Jun 21, 2017

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital as a “precautionary measure” for treatment of an infection, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The infection arose from “a pre-existing condition,” the palace said. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is to ...

Queen's loyal husband Prince Philip often in hot water over comments

May 5, 2017

Queen's loyal husband Prince Philip often in hot water over comments

Prince Philip, whose retirement from public duties was announced Thursday, has been Queen Elizabeth II’s loyal husband for almost 70 years but has often hit the headlines for his salty off-the-cuff comments. The 95-year-old Duke of Edinburgh is patron, president or a member of ...

U.K. royals to mark Somme centenary in France

Jul 1, 2016

U.K. royals to mark Somme centenary in France

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, were on Thursday set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the deadliest battle in British history, in which 20,000 men died on the first day of combat alone. The royal couple, accompanied ...

Queen and British prime minister make double diplomatic gaffes

May 11, 2016

Queen and British prime minister make double diplomatic gaffes

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Nigeria and Afghanistan “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world” in inadvertently public remarks Tuesday, as Queen Elizabeth II was caught making her own gaffe about a “rude” Chinese delegation. Cameron was filmed making the remarks ...

Apr 27, 2016

Big Ben bongs to halt as iconic, ailing clock undergoes repairs

It’s so long to Big Ben’s bongs — at least temporarily. British officials announced Tuesday that the famous bell of Parliament will fall silent for several months during repairs to its crumbling clock tower. The work, due to begin in January 2017 and last ...