The evacuation of the square in Central London rattled the capital on the third day of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The police later said it was not related to terrorism.
Throngs of admirers cheered Queen Elizabeth II at her Platinum Jubilee appearance on Thursday, but she was unable to attend a service on Friday. Prince Charles, in a familiar role, played the understudy.
The prince, in Europe for the Invictus Games, visited his grandmother then told the “Today” show that he wanted to make sure “she’s protected.”
The prince’s conspicuous public appearance at the service for his father, Prince Philip, who died last year, sent an unmistakable message of support by a 95-year-old mother for her disgraced son.
The trip by Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, dramatized how rapidly Queen Elizabeth II is losing her grip on distant dominions where she is still head of state.
The British monarch is feeling well enough to return to her duties, Buckingham Palace said, easing concerns about the 95-year-old’s health.
The queen will “continue with light duties,” Buckingham Palace said, and “further engagements over the coming week will be decided upon nearer the time.”
The queen, who recently marked her 70th anniversary on the throne, has faced a series of health issues since late last year.
A day after Prince Andrew settled a sexual assault lawsuit, the police announced they were investigating a charity led by Prince Charles.
One question is who will pay for the settlement with the woman who accused him of raping her as a teen. But wider questions about his finances and behavior also dog the royal family.
Financial terms of the settlement, which was announced in a federal court filing in Manhattan on Tuesday, were not revealed.
The milestone puts the queen, 95, in rarefied company: Only three other monarchs are documented to have reigned for more than 70 years.
The royal family is a business, and Prince Andrew had become a liability.
Historically, one of the institutions has stabilized the other in rocky moments. With troubling accusations against Prince Andrew and Boris Johnson, that’s not an option now.
Britain’s Home Office said it was “considering options to strengthen controls” on the weapons, part of a continuing review, after a man was arrested in castle grounds with one.
Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s most prominent accusers, sued the prince in New York, saying that he raped and sexually abused her when she was 17.
The meeting will be on June 13, part of President Biden’s first presidential trip abroad.
In a wide-ranging interview for a podcast, Harry said his existence in the British monarchy had been “a mix between ‘The Truman Show’ and being in a zoo.”
Queen Elizabeth II is increasingly withdrawing to Windsor Castle, royal watchers say, while Prince Charles is stepping forward.
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will not lie in state for public viewing and the funeral will not be open to the public, in a nod to a ban on mass gatherings and the prince’s own wishes.
The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth spent 28 days in the hospital, amid increasing concerns about his health.
The Times’s London bureau chief talks about the challenges of reporting on Buckingham Palace and the fallout of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan.
For all the familial drama, Harry and Meghan’s story is also about workplace conflict — what happens when a glamorous outsider joins a hidebound family business, one now in crisis mode.
Any nation that still has a monarchy in 2021 is proving itself to have a mortifying lack of revolutionary gumption.
Buckingham Palace’s lack of response continued on Tuesday after the British broadcast of the interview touched off a second day of debate.
Many Black Britons found that the interview raised new questions about entrenched racism, both in the royal family and in British society at large.
The royal couple sat down for an interview. Here’s the back story.
CBS is releasing tantalizing video clips of the couple, while scalding allegations are coming from Buckingham Palace staff members.
Married to Queen Elizabeth II for nearly 70 years, the Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from most official engagements.
An interview with the prince, a sort of tease before the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, came as concerns grow over Prince Philip’s hospital stay.
Buckingham Palace is steeling itself for embarrassing revelations, and there’s griping afoot in the British press.
In an interview, Doug Mills, a Times photographer in the Washington bureau, reflects on a relentless four years.
Margaret Thatcher and Diana, Princess of Wales, are among the iconic figures covered in the latest installment of Peter Morgan’s show. How much is fact and how much is fiction?
In “Finding Freedom,” the veteran reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand show how the British royal family’s fairy tale turned into a cautionary one.
A letter to four major newspapers criticized coverage as “distorted, false, or invasive beyond reason.” It was the latest twist in the couple’s poisonous relationship with some news outlets.
Elizabeth, sequestered at Windsor Castle, offered encouragement in a statement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after a week of mixed messages, hewed to mostly voluntary curbs.