Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Sep 8, 2014

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Britain’s Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said Monday. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother ...

Prince Hisahito, third in line to Imperial throne, turns 8

Sep 6, 2014

Prince Hisahito, third in line to Imperial throne, turns 8

Prince Hisahito, third in line to the throne in the Imperial family, turned 8 on Saturday. The son of Prince Akishino and his wife, Kiko, the prince is in his second year at a Tokyo elementary school affiliated with Ochanomizu University and seems to ...

Sep 4, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II finds cellphone pics troubling

It’s official. She is not amused. The U.S. ambassador to Britain has told Tatler magazine that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II finds the obsession with mobile phone images a bit disconcerting. The monarch expressed her dismay to Matthew Barzun, who spoke with her when presenting ...

Persian Gulf nations unite over IS threat

Sep 2, 2014

Persian Gulf nations unite over IS threat

Advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and U.S. calls for a coalition against them have made Persian Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say. Wary of spectacular gains made by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and ...

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

Jul 27, 2014

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

The grave of King Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England. The remains of the infamous ruler were found in 2012 under a car park in the city of ...

Jul 17, 2014

Romanian princess admits running cockfighting ring in Oregon

A Romanian princess and her husband pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one charge of running an illegal gambling operation over their involvement in a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon. Irina Walker, 61, daughter of exiled former Romanian King Michael, and her husband, John Walker, ...

Jul 4, 2014

Queen Elizabeth names Britain's biggest warship

Queen Elizabeth will officially name the biggest warship Britain has ever built on Friday, the latest step in a 6.2 billion pound ($10.6 billion) project to build a new generation of aircraft carriers. But the show of military might and engineering expertise comes at ...

Spain's Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules

Jun 26, 2014

Spain's Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules

A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe’s sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial. Six days after Felipe, 46, came to the throne promising an “honest and transparent” monarchy, the decision refocused ...

Experts see no chance of Elizabeth abdicating

Jun 3, 2014

Experts see no chance of Elizabeth abdicating

Queen Elizabeth II may be Europe’s oldest monarch but there is little chance of the 88-year-old joining the wave of sovereigns giving up the throne, experts said Monday. While Spain’s King Juan Carlos announced Monday he is abdicating — following similar moves in Belgium ...

Revitalizing throne is Spain heir's new job

Jun 3, 2014

Revitalizing throne is Spain heir's new job

Prince Felipe faces an uphill battle to revive the monarchy’s popularity when he takes the throne of a nation battered by economic hardships that have shattered faith in political elites, analysts say. King Juan Carlos, 76, announced Monday that he will hand over the ...