Friday February 27, 2015
It isn't often that one hears about a monarch looking for a chauffeur. Adding this to our list of firsts, we hear that the Queen of England is looking for one.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 7, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II on Friday celebrated 63 years on the British throne as she neared the record set by Queen Victoria for the longest-reigning monarch.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 26, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country's national day Monday by honouring Britain's Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 31, 2014
Veteran actor John Hurt was given a knighthood and 1960s fashion designer Mary Quant, pioneer of the mini-skirt and hotpants, made a Dame in Britain's New Year Honours List released on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 27, 2014
Prince William will go to China early next year in the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, Buckingham Palace announced today.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday November 27, 2014
PD James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
World News | Associated Press | Friday October 24, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."
World News | Associated Press | Saturday October 18, 2014
Local officials say the Canadian coast guard has secured a towline to a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel that was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine northern coast.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 10, 2014
The American actress Angelina Jolie was made an honorary dame for her work combatting sexual violence by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace on Friday.
World News | Reuters | Sunday September 28, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday apologised for revealing details of Queen Elizabeth's relief that Scotland had voted to keep the United Kingdom intact, saying he was kicking himself very hard for the breach of protocol.
World News | Reuters | Thursday September 25, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron is to apologise in person to Queen Elizabeth after he was overheard saying she had "purred" with happiness on hearing that Scots had voted to reject independence, Sky News said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 15, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II hopes Scotland will "think very carefully" about their decision on whether to become an independent country in a closely-watched referendum, British media reported on Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 25, 2014
A special exhibition on childhood in the British royal family is to open at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, featuring well-loved toys spanning 250 years including a gadget-laden miniature James Bond supercar.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 14, 2014
Britain's royals were out in force on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Saturday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 88th birthday.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday June 5, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the British government's legislative agenda Wednesday in a ceremony that combined a sumptuous display of pomp and power with a slim slate of bills on crime, pensions and fracking.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday April 20, 2014
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 11, 2014
Ratan Tata, the former chairman of the Tata Group which is one of the largest employers in Britain, has been honored by Queen Elizabeth with a GBE (Knight Grand Cross), one of UK's highest civilian awards.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 28, 2014
British members of parliament criticised Queen Elizabeth's Royal Household on Tuesday for blowing its annual budget while neglecting repairs at Buckingham Palace, which two lawmakers suggested was falling apart.
Offbeat | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 16, 2014
A garden gnome, a chocolate royal coach and a falconry glove were among the gifts presented to Britain's royal household last year, it was revealed on Wednesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 31, 2013
15 Indian-origin men and women, including prominent educationist Asha Khemka, have been named in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours List for 2014.
Offbeat | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 25, 2013
A British surgeon has been suspended over allegations that he "branded" his initials onto a patient's liver, media reported on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday December 19, 2013
The phones of Prince William's wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were hacked by staff working for Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World tabloid.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 6, 2013
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said Friday she was "deeply saddened" by the death of Nelson Mandela, adding that he had "worked tirelessly for the good of his country".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 23, 2013
Three generations of future British kings will gather today for the low-key christening of Prince George, the son of Prince William and his wife Catherine.