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  • Mexico president UK state visit: Enrique Pena Nieto and wife Angelica Rivera …
    Mexico president UK state visit: Enrique Pena Nieto and wife Angelica Rivera … Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is on a three-day state visit to the UK. He arrived at Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. President Enrique Pena Nieto and his former soap star wife, Angelica Rivera, were shown around Buckingham Palace where they toured a display of Mexican items from the Royal Collection. Nieto and his wife are staying at Buckingham Palace during their visit. More »

  • Prince William tours China's Forbidden City
    Prince William tours China's Forbidden City Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Duke of Cambridge Prince William had a brief tour of the Forbidden City in China on 2 March as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades. William and his entourage were seen entering the Hall of Supreme Harmony accompanied by officials of the Forbidden City museum. William's trip to China is the first since the queen and her husband Prince Philip paid a visit in 1986, and comes as London and Beijing have spared over last year's pro-democracy demonstrations in the former British colony of Hong Kong. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, visits commercial hub Shanghai and then an elephant sanctuary in south-western China. More »

  • Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William
    Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancour with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is the first since Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, paid a visit in 1986, and follows some sparring between London and Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations last year in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Meeting in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People, William handed Xi an invitation from the queen for a state visit to Britain. More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's beleaguered Prime Minister Tony Abbott emerged politically wounded after withstanding a leadership challenge from within his own party Monday, with many analysts doubting he can survive to lead his conservative government to next year's elections. The polarizing leader's grip on power has slipped since last month when he drew widespread criticism for making Queen Elizabeth II's 93-year-old husband, Prince Philip, an Australian knight on Australia's national day. Many saw it as an insult to worthy Australians. More »

  • Shock state election rout piles pressure on Australian PM
    Shock state election rout piles pressure on Australian PM Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday his government had "lessons to learn" from a state election rout in Queensland, amid growing leadership questions after his unpopular move to knight Britain's Prince Philip. More »

  • Prince Philip: Engineers Make The World Better
    Prince Philip: Engineers Make The World Better Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Duke of Edinburgh has described engineering as "making a greater positive difference to human life than almost any other human endeavour". In an article in the New Scientist called "Make things better", Prince Philip discusses how engineering can transform lives. More »

  • Embattled Australia PM Abbott vows to consult more after Prince Philip furo …
    Embattled Australia PM Abbott vows to consult more after Prince Philip furo … Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he would take criticism of his decision to grant Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood "on the chin", promising greater consultation as speculation about his future as leader mounted. Abbott, an avowed monarchist who was born in England, bestowed Australia's highest honour on Queen Elizabeth's husband earlier this week, provoking widespread criticism, including some from within his party. "Obviously there are some lessons in these things and the lesson that I learn is that there does need to be wider consultation about these sorts of awards in the future." Australian-born media baron Rupert Murdoch, a staunch supporter of Abbott and his conservative Liberal-National government, waded into the furore, saying the prime minister's powerful chief of staff should quit. Tough to write, but if he won't replace top aide Peta Credlin she must do her patriotic duty and resign," Murdoch said on his Twitter feed. More »

  • Australian PM takes royal knighthood storm 'on the chin'
    Australian PM takes royal knighthood storm 'on the chin' Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday he stood by his controversial decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood and was taking the firestorm of criticism "on the chin". More »

  • Australian PM faces backlash over royal 'knightmare'
    Australian PM faces backlash over royal 'knightmare' Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday facing a backlash over his surprise move to knight Britain's Prince Philip which has prompted ridicule and questions about his leadership even from conservative supporters. More »

  • Australia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement
    Australia's knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under. More »

  • Australian PM Defends Prince Philip Knighthood
    Australian PM Defends Prince Philip Knighthood Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended his decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip, saying the Royal has a long history of service in Australia. The announcement that the Duke of Edinburgh would receive Australia's highest honour was made as Australians celebrated their national holiday. "I think that on Australia Day - where we're talking about Australia, Australian identity - the government's managed to find a British royal to give a medal to, a knighthood to," he told Australia's Fairfax radio. More »

  • Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted
    Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country's national day Monday by honouring Britain's Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp". More »

