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  • Queen marks end of UK's 13 years in Afghanistan

    Queen Elizabeth II joined veterans in a solemn service Friday as Britain commemorated the end of its combat operations in Afghanistan. Prince William, his pregnant wife Kate, and Prince Harry — who served two tours during the conflict —...
  • Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

    Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66. Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in...
  • Britain's slim Duchess Catherine sometimes forgets she's pregnant

    Britain's slim Duchess Catherine sometimes forgets she's pregnant
    Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, sometimes forgets she's pregnant. No, really. And maybe that's why she hasn't been favoring maternity clothes either. The wife of Prince William, the second heir to the British throne, visited Margate's Turner...
  • Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England

    Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England
    Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday officially named the Britannia, the newest luxury ship in the British-based P&O Cruises fleet. Prince Philip also attended the ceremony on the docks in Southampton, England. The Britannia bears a union jack design on its...
  • Royal Kate sees life below the stairs on 'Downton Abbey' set

    "Downton Abbey" welcomed a royal visitor Thursday — and the TV show's creator told the Duchess of Cambridge she's partly responsible for its global success. Kate visited the set of the award-winning costume drama at London's Ealing Studios, meeting...
  • Saudi king vows development, stability despite low oil price

    Saudi King Salman vowed Tuesday that low oil prices would not halt progress in his country, and promised to defend Arab and Muslim causes around the world in his first major policy speech since assuming the throne. Salman, 79, said the kingdom would...
  • Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her

    Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her
    Helen Mirren is once again playing her signature role of Queen Elizabeth II, this time in the Broadway transfer of Peter Morgan's "The Audience," which was first seen in London in 2013. The play, which imagines the British monarch's ritual meetings with...
  • Queen christens new mega cruise ship

    Queen Elizabeth II has christened P&O Cruises' 141,000-ton liner Britannia — a 473 million pound ($714 million) mega ship that's longer than four superjumbo jets. With a gloved hand, the monarch pressed a button that swung a bottle of Sussex...
  • Elizabeth Hurley stars in new E! series 'The Royals'

    PASADENA, Calif. � Leave it to E! to turn the British monarchy into an international version of the Kardashians. The cable network's first original drama, "The Royals," envisions a world where the Queen of England, Helena, is portrayed by the...
  • Under new king, Saudi interests may diverge from Egypt

    Under its new monarch, Saudi Arabia appears to be moving to improve relations with Turkey and Qatar and soften its stance against the Muslim Brotherhood with the aim of weakening Iran. The shift could lead to pressure on its ally Egypt to reconcile with...
  • 'Memphis,' 'Beautiful' lead race for London's Olivier Awards

    Two Broadway imports, "Memphis: The Musical" and Carole King show "Beautiful," lead the race for British theater's Olivier Awards, with a clutch of nominations each, including best new musical. "Memphis," set in the segregated 1950s American South,...