Prince Charles will stop accepting large cash donations for his charities, the BBC and other British news outlets reported on Wednesday, after he came under scrutiny over a report that he had accepted a $3.1 million donation, some of it in a suitcase and shopping bags, from a Qatari billionaire.Continue Reading

LONDON — Britain’s High Court agreed on Wednesday to intervene in a sexual assault lawsuit against Prince Andrew, clearing the way for him to answer a legal claim in the United States that he sexually abused a minor while a guest of Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, the second son of QueenContinue Reading

LONDON — The wreckage of a Royal Navy ship, from which a future king of England narrowly escaped when it sank 340 years ago during a period of political strife, was discovered off the country’s east coast, researchers said on Friday. The ship, named the Gloucester, was found off theContinue Reading

MELBOURNE, Australia — For decades, many Australians have found it a curious thing that the country’s head of state is a queen sitting on a distant English throne. Occasionally, in times of controversy, they have even batted about the idea of cutting Australia’s final monarchical ties. But more pressing issuesContinue Reading

MELBOURNE, Australia — For decades, many Australians have found it a curious thing that the country’s head of state is a queen sitting on a distant English throne. Occasionally, in times of controversy, they have even batted about the idea of cutting Australia’s final monarchical ties. But more pressing issuesContinue Reading

In some countries in the Commonwealth, the global group of former British colonies, the debate over whether to sever ties with Britain’s royal family has been fierce. In 2020, Barbados decided to remove the queen as its head of state and become a republic, and other Caribbean countries may follow.Continue Reading

OTTAWA — When Queen Elizabeth II of Britain first took the throne, symbols of the crown and royal coat of arms appeared seemingly everywhere in Canada, which remains part of the Commonwealth, including on mundane objects like mailboxes. In the decades since, most of those symbols have disappeared — aContinue Reading

LONDON — The most eagerly anticipated guests at Friday’s thanksgiving service arrived well before the senior members of the royal family. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, walked into St. Paul’s Cathedral shortly after 11 a.m., turning every head in the vaulting nave as the couple walked, hand in hand,Continue Reading

Of all the places where Queen Elizabeth II remains head of state, the future of the monarchy looks bleakest among the nations of the Caribbean. Last November, Prince Charles joined Rihanna and other guests at the ceremony in which Barbados dropped the queen as its head of state and becameContinue Reading

Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the coronavirus, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The test result will force Andrew to skip a thanksgiving service that is part of the Platinum Jubilee festivities celebrating his mother’s 70-year reign. The service at St. Paul’s Cathedral onContinue Reading