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Harry, Meghan Won't Be on Queen's Balcony for Celebration

Neither will Andrew at Platinum Jubilee, as all 3 no longer have royal duties

(Newser) - In June, the United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee , a commemoration of her status as the only British monarch ever to have put in 70 years on the throne. And there will be four very special guests in attendance: Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle, and their...

Harry, Meghan Reunite With Queen, Prince Charles

It's been more than 2 years since Markle has set foot in the UK

(Newser) - Earlier this year, Prince Harry, who now lives in California with Meghan Markle and their two children, noted that security concerns were keeping them from visiting the UK. Those fears appear to have been allayed, at least enough to allow him and Markle to make a pit stop outside of...

Harry RSVPs a No to Prince Philip's Memorial Service

Prince slammed for 'snubbing' queen, whom rep says he hopes to visit soon

(Newser) - Prince Harry said earlier this year he wouldn't be returning to the UK anytime soon, due to a lack of security detail for him and his family, and he apparently meant it—even if it means he'll miss his grandfather's memorial service. Per People , a spokesman for...

Queen Offers Minimum Wage to Future Employee

Royal family head needs part-time housekeeper

(Newser) - The matriarch of the Royal Family has a stamp collection worth more than $135 million —but plans to pay her future housekeeper minimum wage, Business Insider reports. Queen Elizabeth II is advertising for a part-time housekeeper on the Royal Household’s jobs board, seeking someone who will work 20...

Queen Delivers a Royal Rebuke to Prince Andrew

He is stripped of military duties and patronages

(Newser) - As a sexual assault case against Prince Andrew continues, so do the ramifications: He has been stripped of his military duties and charity work, reports CNN . Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Andrew's military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to Queen Elizabeth II with her “approval and...

Judge Says Case Against Prince Andrew Can Continue

Rejects argument regarding Virginia Giuffre's residency

(Newser) - Prince Andrew’s effort to immediately block the progression of a lawsuit by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 17—on the grounds that she no longer lives in the US— was rejected by a federal judge as oral arguments were set to proceed Monday...

Harry and Meghan's Holiday Card Has Special Surprise

The world gets its first look at their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana

(Newser) - Six months after the birth of Lilibet "Lili" Diana, the world is getting its first look at the British royal. The daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, born June 4 , is included in a family photo on the couple's holiday card, shot by photographer Alexi Lubomirski over...

Queen's 12th Great-Grandchild Is Here, and Finally Has a Name

Princess Beatrice, husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcome new daughter Sienna Elizabeth

(Newser) - Britain's Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have named their newborn daughter Sienna Elizabeth. In a tweet Friday, Beatrice revealed the name—in full, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi—alongside a picture of the newborn's footprints, per the AP . Sienna Elizabeth is Queen Elizabeth II's 12th...

Judge: Prince Philip's Will to Be Kept Under Wraps for 90 Years

Even then, it may not see the light of day

(Newser) - If you've been dying to know who's going to get Prince Philip's hunting apparel, 13,000 books , and autographed pictures of himself, you'll be waiting till around the year 2111. Andrew McFarlane, a judge at London's High Court, has ruled that the will of the...

Sex Abuse Case Against Andrew May Have Just Advanced

Legal team for accuser says papers in civil case were delivered to prince's UK residence on Aug. 27

(Newser) - The civil case against Prince Andrew by a woman who claims he sexually abused her when she was a minor can't go forward until a US judge determines that legal papers have been served upon the prince. Now, it looks like that initial step may have been taken. The...

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UK's Plan for Dealing With Queen's Death Leaked

It's called 'Operation London Bridge'

(Newser) - Politico says it has obtained the British government's plans for dealing with an event that hasn't happened in almost 70 years—the death of a reigning monarch. The leaked plan, called "Operation London Bridge," describes the day of Queen Elizabeth II's death as "...

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Statue of Diana Unveiled on Her 60th Birthday

Princes William and Harry reunite to do the honors at Kensington Palace

(Newser) - Princess Diana would have celebrated a milestone birthday Thursday, and her two sons reunited to mark the occasion. Princes William and Harry unveiled a statue of their mother at Kensington Palace amid what People characterizes as a "warm reunion." The statue features Diana with three children, symbolizing her...

Princess Beatrice Expecting Her First Child

Baby with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will be the queen's 12th great-grandchild

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace says Princess Beatrice is expecting a baby. The palace said Wednesday that the 32-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are due to have their first child in the autumn, adding that "both families are delighted with the news." Beatrice, the elder...

Philip's Death Adds Pressure for Charles to Make Changes

Britain's royal family faces difficult choice of which of its efforts to drop

(Newser) - Prince Charles already was working on plans for changing Britain's royal family when his father died. Now with Prince Philip gone, Queen Elizabeth II having turned 95, and the pandemic still limiting the monarch's activities, the pressure to make those decisions has intensified. Prince Harry has withdrawn, and...

It's Been a Week of Milestones for Prince Louis

He attended his first day of preschool, then turned 3

(Newser) - The people should be pleased to know that the fifth person in line for the British throne can ride a bike. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new photo of a smiling Prince Louis on a small red bike in honor of his third birthday on Friday...

Harry, William Follow Coffin, Though Not Side by Side

Prince Philip is laid to rest

(Newser) - Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral that honored his lifetime of service to the UK, the crown, and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, per the AP . The widowed British monarch, setting an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sat alone at the ceremony,...

Queen Steers Back to Royal Duties During Mourning Period

Elizabeth gets back to work before funeral for her late husband on Saturday

(Newser) - As the British royal family prepares for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, the queen is getting back to work. According to the Court Circular , which details the royals' daily events and engagements, Queen Elizabeth hosted a retirement ceremony for Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel, her household's top official,...

We 'Owe Him a Debt Greater Than ... We Shall Ever Know'

A look at the long life of Prince Philip

(Newser) - Mourners have appeared outside London's Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history. But his spouse, Queen Elizabeth II, won't be able to see them, at least not in the physical, as she's staying at Windsor Castle, where Philip died early...

Archbishop Denies Wedding Claim by Meghan and Harry

They were officially married on the day the public saw them take vows, not during secret event

(Newser) - Among the many bombshells dropped during their now famous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry revealed they'd been secretly wed three days before the public Saturday ceremony in May 2018. The Sussexes claimed to have been married by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, in...

Prince Philip Heads Home After 4-Week Hospital Stay

Queen's 99-year-old husband had a heart procedure and was treated for an infection

(Newser) - Prince Philip left a London hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection and undergoing a heart procedure, reports the AP . Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had been hospitalized since being admitted to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Feb. 16, where...

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