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  • King's abdication announcement sparks monarchy debate in Spain

    King's abdication announcement sparks monarchy debate in Spain
    King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking fierce public debate over whether the country should allow the crown's passing to another generation or abolish the monarchy. Tens of thousands of...
  • Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted

    Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted
    Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits the 'Game of Thrones' set

    Queen Elizabeth II visits the 'Game of Thrones' set
    Queen Elizabeth II's reign over England has been a walk in the park compared to past rulers or the fictional would-be rulers of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. So it makes sense that on her visit to the "Game of Thrones" set Tuesday, she declined to sit...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' sets, actors in Belfast

    Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' sets, actors in Belfast
    Queen Elizabeth II visited the "Game of Thrones" sets in Belfast on Tuesday, taking a good look around but stopping short of trying out the HBO series' notorious Iron Throne for herself. "She kept commenting on how uncomfortable the throne looked,"...
  • In Brazil, Prince Harry gets emotional over Diana's death

    In Brazil, Prince Harry gets emotional over Diana's death
    During a visit with young orphans in Brazil on Wednesday, Prince Harry shed a few tears while recalling his mother's death. The fourth in line to the British throne, who began his South American tour on Monday, happened upon a 41-year-old woman who...
  • Colgan retiring in the Senate

    According to the Prince William Times, and since picked up by other papers, state Sen. Charles Colgan won't seek re-election to the Virginia Senate. Colgan, D-Manassas, is the Senate's oldest member and it's longest serving. Until Republicans re-...
  • Pippa Middleton, a true bridesmaid, keeps famous gown 'tucked away'

    When the fomer Kate Middleton stepped out with pomp and circumstance for the royal wedding, the event yielded an unlikely celebrity: her younger sister and maid of honor, Pippa Middleton.  Since the April 2011 wedding, Pippa has become a fixture in...
  • Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports

    Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports
    Cruise lines are making waves out there with news of ship deployments. Here are some tips about a sampling of interesting itineraries — near and far — this year and next: ·               Princess Cruises – Sapphire Princess has...
  • Fox pulls low-rated 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry'' from schedule

    Fox pulls low-rated 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry'' from schedule
    Bad news for aspiring royals: Fox has pulled the reality show "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" from its schedule after just four episodes.  In the series, a gaggle of attractive and gullible twentysomething ladies compete for the affections of a young man who...
  • Prince George is a handful at Father's Day polo match

    Prince George is a handful at Father's Day polo match
    The toddling, almost-1-year-old Prince George kept Mama Kate Middleton (a.k.a. the Duchess of Cambridge) busy on the sidelines of a charity polo match in Gloucestershire, England, on Father's Day. The pair were there to watch his dad, Prince William,...
  • Prince George walks about during William's Father's Day polo match

    Prince George walks about during William's Father's Day polo match
    He walks! Prince George joined his mom and dad for the Royal Charity Polo match Sunday in Cirencester, England, where he was photographed taking a few wobbly steps. The third in line to the British throne, who turns 1 on July 22, was helped along by mom...