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, ...

Prince William encourages Miyagi 3/11 survivors

Mar 1, 2015

Prince William encourages Miyagi 3/11 survivors

Britain’s Prince William expressed sympathy Sunday at a meeting with survivors of the 2011 quake and tsunami during a visit to Miyagi Prefecture. During the meeting in the devastated city of Ishinomaki, the 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge told a couple who lost their children ...

Britain's Prince William visits Fukushima with Abe

Feb 28, 2015

Britain's Prince William visits Fukushima with Abe

Britain’s Prince William visited Fukushima on Saturday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to attempt to allay safety concerns in the prefecture due to the nuclear disaster. The 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge, who arrived Thursday on his first visit to Japan, ate Japanese cuisine made ...