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 retire ...

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 almost ...

Vanity Fair cover boasts Leibovitz pic of Queen Elizabeth II 'at peace'

Jun 1, 2016

Vanity Fair cover boasts Leibovitz pic of Queen Elizabeth II 'at peace'

Britain's 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The monarch is pictured sitting with her four beloved dogs: corgis Willow and Holly, and dorgis Candy and Vulcan. The picture, published Tuesday, was taken at Windsor Castle ...

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 three years, ...

China's leader opens U.K. state visit with carriage ride

Oct 20, 2015

China's leader opens U.K. state visit with carriage ride

Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to address Britain's Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II Tuesday as he began a state visit that is intended to cement close economic ties between the two countries — but risks being overshadowed by concerns over Beijing's growing ...

Queen Elizabeth II reign now longest-ever for U.K., surpassing Victoria's

Sep 9, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II reign now longest-ever for U.K., surpassing Victoria's

Queen Elizabeth II has reached a major milestone by becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history. She passes Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, who was on the throne for 63 years and 7 months. Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that millions of Britons would celebrate the ...