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Why Queen Elizabeth sent congratulatory message to North Korea's Kim Jong-un

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that it was a “standard practice” similar to other national days across the world and “has been done before.”
North Korean state media confirmed the message from Queen Elizabeth was received on September 7, two days before the country celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its founding. (File photo)
North Korean state media confirmed the message from Queen Elizabeth was received on September 7, two days before the country celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its founding. (File photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Princess Beatrice's husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi celebrates first anniversary

  • Princess Beatrice's husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi marked their first wedding anniversary by sharing a heartfelt note for the Royal. He shared a candid selfie with Beatrice.
Princess Beatrice's husband Edo Mapelli celebrates first wedding anniversary with heartfelt note(Instagram/@edomapellimozzi)
Princess Beatrice's husband Edo Mapelli celebrates first wedding anniversary with heartfelt note(Instagram/@edomapellimozzi)
Published on Jul 18, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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By Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Meghan Markle releases debut kid's book 'The Bench' on father-son relationship

Meghan Markle's 'The Bench', which looks at the relationship between father and son through a mother's eyes, hit bookstands days after she and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter Lilibet Diana, named after Queen Elizabeth and Harry's late mother Princess Diana, last week.
Meghan Markle releases debut kid's book 'The Bench' on father-son relationship(Twitter/cecemcghee)
Meghan Markle releases debut kid's book 'The Bench' on father-son relationship(Twitter/cecemcghee)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 09:57 PM IST
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UK queen has to step into debate over Prince Philip funeral outfits: Report

According to British newspapers, there have been debates behind the scenes over what the queen's son Andrew and grandson Harry should wear.
Police are directed to positions at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 14, 2021 as preparations commence for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.(AFP Photo )
Police are directed to positions at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 14, 2021 as preparations commence for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.(AFP Photo )
Published on Apr 15, 2021 02:18 PM IST
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Princess Eugenie shares newborn son's name, pays loving tribute to Prince Philip

  • Princess Eugenie welcomed her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank on February 9 and she recently revealed that she has named her baby, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. The name is an ode to her grandfather Prince Philip, who is admitted in a hospital at the moment.
Princess Eugenie reveals newborn son's name(Instagram/ princesseugenie)
Princess Eugenie reveals newborn son's name(Instagram/ princesseugenie)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 10:08 AM IST
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By Nishtha Grover, Delhi

Queen likely to host Joe Biden at Buckingham Palace: Report

A one-on-one meeting between the monarch and the new US President is set to be her first significant diplomatic engagement after she returns to London.
President Joe Biden sits in the Oval Office of the White House after winning the US election, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.(AP)
President Joe Biden sits in the Oval Office of the White House after winning the US election, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.(AP)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 06:31 PM IST
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Royal family documentary banned by Queen leaked on YouTube 50 yrs later: Report

People Magazine reported that the fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary, titled 'Royal Family', aired in 1969 and offered an unprecedented look inside the life of Queen Elizabeth and her family.
The Queen was said to have regretted the decision to film the documentary and it has largely been locked away ever since.(Reuters File Photo )
The Queen was said to have regretted the decision to film the documentary and it has largely been locked away ever since.(Reuters File Photo )
Published on Jan 31, 2021 06:53 AM IST
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Pope, Queen join vaccine drive, German Covid deaths top 40K

More than 1.9 million people worldwide have now died from the virus, with new variants adding to soaring cases and prompting the re-introduction of restrictions on movement across the globe – even as with mass inoculation drives underway.
Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, Italy.(REUTERS)
Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, Italy.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 04:36 AM IST
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Queen Elizabeth and husband receive Covid-19 vaccines: Palace

A royal source said the vaccines were administered by a household doctor at Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle residence.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, poses in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday on June 6, 2020. Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, poses in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday on June 6, 2020. Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 09, 2021 09:49 PM IST
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‘Many just want a hug for Christmas this year,’ says Queen Elizabeth

In her traditional pre-recorded Christmas Day address to the nation, the 94-year-old monarch repeatedly spoke of hope for the future whilst acknowledging millions of Britons would be unable to have their usual family celebrations this year.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain.(Reuters image)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain.(Reuters image)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Queen Elizabeth hails Diwali in Christmas message, doesn’t mention pandemic

