Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday when a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse said a senior member … Read more

Prince William and Kate Middleton land in Boston for US trip amid royal race row

A black reverend began the Prince and Princess of Wales’ Earthshot launch event today by giving a lecture about the ‘legacy of colonialism and racism’ – just hours after Buckingham Palace became embroiled in a furious race row when William’s godmother was accused of making racist remarks at an event hosted by Queen Consort Camilla.  … Read more

Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas gives birth to her first child

Cressida and Harry, pictured in 2017, dated in university before rekindling their romance after her split from Prince Harry Harry Wentworth-Stanley, an associate director at estate agents Savills, is the son of Nick Wentworth-Stanley, a debonair Old Etonian, and Clare, now the Marchioness of Milford Haven, who acquired the title upon her second marriage to … Read more

Rishi Sunak, UK’s next PM, faces major economic problems

LONDON (AP) — Former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak was set to become Britain’s next prime minister after the governing Conservative Party chose him as its leader on Monday in the hope that he will be a safe pair of hands to guide the country at a time of economic and political turbulence. The victory marked … Read more

UK government abolishes plan to cut tax on high earners in major U-turn

“It is clear that the abolition of the 45p tax rate has become a distraction from our overriding mission to tackle the challenges facing our economy,” Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said in a statement. Rob Piney | Getty ImagesNews | Getty Images LONDON — The UK government on Monday reversed a plan to scrap the … Read more

Pregnant Cressida Bonas steps out in London wearing a green coat over her growing baby bump

Cressida and Harry, pictured in 2017, dated in university before rekindling their romance after her split from Prince Harry Harry Wentworth-Stanley, an associate director at estate agents Savills, is the son of Nick Wentworth-Stanley, a debonair Old Etonian, and Clare, now the Marchioness of Milford Haven, who acquired the title upon her second marriage to … Read more

Mystery as Princess Mary of Denmark is nowhere to be seen at the Queen’s funeral

The Danish royal family was forced to leave Princess Mary at home after her invite to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was rescinded just days before due to a ‘regrettable error’ from the British Foreign Office. Eagle-eyed royal commentators noted the distinct absence of the Australian-born Mary despite her husband Prince Frederik and mother-in-law Queen Margrethe … Read more

Queen’s 8 grandchildren hold silent vigil beside her coffin

LONDON (AP) — All eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another huge day in which thousands came to pay their respects. Mourners huddled in a line that snaked across London, enduring the city’s coldest night in months and waits that stretched up to 16 hours. Authorities … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s childhood letters to Sonia… the only friend she chose herself

Neatly handwritten, with the occasional spelling mistake or smudge of ink, the letters from a young Princess Elizabeth offer an endearing insight into the carefree early life of a girl who never expected to become Queen. The now-historic documents were written in the 1930s to the only friend the future Monarch ever chose for herself … Read more

Seeing Queen Elizabeth’s coffin at Westminster Hall

With sun rays seeping in through the stained glass windows of Westminster Hall, I stepped into the iconic site that served as the backdrop for some of the world’s most historic events to pay my respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Despite the chattering crowds outside that line the streets of London, pushing the wait times … Read more