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LONDON | UK PM May has warm words for Dutch royals during state visit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the relationship between the Netherlands and Britain as she held talks Wednesday with the Dutch king and queen on the second day of a state visit. May said she hopes the state visit of Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will “reinforce our partnership as we work … Continue reading LONDON | UK PM May has warm words for Dutch royals during state visit

SYDNEY | The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

SYDNEY— The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local): 10:45 p.m. International visitors to Buckingham Palace to see the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony have reacted with joy to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

LONDON | Fanfare, red velvet cake for Princess Eugenie’s wedding

LONDON— There will be military fanfare and red velvet cake when Princess Eugenie weds this week — Britain’s second royal wedding of the year. The 28-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II is due to marry liquor company executive Jack Brooksbank on Friday in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prince Harry, her cousin, and American … Continue reading LONDON | Fanfare, red velvet cake for Princess Eugenie’s wedding

LONDON | Buckingham Palace official says renovation will be on budget

LONDON — The official overseeing the 369 million-pound ($483 million) restoration of Buckingham Palace says he is confident the decade-long project will be finished on time and on budget. Master of the Queen’s Household Tony Johnstone-Burt said Friday that some “essential services” in Queen Elizabeth II‘s London home have not been updated since the 1950s, … Continue reading LONDON | Buckingham Palace official says renovation will be on budget

LONDON | Man arrested at Buckingham Palace with stun gun

LONDON — London police say a man has been arrested at the visitors’ entrance to Buckingham Palace carrying a firearm. Police said Sunday a 38-year-old was arrested on suspicion of carrying a stun gun. He is being questioned at a London police station. The man hasn’t been identified or charged. The suspect was detained by … Continue reading LONDON | Man arrested at Buckingham Palace with stun gun

DETROIT | The Latest: Aretha Franklin honored at Buckingham Palace

DETROIT  — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has been honored at London’s Buckingham Palace on the day of her funeral in Detroit. The official residence of Queen Elizabeth II became an unlikely setting for a rendition of Franklin’s “Respect” … Continue reading DETROIT | The Latest: Aretha Franklin honored at Buckingham Palace

LONDON  | UK monarchy costs go up, partly due to Buckingham Palace

LONDON  — Queen Elizabeth II is costing British taxpayers a bit more this year. Official financial figures published Thursday reveal that overall costs have gone up in part because of a 10-year program to refit aging Buckingham Palace, the queen’s official residence in central London. Officials say many of the palace’s systems have not been … Continue reading LONDON  | UK monarchy costs go up, partly due to Buckingham Palace

WINDSOR, England | The Latest: Prince Philip to attend royal wedding

WINDSOR, England — The Latest on royal wedding preparations (all times local): 11 a.m. Buckingham Palace says the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the royal wedding — just a few weeks after undergoing a hip replacement operation. The palace confirmed Friday that Prince Philip would attend the wedding Saturday between American actress Meghan Markle and … Continue reading WINDSOR, England | The Latest: Prince Philip to attend royal wedding