  • Australia knights Prince Philip, sparking national outrage
    Australia knights Prince Philip, sparking national outrage Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    By Morag MacKinnon PERTH (Reuters) - Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded Australia's highest honour to Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, sparking a barrage of criticism across the country on its national day of celebration. Prince Philip was made a Knight of the Order of Australia, awarded as part of the country's honours system announced on Australia Day, with Abbott saying it paid "tribute to an extraordinary life of service". The award grated with republicans who want to sever ties with Britain and appoint an Australian president. Commentator and associate editor of the national daily, The Australian, Chris Kenny tweeted, "Just another own goal and an embarrassment for Australia on our national day". More »

  • Prince Philip spotted wearing hearing aid
    Prince Philip spotted wearing hearing aid Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, appeared at a Buckingham Palace reception wearing hearing aids for the first time on Tuesday. More »

  • Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince George Plan a Month's Holiday …
    Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince George Plan a Month's Holiday … Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Kate Middleton and Prince William have cleared their official calendar in August for a month-long holiday in Scotland. According to reports, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be skipping their usual holiday in Mustique, for a trip closer home with their one-year-old son, Prince George. The pair is expected to fly to Belgium with Prince Harry to commemorate the beginning of World War I and then fly to Scotland to begin their holiday, reported Vanityfair. According to sources, the royal couple will take little George to Scotland to meet Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at their Highland home, and the couple will also pay a visit to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Balmoral Castle. More »

  • Former aide to Prince Philip charged in sex case Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s. More »

  • Prince Philip's Former Aide Benjamin Herman Accused of Sexually Assaulting …
    Prince Philip's Former Aide Benjamin Herman Accused of Sexually Assaulting … Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    A former aide to Prince Philip has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl while he was working with the Royal Family. Benjamin Herman, 79, is accused of three counts of indecent assault on a girl aged around 12 between 1972 and 1974. During this time, he worked as an equerry, or personal assistant, to the Duke of Edinburgh. Herman, a Lieutenant-Colonel and former marine, is set to appear at Westminster Magistrate's Court on 4 August to face the charges. More »

  • Ex-aide to Prince Philip charged with sex offences Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    A former aide to Prince Philip, husband of the Queen, has been charged with sex offences against a girl in the 1970s, a period he was working for the royal family, prosecutors said on Thursday. Benjamin Herman, 79, is accused of three counts of indecently assaulting a girl aged about 12 and another count of attempted indecent assault between 1972 and 1974. Herman worked an equerry to Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, from 1971 until 1974 before moving to work for Princess Anne, the queen's daughter until 1976. More »

  • Prince Philip's Former Aide On Sex Charge
    Prince Philip's Former Aide On Sex Charge Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh has been charged with sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s. Benjamin Herman, 79, is accused of three indecent assaults against the child, who was aged around 12 at the time, between 1972 and 1974. During this time Herman served as the Philip's equerry, or personal assistant. A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said Herman will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday. More »

  • Former aide to Prince Philip charged with sex abuse
    Former aide to Prince Philip charged with sex abuse Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The former personal assistant of Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. More »

  • Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse
    Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. More »

  • Royal Home Movies Reveal Happy Childhood
    Royal Home Movies Reveal Happy Childhood Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Rare footage of the Queen and other members of the Royal family growing up has been released to mark the start of a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace. The home videos show the earliest footage of a young Princess Elizabeth with her mother as well as footage a few years later of a teenage Princess and her sister, Margaret, dancing on board a ship alongside the Queen Mother and governess Marion Crawford. In another clip, Prince Philip can be seen riding a tricycle alongside a young Princess Anne on her bike, closely followed by Prince Charles on an orange toy tractor. The film accompanies 150 other items charting the early years of 25 Royal children in a new exhibition called Royal Childhood which opens at Buckingham Palace on Saturday. More »

