U.K. ditches flags for scandal-hit Prince Andrew's birthday

World / Politics Feb 7, 2020

U.K. ditches flags for scandal-hit Prince Andrew's birthday

The British government said Thursday it had changed the policy of flying flags on royal birthdays, with local authorities no longer required to raise the Union Flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew. Officials earlier said they were considering how the policy applied "in changing circumstances, such ...

2019 was a year of trials and tribulations for Britain's royals

World Dec 24, 2019

2019 was a year of trials and tribulations for Britain's royals

It was a year of trials and tribulations for Britain's royals that Queen Elizabeth II called "quite bumpy" in her Christmas Day message. Here are some of the scandals and misfortunes that have troubled Britain's 93-year-old monarch. The ailing prince The year began with the queen's husband ...