Prince Andrew Suffers Setback in Bid to Avoid Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit

The British High Court will serve papers on the prince if necessary, allowing Virginia Giuffre’s suit, filed in New York, to proceed.

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Prince Andrew Seeks to Block Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit

In the first hearing in the closely watched case, lawyers for the Duke of York argued that the lawsuit was baseless and legally dubious.

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Colonial-Era Royal Carriage Stirs Up Modern Backlash in Netherlands

The “Golden Coach,” built for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland in 1896, is emerging as a new focus of debate over slavery, colonialist oppression and history.

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The Marquis de Lafayette Had Quite a Second Act

Whatever else you say about him, he understood that values must be fought for, that reaction must be met with action.

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Lawsuit Against Prince Andrew Renews Questions About His Royal Role

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.

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Royal Drama Unfolds in Court, but a Prince at the Center of It Is Absent

Two prominent figures are on trial in Jordan accused of plotting to destabilize the kingdom. One is an adviser to Saudi Arabia’s leader, and the Saudis have been trying to disrupt the trial.

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‘Soy el hijo del rey’: un camarero asegura que es el primogénito de la corona española

Albert Solà asegura ser el hijo del rey emérito Juan Carlos. Ha pasado gran parte de su vida investigando lo que parece ser un cuento de hadas moderno.

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Humble Waiter or Son of a King? A Royal Mystery Piques Spain.

Albert Solà says he is the son of Juan Carlos, Spain’s former king. He has spent much of his life investigating what sounds like a modern fairy tale.

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Lilith, Lilibet … Lucifer? How Baby Names Went to ‘L’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hardly the only new parents gravitating toward quirk, family tradition and “L” names.

#names-personal, #parenting, #royal-families

Book Review: ‘The Bench,’ by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

In “The Bench,” the Duchess of Sussex takes on “the special relationship” of fathers and sons, and the daunting challenge of rhyming verse.

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How Jodie Turner-Smith Is Reshaping Anne Boleyn’s Story

Jodie Turner-Smith portrays the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII in a new mini-series. The show has stirred debate in Britain, which is sort of the point.

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Harry and Meghan Announce Birth of Second Baby, Lilibet Diana

The name pays tribute to Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after a year of estrangement between the couple and the royal family.

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Bashir’s Interview with Princess Diana Thrusts BBC Into a Storm

A report that found that Martin Bashir of the BBC used deceit to secure the sit-down has set off a storm of criticism of the British broadcaster.

#bashir-martin, #british-broadcasting-corp, #davie-tim-1967, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #royal-families, #television

Prince Harry Says Trauma of Diana’s Death Led Him to Drink and Drugs

“I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs,” Harry said in a documentary series focused on mental health. His comments were the latest in a series of frank discussions he has had about his personal life.

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25 Years Later, the BBC Apologizes for Diana Interview

The reporter, Martin Bashir, deceived her brother to land the landmark sit-down, the network now acknowledges.

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Martin Bashir Leaves BBC Amid Inquiry Into His Interview With Princess Diana

Mr. Bashir’s departure from the nation’s public broadcaster comes as it prepares to publish the findings of an investigation into accusations that he used deceptive tactics to land a major interview with Diana in 1995.

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Prince Harry Shares ‘Pain and Suffering’ of Growing Up in Royal Family

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.”

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Paris Teenager’s New Gig: Would-Be Queen of Italy. A Nation Shrugs.

The son of Italy’s last king has tapped his teen granddaughter to eventually lead the House of Savoy, pretenders to Italy’s defunct throne. “Totally illegitimate,” says a rival clan.

#italy, #royal-families

Liechtenstein Royal Is Accused in Bear Killing in Romania

The unauthorized killing of a bear called Arthur in the Carpathian Mountains has set off a wave of anger in Romania.

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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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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.

#funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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.

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

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.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #amman-jordan, #corruption-institutional, #hamzah-bin-hussein-prince-of-jordan, #jordan, #royal-families

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.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #hamzah-bin-hussein-prince-of-jordan, #jordan, #royal-families

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.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #hamzah-bin-hussein-prince-of-jordan, #jordan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #royal-families

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.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #hamzah-bin-hussein-prince-of-jordan, #jordan, #politics-and-government, #royal-families

‘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

‘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

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.

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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

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

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?

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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.

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