Commonwealth’s Fissures Exposed at Week of Meetings

This year’s summit for the group of nations came as they grappled with the place of the monarchy, and as many were forging connections with powers like China and Russia.

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Jubilee Honors Queen Elizabeth but Also Highlights Her Increasing Absences

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.

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Prince Charles and Camilla Visit Canada

Prince Charles will make a three day tour of the country, where polls suggest there’s little support for the monarchy — but amending Canada’s Constitution is difficult.

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Prince Harry Puts Noses Out of Joint With Comments About the Queen

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.”

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Queen Elizabeth Resumes Work After Coronavirus Scare

The British monarch is feeling well enough to return to her duties, Buckingham Palace said, easing concerns about the 95-year-old’s health.

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Queen Elizabeth Cancels Virtual Events for 2nd Time Since Covid Test

The 95-year-old queen would be “continuing with light duties,” Buckingham Palace said, and she has no other engagements scheduled this week.

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Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive for Coronavirus, as England Is Poised to Relax Rules

The queen, who recently marked her 70th anniversary on the throne, has faced a series of health issues since late last year.

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A Charity Led By Prince Charles Is Investigated As Prince Andrew Settles

A day after Prince Andrew settled a sexual assault lawsuit, the police announced they were investigating a charity led by Prince Charles.

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Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus a Second Time

The heir to the British throne, 73, first tested positive in March 2020.

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Camilla Queen Consort Title Would Cap Years of Image Repair

Queen Elizabeth II has put to rest decades of speculation by giving Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, what some see as her “stamp of approval.”

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Queen Elizabeth Commemorates Platinum Jubilee, Marking 70-Year Reign

The milestone puts the queen, 95, in rarefied company: Only three other monarchs are documented to have reigned for more than 70 years.

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Queen Elizabeth Paves the Way for Camilla to One Day Be Called Queen

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the start of her reign, Elizabeth said she wanted the Duchess of Cornwall to hold the title of Queen Consort once Prince Charles is king.

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Prince Andrew Became a Problem for the Royal Family. He Had to Go.

The royal family is a business, and Prince Andrew had become a liability.

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Barbados Drops the Queen and Becomes a Republic

The island nation swore in its first president, ending nearly 400 years of British rule. Prince Charles and Rihanna were on hand to witness the ceremony.

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Message to Prince Charles: This Is Not Your Father’s Egypt

The prince and his wife, Camilla, made Egypt their first foreign destination since the pandemic. Vestiges of British colonialism aside, they saw something new.

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Where to Stream 6 Princess Diana Movies Online

The film “Spencer” is the latest in a long line of TV and movie depictions of Diana. Here’s a selection.

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Royal Yacht or Fishing Trawler? Either Way, Even the Royal Family Isn’t Interested.

For Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the proposed $280 million vessel would serve as a symbol of Global Britain. To critics, it’s an ill-conceived boondoggle.

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Prince Philip’s Death Adds Urgency to Royal Family’s Transition

Queen Elizabeth II is increasingly withdrawing to Windsor Castle, royal watchers say, while Prince Charles is stepping forward.

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Prince Philip’s Life in Pictures

Philip’s life spanned almost a century of upheaval for Britain: He had lived with a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and he died nearly 100 years old in an era of smartphones and the internet.

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Tina Brown: Prince Philip Walked Two Paces Behind the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh understood that the rituals of monarchy were both ridiculous and necessary.

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Prince Philip, the Man Who Walked Two Paces Behind the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh understood that the rituals of monarchy were both ridiculous and necessary.

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Anti-Asian Activity Online, Walking Down the Aisle Alone and Your Brain on Peloton: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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Diana and Meghan

In explosive interviews separated by 25 years, the two women forced the royal family to confront the truth about itself.

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What We Learned From Meghan and Harry’s Interview

The Sussexes accused the royal family of failing to protect them, both emotionally and financially.

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New York Has a Cameo in ‘The Crown.’ Here’s What Really Happened.

Princess Diana visited the city in 1989, a trip featured on the Netflix series and remembered fondly by the people she met.

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Why Is Australia Still Part of the British Monarchy?

Exploring why we just can’t seem to break free.

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Royal Watchers Wonder: Do the Royals Watch ‘The Crown’?

A lack of hard facts has not prevented plenty of speculation as to whether Queen Elizabeth and the other members of the royal family ever watch their fictionalized selves.

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‘The Crown’ Stokes an Uproar Over Fact vs. Entertainment

Dramatic liberties in the latest season of the Netflix series, covering the turbulent 1980s, are annoying Britons who wrote of that period, even among those who disparage the royals.

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‘The Crown’ in the U.K.: Britain Reacts to Season 4

There has been praise for Emma Corrin and a cheeky mouse and complaints about the depiction of Margaret Thatcher and the queen’s salute as the series explores a divisive time in U.K. history.

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‘The Crown’ Season 4: What to Watch and Read About Diana

If Season 4 has fueled your interest in one of royal history’s most glamorous women, you’re in luck. She has inspired many a book, documentary and article.

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Margaret Thatcher and Class Struggles in “The Crown” Season 4

In the new season, Diana Spencer’s aristocratic breeding triumphs and Margaret Thatcher’s middle-class tendencies horrify the royals. Here’s a guide to the rigid world of the British class system.

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Save the Planet, Win a Prize

Rising seas, raging fires, hotter temperatures — and a bit of positivity.

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Happily Ever After? Harry and Meghan Will Settle for Normal

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.

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What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?

In quarantine, people are inadvertently exposing their reading habits — embarrassing, surprising and impressive.

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Queen Urges Britons to Pull Together as Nation Charts an Uncertain Course

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.

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