The Imperial Fictions Behind the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Britain’s monarchy cannot be separated from its empire.

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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 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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Nearly $7 Million Awarded in First Earthshot Prizes

Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.

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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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The Super League That Wasn’t

What the spectacular fall of a breakaway tournament for European soccer says about the future of the world’s biggest sport.

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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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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.

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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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Prince William Announces New Prize Aimed at ‘Repairing’ the Planet

The goal is to award 50 projects more than $1 million each over the next 10 years for coming up with innovative solutions to address climate change and other environmental issues.

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