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prince charles stands in for queen at war memorial ceremony


london (ap) — prince charles has led britain’s annual remembrance sunday ceremony for war dead, taking the role held for more than six decades by his mother queen elizabeth ii.the 91-year-old queen, dressed in black, watched the service at london’s cenotaph memorial from a nearby balcony alongside her 96-year-old husband prince philip.the monarch, who is gradually cutting back on public duties after 65 years on the throne, had asked her 68-year-old son and heir to lay a wreath of poppies on her behalf.the queen’s grandsons, prince william and prince harry, both military veterans, and other royals also left bright red wreaths at the foot of the monument.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksbritain’s political leaders, representatives of religious faiths and dignitaries f






prince charles plans on making camilla queen: report


prince charles will defy wide scale opposition in britain and make his wife camilla parker bowles queen when he takes over as king from queen elizabeth ii, according to a buckingham palace source. while the husband of a queen, such as the current royal spouse prince phillip, does not generally take the title of king, every…






prince charles could make camilla queen after accession


camilla, the duchess of cornwall, is slated to become the princess consort — a title that has no legal meaning — after queen elizabeth ii dies and prince charles becomes the king of england, but charles could change all that and make camilla his queen. elizabeth turns 91 in a few weeks and there’s little doubt…






queen unveils memorial to those who served in recent wars


london — queen elizabeth ii has joined britain's political leaders to unveil a memorial to soldiers and civilians who have served in recent wars.the statue unveiled thursday honors those who served britain during the gulf war and recent conflicts in afghanistan and iraq.prime minister theresa may and predecessors tony blair, john major and david cameron were among about 2,500 guests.prince william and his wife kate attended and prince harry spoke at the start of the ceremony, quoting from the biblical book of ecclesiastes: "a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace."the queen was accompanied by her husband, prince philip.some relatives of servicemen and women complained they were not invited to the event in central london.






queen will not lay remembrance sunday wreath


image copyrightepaimage caption it will be the first time the queen has not laid the wreath since 1999 the queen will not lay a wreath at the cenotaph this year as part of the annual remembrance sunday ceremony.she will watch the event on 12 november in whitehall from the balcony of the foreign office with prince philip, prince charles will take her place in laying the floral tribute on behalf of the nation, along with the duke of edinburgh's equerry.the queen has not laid wreaths in six previous ceremonies since her coronation.two were during her pregnancies with prince andrew, in 1959, and prince edward, in 1963. the other four occasions were when she was on visits abroad - in 1961, when she was in ghana, in 1968, when in brazil, in 1983, when in kenya and in 1999, when in south africa.






remembrance sunday: uk events mark the nation's war dead


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionprince charles lays remembrance sunday wreath as the queen watches from a balconypoliticians, members of the royal family and veterans are commemorating those who lost their lives in conflict as the uk marks remembrance sunday.a two-minute silence was held across the country and wreaths were laid at memorials.prince charles attended the annual ceremony at the cenotaph in london and big ben chimed at 11:00 gmt.for the first time the queen did not lay a wreath but instead watched from the foreign office's balcony.at the cenotaph on whitehall, the last post was played shortly before the prince of wales laid the wreath.the royals were joined by prime minister theresa may, other senior politicians, religious leaders and dignitaries from a






queen will not lay remembrance sunday wreath


image copyrightepaimage caption it will be the first time the queen has not laid the wreath since 1999 the queen will not lay a wreath at the cenotaph this year as part of the annual remembrance sunday ceremony.she will watch the event on 12 november in whitehall from the balcony of the foreign office with prince philip, prince charles will take her place in laying the floral tribute on behalf of the nation, along with the duke of edinburgh's equerry.the queen has not laid wreaths in six previous ceremonies since her coronation.two were during her pregnancies with prince andrew, in 1959, and prince edward, in 1963. the other four occasions were when she was on visits abroad - in 1961, when she was in ghana, in 1968, when in brazil, in 1983, when in kenya and in 1999, when in south africa.






buckingham palace plays down 'power struggle' claims


image copyrightpaimage caption sir christopher geidt has been the private secretary to her majesty since 2007 the royal households say they are "committed to supporting the queen", amid reports of a "power struggle" between her majesty's private secretary and the prince of wales. the statement follows claims from the times newspaper that sir christopher geidt was "forced out" by the prince.the bbc understands sir christopher - the queen's most senior and trusted advisor - did not step down willingly.unnamed sources say he left after complaints from prince charles.earlier this year it was confirmed that sir christopher would step down after 10 years in the role. he has held one of the most important jobs in britain since 2007 - advising the queen on political and constitutional matters.the






buckingham palace plays down 'power struggle' claims


image copyrightpaimage caption sir christopher geidt has been the private secretary to her majesty since 2007 the royal households say they are "committed to supporting the queen", amid reports of a "power struggle" between her majesty's private secretary and the prince of wales. the statement follows claims from the times newspaper that sir christopher geidt was "forced out" by the prince.the bbc understands sir christopher - the queen's most senior and trusted advisor - did not step down willingly.unnamed sources say he left after complaints from prince charles.earlier this year it was confirmed that sir christopher would step down after 10 years in the role. he has held one of the most important jobs in britain since 2007 - advising the queen on political and constitutional matters.the






