Queen Elizabeth II

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Rolling Stones’ 60th year honored with UK collectible coin

LONDON (AP) — They want money — that's what they want, that's what they want. Well, now the Rolling Stones can say they're also ON money, the face of a new collectible coin issued by Britain's Royal Mint to celebrate the band's 60th anniversary. The new 5-pound coin features a silhouette of the iconic band performing — frontman Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and late drummer Charlie […]

today12/01/2022 60


Thousands of Paddington Bears left for queen to go to charity

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says over 1,000 Paddington bears and other teddies left in tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II in London and Windsor will be donated to a children's charity. Mourners left thousands of tributes, including flowers and teddy bears, outside Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and in royal parks in an outpouring of grief after Britain's longest-reigning monarch died on Sept. 8 at age 96. The queen […]

today10/17/2022 62


Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the world are saying a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers. Crowds massed along the streets of London on Monday to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known for pomp and pageantry, the first state funeral since Winston Churchill's was filled with spectacle. Ahead of the […]

today09/19/2022 56


Queen Elizabeth II lies in state after solemn procession

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has left Buckingham Palace for the last time. The late monarch's coffin was borne to Westminster Hall by a horse-drawn gun carriage. Her son, King Charles III, and his siblings and sons marched behind the coffin, which was topped by a wreath of white roses and her crown resting on a purple velvet pillow. The military procession from the palace was designed to underscore […]

today09/14/2022 127


Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid health fears

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision because doctors are "concerned for Her Majesty's health." Members of the royal family traveled to Scotland to be with the 96-year-old monarch. The announcement comes a day after the queen canceled a virtual meeting of her Privy Council when doctors advised her to rest following a full day of events on Tuesday, when she formally […]

today09/08/2022 85


Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee kicks off with pomp

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne have kicked off with formal celebrations for the queen's Platinum Jubilee. First came the Trooping the Color ceremony, with military horses and flags. Then the queen joined members of her family Thursday on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as 70 planes flew overhead. The 96-year-old Elizabeth is Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the first to […]

today06/02/2022 193


Sex Pistols aim to give Queen’s Jubilee a touch of punk

LONDON (AP) — In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties...and the Sex Pistols. Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song "God Save the Queen" during the monarch's 1977 Silver Jubilee. The anti-authoritarian anthem has been re-released to mark the queen's Platinum Jubilee, her 70 years on the throne. It's one of a raft of […]

today06/01/2022 80


Queen shrugs off health issues, attends Philip service

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has walked into Westminster Abbey through a side door to make good on her wish to attend a memorial service for her beloved husband Prince Philip. The monarch entered the church Tuesday on the arm of her second son Prince Andrew. She then separated from him to walk to her seat alone. That eased concerns about her health that had raised questions about whether […]

today03/29/2022 65


Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID; mild symptoms

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms. The palace said Sunday the 95-year-old British monarch, who has received three vaccine shots, will continue with light duties and follow all medical guidelines. An infectious disease expert said the queen would likely be given one of several antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19. Both her eldest son Prince Charles and […]

today02/21/2022 80