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The Crown season 4 trailer: Diana and Margaret Thatcher challenge Queen Elizabeth II. Watch

The trailer for season four of Netflix’s The Crown introduces Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana Spencer, as the Queen navigates a changing political and cultural landscape.
Olivia Colman in a still from The Crown season 4 trailer.
Olivia Colman in a still from The Crown season 4 trailer.
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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Remembering Ebrahim Alkazi: The man who shaped Indian theatre and its finest actors

The theatre maestro who finetuned performances to create legends out of actors.
With Ebrahim Alkazi’s passing, it is truly the end of a theatre era in India, writes Nandita Puri.
With Ebrahim Alkazi’s passing, it is truly the end of a theatre era in India, writes Nandita Puri.
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNandita Puri

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U.K. for North America becomes official on March 31.
Harry has long had an uncomfortable relationship with the media, which he blames for the death of his mother, Princess Diana.(REUTERS)
Harry has long had an uncomfortable relationship with the media, which he blames for the death of his mother, Princess Diana.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 01, 2020 07:45 AM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press

UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan to stop using ‘royal’ brand

The couple will formally step down as senior royals from March 31 and will no longer carry out duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II after that date.
Britain's Prince Harry stands with his wifeMeghan Markle(AFP photo)
Britain's Prince Harry stands with his wifeMeghan Markle(AFP photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 07:03 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France Presse

Majority of Canadians reject paying for Harry, Meghan’s security: Survey

Seventy-seven percent of people surveyed by Nanos Research, for CTV, believe the Candian taxpayer does not have to pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because they are not in Canada as representatives of the Queen.
A clear majority of Canadians feel their country does not have to pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who have settled in British Columbia.(REUTERS)
A clear majority of Canadians feel their country does not have to pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who have settled in British Columbia.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2020 11:14 AM IST
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Montreal | ByAgence France-Presse

Queen Elizabeth II approves government’s Brexit bill

Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union at the end of this month.
Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union(HT Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 08:42 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France Presse

Prince Harry issues legal warning to media for spying on Meghan, Archie

Their lawyers issued a legal warning after various outlets on Tuesday published photographs of a smiling Meghan out walking her dogs with Archie.
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House in London.(File photo: Reuters)
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House in London.(File photo: Reuters)
Published on Jan 22, 2020 08:18 AM IST
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Victoria, Canada | ByAgence France-Presse

Abdication, divorces and death: A century of UK royal crises

In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II’s fun-loving younger sister, Princess Margaret, also sparked a firestorm with her choice for marriage. She began a romance with her late father’s divorced equerry, former Royal Air Force officer Peter Townsend. The couple’s wish to marry prompted a battle between the government and the public
Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness”(AP File Photo)
Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness”(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

Buckingham Palace said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when the new arrangements take effect in “spring 2020.” They will be known as Harry, Duke and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness”(REUTERS)
Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness”(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press

Queen Elizabeth II agrees to let Prince Harry, Meghan move part-time to Canada

The British monarch says in a statement that a summit of senior royals on Monday was “constructive.”
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry(AP file photo)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry(AP file photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 07:12 AM IST
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England | ByAssociated Press

Perils of life outside royal fold for Harry and Meghan after Megxit

The risk of allegations of potential conflicting interests, cashing in, failure or financial ruin seem tricky pitfalls to avoid for the couple willingly who ousted from the monarchy. A look into some of the other royal members who followed the same path.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are characterized on the New York Post. In a statement the couple said they are planning
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are characterized on the New York Post. In a statement the couple said they are planning "to step back" as senior members of the royal family and "work to become financially independent," on January 9. 2020.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 10:50 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Queen Elizabeth admits ‘bumpy’ year in Christmas message

The royal family was swept up in scandals this year, along with the ongoing Brexit debate, as The queen pointed to the life of Jesus as an example of how reconciliation can be achieved
Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses, after recording her annual Christmas Day message in Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, Britain.(REUTERS)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses, after recording her annual Christmas Day message in Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, Britain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 10:37 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Beyonce gets spot amongst Royals at Madame Tussauds London

Bey’s statue has been placed at Queen Elizabeth II’s spot for a day where she is covered by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince Philip to the right while Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles and Camila Parker Bowles are seen standing to her left.
Beyonce gets spot amongst Royals at Madame Tussauds London.(madametussauds/Instagram)
Beyonce gets spot amongst Royals at Madame Tussauds London.(madametussauds/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Elon Musk compares Queen Elizabeth II with Teletubbies

In a series of tweets, Musk shared the image of Elizabeth II wearing her iconic ensembles in the shades of red, yellow, purple and green.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday took to the microblogging site to compare Queen Elizabeth II with the characters of the TV series “Teletubbies”.(Elon Musk/Twitter)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday took to the microblogging site to compare Queen Elizabeth II with the characters of the TV series “Teletubbies”.(Elon Musk/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up

