Irish Leader Apologizes for Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

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Sinn Fein Leader Apologizes for 1979 Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

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Prince Philip Is Laid to Rest in a Somber 50-Minute Ceremony

The televised and live-streamed rite afforded Britons a chance to witness a seeming slight easing in the strained relations between Princes William and Harry.

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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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As U.K. Mourns Prince Philip, Some Hope Royals’ Rift Will Heal

Will Prince Harry come home? Will Meghan join him? The patriarch’s death on Friday opens an uncertain chapter for the House of Windsor.

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Royal Rivalry Bares Social Tensions Behind Jordan’s Stable Veneer

The standoff between King Abdullah II and his half brother, Prince Hamzah, wasn’t just palace intrigue. It hinted at Saudi meddling and highlighted wider tensions within Jordan’s complex society.

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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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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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Jordan’s King Says Royal Family Rift Is Over

The government has accused King Abdullah II’s half brother, Prince Hamzah, of undermining national security, and arrested several of his associates.

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Jordan’s Ex-Crown Prince Vows to Defy Efforts to Silence Him

In a recording posted on Twitter, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein said that he would not rein in his criticism of the king, deepening a royal rift.

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Divided Kingdom: Jordan Shaken by Split Between King and Ex-Crown Prince

A royal rift laid bare. Key figures arrested. Rumors of a failed coup attempt. An intense bout of palace intrigue has knocked Jordan’s image as a reliable bulwark in a turbulent part of the world.

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‘The Sun’ Paid For Improperly Obtained Meghan Markle Personal Data

The private investigator says the British tabloid The Sun paid him $2,055 in 2016 for private information about the couple, their family and friends that had been taken from a restricted database.

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British Tabloid The Sun Paid For Improperly Obtained Meghan Markle Personal Data

The private investigator says the British tabloid The Sun paid him $2,055 in 2016 for private information about the couple, their family and friends that had been taken from a restricted database.

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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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Monarchy, Meet Anarchy

President Biden is not the only one who wants to celebrate Independence Day.

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His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.

A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power.

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How Meghan Markle Has Already Changed the Way We Talk About Suicide

Meghan’s decision to speak openly about her suicidal thoughts challenges a culture of secrecy that has stopped many people from seeking or offering help.

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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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Meghan Highlights Depression in Pregnancy, an Overlooked Danger

A wave of responses from women who have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts is shedding light on the stark differences between how pregnancy is perceived and lived.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #sexual-health-journal, #winfrey-oprah

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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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Prince William Calls Royals ‘Not a Racist Family’ After Meghan and Harry Interview

Prince William’s response, after remarks made by the couple in their interview with Oprah that aired this week, was the first from a member of the royal family in a public appearance.

#great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #william-duke-of-cambridge

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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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U.K. Media Struggles With Issues of Race After Meghan and Harry Interview

The fallout from the Harry and Meghan interview created a rare public schism in the press, and an embarrassing reversal, and raised broader questions about racism in Britain.

#discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #itv-tv-network, #markle-meghan, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #society-of-editors-great-britain

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After Harry and Meghan’s Interview, U.K. Politicians Tread Carefully

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has yet to comment on a bombshell that has rocked the monarchy, jolted the Commonwealth and divided British society.

#great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families

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Piers Morgan Departs ‘Good Morning Britain’ After Attacks on Meghan

The television anchor stormed off the set of an ITV news program after his co-host, Alex Beresford, criticized his remarks about the Duchess of Sussex.

#beresford-alex, #good-morning-britain-tv-program, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #itv-tv-network, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #morgan-piers, #news-and-news-media, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #television, #winfrey-oprah

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Royalty?

Monarchies are surprisingly resilient, in real life and popular culture. Are we hard-wired to respect the throne?

#harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #royal-families

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What Is ‘The Firm’? The Royal Family Institution, Explained

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.

#buckingham-palace, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #kensington-palace, #mail-on-sunday-the-newspaper, #markle-meghan, #media, #morgan-piers, #royal-families, #times-of-london

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Meghan and Harry’s Interview Shows the Monarchy Must Go

Any nation that still has a monarchy in 2021 is proving itself to have a mortifying lack of revolutionary gumption.

#buckingham-palace, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #winfrey-oprah

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Meghan and Harry Interview: A Trauma Expert Weighs In

Commentators describe the couple’s experience as “trauma.” But strictly speaking, trauma is an event that alters your mind, leaving you helpless and terrified.

#children-and-childhood, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #royal-families, #van-der-kolk-bessel, #winfrey-oprah

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Palace Silent as Meghan and Harry’s Interview Dominates U.K. News

Buckingham Palace’s lack of response continued on Tuesday after the British broadcast of the interview touched off a second day of debate.

#buckingham-palace, #discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Meghan’s Oprah Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

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Meghan Markle’s Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

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Oprah, Meghan and Harry Draw 17.1 Million Viewers to CBS

A two-hour special revived a faded TV genre, the “big-get” prime-time interview that once drew tens of millions for exclusive sit-downs with people like Michael Jackson and Monica Lewinsky.

#cbs-corporation, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #television, #winfrey-oprah

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Prince Harry Finally Takes On White Privilege: His Own

Meghan Markle and Harry’s interview revealed a catalyst for their reinvention, our critic writes: Harry’s racial awakening after attacks on Markle.

#black-people, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #television, #winfrey-oprah

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Meghan, Harry and ‘Dysfunctional’ Families

“Thanks, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, for reminding us it is OK to have a dysfunctional family,” a reader writes.

#england, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #winfrey-oprah

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For U.K., Meghan and Harry Interview Resurfaces Issues of Race

Many Black Britons found that the interview raised new questions about entrenched racism, both in the royal family and in British society at large.

#black-people, #buckingham-palace, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families

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Chamath Palihapitiya Faces Questions About a Big Stock Sale

The SPAC mogul defended a big stock sale.

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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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In Oprah Interview, Meghan Says She Was Suicidal as Royal

In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said she had asked officials at Buckingham Palace for medical help but was told it would damage the institution.

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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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In Run-Up to Oprah’s Interview With Harry and Meghan, Royal Accusations Fly

CBS is releasing tantalizing video clips of the couple, while scalding allegations are coming from Buckingham Palace staff members.

#buckingham-palace, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #royal-families, #winfrey-oprah

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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.

#buckingham-palace, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #vis-photo

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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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Harry and Meghan Won’t Be Returning to Official Royal Family Work

After a conversation between the couple and Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said the pair’s official duties would be redistributed to other members of Britain’s royal family.

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Harry and Meghan Return to the Spotlight With Oprah Interview

Buckingham Palace is steeling itself for embarrassing revelations, and there’s griping afoot in the British press.

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Prince Harry and His Wife, Meghan, Expecting Second Child

The development is a joyful bit of news after a turbulent year in which the couple broke away from the British royal family, started new lives in California and suffered a miscarriage.

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June Rose Bellamy, Adventurous Burmese Princess, Dies at 88

She traveled the world, hosted a TV show in the Philippines, married a dictator (out of patriotism, she said) and, among other things, opened a cooking school in Italy.

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