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  • Former foes honour Gallipoli's fallen on 100th anniversary
    Former foes honour Gallipoli's fallen on 100th anniversary Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    By Dasha Afanasieva GALLIPOLI PENINSULA (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan led commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape the birth of new nations. Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have flocked to the peninsula on Turkey's Aegean coast to remember the fallen in an ill-fated Allied campaign a century ago that claimed more than 130,000 lives. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his New Zealand counterpart John Key are also due to lead commemorations including a dawn service on Saturday at ANZAC Cove, the narrow beach where thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) struggled ashore in April 25, 1915. "Tens of thousands of youths buried their futures in this land," President Tayyip Erdogan told an international ceremony at the main Turkish memorial on the peninsula. More »

  • Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary
    Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A century ago, thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) struggled ashore on a narrow beach at Gallipoli during an ill-fated campaign that would claim more than 130,000 lives. The centenary is expected to see the largest ever commemoration, with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Britain's Prince Charles leading the ceremonies. More »

  • ‘He’s not welcome’: Prince Charles faces protests on visit to Sligo
    ‘He’s not welcome’: Prince Charles faces protests on visit to Sligo Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Republican and anti-war groups will be waiting to greet the Prince when he visits next month. More »

  • Prince Charles And Camilla To Visit Ireland
    Prince Charles And Camilla To Visit Ireland Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are set to make their first official joint visit to Ireland next month. The royal couple will spend four days in Ireland between 19 and 22 May, and will also visit Northern Ireland during the same period, Clarence House has revealed. In April last year, Charles and Camilla welcomed Irish President Michael D Higgins to the UK as part of the Irish State Visit. The Prince has officially visited Ireland on two occasions - in May 1995 and February 2002. More »

  • Charles expected to visit scene of great-uncle's IRA killing
    Charles expected to visit scene of great-uncle's IRA killing Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles is expected to visit the scene of the Irish Republican Army's most high-profile assassination — the 1979 slaying of Charles' great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten — during an official visit next month to Ireland. More »

  • Prince Charles and Camilla are coming to Ireland
    Prince Charles and Camilla are coming to Ireland Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The pair will visit next month. More »

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William: New royal baby faces tricky life as 'spare …
    Kate Middleton and Prince William: New royal baby faces tricky life as 'spare … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The newest member of Britain's royal family, due to make an entrance later this month when Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to the couple's second baby, will be taking on one of its toughest roles – life as "spare to the heir". Some 21 months after the birth of Prince George to a global fanfare which made him one of the most famous babies in the world, the hugely popular royal couple are due to celebrate the arrival of a younger brother or sister in the next few weeks. George, born 21 months ago is expected one day to be monarch following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth, his grandfather Prince Charles, and his father. "I think the difficulty is just that one thing - that you never quite know if you're going to be called upon to become king, or instead have what you if you're being really cynical could say a relatively pointless life," royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters. More »

  • Will and Kate's new Royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare to the …
    Will and Kate's new Royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare to the … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The newest member of Britain's royal family, due to make an entrance later this month when Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to the couple's second baby, will be taking on one of its toughest roles – life as "spare to the heir". Some 21 months after the birth of Prince George to a global fanfare which made him one of the most famous babies in the world, the hugely popular royal couple are due to celebrate the arrival of a younger brother or sister in the next few weeks. George, born 21 months ago is expected one day to be monarch following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth, his grandfather Prince Charles, and his father. "I think the difficulty is just that one thing - that you never quite know if you're going to be called upon to become king, or instead have what you if you're being really cynical could say a relatively pointless life," royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters. More »

  • Britain to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos'
    Britain to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos' Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Britain's top court on Thursday ruled that secret letters from Prince Charles to government ministries should be published, in a potential setback for the monarchy seen as a victory for media freedoms. More »

  • Charles' Black Spider Memos To Be Published
    Charles' Black Spider Memos To Be Published Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Letters written by Prince Charles to Government ministers are to be made public for the first time following a ruling by the Supreme Court. The judgement is the latest step in a 10-year legal battle to establish what Charles has written to politicians and whether, in the process, he has overstepped the mark of political neutrality. The battle to make them public began when Guardian journalist Rob Evans applied to see a number of written communications between Charles and various government ministers between September 2004 and April 2005. In a final attempt to prevent their publication, the Government turned to the Supreme Court to ask it to overturn that ruling. More »

