A Royal Family Feuds Over Who Should be King of the Zulus

Who should rightfully inherit the throne of the legendary King Shaka Zulu? Some royals have criticized the leading contender as a reckless playboy unfit to lead a storied African monarchy.

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Prince Charles’s Charity Accepted Millions From Family of Osama bin Laden

Clarence House confirmed that the terrorist’s brothers donated money to the royal charity, but denied reports that the prince had personally brokered the deal or made the decision to accept it.

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Boris Johnson’s Troubles, Explained

Two election defeats on the same day have weakened the British prime minister’s position, even after he survived a no-confidence vote.

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Royal Shipwreck From 1682 Is Found Off the Coast of England

The Gloucester, which was carrying a future king of England when it ran aground, was found 15 years ago. Its discovery was revealed this week.

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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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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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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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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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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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The government wants Thailand’s…

The government wants Thailand’s capital to be known around the world as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). Thais don’t object to the name, but they’d prefer their leaders focus on fixing the economy.

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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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The Crown Jewels You Have Never Seen

Italy’s deposed king sent the collection to a bank 75 years ago. Now, his heirs are suing for its return.

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An Italian Princess From Texas Awaits Her Next Act

Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, formerly Rita Jenrette, is locked in a battle over the estate of her late husband, a Roman prince.

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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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Russia and Ukraine: How to Avoid a War

Differing views on how the U.S. should respond to the Russian threat of an invasion. Also: Listen to the children; the “business” of the royals.

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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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Dutch Royals to Retire Golden Coach With Echoes of Colonialism

The horse-drawn coach, a gift from the city of Amsterdam to Queen Wilhelmina in 1898, has long been the target of critics.

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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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How European Royals Once Shared Their Most Important Secrets

Recent research highlights the use of letterlocking techniques by Queen Elizabeth, Catherine de’ Medici and Mary Queen of Scots.

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Saudi Princess Is Released From Jail After 3 Years

The Saudi government has not said why it detained or released Princess Basmah bint Saud, a daughter of a former king who has been a vociferous critic of the country’s authorities.

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What Prince Andrew’s Abuse Case Could Mean for the Royal Family

As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to mark 70 years on the throne this year, a sexual abuse case in a Manhattan court involving her son could mean more turmoil for the royal family.

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Woman Suing Prince Andrew for Abuse Settled With Epstein for $500,000

The prince’s lawyers are expected to argue that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s suit should be dismissed because of the earlier settlement’s terms.

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Woman Suing Prince Andrew for Abuse Settled With Jeffrey Epstein for $500,000

The prince’s lawyers are expected to argue that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s suit should be dismissed because of the earlier settlement’s terms.

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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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Will Juan Carlos, Spain’s Disgraced King, Get a Royal Homecoming?

In the years since Juan Carlos, Spain’s former king, fled the country to escape corruption investigations, some of the cases have been resolved or dropped. Now Spaniards are weighing whether they want him back.

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Meghan Wins Legal Battle Against The Mail on Sunday

An appeals court rejected a bid to force a trial over the duchess’s claim that the tabloid violated her privacy by publishing an anguished letter she sent to her estranged father.

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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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Meghan’s Image, Battered in Britain’s Tabloids, Thrives in U.S.

She has re-emerged in America as a formidable A-list celebrity and social activist. In Britain, however, Meghan remains a polarizing figure.

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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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Prince Andrew Mounts Attack Against Woman Who Accused Him of Sexual Abuse

Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, said the woman was seeking financial gain from one of the world’s best known royal families.

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Royal Wedding in Japan Goes Off With Little Fanfare

The tortuous path to marriage for Princess Mako of Japan leads to a registry office in Tokyo and most likely a life abroad.

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Heavy Is the Burden on Japan’s Royal Women

A princess who will soon marry represents the third generation to suffer intense emotional distress in a country that often consigns women to rigid roles.

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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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Jordan’s King Among Leaders Accused of Amassing Secret Property Empire

A leak of nearly 12 million files suggested King Abdullah II was among 35 current and former leaders to use secret shell companies to hide their wealth.

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A Princess Is Set to Be Wed. But It’s No Fairy Tale.

Princess Mako of Japan will forgo the trappings of royal nuptials when she marries her college boyfriend, a commoner, after a long and arduous engagement.

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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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