The widely-watched royal message recorded in mid-December in Windsor did not mention “pandemic” or “Covid-19”, but the UK queen said the year that has necessarily kept people apart has, in many ways, brought them closer
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain December 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain December 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lonson | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Recipe: Chefs in British Royal Family’s kitchens show how to make Gingerbread House this Christmas

‘Tis the season of gingerbread and in the run up to Christmas, the chefs in the British Royal Family’s kitchens share their recipe for making the perfect Gingerbread House | Watch
British Royal Family’s chefs show how to make Gingerbread House on Xmas(Instagram/theroyalfamily/kensingtonroyal)
British Royal Family’s chefs show how to make Gingerbread House on Xmas(Instagram/theroyalfamily/kensingtonroyal)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Royal kids George, Charlotte, Louis make red carpet debut with Prince William-Kate at London Palladium

Prince William and Kate Middleton made a red carpet appearance with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Friday. The event marked the red carpet debut of the children.
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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London | By Asian News International | Posted by Nishtha Grover

Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Kate Middleton gather at Windsor Castle to hear Christmas carols and thank key workers

Queen Elizabeth along with Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William, Kate Middleton and other members of the British Royal Family came together on Tuesday to thank local volunteers and key workers and listen to the carols being played by Salvation Army brass band at the Windsor Castle.
Carols for UK royals as they gather at Windsor to thank volunteers(Reuters)
Carols for UK royals as they gather at Windsor to thank volunteers(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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London | By Reuters| Posted by Nishtha Grover

UK set to begin ‘marathon’ Covid-19 vaccination drive

Health secretary Matt Hancock called it a “historic moment”, while Stephen Powis, England’s medical director, noted logistical challenges involved and cautioned that Tuesday would mark the beginning of a long haul, calling the vaccination programme “a marathon, not a sprint”.
A pharmacy technician from Croydon Health Services, takes delivery of Covid-19 vaccine shots, developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, at Croydon University Hospital in Croydon, U.K., on December 5.(Bloomberg)
A pharmacy technician from Croydon Health Services, takes delivery of Covid-19 vaccine shots, developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, at Croydon University Hospital in Croydon, U.K., on December 5.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Queen Elizabeth, 94, to be among first to receive Covid-19 vaccine in UK

Anti-vaccine claims on social media and elsewhere are among major obstacles faced by the UK’s health officials planning the biggest mass vaccination programme in the country’s history. Leading figures such as Queen Elizabeth taking the vaccine is expected to help overcome anxieties.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks with staff during a visit to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Science Park near Salisbury on October 15.(Reuters file)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks with staff during a visit to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Science Park near Salisbury on October 15.(Reuters file)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth may go public after having Covid-19 vaccine, Times reports

The 94-year-old monarch and her 99-year-old spouse are likely to be among the first to be offered a jab, with the government prioritising elderly people as it begins the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine that was approved on December 2.
Under the UK government’s priority list for the vaccine roll-out, the first doses are intended to be given to elderly care home residents and their carers, followed by people over 80 and health service staff.(Reuters File Photo)
Under the UK government’s priority list for the vaccine roll-out, the first doses are intended to be given to elderly care home residents and their carers, followed by people over 80 and health service staff.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Britain’s Prince William tours country by train

William, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and second-in-line to the throne, and Kate will ride the Royal Train, travelling 1,250 miles across England, Scotland and Wales.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge(AP File Photo)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge(AP File Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2020 06:39 AM IST
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to get Covid-19 vaccine ‘in weeks’: Reports

Elderly care home residents and their carers will be the very first to get inoculated, followed by those aged 80 and over and frontline health and care staff.
Britain on Wednesday gave emergency approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, with health officials set to use criteria based on age and vulnerability to decide the order of people to receive it.(REUTERS)
Britain on Wednesday gave emergency approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, with health officials set to use criteria based on age and vulnerability to decide the order of people to receive it.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 05:41 AM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee to see four-day celebrations, Britons will plant trees to mark 70 years on throne