'trooping the color' in london for queen's official birthday


london — queen elizabeth ii and senior royals have marked her official birthday in the annual trooping the color celebration.the 91-year-old monarch was greeted saturday by hundreds of well-wishers on a sunny day in the heart of ceremonial london. she rode with her husband prince philip in an open carriage in the procession along horse guards parade.prince william and prince charles were on horseback. william's wife kate and charles' wife camilla were in a carriage with prince harry.the queen traditionally celebrates her official birthday in june when the weather can be balmy rather than in april, the month of her actual birth.the day began on a somber note when elizabeth and philip observed a minute of silence in honor of the victims of the horrific london apartment tower fire.






prince charles and camilla honour troops on canada tour


image copyrightreutersimage caption the couple paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the afghanistan repatriation memorial in trenton the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall have honoured canadian soldiers who died while fighting in afghanistan.on the second day of their tour, charles and camilla laid a wreath at a memorial in trenton, ontario, alongside a handwritten note by the prince.in total 158 people from canada died in the conflict which started in 2001.the royal couple also met veterans and serving members of the armed forces.the couple took part in a minute's silence at the memorial to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption prince charles and camilla laid a wreath in the shape of the prince of wales' feathers image copyrightgetty im






prince charles and camilla honour troops on canada tour


image copyrightreutersimage caption the couple paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the afghanistan repatriation memorial in trenton the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall have honoured canadian soldiers who died while fighting in afghanistan.on the second day of their tour, charles and camilla laid a wreath at a memorial in trenton, ontario, alongside a handwritten note by the prince.in total 158 people from canada died in the conflict which started in 2001.the royal couple also met veterans and serving members of the armed forces.the couple took part in a minute's silence at the memorial to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption prince charles and camilla laid a wreath in the shape of the prince of wales' feathers image copyrightgetty im






'trooping the color' for queen elizabeth's official birthday


london (ap) — queen elizabeth ii and senior royals have marked her official birthday in the annual trooping the color celebration.the 91-year-old monarch was greeted saturday by hundreds of well-wishers on a sunny day in the heart of ceremonial london. she rode with her husband, prince philip, in an open carriage in the procession along horse guards parade.prince william and prince charles were on horseback. william’s wife, kate, and charles’ wife, camilla, were in a carriage with prince harry.meanwhile, 3-year-old prince george didn’t seem as taken with the festivities as other members of the royal family, and twitter quickly took notice:the queen traditionally celebrates her official birthday in june when the weather can be balmy rather than in april, the month of her actual birth.the da






prince charles is sad and sexy and maybe too nice to be king – the denver post


by roxanne roberts, the washington post“poor charles.”that’s what sally bedell smith kept hearing from everyone as she worked on her new book about the british monarch-in-waiting. charles philip arthur george has been heir to the british throne for 65 years: his mother became queen when he was 3 years old, and she is still going strong at 90. he has spent his entire life waiting for his one and only job.overshadowed in turn by his mother, his first wife, and now his two sons, he’s best known as the prince who married diana and was a terrible husband. when she died in 1997, the narrative was all but set in stone: charles was dull, stoic and not very sympathetic.“the vision we all have of him is of this extremely buttoned-up stereotype – double-breasted suit encasing him – a stiff, an old fo






prince charles and camilla honour troops on canada tour


image copyrightreutersimage caption the couple paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the afghanistan repatriation memorial in trenton the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall have paid tribute to canadian soldiers who died in afghanistan.on the second day of their tour, charles and camilla laid a wreath at a memorial in trenton, ontario, alongside a handwritten note by the prince.in total 158, people from canada died in the conflict which started in 2001.on saturday, the final day of the trip, charles and camilla will join celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the formation of modern canada.the previous day, the royal couple met veterans and serving members of the armed forces, before taking part in a minute's silence to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.image copyrightgett






prince charles and camilla honour troops on canada tour


image copyrightreutersimage caption the couple paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the afghanistan repatriation memorial in trenton the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall have paid tribute to canadian soldiers who died in afghanistan.on the second day of their tour, charles and camilla laid a wreath at a memorial in trenton, ontario, alongside a handwritten note by the prince.in total 158, people from canada died in the conflict which started in 2001.on saturday, the final day of the trip, charles and camilla will join celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the formation of modern canada.the previous day, the royal couple met veterans and serving members of the armed forces, before taking part in a minute's silence to pay tribute to those who lost their lives.image copyrightgett






are kate middleton and william and harry plotting something?


