New U.K. princess's parents want family to lead normal lives

May 3, 2015

New U.K. princess's parents want family to lead normal lives

Prince William and his wife, Kate, are destined to be Britain’s king and queen, but experts say they want as much normalcy as possible within the confines of being in the spotlight. The eyes of the world have again turned on Queen Elizabeth II’s ...

May 3, 2015

New royal baby: 'spare to the heir'

When Prince William and his wife, Kate, announced the arrival of their first child in 2013, Britain celebrated the birth of a future king. Two years later, it is a different story. A second child was born Saturday — a princess who will surely ...

Birth of British princess cheered

May 3, 2015

Birth of British princess cheered

From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge delighted her nation and royal enthusiasts around the world Saturday by delivering one such princess. The royal ...

Apr 29, 2015

Saudi king names counterterrorism czar as new crown prince

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday removed his half-brother from the post of crown prince and named his nephew, the country’s Interior Minister, in his place. The post of crown prince secures Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as the most likely successor to King Salman. ...

Apr 17, 2015

The line of succession to the British throne

Prince William’s second child will be born fourth in line to inherit the British throne, behind their first child, Prince George. Everyone below the baby will move down a place, starting with William’s brother, Prince Harry, who will drop to fifth. The immediate line ...

Apr 17, 2015

William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

by James Pheby

The birth of the second baby of Prince William and his wife, Kate, will cap a momentous four years for Britain’s golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity. The couple have cultivated an image as down-to-earth parents ever since William ...

Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III

Mar 27, 2015

Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III

A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. Royalty, religious leaders and actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard’s distant relatives and curious ...

After 500 years, Richard III finally gets a king's burial

Mar 23, 2015

After 500 years, Richard III finally gets a king's burial

Thousands of spectators lined the streets to see the coffin of England’s Richard III taken in procession to his final burial, five centuries after his death on the battlefield. The remains of the last English monarch to die in battle were discovered buried under ...

Prince Harry calls it quits after 10 years in British Army

Mar 17, 2015

Prince Harry calls it quits after 10 years in British Army

Prince Harry announced Tuesday he is to leave the British army after 10 years’ service that has seen him deploy twice to the front line in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said it had been a “really tough decision” to conclude his military service in June, ...