Queen Elizabeth II (April 21, 1926-September 8, 2022) was the queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. She was the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the oldest and longest-serving incumbent head of state, and the second-longest reigning sovereign monarch in world history. She was succeded by her eldest son, who took the name King Charles III.
The coronation of King Charles III comes as the UK’s consul general in Hong Kong looks to an improvement in relations and the benefits that would bring.
Maintaining some elements of Hong Kong’s colonial past can serve as a way of reflecting on the city’s legacy as it looks to the future.
Legislator Maggie Chan is right to demand that Hong Kong remove leftover colonial terms from the lawbooks but there is no need to change historic street names or remove other landmarks.
Charles has hinted he will be nothing more than a ceremonial king, perhaps remembering the dodgy role he had played in the palace coup his late mother Queen Elizabeth had allegedly sanctioned in the dismissal of Australian Labor prime minister Gough Whitlam and the collapse of his government in 1975.
Presidents, prime ministers and monarchs from all over attended Elizabeth’s state funeral, a reminder of what a globalised world should be all about as opposed to confrontation.
With a cost of living crisis gripping the UK and only 32 per cent of young people supporting the royals, there’s a growing movement to ditch the king all together – so here’s what would happen if the monarchy was abolished
The possible threat followed a phone call made by ‘a man who claimed that his daughter had been killed in Northern Ireland by a rubber bullet’.
From bright-blue dresses for Easter to gorgeous Collett x Alexander McQueen headpieces at King Charles’ coronation, here are 7 times the royal mother-daughter duo twinned together – to adorable effect
King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation prompted another round of criticism of the royal family’s Crown Jewels, with calls to repatriate the large gems including the Koh-i-noor and Lahore diamonds
A tiara that was worn at the coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, with a Star of Egypt diamond that once belonged to King Farouk, just sold at auction – plus more epic sales
The Home Office, which has responsibility for policing and national security, accounted for the biggest portion of the total, with costs of 73.7 million pounds (US$91.65 million).
While we’ll never know exactly what makes up King Charles’ newly minted multibillion-dollar fortune, there’s plenty of speculation on what could … here’s what we know
The coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla is shining a spotlight on British jewellers as Boodles, Yoko London and more luxury brands create tiaras inspired by the grand event
Britain revelled in the coronation of King Charles as it staged a star-studded concert watched by 20,000 people at Windsor Castle and millions more across the country and world.
On his father’s biggest day, Prince Harry arrived at Westminster Abbey alone and he left alone. The disgruntled Duke of Sussex was assigned to sit two rows behind his brother.
The manor, dating back to the 1920s, is built into the stone walls of a fortress and offers views of the French Riviera, Villefranche Bay and Cap Ferrat – and was the home of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin
At 74, King Charles is the oldest person to ascend to the throne in British history.
King Charles was crowned on Saturday in Britain’s biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, with a display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.
Anthony Albanese says he accepts most Australians chose for the country to remain a constitutional monarchy and he will reflect that sentiment when he attends the king’s coronation.
Waning youth support and feuding royals pose risks for the 74-year-old British king.
The prime minister of Belize, a former British colony in the Caribbean, said ‘there is no excitement’ among his compatriots for the coronation.
Republicans have long been a fringe group in Britain. But their voices have been getting louder since the death of Queen Elizabeth last year.
For the best part of a 1,000 years, the kings and queens of England and Britain have been crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey. Here’s everything you need to know about the coronation of King Charles on May 6, 2023.
PM Chris Hipkins favours the country becoming ‘fully independent’ in future, although he says the debate is not an ‘urgent priority right now’.
A spokesman for Republic, which campaigns for the abolition of the British monarchy, said: ‘In a democracy it is the head of state who should be swearing allegiance to the people, not the other way around.’
British medieval historian Michael Jones has argued that King Charles is not the rightful heir to the throne, but Simon Abney-Hastings, a farmhand from the Australian outback.
In addition to Christian liturgy, the May 6 service at Westminster Abbey will also feature a prominent role for Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jewish leaders. There will also be a role for the English-speaking UK’s other native languages: Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.
Aside from being Camilla’s ex-husband, Andrew Parker Bowles has ties to the British royal family that go back years … so what else do we know about the royal insider?
After Queen Elizabeth’s coronation nearly 70 years ago comes Charles and Camilla’s big day on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, London – so who will attend the most significant royal event of the century?
Unveiling a host of ceremonial details, Buckingham Palace said the new emoji created to mark the historic occasion is based on the 17th-century St Edward’s Crown.
In a new book, royal biographer Robert Jobson wrote that Charles, then Prince of Wales, knew that the ‘defining moment of his life … was fast approaching: the death of his mother and his accession as king.’
Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Flora Vesterberg may be considered a more low-key British royal, but she’s a big-namer in the art world, lecturing for Sotheby’s and Christie’s and an ambassador for V&A