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Andrew Doesn't Catch a Break During Funeral Procession

'You're a sick old man!' spectator yelled out to prince in Edinburgh, shortly before being arrested

(Newser) - If Prince Andrew thought he was going to get a reprieve from public rebuke with the death of his mother, it didn't happen. Although most spectators who converged Monday upon the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral procession were respectful, one man was arrested...

Mourners Asked to Stop Leaving Paddington Bears for Queen

People have also been placing marmalade sandwiches at tribute site

(Newser) - Authorities in the UK have asked people mourning Queen Elizabeth II to stop leaving non-floral tributes at designated tribute sites—specifically, Paddington Bear toys, balloons, and other Paddington-related items, including teapots and marmalade sandwiches. In a video skit recorded for the queen's 70th jubilee celebrations earlier this year, she...

To Pay Respects to Queen, Get Ready to Wait

Procession began Sunday, taking her body from Balmoral

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II has begun her final journey . The hearse carrying her coffin left Balmoral, the Scottish estate where she died, Sunday and arrived in Edinburgh that same day to lie in state in the throne room at Holyroodhouse Palace, the British monarch's official residence in Scotland, until Monday...

Here&#39;s Where Elizabeth&#39;s Royal Corgis Will Live
Queen's Corgis Get a New Home

Queen's Corgis Get a New Home

With the Duke and Duchess of York

(Newser) - It's been a common question in the media since the death of Queen Elizabeth II: Where will her beloved royal pups live now? Last week, a royal biographer told Newsweek they'd most likely go to her son, Prince Andrew, because some of them were gifts to his mother...

Now That Queen Is Gone, India Clamors Again for Giant Gem
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Controversy Swirls Around Gem in Camilla's New Crown

Indian citizens are once again staking claim to Kohinoor diamond, mined in India centuries ago

(Newser) - In the Tower of London, housed with other crown jewels of England, lies a platinum crown created for the late Queen Elizabeth II's mother, so she'd have something to wear for her husband King George VI's coronation in 1937. Earlier this year, the queen announced that headpiece...

This Might Be the Weirdest Royal Development Yet

Royal beekeeper informed each hive of the (human) queen's death

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II may have been known for her beloved corgis, but she also had royal beehives. And the caretaker of those approximately 1 million charges performed an unusual ritual upon Elizabeth's death—he informed each hive of the news. The weird nugget comes via the Daily Mail , which...

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Palace Sets Date for Queen's Funeral

Westminster service will be Sept. 19

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth's state funeral will take place on Sept. 19, at Westminster Abbey in London, officials announced Saturday. "We will carry out our duty over the coming days with the heaviest of hearts, but also with the firmest of resolve to ensure a fitting farewell to one of...

Putin Writes to King Charles Twice in a Week

Russian president wishes the new monarch success

(Newser) - Leaders from around the world have been paying homage to the late queen, and that includes one who has fallen out of favor with the West—Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader has written to the new King Charles III twice over the past week, reports Metro . "I wish Your...

A British First: Accession Ceremony, Broadcast Live

Charles is formally proclaimed king

(Newser) - King Charles III was officially announced as Britain’s monarch Saturday, in a ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism—and, for the first time, broadcast live. Charles automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday, but the accession ceremony is a key constitutional and...

Biden: I'm Going to Queen's Funeral

President met Elizabeth three times, including for tea at Windsor

(Newser) - President Biden told reporters Friday that he will attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in London. "I don't know what the details are yet, but I'll be going," the president said, per USA Today . Buckingham Palace has not released a schedule yet, but the service is...

King's Emotional Speech Addresses Queen, Harry

Charles III makes his first speech

(Newser) - Britain's new king included Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, in an emotional inaugural address Friday while renewing the late Queen Elizabeth's long-ago promise of unfailing duty and service. "As the queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I, too, now solemnly pledge myself throughout the...

Camilla Is Now Queen Consort. Also: What's a Queen Consort?

Wife of King Charles III isn't the only royal to see a title shift after death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Newser) - This piece has been updated to reflect William and Kate's new title: If you think you're going to have a hard time remembering to call Charles "king" instead of "prince" from here on out (don't forget the "III"!), try to master that soon,...

'She Fell in Love, and She Never Looked at Anyone Else'

Romance between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip burned strong for 7-plus decades

(Newser) - The headlines have been dominated by Queen Elizabeth after her death Thursday at the age of 96. But ever-present in the background is the person she once called her "strength and stay": husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021 at 99. Before his death, the...

Feel Like Queen Was Always There? A Staggering Stat

'WaPo' analysis estimates 90% of world's living humans were born after she ascended to throne

(Newser) - Before she died Thursday at the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II was seen as a rock of sorts for the world—in other words, as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put it in a statement mourning her death, the royal "was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change....

Britain Is Changing Anthem, Flags, Coins

Canada will also eventually have King Charles III coins, notes

(Newser) - It's been so long since a reigning British monarch died that the Bank of England felt it necessary to issue a statement Thursday reminding the public that "banknotes featuring the image of Her Majesty The Queen will continue to be legal tender." Queen Elizabeth II was the...

After Queen's Death, 'Operation London Bridge' Gets Underway

The 10 days following monarch's death have been planned out for years

(Newser) - The British government has long had a plan in place for what would happen in the 10 days following the monarch's death. "Operation London Bridge" has been planned for years, USA Today reports, but a contingency plan known as "Operation Unicorn" is also coming into play due...

Queen's Legacy Includes Early Embrace of Email, Beatles

Monarch was a role model for women, one subject says—even those opposed to UK policies

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth provided more than a measure of stability to her nation during her 70-year reign. She was a constant as ties among UK nations and between Britain and Europe weakened, per a Washington Post editorial. Her endless stoicism could grate on her subjects, as after the death of Princess...

King Charles III Makes His First Statement

It's a tribute to the late queen

(Newser) - The new king of England's first formal statement is, not surprisingly, about his mom. "The death of my beloved Mother , Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," wrote King Charles III in a statement posted...

On Queen's Final Day, a Well-Timed Rainbow

It was, in fact, a double-rainbow spotted at Buckingham Palace, elsewhere

(Newser) - Those who gathered in London on Thursday as news spread of the queen's failing health received a poignant site: a double-rainbow, reports Newsweek . Andy Lines of the Daily Mirror tweeted this image from near Buckingham Palace, while NBC News takes note of this one from Victoria Jones of Getty...

Charles Is Already King After Queen's Death

His ascension to the throne was automatic, the palace announced

(Newser) - The man the world has always known as Prince Charles is King Charles III now. Under the rules of the British monarchy, “a new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies," per the AP . Which means that Charles' ascension to the throne...

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