The business community and many lawmakers fear dire economic consequences from a no-deal Brexit, which would lead to immediate trade tariffs for some sectors including the automotive industry.
Johnson and Hunt are taking part in a final question-and-answer session later on Wednesday before the result of the vote by Conservative Party members is announced next Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Johnson and Hunt are taking part in a final question-and-answer session later on Wednesday before the result of the vote by Conservative Party members is announced next Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Trump stirs up feud with London Mayor over attacks in city

Trump and Khan have repeatedly clashed ever since the Pakistani-origin mayor questioned the red carpet being rolled out for the US President by Britain, most recently for a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month.
The US President’s latest intervention on Twitter follows in the same vein, demanding that Khan should be replaced.(REUTERS)
The US President’s latest intervention on Twitter follows in the same vein, demanding that Khan should be replaced.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 04:41 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Donald Trump gets trolled for tweet on meeting Charles, ‘Prince of Whales’

The error prompted a wave of hilarity online, with one Twitter critic asking if the president had made the mistake “on porpoise.”
President Donald Trump’s erratic spelling habits on Twitter spouted again Thursday when he wrote about having recently met with the “Prince of Whales.”(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump’s erratic spelling habits on Twitter spouted again Thursday when he wrote about having recently met with the “Prince of Whales.”(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 08:24 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

6 Punjab-origin achievers make it to Queen’s birthday honours’ list

The honours list is released to coincide with the celebrations in early June to recognise outstanding achievements across the UK.
Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 93 in April, officially marks her birthday on Saturday with a traditional ceremony in central London.(Reuters File Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 93 in April, officially marks her birthday on Saturday with a traditional ceremony in central London.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2019 10:57 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

2019 Cricket World Cup: Virat Kohli and all other captains meet Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry ahead of tournament opener

Before the first match of 2019 Cricket World Cup, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry met the captains of all 10 participating teams at the Buckingham Palace in Central London on Wednesday.
All 10 captains of 2019 World Cup pose with Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the tournament opener in London.(@RoyalFamily)
All 10 captains of 2019 World Cup pose with Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the tournament opener in London.(@RoyalFamily)
Updated on May 30, 2019 01:29 PM IST
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Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain Alastair Cook becomes first knight since Ian Botham

The 34-year-old opening batsman finished his Test career in the best possible manner with a century against India at The Oval despite having declared there “was nothing left in the tank”.
File picture of Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
File picture of Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 06:02 AM IST
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London | ByAFP

This British woman is more than 10 times richer than the Queen

Denise Coates, 51, has a net worth of $4.5 billion thanks to her majority stake in closely held Bet365, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and joined the ranks of the world’s 500 richest people for the first time Friday.
Denise Coates, the British founder and chief executive officer of online bookmaker Bet365 Group Ltd., is more than 10 times richer than Queen Elizabeth II on the back of the bookmaker’s latest accounts.(Getty Images)
Denise Coates, the British founder and chief executive officer of online bookmaker Bet365 Group Ltd., is more than 10 times richer than Queen Elizabeth II on the back of the bookmaker’s latest accounts.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 06:19 PM IST
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Netflix releases first look at Tobias Menzies as The Crown’s new Prince Philip

Netflix has released the first look at Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip from the upcoming two seasons of their hit drama, The Crown.
Tobias Menzies takes over from Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown.
Tobias Menzies takes over from Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown.
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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Don’t want to play safe, says The Crown star Claire Foy

The Crown star says she felt like she had done what she had to with Wolf Hall and was quite pleased with herself until The Crown came her way.
Claire Foy attends a For Your Consideration event for Netflix's The Crown at Saban Media Center .(AFP)
Claire Foy attends a For Your Consideration event for Netflix's The Crown at Saban Media Center .(AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2018 08:25 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By, Los Angeles

BBC apologises for mistakenly referring Sri Lankan President as Modi

The Sri Lankan President was seen disembarking from his car at the entrance of Buckingham Palace to join the other heads of government for the CHOGM launch hosted by Queen Elizabeth II when the BBC host said Modi, “the Prime Minister of India since May 2014 arriving at Buckingham Palace
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) joins hands with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.(AFP File photo)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) joins hands with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.(AFP File photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 09:12 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, London | ByPress Trust of India

Bonsai guitar: Here’s how this orchestra is popularising the ukulele, with punk rock numbers

This four-string instrument, which originated in Hawaii, is fast gaining popularity with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain helping build an audience for it. Starting its latest US tour, the orchestra -- clad in evening finest, including tuxedo jackets and bow ties -- quickly pulled in dozens of smartphone-snapping onlookers as the eight ukuleleists strummed their way through AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.”
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays in Central Park.(AFP)
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays in Central Park.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 01:54 PM IST
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Britain’s Prince Philip, 96, hospitalised for hip surgery

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon, for planned surgery on his hip which will take place on Wednesday.
File photo of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.(AFP photo)
File photo of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.(AFP photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 11:43 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, London | ByAgence France-Presse
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