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King Makes Starmer's Victory Official

Labour leader is now UK's prime minister

(Newser) - Labour leader Keir Starmer officially became British prime minister on Friday, hours after his Labour Party swept to power in a landslide victory after more than a decade in opposition. Starmer was elevated to the nation's leader after a private ceremony with King Charles III in Buckingham Palace. In...

Japan Emperor Makes Unusual Stop on UK Visit

A highlight for Emperor Naruhito: the Thames Barrier

(Newser) - The Japanese emperor and empress kicked off a three-day state visit in the UK on Tuesday, and while the politics of it are unsurprising, some quirky details have emerged. The basics, and the fascinating bits:
  • Behind the visit: The AP explains the UK is looking to shore up its position

King's Sister May Have Been Kicked by a Horse

Princess Anne is hospitalized with a concussion but is expected to recover fully

(Newser) - Another royal is having health issues. Princess Anne, the 73-year-old younger sister of King Charles III, has been hospitalized with a concussion, reports CNN . The palace isn't divulging details about what happened, save that she "sustained minor injuries and concussion following an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate"...

Activists Deface King Charles' Portrait

Animal Rising defends act as 'light-hearted' way to draw attention to animal cruelty

(Newser) - That didn't take long. A month after King Charles III's first official portrait as monarch was unveiled, activists vandalized it with an image of the iconic British stop-motion animation character Wallace of Wallace and Gromit fame . The animal activist group Animal Rising shared footage Tuesday of an individual...

Brits Queued for a Very British Reason on Wednesday

The country's new bank notes featuring King Charles III were released

(Newser) - Brits put their queuing skills on display on Wednesday, lining up outside the Bank of England's London HQ and post offices around the country to be among the first to obtain bills bearing King Charles III's face. Bank notes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 pounds...

As Croc Attacked Woman, Her Twin Sprang Into Action

UK's Georgia Laurie will receive King's Gallantry Medal for saving her twin sister in Mexican river

(Newser) - A UK woman will receive a special honor from King Charles III for saving her twin sister from a crocodile attack a few years ago during a trip to Mexico. CBS News reports that the King's Gallantry Medal , conferred to civilians "for acts of exemplary bravery," will...

This Is Charles' First Portrait Since Becoming King

And it's a big one, measuring 8.5' by 6.5'

(Newser) - King Charles III has unveiled the first portrait of the monarch completed since he assumed the throne, a vivid image that depicts him in the bright red uniform of the Welsh Guards against a background of similar hues, the AP reports. The larger-than-life painting by artist Jonathan Yeo captures the...

Archbishop of Canterbury Has Thoughts on the Royals

Justin Welby comments after Prince Harry fails to connect with King Charles on trip to UK

(Newser) - After all the attention paid to the lack of a meeting between King Charles and Prince Harry on the occasion of the younger royal's return visit to the UK, even the Archbishop of Canterbury is weighing in. "We must not judge them. They're human beings, they must...

On Harry's UK Visit, King's 'Full Program' Prevents Meeting

Prince understands, hopes to see his father soon, rep says

(Newser) - Prince Harry is back in the UK for the first time since February, but he won't be seeing his father on this visit. A spokesperson for Harry says that while the prince "hopes to see [King Charles] soon," the monarch's "full program" makes a meeting...

After Cancer Treatment, King Charles Is Going Back to Work
King Charles
Is Going
Back to Work

King Charles Is Going Back to Work

Monarch will resume public duties next week following treatment for cancer

(Newser) - King Charles III will resume his public duties next week following treatment for cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Charles took a break from public appearances almost three months ago to focus on his treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer. The palace said Charles would make a public visit to...

Well-Wisher to King: 'Keep Going Strong'
Charles Reemerges
for Easter Service

Charles Reemerges for Easter Service

Kate, William, and children don't attend Windsor Castle service

(Newser) - The UK's King Charles III shook hands and chatted with onlookers after attending an Easter service at Windsor Castle on Sunday in his most significant public outing since being diagnosed with cancer last month. The king, dressed in a dark overcoat and shiny blue tie, smiled as he made...

With 'Great Sadness,' Charles Misses Traditional Service

Message from Charles was played before Queen Camilla handed out the 'Maundy money'

(Newser) - In a prerecorded message played for the congregation at Worcester Cathedral on Thursday, King Charles III spoke of his "great sadness" at missing the traditional Maundy Thursday pre-Easter event. In his first public remarks since Princess Kate disclosed her cancer diagnosis, the king spoke of the importance of friendship...

Princess Kate Has Cancer, Is Undergoing Chemo

She reveals diagnosis in video statement

(Newser) - The mystery about Princess Kate's absence from public view is over: The Princess of Wales, 42, has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, the BBC reports. Kate revealed the diagnosis in a video statement , though she did not specify what type of cancer she has.
  • Kate said

PETA Says It 'Rescued' 3 of King Charles' Racing Pigeons

Group says it bought birds at auction to save them from 'cruel' industry

(Newser) - PETA says it has bought three royal racing pigeons from King Charles' Sandringham estate—and their racing days are over. A spokesperson for the group tells the Washington Post that the birds were bought for around $1,900 at a January auction and taken to a sanctuary in Wales. PETA...

Charles' Quick Treatment Points Out an NHS Problem

Many cancer patients have to wait dangerously long for care

(Newser) - His prime minister said King Charles' cancer was caught early, and treatment began within two weeks. That improves the king's prognosis, an advantage other cancer patients in England don't have. Patients enrolled in the public health care system are enduring potentially dangerous wait times for the care to...

Charles Makes Appearance Amid Cancer Treatment

Church attendance comes a day after he expressed thanks for support

(Newser) - King Charles III attended church Sunday for the first time since his cancer diagnosis . Walking beside Queen Camilla, Charles arrived at St. Mary Magdalene Church, close to Sandringham House in eastern England where he retreated to recuperate following his first treatment for an unspecified form of cancer. The appearance came...

Prince William Addresses King Charles' Cancer Diagnosis

The royal had not yet spoken out publicly since illness was announced

(Newser) - Prince William spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since his father's cancer diagnosis was announced. It was also William's first day returning to royal duties since his wife, Kate, underwent abdominal surgery for an undisclosed (but noncancerous) condition. "I'd like to take this opportunity to...

Prince Harry Arrives to Visit King Charles

Meanwhile, Britain's PM says king's cancer was 'caught early'

(Newser) - Prince Harry arrived in London on Tuesday after an overnight flight from California, and was seen arriving at his father's Clarence House residence in the afternoon. About an hour later, King Charles and Queen Camilla left for the royal rural residence of Sandringham, waving to well-wishers outside the gates...

Charles' Cancer Diagnosis Has Royals on 'Thin Ground'

BBC notes that many family members have removed themselves from public duties

(Newser) - People reports that Prince Harry will return to the UK within the next few days as his father, King Charles, is undergoing treatment for cancer . Charles is understood to have personally informed both Harry and his brother, Prince William, of his diagnosis, as well as his three siblings, Princess...

King Charles Diagnosed With Cancer
King Charles
Diagnosed With Cancer

King Charles Diagnosed With Cancer

Palace doesn't specify what type, says the king will temporarily suspend public duties

(Newser) - King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace says. The palace did not say what form of cancer the 75-year-old monarch has, per the AP . It's not prostate cancer, but it was discovered during the king's recent treatment for...

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