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Queen withdraws military titles and royal patronages of Prince Andrew, Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said. The 61-year-old will also stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said. It comes as he faces a US civil action over sexual assault allegation. Buckingham Palace […]

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander to cease using golden carriage amid slavery row

The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander announced that Dutch royals will cease using a historic golden carriage amid a debate over slavery links. Critics say that one side of the horse-drawn carriage, called De Gouden Koets, is decorated with an image that glorifies the country’s colonial past. Out of use since 2015, the carriage has traditionally been […]

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Prince Andrew asked to provide documents to prove his alleged ‘medical inability to sweat’

Prince Andrew has been asked to provide documents proving his “alleged medical inability to sweat” in a court filing by attorneys for Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused the royal of sexual assault in a US civil lawsuit. In the court document filed Thursday, Giuffre’s attorneys also ask for any documents relating to anyone Andrew […]

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Dutch royal family regrets hosting Princess Amalia’s birthday party amid surge in Covid-19 cases

The Dutch royal family has expressed regret over last week’s birthday party for the heir-apparent to the country’s throne amid surging Covid cases. The family said 21 guests were all vaccinated and tested. They attended Princess Amalia’s 18th birthday party in the palace gardens last Saturday. The guests were also required to follow social distancing. […]

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Meghan apologizes to UK court denying intentions to mislead

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex apologized to a UK court for forgetting emails she exchanged with an aide who was going to brief the authors of an unauthorized biography about her and Prince Harry, according to reports. She added that she had “no intention to mislead” the court. The Sussexes have previously repeatedly denied collaborating with […]

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Prince Harry warned Twitter boss about political unrest in the US ahead of Capitol riot

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex said he warned Twitter boss Jack Dorsey about political unrest in the United States a few days ahead of the January 6 Capitol riots. “I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” Prince Harry said at the RE:WIRED tech forum in the US. “That email […]

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Queen Elizabeth II snapped driving around Windsor after cancelling engagements

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been pictured driving herself around her Windsor estate on Monday, days after being instructed by her doctors to rest for at least a fortnight and refrain from official visits. The image showed the 95-year-old monarch wearing a headscarf and sunglasses at the wheel of her car. The outing will likely […]

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Queen Elizabeth II advised to take rest for at least the next two weeks

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been told by doctors to rest for at least the next two weeks and not undertake any official visits, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday. The announcement comes more than a week after the monarch, 95, spent a night in the hospital for what a spokesman described at the […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to skip COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow

The Queen will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow following medical advice to rest. The 95-year-old monarch underwent preliminary medical checks in hospital last Wednesday after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland. She resumed public engagements on Tuesday by meeting ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace said she “regretfully” […]

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‘Road To Republic’: Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy

Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state in a decisive step towards shedding the Caribbean island’s colonial past. Sandra Mason was elected late on Wednesday by a two-thirds vote of a joint session of the country’s House of Assembly and Senate, a milestone, the government […]

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Queen Elizabeth II spends a night in hospital before returning back at Windsor Castle

The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old monarch returned from hospital at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits”, the palace added. The Queen was said to be “disappointed” after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland on […]

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Queen ‘reluctantly accepts medical advice’ and cancels Northern Ireland visit

The Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland and has “reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days”, Buckingham Palace says. The 95-year-old monarch will remain at Windsor Castle but is still expected to attend the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow later this month. The Queen is in […]