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  • Britain's Prince Philip, 91, Released from Hospital

    Britain's Prince Philip, 91, Released from Hospital
    LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip was released from a hospital in Scotland on Monday after being treated for a bladder infection. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland on Wednesday. The...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • Can you dig it?

    Can you dig it?
    LONDON — In basically the backyard of austere 10 Downing Street where British Prime Minister David Cameron officially resides in a stately, executive manor, a raucous block party rocked his neighborhood Saturday night. Queen Elizabeth celebrates...
  • July 31, 1:32 a.m.: We're On The Scene And Ready For Some Badminton

    My family has been in London for a day or so now; the beautiful sightseeing spots like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace have been filling our cameras. The highlight so far was the London Eye, an enormous ferris wheel in the middle of...
  • Aug. 3, 11:01 p.m.: Still Finding Time To See The Sights

    London Sightseeing Day. We began our day at Westminster Abbey, then went to the London Eye, took a river boat cruise to Greenwich, straddled the Prime Meridian and viewed the exhibits at the British Library. Finished the day at Hyde park cheering on...
  • American originals

    Some of you have been generous enough to inform me, here or on Facebook or at Twitter, that you do not share my esteem for the writings of Gore Vidal. You perhaps do not care for his politics or his prose style or his morality or his person. Perhaps his...
  • Make it stop: Jane Austen via 'Downton Abbey' in new book

    Jane Austen has been dead for close to 200 years, but it's hard to imagine she's gotten much rest in her grave in Westminster Abbey, what with all the rewrites, updates and zombifications of her work. We get it: her books are much beloved, and readers...
  • Kate Leaves Hospital After Morning Sickness Treatment

    Kate Leaves Hospital After Morning Sickness Treatment
    LONDON -- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, left hospital Thursday morning, three days after being admitted for acute morning sickness. She emerged from the hospital accompanied by her husband Prince William and was driven away by a waiting car. A St....
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit

    Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit
    Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...
  • Obama doesn't know what year it is

    Obama doesn't know what year it is
    Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what...