Nov 4, 2016

Thai crown prince will ascend throne Dec. 1, palace official says

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will ascend Thailand’s throne on Dec. 1, following the death of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a senior palace official said Thursday.The official said preparations for his ascension are ongoing. The crown prince is currently in Germany and will return ...

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Jul 20, 2015

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Footage of Princess Elizabeth giving a Nazi salute while a child on Sunday revived an uncomfortable debate about the British royal family’s historic links to Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime in Germany.At the time today’s long-reigning queen was Princess Elizabeth, aged around six, when the ...

Britain's Prince Harry performs haka in New Zealand

May 13, 2015

Britain's Prince Harry performs haka in New Zealand

Britain’s Prince Harry performed a fearsome Maori war dance, or haka, and mingled with tattooed ex-convicts on his trip to New Zealand on Wednesday.Red-faced and sweating with exertion, the fifth in line to the throne participated in a chest-thumping, foot-stomping haka alongside about 30 ...

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby girl

/ May 2, 2015

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby girl

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl, royal officials said Saturday.Kensington Palace said a brief statement that Kate “was safely delivered of a daughter” at 8:34 a.m. London time, less than three hours after she was admitted to a ...

Dec 8, 2014

British royal couple arrives in New York

Crowds of jubilant royal watchers cheered as Britain’s Prince William and his pregnant wife, Kate, arrived in New York City on Sunday, kicking off a three-day trip to the East Coast.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s motorcade pulled up outside the Carlyle Hotel on ...

Britain's Prince William to visit China in 2015: reports

Nov 25, 2014

Britain's Prince William to visit China in 2015: reports

Britain’s Prince William is to visit China next year, though his pregnant wife, Kate, is thought unlikely to go with him, reports said Monday.The Duke of Cambridge is due to visit early in 2015, but most likely without the duchess, newspapers and the BBC ...

Aussie PM Abbott under fire over knights and dames

/ Mar 26, 2014

Aussie PM Abbott under fire over knights and dames

Monarchist Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of sending Australia into a “time warp” by reintroducing knights and dames to the country’s honors list.The conservative leader announced the move Tuesday with ministers revealing he went straight to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Australia’s head ...