park to see wild animals

Queen calls for 'common ground' as Brexit divides Britain

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) Government ministers interpret the comments as broadly supportive of their desperate search for a compromise over Brexit

COMMON GROUND. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2017 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. File photo by Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Queen warns of 'tribalism' in Christmas address

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism,' says Queen Elizabeth II

CHRISTMAS ADDRESS. Queen Elizabeth II warns of religious 'tribalism' in her Christmas address aired on December 25, 2018. Photo from 'The Royal Family' on Facebook

Britain's Prince Charles celebrates 70th birthday

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:35 PM

In two official photographs released to mark the Prince of Wales's milestone, Charles is shown surrounded by his wife Camilla, two sons William and Harry, and 3 grandchildren

ROYAL FAMILY. Britain's Prince Charles poses with his wife Camilla, two sons William and Harry, and 3 grandchildren. Photo from The Royal Family's Facebook page

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 9-15, 2018

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The Hague ruling anniversary, Duterte's 'Sorry God,' and updates on the Thai cave rescue

Kyrgios reignites 'racist' feud with Dawn Fraser

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The pair of Australians had a row in 2015 following the tennis player's behavior in Wimbledon

BITTER FOES. Nick Kyrgios still accuses Dawn Fraser of being racist when she was recognized by the Queen. Photo from Facebook (Kyrgios) and William West/AFP (Fraser)

IN PHOTOS: Handshakes that shook the world

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore marks a historic moment

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

The week in photos: April 21-27, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) turns to wave at the media as she is lead in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge (R) by their father Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, to visit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new-born son. Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT)," the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

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

Queen Elizabeth II marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:20 PM

The concert at the Royal Albert Hall will raise money for a new youth charity, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust

THE QUEEN. In this file photo taken on April 19, 2018, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives in the Picture Gallery for The Queen's Dinner during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), at Buckingham Palace in London. Photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

New Zealand spy papers reveal 1981 bid to kill Queen

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Christopher Lewis fired a single shot towards the Queen's car as she toured the South Island city of Dunedin, the documents from New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service spy agency reveal

QUEEN ELIZABETH II. In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

Ringo Starr, Barry Gibb knighted in UK honors list

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The two musicians are among the latest to be honored in Britain's traditional New Year Honors

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

Prince Harry says he fell in love with Meghan Markle 'the very first time we met'

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:20 AM

It was love at first sight for the one-time playboy royal and the glamorous American actress

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The bells of Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth married Prince Philip on November 20, 1947, ring to mark the seven decades of the royal union

LOVE ENDURES. This file photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh travel in a horse-drawn carriage back to Buckingham Palace after attending 'Trooping the Color' on Horse Guards Parade to mark the Queen's official birthday, in London on June 17, 2017. On November 20, 2017 takes place the Queen and Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary. Photo by Chris J. Ratliffe/AFP

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The decades-spanning marriage of the Queen – the nation's longest serving sovereign – has outlasted those of all prior British monarchs

Leaks show U.S. commerce chief, UK queen's offshore investments

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The findings emerge as part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the 2015 Panama Papers

In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP