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The UK May Decide to Evacuate the Queen

It all depends on how Brexit goes

(Newser) - In a few weeks, the Queen of England may well be at an undisclosed location—if, that is, her nation fails to reach a Brexit deal and the streets erupt in violence, the Guardian reports. Two Sunday papers say Britain has re-activated Cold War plans to evacuate Her Majesty should... More »

Queen Sends Coded Brexit Message to Bickering MPs

It's the monarch's second Brexit intervention in 5 weeks

(Newser) - The queen's calming voice has been heard over the stormy seas of the Brexit process, calling on MPs to stop bickering. Without explicitly mentioning Brexit, at a speech to her local Women's Institute, the 92-year-old Elizabeth urged lawmakers to "seek common ground," reports Reuters . The date... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

What Rift? Royals All Smiles on Christmas

The family has walked their Christmas walk, no signs of discord among younger royals

(Newser) - The British dog-and-pony show known as "watching the royals walk to church on Christmas" is over, and watchers could detect no hint of a reported rift between Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives , reports People . Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle "chatted happily," the mag reports,... More »

Meghan Markle's Dad Has a Request for the Queen

Thomas Markle says Queen Elizabeth could ask his daughter to reconnect with him

(Newser) - Thomas Markle has escalated his feud with his newly royal daughter . In an appearance on British television Monday, Markle asked Queen Elizabeth herself to intervene and help him reconnect with daughter Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex. In an 18-minute interview, he told Good Morning Britain he and Meghan haven'... More »

Trump's Account of Tea With Queen Irks Brits

He claims he arrived early despite contrary reports

(Newser) - There was plenty to digest after President Trump's Thursday campaign rally in which he railed against the media , though his comments on the queen are getting particular attention. Citing news reports claiming he arrived 12 minutes late and stayed beyond the allotted time while meeting Queen Elizabeth II for... More »

Trump: 'European Union Is a Foe'

The president calls out the EU for trade policies

(Newser) - President Trump has raised eyebrows ahead of his meeting with Vladimir Putin regarding who he feels are the enemies of the United States. In an interview from Scotland with CBS News, the president told anchor Jeff Glor that the EU with its 28 members, many of which are longstanding US... More »

Trump Critics See Social Misstep in Meeting With Queen

Headlines in the UK take notice

(Newser) - President Trump appeared to break from royal protocol Friday during an official visit to the UK when he seemed to step in front of Queen Elizabeth II. For a few moments, Mr. Trump walked just ahead of Her Majesty while the pair inspected the queen's honor guard, per the... More »

Photos: Queen Welcomes the Trumps

President, first lady visit Windsor Castle

(Newser) - President Trump has caused quite a fuss on his first trip to Britain, thanks to a controversial interview , a taunting blimp , and then a make-nice press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May. His visit with the queen, however, appears to have gone off without a hitch. Queen Elizabeth II welcomed... More »

Trump Will Do 'Most Important Thing' on Visit to UK

US ambassador says president will meet with Queen Elizabeth in July

(Newser) - Donald Trump will make his first "working visit" as president to the UK next month, and it looks like he'll be doing a meet-and-greet with Queen Elizabeth after all. US Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson tells Sky News not all the kinks have been worked out, but that even... More »

Harry, Meghan Got Quite a Gift From the Queen

They now own York Cottage on royal family's Sandringham Estate

(Newser) - Should the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tire of running into family near their home on the grounds of London's Kensington Palace, they now have an escape courtesy of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen handed over York Cottage on the 20,000-acre Sandringham Estate in Norfolk as a wedding... More »

The Queen Reportedly Gets Her Wish

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head, per British media

(Newser) - A day after Queen Elizabeth II's bold move on behalf of her son comes news that should cheer her: British media report that Prince Charles will succeed her as the next head of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth leaders have reportedly agreed on his appointment as head of the 53-nation... More »

Queen Makes Bold Move on Behalf of Prince Charles

Tells member nations of Commonwealth she wants him to succeed her as leader

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II turned up the dial on her once quiet activism for Prince Charles to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth Thursday, telling leaders of its 53 member states that the 69-year-old has her full support. In what the Telegraph describes as "an unusually explicit statement of... More »

Queen Has Owned Corgis Since 1944. Now, No More

Elizabeth II still owns two 'dorgis'

(Newser) - For the first time since 1944, Queen Elizabeth II does not own a corgi. Willow, nearly 15 years old and the last of the monarch's long line of corgis, was reportedly put down after a battle with cancer, though Buckingham Palace says it is a private matter and is... More »

In Surprise, Palace Says Philip to Have Planned Surgery

Hip surgery will take place Wednesday

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's 96-year-old husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to a London hospital for a previously scheduled hip surgery, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said the prince entered the King Edward VII Hospital in the afternoon and would have the surgery Wednesday. It said the hospital admission... More »

At Royals' Easter, a Few Notable Absences

Prince Philip bows out, and Harry and Meghan Markle have their own plans

(Newser) - Britain's house of Windsor celebrated Easter on Sunday with the rest of Christendom, with a couple of notable exceptions, reports People . While one might think that would include Kate Middleton, her only concession to being in her eighth month of pregnancy was to take a car to services while... More »

Teen Fired Shot at Queen. NZ Reportedly Hushed It Up

Police open probe following claims of a 1981 cover-up

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's record 65-year reign would've come to an end almost four decades ago if a teenager's plot had gone off without a hitch. Documents from New Zealand's intelligence agency, obtained by Reuters , confirm for the first time that 17-year-old Christopher Lewis tried to assassinate... More »

Report: Secret Talks to Discuss Aftermath of Queen's Death

Will Charles be named head of Commonwealth, too?

(Newser) - A day-long meeting set to take place in London will have "wider governance considerations" on its agenda. The BBC reports that's code for something much more fascinating than it sounds: succession. Not of the crown, which Prince Charles will inherit upon his mother's death, but of the... More »

Queen Learns Where Crown Jewels Were Hidden in War

Inside a cookie tin

(Newser) - A BBC documentary that aired last weekend about Queen Elizabeth had all kinds of interesting royal nuggets, but one revelation in particular was news to the queen herself. The makers of The Coronation were able to tell Elizabeth where her father hid the most precious of the crown jewels during... More »

Ex-Beatle's New Title: 'Sir Ringo'

Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb to be knighted by the queen

(Newser) - A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who've been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain's monarch. Britain's Cabinet Office publishes a list of people receiving honors for merit, service, or bravery twice a year: just before New... More »

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