  • UK's top court upholds disclosure of Prince Charles' letters Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court Thursday paved the way for the public release of 27 hotly contested memos written by Prince Charles to government ministers. More »

  • Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed
    Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 "frank" letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The Guardian newspaper has sought for a decade to obtain the letters sent to ministers under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, but successive governments have acted to prevent publication for fear of undermining the position of the heir to the throne. Prime Minister David Cameron called the Supreme Court judgement "disappointing" and said the government would now consider how to release the letters. A spokeswoman for Charles at Clarence House, his official London residence, said: "Clarence House is disappointed the principle of privacy has not been upheld." Under Britain's unwritten constitution, the royal family is supposed to remain politically neutral. More »

  • Prince Charles 'Black Spider Memos' Ruling Due
    Prince Charles 'Black Spider Memos' Ruling Due Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The UK's highest appeal court is set to rule whether the government acted unlawfully by preventing the release of Prince Charles' so-called "black spider memos". The judgement from the Supreme Court is the latest step in a fierce 10-year legal battle to establish what the Prince has written to politicians about, and whether in the process he has overstepped the mark of political neutrality. In 2005, Guardian journalist Rob Evans submitted a Freedom of Information request to find out how many letters Prince Charles had written to MPs between September 2004 and April 2005. "There's a lot of talk and speculation about what Prince Charles writes to the Government about and I just think actually we should get to see those letters and be able to make up our own minds, whether or not we think he should be doing that and whether or not they're important," he said. More »

  • Muhammad Ali anoints Prince Charles as 'the greatest'
    Muhammad Ali anoints Prince Charles as 'the greatest' Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Muhammad Ali hailed Britain's Prince Charles as "the greatest" as the heir to the British throne wrapped up a US tour with a visit to the boxing legend's hometown. More »

  • Prince Charles, wife Camilla spend day in Louisville Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife received a distinctly Kentucky welcome during a visit to the Bluegrass state, where the royal couple got a glimpse into efforts to promote environmental sustainability and protect historic buildings — among the prince's favorite projects. More »

  • Prince Charles, wife Camilla spend day in US state Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife received a distinctly Kentucky welcome Friday during a visit to the Bluegrass state, where the royal couple got a glimpse into efforts to promote environmental sustainability and protect historic buildings — among the prince's favorite projects. More »

  • Prince Charles pitches sustainable communities in Kentucky
    Prince Charles pitches sustainable communities in Kentucky Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - In his last stop on a goodwill tour of the United States, Britain's Prince Charles attended an international conference on sustainable communities in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, and said the world faces a historic chance for change. "If we fail here, we fail humanity," the Prince told a crowd of about 1,000 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Kentucky's largest city. "As a grandfather, I have no intention of failing my, or anyone else's, grandchildren," he said at the end of a four-day tour of the United States with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles encouraged public and private organizations to work towards his vision of a sustainable future. More »

  • Muhammad Ali: Prince Charles Is 'The Greatest'
    Muhammad Ali: Prince Charles Is 'The Greatest' Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Muhammad Ali has said Prince Charles is "the greatest", as he welcomed the heir to the throne to his home city in Kentucky. The 73-year-old boxing legend's tribute came in a letter read to the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they visited Louisville on the last day of their US tour. He read Ali's letter: "(My wife) Lonnie and I welcome you to our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. More »

