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  • “The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord …
    “The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord … Wed, May 20, 2015

    The Prince and his wife Camilla visited the village of Mullaghmore as they continued their four day visit. More »

  • Prince Charles shares pain of losing great-uncle Lord Mountbatten to IRA at …
    Prince Charles shares pain of losing great-uncle Lord Mountbatten to IRA at … Wed, May 20, 2015

    During his visit to Ireland, Prince Charles spoke of his grief at losing his great-uncle in an Irish Republican Army bomb attack 36 years ago. Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979 alongside three others, including a 14-year-old boy who was Charles's godson, when the IRA blew up a boat Mountbatten, who was a senior British military commander in the Second World War, was using during a holiday in the region. Charles was due to visit the site of the attack later on 20 May and during a visit to an arts centre in nearby Sligo, he addressed the pain both he and other families on the other side of the political divide had experienced during what are often referred to as The Troubles. More »

  • Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA
    Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA Wed, May 20, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and reconciliation. More »

  • Charles talks of murdered 'grandfather I never had'
    Charles talks of murdered 'grandfather I never had' Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Darren Staples SLIGO, Ireland (Reuters) - Prince Charles spoke on Wednesday of the murder of his great uncle Lord Mountbatten in Ireland 36 years ago and called him "the grandfather I never had." Speaking ahead of his first visit to the site where the Irish Republican Army (IRA) killed Mountbatten by exploding a bomb on his boat in 1979, Charles said Ireland had endured a history of much pain and resentment where blame was always too easily attributed. Mountbatten's death, he added, had given him a profound understanding of the agonies borne by so many people affected by the country's troubled past. More »

  • That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition …
    That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition … Wed, May 20, 2015

    Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen. More »

  • Gerry: Prince Charles and I don’t have much in common, but we’re both tree  …
  • Charles To Visit Scene Of Great Uncle's Murder
    Charles To Visit Scene Of Great Uncle's Murder Wed, May 20, 2015

    Prince Charles will continue his visit to Ireland today with one of the most personal pilgrimages he is ever likely to undertake. Together with the Duchess of Cornwall he will visit Mullaghmore in Co Sligo, where his great uncle and confidante Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA. On Tuesday, in Galway, he demonstrated his willingness to engage in reconciliation by meeting Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. More »

  • Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site
    Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site Wed, May 20, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles will on Wednesday visit the site where his beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army paramilitary group in 1979. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader
    Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles on Tuesday became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA. More »

  • Prince Charles Shakes Hands With Gerry Adams
    Prince Charles Shakes Hands With Gerry Adams Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles has become the first member of the Royal family to meet Gerry Adams - a man once deemed such a threat that his voice was banned from the British airwaves. He shook hands with the Sinn Fein president at the start of his first official tour of Ireland, where his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA. It follows Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen in Belfast three years ago, and is seen as a sign of deepening relations between the UK and Ireland. More »

  • UK's Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein in Ireland for 1st time
    UK's Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein in Ireland for 1st time Tue, May 19, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles offered a historic handshake Tuesday to Gerry Adams, longtime leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party and reputedly an Irish Republican Army commander when the outlawed group killed the prince's great-uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, in 1979. More »

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  • Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams for first time
    Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams for first time Tue, May 19, 2015

    By Darren Staples GALWAY, Ireland (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles shook hands with Gerry Adams on Tuesday in his first meeting with the leader of the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that killed his great uncle in a bomb attack 36 years ago. The pair exchanged a few sentences at a reception in the west of Ireland city of Galway, a day before Charles is due to visit a nearby site where the IRA killed Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1979. More »

  • Gerry Adams and Prince Charles in historic handshake
  • Prince Charles To Meet Gerry Adams In Ireland
    Prince Charles To Meet Gerry Adams In Ireland Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles will meet Gerry Adams later after the Sinn Fein leader accepted his invitation to an event in Galway. Three years after the Queen made her historic visit to Ireland, the heir to the throne is embarking upon his first official tour of the country. Her Majesty shook hands with Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland,  but no member of the Royal Family has ever met Mr Adams, his party leader. More »

  • Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today
    Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today Tue, May 19, 2015

    The party have stated that a “healing process” needs to be developed. More »

  • Prince Charles to meet Sinn Fein leaders during Ireland trip Mon, May 18, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — The Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party says its two senior figures will meet Prince Charles during his visit this week to Ireland in another groundbreaking event for peacemaking. More »

  • Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit
    Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit Sat, May 16, 2015

    A firearm and bomb parts had been found by gardaí. More »

  • Ireland probes bombs found before Prince Charles visit
    Ireland probes bombs found before Prince Charles visit Thu, May 14, 2015

    Irish police on Thursday quizzed six men including a top dissident republican after finding two bombs ahead of a visit by Britain's Prince Charles, the police and news reports said on Thursday. More »

  • 6 arrested in Ireland for suspected terror offenses Thu, May 14, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Two bombs described as viable have been found in Ireland and six men have been arrested for suspected terrorist offenses ahead of a planned visit by Britain's Prince Charles. More »

