Queen Elizabeth II Welcomed the Bidens to a Private Tea at Windsor

President Biden and the first lady seemed relaxed, and there were no obvious diplomatic breaches.

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Biden to Meet Queen Elizabeth During Trip to Europe

The meeting will be on June 13, part of President Biden’s first presidential trip abroad.

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Queen’s Speech: Johnson Presses Advantage in U.K. Government Program

The government plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech suggest that Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to make full use of favorable political conditions.

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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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The Solitary Queen Elizabeth: An Iconic Image

A reader says no other picture has captured our experience as a world since the onset of Covid. Also: Leave Karen alone; yoga as a path to wisdom.

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Prince Philip’s Funeral Marks the End of an Era for U.K. Royal Family

The prince’s death is the monarchy’s dress rehearsal for the far more consequential passing of the queen, a reckoning that seems likely to reverberate in British history.

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Prince Philip’s Funeral Will Include a Call to Battle

The prince approved plans for his own funeral and, despite coronavirus restrictions, the ceremony will reflect his wishes, officials say.

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From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their grandfather.

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For Prince Philip, Royal Family Plans Pandemic-Muted Honors

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.

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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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Prince Philip, Style Icon

How do you convey royalty without overshadowing the most royal?

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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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Prince Philip Leaves London Hospital

The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth spent 28 days in the hospital, amid increasing concerns about his health.

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William and Harry Aren’t the First Royals to Chafe Against Their Roles

In “Elizabeth and Margaret,” Andrew Morton hows how the queen and her sister struggled in their relationship.

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Covering the Royal Family: Reporter Discusses the Challenges

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.

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‘There Is, in Britain, a Very Big Silence Around Race’

For Black and mixed-race Britons, Meghan’s description of her family troubles recalled familiar and often painful experiences that rarely get talked about.

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Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Interview Explained: A Full Guide

The royal couple sat down for an interview. Here’s the back story.

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Prince Philip Makes His Last Solo Appearance, After 65 Years in the Public Eye

Married to Queen Elizabeth II for nearly 70 years, the Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from most official engagements.

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Harry and Meghan Going Public at a Tough Time for the Royals

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.

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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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Lady Elizabeth Anson, Party Planner to the Royals, Dies at 79

A daughter of British nobility, she knew instinctively how to make guests comfortable, the queen among them and even that table of dreadful bores.

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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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Murderer Who Wielded Narwhal Tusk to Stop Terrorist Gets Royal Pardon

Queen Elizabeth II approved a rare form of clemency for an inmate who used a whale tusk to help end a deadly terrorist attack near London Bridge last year.

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A Florida City Is Selling Some of Its Beloved Swans

Lakeland’s swan population has thrived since Queen Elizabeth II donated a pair in 1957. Now, however, the city has too many of the birds and is seeking to offload some by holding a lottery.

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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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‘The Time Has Come.’ Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow

The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.

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Queen Knights Captain Tom, in a Rare Public Appearance

In the weeks before the ceremony to honor the 100-year-old war veteran and fund-raiser, some had wondered whether Britons would see Queen Elizabeth in person again.

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‘Strategic Empathy’: How Biden’s Informal Diplomacy Shaped Foreign Relations

President Trump is attacking his record on China. But for Mr. Biden, it’s part of a long history of befriending and sometimes confronting world leaders.

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A Royal Ascot Without the Crowds, but Hats and Frocks on Full Display

The horse races took place behind closed doors this year, but thousands of people still showed up in their over-the-top finery — online.

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Tom Moore, a.k.a. Captain Tom, Gives Britain Hope During Coronavirus

In the space of six weeks, 100-year-old Tom Moore — better known as Captain Tom — raised $40 million for the British health service and became a national hero.

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Locked Down on V-E Day, Europe Celebrates World War II Liberation

Pandemic restrictions forced ceremonies for the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to be sharply scaled down. But some poignant rituals went ahead.

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Coronavirus Halts Another U.K. Ritual: Birthday Gun Salute for Queen

Buckingham Palace said the queen had also instructed that flags not be flown in her honor unless it was done while observing social distancing.

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Pope Francis Says the Coronavirus Is ‘Testing Our Whole Human Family’

Standing in a nearly deserted St. Peter’s Basilica on Easter Sunday, the pontiff called for solidarity around the world to confront the pandemic.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Experts Say Social Distancing May Be Working

The Supreme Court rejected an extension of Wisconsin’s voting deadline, and Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care.

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Boris Johnson Hospitalized as Queen Urges British Resolve in Face of Epidemic

Soon after Queen Elizabeth’s rare speech, the government said the prime minister, who is infected with coronavirus, had been admitted for tests.

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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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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Britain’s longest-serving monarch and her husband noted the occasion with the release of new photographic portraits.

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