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Man guilty of defacing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Fathers for Justice campaigner Tim Haries poses for the media at Southwark Crown Court in London, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Haries is alleged to have smuggled a can of spray paint into Westminster Abbey, before defacing a painting of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.  AP

A campaigner for fathers’ rights to see their children was found guilty on Wednesday of defacing a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II while it was hanging in Westminster Abbey.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Queen’s Christmas message: Time to reflect

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Queen Elizabeth II will focus on reflection in her annual Christmas broadcast Wednesday, saying it is important to “pause and take stock” of big events amid life’s distractions.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Official photo shows rare British royal gathering

The official christening photo of Britain's Prince George photographed in the Morning Room at Clarence House in London on Wednesday. Kate Duchess of Cambridge holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, back row from left, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. AP

Britain’s monarchy has released a rare photo celebrating the christening of Prince George that shows four generations of royals gathered together.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British royal dynasty set for George’s christening

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, carries her new born son, Prince George, into public view for the first time outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, in London in July. AP FILE PHOTO

Three generations of future British kings will gather on Wednesday for the low-key christening of Prince George, the son of Prince William and his wife Catherine.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Man arrested in Buckingham Palace—British police

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British police said on Saturday they had arrested a man who scaled a fence to get into Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boyle: Queen volunteered for Olympics Bond spoof

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Queen Elizabeth II needed no convincing to appear in a James Bond-themed skit during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics — in fact, she volunteered, according to the show’s director.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II leaves hospital

Police officers guard the King Edward VII hospital in London, Monday, March 4, 2013, where Queen Elizabeth II has been admitted. The Queen was taken to the hospital late Sunday. AP PHOTO/ALASTAIR GRANT

Queen Elizabeth II leaves hospital after treatment for stomach bug.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British queen in hospital with gastroenteritis—palace

British police officers stand guard outside the King Edward VII hospital in London where Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to be assessed for symptoms of gastroenteritis, Sunday, March 3, 2013.  AP PHOTO/SANG TAN

LONDON—Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, suffering from gastroenteritis, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told AFP.   All the 86-year-old’s engagements for this week, including a visit to Rome, have been called off, the spokesman added.   “The Queen is being assessed at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London after experiencing symptoms [...]

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II misses church because of cold

Queen Elizabeth II. AP FILE PHOTO

A cold kept Queen Elizabeth II away from her usual visit to church at her country retreat in Sandringham in the east of England, a spokeswoman said.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth ‘shocked’ by US shootings

Queen Elizabeth II. AP FILE PHOTO

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Friday told US President Barack Obama she was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the US school massacre that left 26 people dead, in a rare public response to the tragedy.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aussies sorry for crank call to Kate’s hospital

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Ladders from various media organisations are seen lined up as policemen stand guard outside the King Edward VII hospital where Kate Duchess of Cambridge is receiving treatment in central London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. AP/Alastair Grant

Two Australian radio disc jockeys apologized Wednesday after impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in a prank call and getting a London hospital to tell them all about Kate Middleton’s condition.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Britons want Prince Charles as next king – poll

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd left), Prince Charles (left) and Prince William, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in central London, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, to conclude the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. AP/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS

Britain’s heir to the throne Prince Charles has overtaken his son William as the people’s preferred successor to Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of her diamond jubilee, a poll suggested on Sunday.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

London rocks for the queen

Fireworks light up the stage at the end of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in London on June 4, 2012. The star-studded musical extravaganza comes on the third of four days of celebrations to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Elton John sang “I’m Still Standing,” Stevie Wonder crooned “Isn’t She Lovely,” and Paul McCartney belted out “All My Loving” as musical royalty celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign with a fireworks-filled concert outside Buckingham Palace.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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