  • Bomb disposal team deal with four devices just days before Prince Charles v …
    Bomb disposal team deal with four devices just days before Prince Charles v … Thu, May 14, 2015

    Gardaí arrested six dissidents as activities by anti-terrorism gardaí step up. More »

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  • Prince Charles letters show concern for badgers and fish
    Prince Charles letters show concern for badgers and fish Wed, May 13, 2015

    Letters by British heir to the throne Prince Charles dubbed the "black spider" memos were released on Wednesday following a 10-year press freedom battle amid concerns over royal neutrality. More »

  • Charles' Secret 'Black Spider' Letters Released
    Charles' Secret 'Black Spider' Letters Released Wed, May 13, 2015

    Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers have finally been made public after a 10-year legal battle to stop them remaining secret. The correspondence - known as the "black spider" memos because of the heir to the throne's unusual handwriting style - was sent between September 2004 and March 2005, when Tony Blair was prime minister. The 27 letters were published by the Guardian, the Information Commissioner and the Cabinet Office on Wednesday afternoon. They reveal a keen working relationship between the Prince of Wales and Mr Blair. More »

  • Badgers, beef, fish: Letters show Prince Charles' passions
    Badgers, beef, fish: Letters show Prince Charles' passions Wed, May 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's government on Wednesday published a series of letters between Prince Charles and senior officials, written about a decade ago, that have been kept private until now. More »

  • Kill badgers, save the fish: Prince Charles' secret letters
    Kill badgers, save the fish: Prince Charles' secret letters Wed, May 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The Patagonian Toothfish has a friend in the future king of England — that's one lesson from the British government's release Wednesday of previously secret letters written by Prince Charles to government officials. More »

  • Charles' letters show concern for troops and toothfish
    Charles' letters show concern for troops and toothfish Wed, May 13, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles wrote to ministers on issues ranging from resources for British troops in Iraq to the fate of the Patagonian Toothfish, according to private letters published on Wednesday against government wishes. The 27 letters to and from the 66-year-old heir to the throne were released after the government lost a decade-long legal battle to stop their publication on the grounds they might cast doubt over the future king's political neutrality. In one letter to former Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2004, he queries delays in the procurement of military helicopters. More »

  • When Ant and Dec met Prince Charles - find out what royal role Ant McPartlin …
    When Ant and Dec met Prince Charles - find out what royal role Ant McPartlin … Wed, May 13, 2015

    The TV favourites are ambassadors for The Prince’s Trust, and took part in a royal visit to a London store. More »

  • Charles' 'Black Spider' Memos Due For Release
    Charles' 'Black Spider' Memos Due For Release Wed, May 13, 2015

    Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers are finally expected to be made public later after a 10 year battle to stop them remaining secret. The correspondence - known as the "black spider" memos - were sent by the Prince to several government ministers between September 2004 and March 2005. A Guardian journalist initially attempted to get the contents of the letters released under the Freedom of Information Act but was unsuccessful. They are known as the "black spider" memos because of the Prince's distinctive handwriting and abundant use of underlining and exclamation marks. More »

  • Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published on Wedne …
    Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published on Wedne … Tue, May 12, 2015

    A series of potentially embarrassing letters written by Britain's Prince Charles to government ministers in 2004-2005 will be published on Wednesday, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The British government has long blocked disclosure of what it has called the "particularly frank" letters, but its veto on publication was declared unlawful by the Court of Appeal last year, a decision which was upheld by the Supreme Court in March. The 27 letters to ministers in seven government departments have been dubbed the 'black spider memos' because of the prince's scrawled handwriting. They will be published, with some redactions, after a ruling on Tuesday by the Upper Tribunal of Britain's Administrative Appeals Chamber that they should be released on Wednesday. More »

  • Man 'Wanted To Kill Charles For Harry'
    Man 'Wanted To Kill Charles For Harry' Tue, May 12, 2015

    A ginger-haired right-wing extremist wrote about killing Prince Charles in the hope of making his red-headed son Harry king, a court has heard. In a notebook seized by police, Mark Colborne, 37, also compared himself to the far-right mass murderer Anders Breivik, who carried out the 2011 Norway attacks, a jury at the Old Bailey was told. Prosecutor Annabel Darlow QC told jurors in the notebook, Colborne had said he wanted to kill "dark-haired" people. More »

  • Ginger 'fanatic plotted Prince Charles murder to make Harry king'
    Ginger 'fanatic plotted Prince Charles murder to make Harry king' Tue, May 12, 2015

    A right-wing fanatic who felt marginalised because of his ginger hair plotted the assassination of Prince Charles in the hope that his red-haired son Harry would become king, a British court heard Tuesday. More »

  • Zoo Sorry For Naming Baby Monkey Charlotte
    Zoo Sorry For Naming Baby Monkey Charlotte Sat, May 9, 2015

    A Japanese zoo has apologised for naming a baby monkey Charlotte after complaints that it is disrespectful to the British people. The princess's names were widely popular when they were announced in the UK, being seen as a triple homage to her grandfather Prince Charles, great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth and Prince William's late mother Diana. More »

  • Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit
    Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit Fri, May 8, 2015

    They’re on their way at the end of the month. More »