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Prince Named Louis For Royal Mentor Earl Murdered by IRA

The Royal baby has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced Friday, a choice which pays tribute to Lord Mountbatten who was murdered in 1979. The full title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, now fifth in

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Royal Birth Expected as Duchess Kate Enters Labour

LONDON (AP) – The Duchess of Cambridge entered a London hospital Monday in labor, Britain’s royal palace said. The baby will be a third child for her and husband Prince William and fifth in line to the throne. The 36-year-old

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PICS: British Royals Feted on Visit to Poland With Their Children

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception in Poland on Monday where Prince William read out a letter from Queen Elizabeth II praising good bilateral ties, at the start of a two-country goodwill trip


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91st Birthday

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world’s longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward.


Buckingham Palace to Get £369 Million Refit

Buckingham Palace will get a £369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and old cabling under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday by royal officials and the government.

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Man Held After Climbing Buckingham Palace Fence

(AFP) – A man has been arrested after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s residence in London, early on Tuesday, police said. The 22-year-old man, who had been drinking, did not get into the palace


Women’s Institute Members: British Songs and Culture Offensive

A row has broken out among Women’s Institute (WI) members over “jingoistic” performances of “Rule Britannia” and “Land of Hope and Glory”. A second generation immigrant condemned the WI event, where British Union flags were flown, as “like being at a

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Man Who Scaled Buckingham Palace Walls Is Convicted Murderer

(AFP) – A man who scaled the walls of Buckingham Palace and got into the garden is a convicted murderer, a court heard Friday, as he was jailed for four months. Dennis Hennessy, 41, repeatedly asked “is Ma’am in?” in

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Canadians Believe Heir To British Throne Charles Is ‘Boring’

(AFP) – Canadians believe that Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne which reigns over the country, is “boring,” according to a poll Monday that said they prefer the crown be passed to his son, William. Most Canadians have

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Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Kensington Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – A man died on Tuesday after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said. The incident was not being treated as suspicious or related to terrorism,