Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Oct 25, 2014

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London’s Science Museum, taking off a glove to ...

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 ...