for fans of stories about palace intrigue — courtesy of the tudors, the romanovs and even the lannisters — the public maneuvering taking place among members of the house of windsor is hard to ignore.kate middleton, her husband prince william — second in the line to the british throne — and brother-in-law prince harry are up to something.it’s hard to say exactly what, but it’s happening at a time when the british monarchy is poised for a major transition.queen elizabeth ii recently turned 91 and prince philip, who soon turns 96, just announced he will retire from royal duties in august. for at least a decade, buckingham palace has been preparing for the moment the queen dies and prince charles, william and harry’s father, becomes king, the new yorker recently reported. the aftermath of the






vimy ridge: royals commemorate defining ww1 battle


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionvimy ridge was an engagement during the battle of arras, which lasted from 9 april to 16 may 1917prince charles has led tributes to the soldiers who paid the "unbearably high cost" of victory at one of the fiercest battles of world war one. the four-day battle of vimy ridge in northern france in april 1917 saw the deaths of 3,598 canadian servicemen under british command.events marking the centenary have taken place on the site of the battlefield. the duke of cambridge and prince harry joined their father for the service, and the queen sent a message. she told the people of canada it was important to "remember and honour those who served so valiantly and who gave so much". and she added: "on this day a century ago, thousands of canad






vimy ridge: royals commemorate defining ww1 battle


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionvimy ridge was an engagement during the battle of arras, which lasted from 9 april to 16 may 1917prince charles has paid tribute to the soldiers who paid the "unbearably high cost" of victory at one of the fiercest battles of world war one. the four-day battle of vimy ridge in northern france saw the deaths of 3,598 canadian forces under british command in april 1917.events marking the centenary are taking place on the site of the battlefield. the duke of cambridge and prince harry have joined their father for the service, and the queen sent a message. she told the people of canada it was important to "remember and honour those who served so valiantly and who gave so much here at vimy ridge". the events began with a ceremony attended






prince of transylvania? prince charles offered new title


bucharest, romania — britain's prince charles has boasted he shares a bloodline with legendary 15th-century prince vlad the impaler. now a mayor is offering to make him prince of transylvania.a spokesman for the mayor of the transylvanian city of alba iulia said charles had been offered the honorific title because of his promotion of transylvania.mihai coser told the associated press thursday that charles is "more romanian than many romanians." so far, he says there has been no response to the offer.charles visits romanian yearly, including a three-day visit last month.the prince already has a fair few titles, including earl of chester, duke of cornwall, duke of rothesay, earl of carrick, baron of renfrew, lord of the isles, and prince and great steward of scotland.






prince charles is sad and sexy and may be too nice to be king, according to a ne


“poor charles.”that’s what sally bedell smith kept hearing from everyone as she worked on her new book about the british monarch-in-waiting. charles philip arthur george has been heir to the british throne for 65 years: his mother became queen when he was three years old, and she is still going strong at 90. he has spent his entire life waiting for his one and only job.overshadowed in turn by his mother, his first wife, and now his two sons, he’s best known as the prince who married diana and was a terrible husband. when she died in 1997, the narrative was all but set in stone: charles was dull, stoic and not very sympathetic.“the vision we all have of him is of this extremely buttoned-up stereotype — double-breasted suit encasing him — a stiff, an old fogey, the guy who ruined diana’s lif






newspaper headlines: princes speak out about diana's death


image caption the daily express is one of many newspapers reporting on prince harry's defence of how his father handled the death of diana, princess of wales, 20 years ago. the newspaper quotes from an interview with harry in an forthcoming bbc documentary, in which he praises the way prince charles comforted him and his brother prince william in the immediate aftermath of their mother's death. image caption the metro's headline is: "leave my dad alone". prince harry says prince charles "tried to do his best to make sure we were protected and looked after" at a time when his father was also grieving for diana. harry also revealed he was "very glad" to be part of the funeral procession, despite previously saying walking behind her coffin in front of the crowds was something "no child should