Britain gears up for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in February, will celebrate 70 years of service of the longest-reigning monarch in British history by planting native trees to help the environment and make local areas greener
Britons to plant trees to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on throne(Twitter/Newscorner111)
Britons to plant trees to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on throne(Twitter/Newscorner111)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 09:17 AM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Royal kids’ handmade card for Queen Elizabeth-Prince Philip’s 73rd wedding anniversary is too adorable to miss

On the occasion of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 73rd wedding anniversary, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton shared the adorable handmade card that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had made to wish their great-grandparents
Royal kids’ handmade card for their great-grandparents is too adorable to miss(Instagram/kensingtonroyal)
Royal kids’ handmade card for their great-grandparents is too adorable to miss(Instagram/kensingtonroyal)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Vintage snapshot shows Queen Elizabeth and Duke Philip on honeymoon

The Royal Family’s official Instagram account shared an image on November 20, the date on which in 1947 Queen Elizabeth and Duke Philip said “I do”.
The image shows The Queen and The Duke on their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire.(Instagram/@theroyalfamily)
The image shows The Queen and The Duke on their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire.(Instagram/@theroyalfamily)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja

The Crown season 4 review: All hail Emma Corrin, scene-stealer as Princess Diana in the finest season of Netflix’s lavish show

The Crown season 4 review: Newcomer Emma Corrin delivers a star-making performance as Princess Diana, in the finest season of Netflix’s most lavish show.
The Crown Season 4 review: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in a still from the Netflix show.(Des Willie/Netflix)
The Crown Season 4 review: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in a still from the Netflix show.(Des Willie/Netflix)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Let’s celebrate a happy but safe Diwali

In a year that has virtually been written off because of Covid-19, it’s important that we celebrate festivities responsibly.(HT Photo)
In a year that has virtually been written off because of Covid-19, it’s important that we celebrate festivities responsibly.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Sean ‘James Bond’ Connery passes away at 90

His dialogue, “Bond, James Bond”, defined his portrayal of the spy, widely considered the best among actors who played the iconic role.
Sir Sean Connery after he was formally knighted by the Britain's Queen Elizabeth in Edinburgh.(Reuters file)
Sir Sean Connery after he was formally knighted by the Britain's Queen Elizabeth in Edinburgh.(Reuters file)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 09:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

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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Royal honours for Indian-origin Covid-19 heroes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the recipients were “a testament to the sort of country we are - caring, compassionate and resolute in the face of a global pandemic. The hard work and dedication of these local, often unsung heroes has helped carry us through”.
A sign reading
A sign reading "Covid-19 Keep Apart", sits on a temporary protective pedestrian barrier on Oxford Street in central London, U.K., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The City of London's traffic-lite streets look set to outlast the pandemic.(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Covid-19: A royal thumbs up for journalism

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of journalism and trusted sources of news at a time when people have access to a large number of sources, Queen Elizabeth said on Monday.
The contribution of the news media has been ‘invaluable’ during the Covid-19 pandemic, Queen Elizabeth said in a message.(AFP)
The contribution of the news media has been ‘invaluable’ during the Covid-19 pandemic, Queen Elizabeth said in a message.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Hundreds of UK health workers to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth has made very few public appearances during that time but she has delivered a number of rallying messages to the nation and appeared in video conference calls with care workers and members of the military.
The image shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth.(REUTERS)
The image shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 10:14 AM IST
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LONDON | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Barbados governor general calls to ‘leave colonial past behind,’ become full republic

Governor general Sandra Mason was delivering a speech on behalf of Prime Minister Mia Mottley. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is currently the head of state.
A statue of Royal Navy Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson stands with its plinth vandalised a day after the government of the Caribbean island of Barbados said it wished to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, in Bridgetown, Barbados September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Nigel R. Browne
A statue of Royal Navy Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson stands with its plinth vandalised a day after the government of the Caribbean island of Barbados said it wished to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, in Bridgetown, Barbados September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Nigel R. Browne
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:12 AM IST
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