LONDON (AP) — Britain's senior royals have gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's royal family warned Monday that it will block internet trolls posting offensive messages on its social media channels — and may report offenders to police.
Scrutiny, family woes pile pressure on pregnant Meghan
LONDON (AP) — When Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, the American TV star seemed to charm everyone she met. She and Harry toured Britain to adoring crowds, and she pledged to hit the ground running once she officially joined the royal circle.
Britain's rambunctious, royal-obsessed press praised her as something different, a fresh take on an old "firm" in need of a bit of dazzle.
Call for end to social media abuse of Duchesses Meghan, Kate
LONDON (AP) — Britain's press is urging social media users to tone down inappropriate criticism of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Palace officials have been seeking help from Instagram to monitor and remove offensive comments about the two duchesses, who are married to Prince Harry and Prince William.
Palace aides have been spending hours each week moderating comments on the official Palace Instagram account and removing racist and sexist content.
Remains of explorer who first rounded Australia found in UK
LONDON (AP) — The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first known circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archaeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station is planned.
The archaeologists identified the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders by the lead plate placed on top of his coffin. He was buried at St. James's burial ground in 1814 but the headstone was removed in the 1840s, leaving the precise location of his grave a mystery.
Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards
LONDON (AP) — British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards.
Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow. Prince Harry and Meghan chose a black and white motif that shows the newlyweds admiring a fireworks display at their evening wedding reception in May.
Prince William, wife Kate bring gifts to UK forces in Cyprus
RAF AKROTIRI, Cyprus (AP) — Prince William and his wife Kate brought Christmas gifts and holiday greetings Wednesday to British servicemen at the Royal Air Force Base Akrotiri in Cyprus.
The visit by William and the Duchess of Cambridge was designed to honor the estimated 11,000 British soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed on foreign operations over the holidays.
After meeting servicemen in a hangar, William thanked Britain's Armed Forces for their sacrifices.
William, Kate pay tribute to UK soccer team owner
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate have paid tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died with him in an Oct. 27 helicopter crash outside the soccer team's stadium.
Vichai's family welcomed them Wednesday to a tribute site covered with flowers. Kate left a bouquet as William stood beside her.
Prince Charles turns 70 with party, new family photos
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views.
Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Call her a dame: Emma Thompson gets top British award
LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has received one of Britain's highest awards from Prince William — and thought about giving him a kiss at the Buckingham Palace ceremony.
Thompson received a damehood on Wednesday in recognition for her splendid career, an event made special by the fact that it was given to her by William, a longtime friend.
Royal sweets: Diana and sons feature in cake competition
LONDON (AP) — There seems to be a bit of a royal obsession on display at the Cake International exhibition taking place in Birmingham in central England.
There was an oversize cake depicting the late Princess Diana with her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry. There's even a life-size cake of a grown-up Prince Harry with his wife Meghan the duchess of Sussex.
The eye-catching cakes feature in a three-day cake decorating and baking show that includes a number of prizes in various competitions.
Duchess Kate shown papers about deaths of 3 ancestors in WWI
LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has been shown original documents detailing the lives and deaths of three ancestors who were killed in France during World War I.
Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, viewed documents about the three Lupton brothers — her great great-uncles — on Wednesday. They were brothers of Olive Middleton, Kate's great-grandmother.
Kate was shown an official letter from Buckingham Palace expressing King George V's sympathy after the third brother died.
Pip Pip Hooray: Pippa Middleton gives birth to baby boy
LONDON (AP) — Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy.
A spokeswoman for Middleton and her husband James Matthews said Tuesday that their first baby had been born the day before.
Kensington Palace says that Prince William and Kate are "thrilled for Pippa and James."
A prince or princess?: Facts about Harry and Meghan’s baby
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring of 2019. Here are answers to some questions about the baby-to-be.
Harry and Meghan’s baby would be 7th in line for UK throne
LONDON (AP) — A baby born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, would be seventh in line for the British throne when it is born next spring. Here is the current line of succession to the British throne upon of the death of 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II:
1. Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
2. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, eldest child of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.
Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Britain's Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
It was the second wedding extravaganza of the year for the royal family, which seems to be riding a wave of popularity as the younger generation comes to the fore and the widely-respected Queen Elizabeth II cuts back slightly on her public appearances.
Royal Wedding redux: This time it’s Princess Eugenie
WINDSOR, England (AP) — It's time for another royal wedding at Windsor Castle — but this time it's less of a global TV spectacle and more of a family affair.
Despite large signs at the castle's ticket booth welcoming people to the wedding, many visitors seem unaware that Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, will marry tequila company executive James Brooksbank Friday.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte get royal wedding roles
LONDON (AP) — Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
UK military academy probes waterboarding claim
LONDON (AP) — Authorities at Britain's Sandhurst military academy say they are investigating allegations that two cadets waterboarded another at the officer-training school.
The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that two officer cadets pinned down another, covered his face with a cloth and poured water over it. The practice is considered torture by the British government.
Sandhurst's commander, Brigadier Bill Wright, says he has ordered the Royal Military Police to investigate the allegations.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: Queen Elizabeth Declares Prince William And Kate Middleton As The Future King And Queen Consort
LONDON (AP) — Who doesn't like birthdays?
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have released a new photo of their son Prince George to mark his fifth birthday.