newspaper headlines: princes speak out about diana's death


image caption the daily express is one of many newspapers reporting on prince harry's defence of how his father handled the death of diana, princess of wales, 20 years ago. the newspaper quotes from an interview with harry in an forthcoming bbc documentary, in which he praises the way prince charles comforted him and his brother prince william in the immediate aftermath of their mother's death. image caption the metro's headline is: "leave my dad alone". prince harry says prince charles "tried to do his best to make sure we were protected and looked after" at a time when his father was also grieving for diana. harry also revealed he was "very glad" to be part of the funeral procession, despite previously saying walking behind her coffin in front of the crowds was something "no child should






newspaper headlines: princes speak out about diana's death


image caption the daily express is one of many newspapers reporting on prince harry's defence of how his father handled the death of diana, princess of wales, 20 years ago. the newspaper quotes from an interview with harry in an forthcoming bbc documentary, in which he praises the way prince charles comforted him and his brother prince william in the immediate aftermath of their mother's death. image caption the metro's headline is: "leave my dad alone". prince harry says prince charles "tried to do his best to make sure we were protected and looked after" at a time when his father was also grieving for diana. harry also revealed he was "very glad" to be part of the funeral procession, despite previously saying walking behind her coffin in front of the crowds was something "no child should






new biography reveals prince charles thought he would ‘learn to love’ princess d


a new book shed exclusive details about prince charles and princess diana’s marriage. although the royal couple’s nuptials were dubbed the “wedding of the century,” charles said after he proposed to diana that he was hoping he would “learn to love” her. the new biography, titled, “prince charles: the passions and paradoxes of an improbable life,”…






prince harry: no one in royal family wants to be king or queen


the new generation of the british royal family -- prince william, duchess catherine and prince harry -- are "modernizing" the throne, prince harry said in an interview -- but the 32-year-old said no one in the family wants to be king or queen.in an interview with newsweek magazine, harry said the monarchy exists "for the greater good of the people .. is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? i don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."harry's father, prince charles, is first in line for the throne, while william is second. harry, once third in line, is now fifth in line for the throne behind william's children, prince george and princess charlotte. harry admitted that when he was in his early 20s, he "didn't want to be in the position i w






spain's king felipe and queen letizia begin uk state visit


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe queen accompanied spain's king felipe on the carriage ride to buckingham palacethe queen and prince philip have welcomed the king and queen of spain to the uk for a three-day state visit. king felipe and queen letizia are attending a ceremony at horse guards parade and earlier met prince charles and the duchess of cornwall.the trip is the first state visit by a spanish king to the uk since felipe's father, juan carlos, came 31 years ago. the bbc's royal correspondent said uk leaders hope it will improve relations over brexit and gibraltar. it is expected to be the last time the duke of edinburgh takes part in a state visit before he retires from public duties after the summer. the visit is beginning one day later than usual for s






spain's king felipe and queen letizia begin uk state visit


image copyrightpaimage caption the queen will host a state banquet in honour of the spanish royals on wednesday evening the queen and prince philip have welcomed the king and queen of spain to the uk for a three-day state visit. king felipe and queen letizia are attending a ceremony at horse guards parade and earlier met prince charles and the duchess of cornwall.the trip is the first state visit by a spanish king to the uk since felipe's father, juan carlos, came 31 years ago. the bbc's royal correspondent said uk leaders hope it will improve relations over brexit and gibraltar. it is expected to be the last time the duke of edinburgh takes part in a state visit before he retires from public duties after the summer. the visit is beginning one day later than usual for such trips, meaning t






iraq and afghanistan wars memorial unveiled


media captionthe queen unveils a memorial dedicated to those who served in afghanistan and iraqa memorial dedicated to those who served in the afghanistan and iraq wars has been unveiled by the queen in central london on thursday.the sculpture, by paul day, also marks the contribution made by civilians in the conflicts. it is formed of two stone monoliths and a bronze medallion.its unveiling in victoria embankment gardens followed a service for 2,500 veterans on horse guards parade.more than 800 uk military personnel and civilians died in the three wars.47 members of the armed forces died in iraq in the 1990-91 conflict 179 were killed in the second iraq war from 2003-09456 died in afghanistan between 2001-1443 uk civilians were killed in the second iraq war101 civilians died in afghanista






iraq and afghanistan wars memorial unveiled


media captionthe queen unveils a memorial dedicated to those who served in afghanistan and iraqa memorial dedicated to those who served in the afghanistan and iraq wars has been unveiled by the queen in central london on thursday.the sculpture, by paul day, also marks the contribution made by civilians in the conflicts. it is formed of two stone monoliths and a bronze medallion.its unveiling in victoria embankment gardens followed a service for 2,500 veterans on horse guards parade.more than 800 uk military personnel and civilians died in the three wars.47 members of the armed forces died in iraq in the 1990-91 conflict 179 were killed in the second iraq war from 2003-09456 died in afghanistan between 2001-1443 uk civilians were killed in the second iraq war101 civilians died in afghanista






