Queen Elizabeth II

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Elizabeth the Steadfast: Queen marks 70 years on throne

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will mark 70 years on the throne Sunday, an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol of stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age of uncertainty.   From her early days as a glamorous young royal in glittering tiaras to her more recent incarnation as the nation's grandmother, the queen has witnessed the end of the British Empire, the advent of multiculturalism, […]

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Police probe video linked to Windsor Castle Christmas breach

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are investigating a video linked to a man armed with a crossbow who was arrested at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day. The video, obtained by The Sun newspaper, showed a masked person in a dark hoodie holding a crossbow and addressing the camera with a distorted voice, saying they wanted to "assassinate" Queen Elizabeth II. The Sun said the video was sent from […]

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Entertainment

Queen Elizabeth II to skip Christmas trip amid omicron surge

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has decided not to spend Christmas at the royal Sandringham estate in eastern England amid concerns about the fast-spreading omicron variant. The palace said Monday that the 95-year-old queen will spend the holidays at Windsor Castle, west of London, where she has stayed for most of the pandemic. Other members of the royal family are expected to visit over the Christmas period, with precautions […]

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Prince Philip ‘wasn’t looking forward’ to centenary ‘fuss’

LONDON (AP) — On what would have been Prince Philip's 100th birthday, his youngest child said he would not have been looking forward to any celebrations to mark the occasion. In an interview with the BBC that was broadcast Thursday, the 57-year-old Prince Edward said the royal family would have "loved" the chance for Philip to be able to experience his centenary, even if his late father didn't. Philip died […]

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Entertainment

UK to mark queen’s Platinum Jubilee with 4 days of events

LONDON (AP) — Britain will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne with four days of festivities beginning with her ceremonial birthday parade on June 2, 2022. Buckingham Palace on Wednesday announced the schedule of public events and community activities to mark the 95-year-old monarch's Platinum Jubilee, which will be celebrated over a special four-day holiday weekend next year. The celebration will kick off with the first full […]

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Queen Elizabeth expresses thanks for ‘support and kindness’

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the "support and kindness" shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. In a statement Wednesday posted on social media on her 95th birthday and which she personally signed off as Elizabeth R, the monarch said it has been "a comfort" to "see and to hear all the tributes to my husband" from within the U.K., the […]

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