The photo shows George grinning in the garden of Clarence House after the christening of his younger brother Prince Louis on July 9.
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening.
The four official photos were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was baptized in the chapel at St. James's Palace on July 9.
LONDON (AP) — The third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened Monday at a royal chapel.
The service for Prince Louis was attended by guests including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan.
Louis's siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, also watched the ceremony at The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William toured sensitive Jerusalem holy sites on Thursday and paid a pilgrimage to the tomb of his great-grandmother on the final day of his historic royal visit to the Middle East.
The Duke of Cambridge's Jerusalem leg was by far the most charged of his five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories — the first official visit of a member of the British royal family — as he ventured into the heart of world religion and regional politics.
Prince William meets Palestinians in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Britain's Prince William traveled to the West Bank on Wednesday, spreading a message of peace as he met with the Palestinian president and toured a Palestinian refugee camp.
The Duke of Cambridge was welcomed by an honor guard as he turned his attention to the Palestinians on the second day of his swing through the Holy Land. It is the first official visit to the area by a member of the royal family.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on Prince William's Middle East visit (all times local):
Prince William has visited a Palestinian refugee camp and facilities run by a U.N. agency in the West Bank.
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prince William caps his historic royal tour of the Middle East with a visit to the holy city of Jerusalem, he'll not only be venturing into the epicenter of world religion and regional politics but also, oddly, into a long overlooked chapter of his own family.
Prince William visits Israel’s Holocaust memorial
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, a soccer game with Arab and Jewish youth and an introduction to Tel Aviv's vibrant start-up scene.
The prince is the first member of the British royal family to pay an official visit to Israel. Though the trip is being billed as non-political, the prince is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and visiting sites at the heart of the century-old conflict.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Prince William's visit to Israel (all times local):
Prince William says he hopes to learn more about the Middle East during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
In a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, William said he is looking forward "to really absorbing and understanding the different issues, the different cultures, the different religions."
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William arrived in Israel on Monday for the first-ever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous region London once ruled.
Arriving from neighboring Jordan, the Duke of Cambridge landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport and then departed to Jerusalem, where he will stay at the elegant King David Hotel, site of the former administrative headquarters of the British mandate.
The Latest: Prince William arrives in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Prince William's visit to the Middle East (all times local):
Prince William has arrived in Israel for the first-ever official visit by a member of the British royal family.
His arrival Monday ends the monarchy's mostly hands-off approach to one of the world's most sensitive regions. For the 36-year-old William, second in line to the throne, it marks a high-profile visit that could brandish his international credentials.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy's decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world's most sensitive regions.
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The status of Jerusalem in the royal itinerary for Prince William's upcoming visit has angered an Israeli Cabinet member.
Jerusalem affairs minister Zeev Elkin wrote on Facebook Monday that a "distortion" cannot "change reality."
The Prince is to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories next week, the first official visit by a British royal.
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Prince William will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories at the end of June — the first British royal to make an official visit there.
The prince will begin his June 24-28 trip in Amman, Jordan, then travel to Jerash in Jordan; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel; and Ramallah in the West Bank.
NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps getting married to a U.S. television star helps in the royal wedding ratings.
The Nielsen company says 29.2 million people in the United States watched the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle early Saturday. The London ceremony aired starting at 7 a.m. Eastern time and was carried live on 15 different networks.
The telecast topped the 22.8 million people who watched Harry's older brother, Prince William, marry Kate Middleton in 2011.
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.
Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and their spouses, as well as Markle's mother and the children who served as bridesmaids and page boys.
A second image shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they now are known, just with the children.
LONDON (AP) — Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy is the master British designer behind the sleek silk boat-necked gown and long billowing veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.
The clean lines of the white dress highlighted Markle's smiling face Saturday as she sat at the altar of the chapel, holding Harry's hand as the sprawling train lay at her feet.
Princes Harry and William greet well-wishers outside Windsor Castle
Meghan and Mother Prepare, Harry Takes Walkabout
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the preparation for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (all times local):
Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland has had a series of whirlwind visits with senior royals since her arrival from California.
She met Prince Harry's brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate and their two oldest children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, at Windsor Castle on Thursday afternoon.
LONDON (AP) — Prince George and Princess Charlotte will have prominent roles in Saturday's royal wedding.
Kensington Palace said Wednesday that four-year-old George will be a page boy and three-year-old Charlotte will be a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
They are the two oldest children of Prince William, Harry's brother, and his wife Kate. The couple's third child, Prince Louis, was born last month and will not be attending.
Palace: Prince William to be best man at Harry’s wedding
LONDON (AP) — It's a family affair: Britain's royal officials say Prince Harry has asked elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding next month.
Kensington Palace said Thursday that William is "honored" to be playing the key role when Harry marries U.S. actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19.
Harry was best man when William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
Congratulations, it’s a prince! Royal baby now fifth in line for the British throne
Congratulations from across the pond to Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte!
Kensington Palace has announced the birth of the eagerly awaited royal baby — a boy, weighing in at a healthy 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
The Latest: White House spokeswoman can relate to Kate
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the royal baby birth (all times local):
The top White House spokeswoman is offering encouragement to the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William now that they are the parents of three children.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulated the British royals during a White House briefing on Monday.
The duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton gave birth to a son on Monday morning, and left a London hospital in the early evening holding the fresh prince.