toddler reluctant to meet the queen


alfie lunn wriggled and squirmed as he met the queen and prince philip. the two-year-old was meant to present the queen with a bouquet, but was unable to concentrate on the task.instead his dad, sergeant mark lunn of the rifles, who has served in both iraq and afghanistan, handed it over while alfie's mother, corporal michele lunn, held him.iraq and afghanistan wars memorial unveiled






prince charles to visit during canada's 150th birthday


ottawa, ontario — prince charles and his wife, camilla, will visit canada this summer for the country's 150th birthday.governor general david johnston, the queen elizabeth's ii representative as canada's head of state, said tuesday they have accepted the government's invitation for a tour.the royal duo will be in canada from june 29 to july 1.they will travel in ontario, nunavut and the ottawa area, where celebrations are planned to mark canada's 150th birthday on july 1.it will be the 18th visit to canada for the prince of wales, and the fourth visit for the duchess of cornwall.they were last in canada in may 2014, when they visited nova scotia, prince edward island and manitoba.canada is a member of the british commonwealth of former colonies.






prince charles receives honorary degree in transylvania


bucharest, romania — a transylvanian university says prince charles has received an honorary degree for his devotion to romania at the start of a private visit to the east european country.the rector of cluj's babes-bolyai university, ioan aurel popa, bestowed the "doctor honoris causa distinction on the prince monday for his role as "a real protector of transylvania and romania."charles, who is enamored of romania, told students and professors gathered for the ceremony said he was enticed by the "hilly, woody and fertile landscape," he encountered in transylvania 20 years ago.he owns two properties in the northwest transylvania region which he visits yearly.in march, he made a three-day official visit to romania on behalf of the british government.






duke of edinburgh admitted to hospital with infection


image copyrightafpimage caption the duke of edinburgh was seen alongside the queen at trooping the colour on saturday the duke of edinburgh was admitted to hospital on tuesday as "a precautionary measure", buckingham palace has said.he is being treated at the king edward vii hospital, london, for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.the bbc understands his hospital stay is "not a cause for serious concern" and the palace said the duke was "up and about and in good spirits".the duke, 96, said in may that he would retire from royal duties this autumn - a move supported by the queen.she is still carrying out her official engagements and on wednesday delivered the queen's speech to parliament before heading to the racing at ascot.in a statement, buckingham palace said the prince






duke of edinburgh admitted to hospital with infection


image copyrightafpimage caption the duke of edinburgh was seen alongside the queen at trooping the colour on saturday the duke of edinburgh was admitted to hospital on tuesday as "a precautionary measure", buckingham palace has said.he is being treated at the king edward vii hospital, london, for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.the bbc understands his hospital stay is "not a cause for serious concern" and the palace said the duke was "up and about and in good spirits".the duke, 96, said in may that he would retire from royal duties this autumn - a move supported by the queen.she is still carrying out her official engagements and on wednesday delivered the queen's speech to parliament before heading to the racing at ascot.in a statement, buckingham palace said the prince






iraq and afghanistan wars memorial being unveiled


image copyrightpaa memorial dedicated to those who served in afghanistan and both iraq wars will be unveiled by the queen in central london on thursday.the sculpture by paul day also marks the contribution made by civilians in the conflicts. it is formed of two stone monoliths and a bronze medallion.its unveiling in victoria embankment gardens will follow a service for 2,500 veterans on horse guards parade.more than 800 uk military personnel and civilians died in the three wars.forty-seven members of the armed forces died in iraq in the 1990-91 conflict 179 were killed in the second iraq war from 2003-09and 456 died in afghanistan between 2001-14in addition, 43 uk civilians were killed in the second iraq warand 101 in afghanistanthe queen and other members of the royal family are attending






pokémon go on apple watch vs. pokémon go plus: which should you wear?


as a location-based game, pokémon go is perfect for when you’re on your commute, walking to a store, or just out and about. however, there’s one big h le to the experience: the need to have the app open and on your screen to track distance, ding nearby pokéstops, and try to catch pokémon. that makes it difficult to play when you are, for example, holding the hand of a small child, carrying bags, or just simply trying to watch where you’re walking. the pokémon go plus, released in september, helps with a lot of that. it’s a tiny wearable device, worn around the wrist or clipped onto clothes, that buzzes and lights up any time you’re near a pokémon or pokéstop, and can automatically snag items or try to catch the creature with a press of a on. it’ll also track all of your distance when act