Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth Photo Appears to Have Been Altered, Too

And more tidbits on the Kate Middleton drama

(Newser) - Amid the uproar surrounding Kate Middleton's continued absence from public life (and the photoshopping issue that has coincided with that absence), new attention is being paid to an old photo—one that Kate took back when she was the Duchess of Cambridge, before Queen Elizabeth died and she became...

Man 'Fueled by Greed' Hears His Fate for Fake Royal Artifact

He gets 12 months' community service after trying to sell walking stick he said belonged to Elizabeth

(Newser) - A 26-year-old man who tried to sell what he claimed was a walking stick used by the late Queen Elizabeth II has been sentenced for defrauding eBay buyers. Dru Marshall, from Hampshire in southern England, claimed he was a senior footman at Windsor Castle and that the proceeds from the...

He's the First Jailed for Treason in the UK in 40 Years

Jaswant Singh Chail, who sought to kill the queen, will remain in a hospital for now

(Newser) - A young man who plotted to assassinate members of the British royal family as revenge for a century-old massacre by British troops was handed nine years in prison Tuesday in what the BBC reports is the UK's "first treason case for 40 years." A masked Jaswant Singh...

On Anniversary of Death, King Shares Unreleased Queen Pic

Charles III, Queen Camilla also held prayer service for Elizabeth II near Balmoral

(Newser) - Friday marks one year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II , and the royal family has circulated a never-before-released portrait of the late monarch in commemoration. "We recall with great affection her long life, devoted service, and all she meant to so many of us," King Charles III...

Well, the World Now Has a $23M Coin

The East India Company pays a very glitzy tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II

(Newser) - If you're Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington, John F. Kennedy, and Sacagawea, the United States of America will put your faces on coins worth a grand total of $1.91 for your role in the country's history. The US' former British overlords do things...

Queen Elizabeth's Favorites Mark Anniversary of Her Death
Corgis Lead Tribute to Queen

Corgis Lead Tribute to Queen

Elizabeth owned about 30 in her lifetime

(Newser) - Royal fans and their pet corgis gathered outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday to remember Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, a year after her death. Around 20 corgi enthusiasts dressed up their pets in crowns, tiaras, and royal outfits and paraded them outside the palace in central London to pay tribute...

FBI Releases Files on Threat to Assassinate Queen

San Francisco man allegedly wanted revenge for daughter's death in Northern Ireland

(Newser) - The FBI has released some of its files on Queen Elizabeth II's travels to the US—including details of an alleged assassination plot during her 1983 visit. The files state that the FBI received a call from a man who said someone he knew from an Irish club frequented...

King Asks Harry, Meghan to Vacate UK Property

Queen had let the couple live in Frogmore Cottage before the move to California

(Newser) - Britain's King Charles wants his house back. His son, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan, have been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, the BBC reports. Buckingham Palace issued no comment, but a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan confirmed the eviction. The late Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother, gave...

Camilla Won't Wear Controversial Crown at Coronation

The Kohinoor will stay out of the spotlight

(Newser) - A potential diplomatic row has been avoided. The BBC reports Camilla, queen consort, will not wear the crown containing the Kohinoor (or Koh-i-Noor) diamond—which India has argued it should have ownership of—when she is crowned alongside King Charles III in May. That diamond is part of the crown...

Harry: William Screaming at Me Was 'Terrifying'

And Meghan describes being 'fed to the wolves,' in final 3 episodes of Netflix's 'Harry & Meghan'

(Newser) - If there were any hopes that Netflix's Harry & Meghan would somehow reconcile Prince Harry and Prince William, those hopes were further dashed Thursday with the release of the final three installments of the six-episode series. Per CNBC , the fifth episode delves into what's described as an "...

These 2 Photos Were Taken Only 7 Weeks Apart

A lot has happened in Britain in the interim

(Newser) - They're two photos taken exactly seven weeks apart, capturing the traditional and ceremonial rites of the monarch meeting the British prime minister-in-waiting to ask them to form a new government. They're also bookends, per the AP . Between the taking of the first and of the second, much elapsed,...

Queen's 2-Word Cause of Death Is Released

You can probably guess it

(Newser) - A final footnote on the death of Queen Elizabeth: The 96-year-old monarch's official cause of death has been revealed to be "old age," reports People . Her occupation, as listed on the death certificate released by the National Record of Scotland, is "Her Majesty the Queen,"...

After Queen's Funeral, Another Queen Has COVID

Denmark's Queen Margrethe tested positive the day after London funeral

(Newser) - Denmark's Queen Margrethe II tested positive for COVID-19 the day after she attended Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral in London, the palace says. The 82-year-old, who became Europe's longest-serving monarch after the death of the British queen, was one of around 2,000 guests at the Westminster...

Hong Kong Arrests 'Seditious' Harmonica Player

He played British national anthem, protest song to crowd gathered to mourn queen

(Newser) - As Hong Kongers gathered outside the British consulate Monday night to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, a man was arrested for allegedly seditious harmonica playing. The man played songs including the British national anthem and the unofficial protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong to the crowd as the...

Queen Laid to Rest in 'Deeply Personal' Ceremony
Queen Laid to Rest
Next to Husband

Queen Laid to Rest Next to Husband

'Deeply personal family occasion' caps Britain's 10 days of mourning

(Newser) - After the pomp and pageantry of a grand state funeral , Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in an intimate ceremony away from prying cameras in Windsor, where she was reunited with her husband and her parents. King Charles III and senior royal family members gathered late Monday for the...

Some of the Weirder Stories From the Royal Funeral

A spider and a dropped piece of paper went big on the internet

(Newser) - The queen's funeral on Monday drew all kinds of somber and serious coverage. And there there were stories that were anything but:
  • Dropped note: A bishop dropped a small piece of paper near the queen's coffin in Westminster Abbey and Twitter all but erupted with the possibilities (and

UK Channel Showed Terrible Film Instead of Queen's Funeral

Channel 5 decided abysmally rated 'Emoji Movie' would be a good substitute for royal coverage

(Newser) - Although it was expected that almost every channel in the UK would air some kind of coverage about Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, offering a look at her funeral or her life in general, EW.com notes it also "makes sense" that Channel 5 decided to opt out of...

No Military Uniform, Salute for Harry at Queen's Funeral
Charles Leaves Note
Atop Queen's Coffin

Charles Leaves Note Atop Queen's Coffin

London pauses for funeral of Elizabeth II

(Newser) - Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes, and prime ministers—and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age, per the AP .
  • Spectacle: In

In London, Biden Praises the Queen
In London, Biden
Praises the Queen

In London, Biden Praises the Queen

Elizabeth was 'all about service,' president says before event for world leaders

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II "was the same in person as her image: decent, honorable and all about service," President Biden told reporters in London after signing a condolence book Sunday evening. "Our hearts go out to the royal family, King Charles and all of the family," he...

In Hong Kong, Mourning Queen Doubles as Dissent

People have been lining up for hours to pay their respects to 'boss lady'

(Newser) - Hundreds of Hong Kong residents are lining up in front of the British Consulate General for hours each day to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, leaving piles of flowers and handwritten notes. The collective outpouring of grief after her death on Sept. 8 is perhaps the most ardent...

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