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Windsor Intruder Faces Treason Charge

Police say 20-year-old entered castle grounds carrying a crossbow

(Newser) - A man who police said brought a crossbow onto the grounds of Windsor Castle faces the usual sort of charge one might in another location, such as making threats to kill someone and possession of an offensive weapon. But because the castle is home to a monarch, Britain's Queen...

The Queen Doesn't Look Quite Like This Anymore

Elizabeth is spotted with a brand-new haircut

(Newser) - Royal families tend to be mired in tradition, to the point that even small changes in the status quo garner international attention. That's why Queen Elizabeth's latest surprise move is making headlines worldwide: She's gotten a post-Platinum Jubilee haircut, dumping her signature structured 'do for trimmed-back...

Queen Steps Out, Making Crowd-Pleasing Appearance

Guest of honor surfaces on palace balcony on final day of Platinum Jubilee festivities

(Newser) - On the final day of the Platinum Jubilee events in her honor, Queen Elizabeth put the crowning touch on the celebration by appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Thousands of subjects gathered along the Mall roared as she stepped into view with her heirs and family members, CNN reports. The...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration Is Underway
'Discomfort' Sidelines Queen

'Discomfort' Sidelines Queen

Elizabeth will skip Friday church service celebrating her 70 years on throne

(Newser) - Update: Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend a church service to mark her Platinum Jubilee after experiencing “discomfort” at events on Thursday, per the AP . The palace says that with “great reluctance” the 96-year-old monarch has decided to skip Friday’s service at St. Paul’...

Stonehenge Looks Very Different This Week

Photos of Queen Elizabeth projected onto landmark stones to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

(Newser) - Whoever the designers of Stonehenge were, it's probably a decent bet that they didn't have this week's use of their monument in mind: Visitors this week will see photos of Queen Elizabeth II splashed across the front of the sarsens on Salisbury Plain, a tribute to the...

For Charles and Camilla, a TV Soap Cameo

Royal couple will appear on the 'EastEnders'

(Newser) - He's still not the king, but Prince Charles at least gets this: a cameo on the venerable UK television soap EastEnders. The BBC reports that Charles and Camilla will appear as themselves in an episode that airs June 2 in which the show pays homage to the queen's...

Queen Won't Open Parliament This Time

Given Elizabeth's difficulties getting around, Charles will read speech for her

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 60 years, as she struggles with difficulties in getting around. Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that the 96-year-old had...

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...

New Photo of Queen Elizabeth Marks Her 96th Birthday

She's spending her birthday at Sandringham, in a cottage favored by her late husband

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II turned 96 Thursday, and to mark the occasion, the Royal Windsor Horse Show released a new photograph of the monarch ahead of the big day. The picture shows Elizabeth in between her two ponies, Bybeck Nightingale and Bybeck Katie, at Windsor Castle, the Guardian reports. The ponies...

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...

Queen Gives 'Vote of Support' to Prince Andrew

He escorted Queen ahead of Tuesday's memorial service for Prince Philip

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II shrugged off recent health issues to attend a memorial service for her husband, Prince Philip, at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, entering the cavernous church through a side door to shorten the distance to her seat. The monarch entered the abbey on the arm of her second son,...

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 Has COVID at 95
Queen Emerges From
Her COVID Isolation

Queen Emerges From Her COVID Isolation

Monarch, 95, has first face-to-face meeting since last month's diagnosis

(Newser) - Update: Queen Elizabeth II has apparently weathered her bout with COVID just fine. The 95-year-old, who tested positive on Feb. 20, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, which the BBC notes is her first face-to-face meeting since she contracted the virus. She had resumed virtual engagements about...

Queen Announces Camilla's Future Title

King's wife will become queen consort, Elizabeth announces

(Newser) - The British royal family, whose titles and honorifics have been the subject of debate recently—especially those of Prince Harry , Meghan Markle , and Prince Andrew —settled on a future one Saturday. In a message marking her 70th anniversary on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II announced it's her wish...

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...

Chilling Video Investigated After Royal Intruder Caught

19-year-old with crossbow detained after incident at Windsor Castle

(Newser) - Reports emerged over the holiday weekend about an armed intruder arrested at Windsor Castle. Now the details are filling in, and they include reports of an alarming video made before the incident. Scotland Yard says a 19-year-old man with a crossbow was arrested for trespassing at the castle on Christmas...

Queen Joins Those Finding ‘Christmas Can Be Hard’

Elizabeth says she'll still find joy in holiday after her husband's death

(Newser) - In her Christmas address to her subjects, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II had a message for those who, like her, suffered a loss in the past year. "Although it's a time of great happiness and good cheer for many, Christmas can be hard for those who have lost...

Barbados Elects First President, Prepares to Ditch Queen
Barbados to
Officially Drop

Barbados to Officially Drop Monarchy

Country will swear in first-ever president

(Newser) - Update: Barbados will, late Monday night, swear in its first president, thus officially ousting Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and cutting the island country's last imperial link to Britain after Britain colonized it in 1627. Prince Charles will be present at the ceremony, CNN reports. Barbados will...

The Queen Spent a Night in the Hospital

Palace revealed the news after UK monarch canceled plans Wednesday

(Newser) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after canceling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday...

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