Australia’s Baby Steps Toward Severing Ties With the Queen

The new Labor government has established a ministerial position to begin the process of making the country a republic. But the idea is far from the top of its agenda.

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Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote, Scarred but Still Standing

More than 40 percent of lawmakers in Mr. Johnson’s own Conservative Party voted to remove him, a sign that he may struggle to remain prime minister.

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Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations Offers Britons Respite From Woes

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended Sunday. Monday political and economic unease returns.

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London Police Evacuate Trafalgar Square, but Say ‘Incident Has Now Been Concluded’

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.

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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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The Imperial Fictions Behind the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Britain’s monarchy cannot be separated from its empire.

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In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her Platinum Jubilee

The royal family gathered at Buckingham Palace to kick off a joyful commemorative weekend marking Elizabeth II’s 70 years as queen.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrates Her 70 years on the Throne

The dysfunction of the royal family was pushed temporarily offstage on Thursday by a joyful celebration of its 96-year-old matriarch, whose reign has been an anchor for her country.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee: Seven Decades in Photos

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What to Do in London: Platinum Jubilee, ‘Bridgerton’ Events and More

Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.

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Tina Brown on Harry and Meghan’s ‘Scorched Earth’ Exit

The author of “The Palace Papers” takes us inside the power struggles and scandals of the British royal family.

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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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Prince Andrew, Banished From Royal Duties, Escorts Queen to Memorial

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.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Caribbean Tour Marred By Gaffes and Miscues

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.

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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 Cancels All Virtual Engagements as She Battles Covid

The queen will “continue with light duties,” Buckingham Palace said, and “further engagements over the coming week will be decided upon nearer the time.”

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Boris Johnson Is Set to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions in England

Aides to Mr. Johnson say the British prime minister is shifting toward a strategy for living with Covid-19. Critics argue that the move is too soon, even as case numbers fall.

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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 Andrew’s Deal With Virginia Giuffre Leaves Many Questions

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.

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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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Why Boris Johnson May Finally Have Gone Too Far

Moral hypocrisy, such as lying about parties held during Britain’s lockdown, is the ultimate sin in human society, with a special power to enrage.

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‘A Recipe for Hatred’: Why Boris Johnson May Finally Have Gone Too Far

Moral hypocrisy, such as lying about parties held during Britain’s lockdown, is the ultimate sin in human society, with a special power to enrage.

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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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Prince Andrew’s Downfall: What To Know

After a New York judge ruled that a civil suit against the prince could move forward, he was stripped of his military titles. What happens now?

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Boris Johnson’s Office Apologizes to Queen for Parties

The prime minister’s office said it was “deeply regrettable” that two parties took place at Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Mr. Johnson was not accused of attending either of them.

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U.K. Monarchy and Government Plunge Into Simultaneous Crises

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.

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Prince Andrew Gives Up Military Titles as Sexual Abuse Case Proceeds

Buckingham Palace said Andrew would not undertake any public duties and was defending his case as a private citizen.

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Petition to Rescind Tony Blair’s Knighthood Gets Hundreds of Thousands of Signatures

Nearly 15 years after he left office, the prime minister’s support for the Iraq war has not been forgiven by many in Britain.

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Britain’s Crossbow Rules in the Cross Hairs After Windsor Castle Breach

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.

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‘Christmas Can Be Hard’ Amid Loss, Queen Elizabeth Says in Annual Message

Her address, which was recorded last week, is the first since the death of her husband, Prince Philip. It comes as coronavirus cases in Britain have hit record highs.

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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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Queen Elizabeth to Miss Remembrance Service Because of Sprained Back

The British monarch, 95, has put off multiple trips and engagements recently, and the latest cancellation has deepened anxiety about her health. She has now been out of sight since mid-October.

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Queen Elizabeth Urged by Doctors to Rest at Least 2 Weeks

The advice from her medical team has heightened the worry about the health of the 95-year-old monarch, who has canceled the public appearances that had been on her calendar.

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Queen Elizabeth Will Skip Climate Summit in Glasgow

The 95-year-old queen, after 70 years on the throne, is the oldest and longest-serving monarch in British history.

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Queen Elizabeth May Be the Last Global Monarch

There’s a reason that, in an era when old age and hereditary privilege are largely out of vogue, Queen Elizabeth is still held in high regard.

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Queen Elizabeth Was Hospitalized, Palace Discloses

She was discharged on Thursday after undergoing tests the day before and spending the night. The queen, 95, had just canceled a planned trip to Northern Ireland.

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Queen ‘Reluctantly’ Cancels Trip, Citing Medical Advice

Britain’s 95-year-old monarch will not travel to Northern Ireland but is “in good spirits,” Buckingham Palace said.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Rowdy 9/11 Speech Leaves Late-Night Hosts Reeling

‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.

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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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Next Year, Brits Will Fly Abroad. For Now, It’s Bognor Bingo.

With flying discouraged, vacation spots that had been fading and unfashionable are having a moment.

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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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