  • Britain's top court to rule on Prince Charles' government letters
    Britain's top court to rule on Prince Charles' government letters Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top court will rule next week whether "frank" letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be made public, potentially embarrassing the heir-to-the-throne and raising the contentious issue of royal interference in politics. For years, the Guardian newspaper has sought access to 27 letters written by Charles to members of ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour government between 2004 and 2005 under the country's freedom of information laws. The Court of Appeal decided last year that a gagging order imposed by the country's former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, who had called the letters "particularly frank", was unlawful. Grieve had said any perception that Charles had disagreed with ministers "would be seriously damaging to his role as future monarch because, if he forfeits his position of political neutrality as heir to the throne, he cannot easily recover it when he is king". More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets Obama on U.S. goodwill tour
    Britain's Prince Charles meets Obama on U.S. goodwill tour Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday as part of a goodwill tour of the United States. Obama and the Prince of Wales chatted amiably in front of reporters and television cameras while the Duchess of Cornwall sat smiling on a couch nearby. "I think it’s fair to say that the American people are quite fond of the royal family," Obama told the prince. It was the first White House visit by Charles since May 2011. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in US capital
    Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in US capital Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife finished up their visit to Washington with a whirlwind day that included meeting with President Barack Obama. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in DC
    Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in DC Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife finished up their visit to Washington with a whirlwind day that included meeting with President Barack Obama. More »

  • Obama jokes British royals more popular than US politicians
    Obama jokes British royals more popular than US politicians Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    US President Barack Obama welcomed Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to the White House on Thursday, joking that Americans liked the British royals more than local politicians. More »

  • Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up
    Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    President Barack Obama had some reassuring news for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as he welcomed them to the White House. During a chat in the Oval Office, Mr Obama told Charles that Americans are "quite fond" of the British royal family and much prefer them to US politicians. The two men last met almost four years ago when Charles flew to America a few days after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Charles and Mr Obama could be heard chatting on Thursday about Mount Vernon - the home of America's first president, George Washington, which the royals visited a day earlier. More »

  • Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to White House
    Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to White House Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American people are "quite fond" of the British royal family and like them more than their own politicians. More »

  • Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to Oval Office
    Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to Oval Office Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American people are "quite fond" of the British royal family and like them more than their own politicians. More »

  • Costumed 'goose' thanks Prince Charles in front of White House
    Costumed 'goose' thanks Prince Charles in front of White House Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    An animal rights activist wearing a goose costume thanked Britain's Prince Charles in front of the White House on Thursday for his opposition to foie gras. More »

  • Charles and Camilla hobnob with young Americans in Washington
    Charles and Camilla hobnob with young Americans in Washington Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla mingled with gobsmacked young Americans on Wednesday as they hit some of Washington's top attractions on the first full day of a US tour. More »

  • Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans
    Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Prince Charles made an impassioned speech in Washington about the deteriorating state of the world's oceans, striking a somber note on the first full day of his US tour with wife Camilla. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla get royal tour of Washington, DC
    Prince Charles, Camilla get royal tour of Washington, DC Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles learned something new on his tour of the nation's capital Wednesday: His uncle built a better polo stick. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla wow other tourists on U.S. visit
    Prince Charles, Camilla wow other tourists on U.S. visit Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles wowed tourists, viewed monuments, addressed ocean pollution and got special gifts from the National Archives on Wednesday during his U.S. goodwill visit with his wife Camilla. The four-day visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall aims to boost British-American partnership in such areas as climate change and encouraging corporate social responsibility. "Given all this, it seems to me, as I am sure it does to all of you, that something must be done urgently to stem the tide of plastic entering the oceans," the prince said during a conference of his International Sustainability Unit and the Global Ocean Commission. During the first full day of their visit to the U.S. capital, Charles and Camilla were swarmed by delighted tourists at the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. More »

  • Prince Charles speaks on dangers of plastic waste in oceans Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles took a detour from his visits to various D.C. tourist spots to deliver a speech on the threat of plastic waste accumulating in the world's oceans. More »

  • Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit
    Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Prince Charles and wife Camilla arrived Tuesday in the United States for a jam-packed four-day visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama and a stop in Kentucky. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama
    Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla to arrive in U.S. for four-day tour
    Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla to arrive in U.S. for four-day tour Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive in Washington on Tuesday for a four-day U.S. goodwill visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama, the British Embassy said. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are seeking to boost Britain's partnership with the United States in such areas as climate change and encouraging corporate social responsibility, the embassy said. Charles, the 66-year-old heir to the British throne, and his wife arrive on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday and Thursday, they will tour monuments and historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Vernon, home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. More »