  • Why 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games Almost Never Happened
    Why 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games Almost Never Happened Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Glasgow is to open the 2014 Commonwealth Games with an opening ceremony attended by the Queen, Prince Philip and athletics stars from across the globe. The 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games almost never happened thanks to mass boycotts and money troubles. The 1986 event became known as the Boycott Games, with the lowest turnout of athletes since the 1950 Games that were held in Auckland, New Zealand – the first after a 12-year hiatus because of WWII. Edinburgh had hosted the Games in 1970 – and was hailed as a resounding success – so the city already had the infrastructure and the reputation to hold the games again 16 years later. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth II tours 'Game of Thrones' set
    Queen Elizabeth II tours 'Game of Thrones' set Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II and husband Prince Philip visited the set of hit TV show "Game of Thrones" in Northern Ireland Tuesday -- receiving a replica of the throne to crown her visit. More »

  • HBO's Game of Thrones to Receive Royal Visitor
    HBO's Game of Thrones to Receive Royal Visitor Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    She may be British royalty, but it looks like even Queen Elizabeth likes to indulge in some Game of Thrones marathons whilst putting her regal feet up in the castle. The British monarch is set to visit the set of HBO's hit fantasy drama when she tours Northern Ireland later this month. A tweet posted on the official British Monarchy account confirmed that the Queen and Prince Philip will go behind the scenes. News of the royal visit comes days after former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan revealed she would consider getting x-rated for a role in Game of Thrones. More »

  • Royal Ascot 2014 Photos: A Royal Family Day at the Races
    Royal Ascot 2014 Photos: A Royal Family Day at the Races Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    The Queen arrived for the first day of Royal Ascot in a carriage together with Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry. This was Harry's first appearance at the annual horse racing festival and his attendance may be a sign that he is focusing more on his royal duties rather than his military career. More »

  • 'True Brits' Must Speak English, Survey Finds
    'True Brits' Must Speak English, Survey Finds Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    People in the UK have tougher attitudes towards immigration and welfare and have set a higher requirement for what it takes to make a person British, according to a new survey. The British Social Attitudes survey found 95% of people thought to be "truly British" you must speak English - up from 86% in 2003. It also found more than three quarters of people - 77% - say you must have lived in Britain for most of your life, while 51% said "true Brits" must have British ancestry. Under that definition Boris Johnson, a potential future Prime Minister, Prince Philip - the husband of the Queen - and iconic stars Joanna Lumley and Cliff Richard would all be counted as non-Brits. More »

  • Kate Middleton in Stitches as Prince Harry Entertains the Royals During Trooping …
    Kate Middleton in Stitches as Prince Harry Entertains the Royals During Trooping … Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Prince Harry was keeping the royal family entertained during the Trooping the Colour parade, marking the official celebrations for the Queen's birthday. Harry had his  grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, as well as his brother Prince William and sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge in stitches, as he shared a joke with the royal family, who were gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for an RAF flypast. Kate Middleton couldn't conceal her laughter as her cheeky brother-in-law kept her amused. Dubbed the party Prince, Harry is renowned for his good humour and laid back attitude and has a close relationship with Kate who has described as being "the sister he never had." More »

  • Happy Birthday Prince Philip: Facts About the Oldest Man in British Royal Family … Tue, Jun 10, 2014

     As today marks the 92th birthday of Prince Philip, IBTimes UK looks at some lesser-known facts of the Duke of Edinburgh. Born in 1921, Prince Philip is the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family. He became the longest serving consort in British history when he out-lived Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, who died in 1818 at the age of 74. Prince Philip married Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. Both Prince Philip and the Queen are great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria. More »

  • Prince Philip's 93rd Birthday: A Tribute in Pictures Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Prince Philip celebrates his 93rd birthday today. He is both the longest-serving and oldest spouse of a reigning British monarch. He is also the oldest living male member of any British royal family More »

  • Happy Birthday Prince Philip: Quotes from the Duke of Edinburgh at 93 Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Prince Philip has turned 93, adding yet another year to his current record of being the longest-serving, oldest spouse of a reigning British monarch. More »

  • Red Arrows Display For D-Day Anniversary
    Red Arrows Display For D-Day Anniversary Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    The Red Arrows have performed a display over Portsmouth as commemorations continue ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The air show was part of a day's festivities which included a sail-past by a flotilla of Royal Navy and Allied nation ships sailing from Portsmouth to the Normandy coast. Meanwhile, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Paris for a state visit to France in which she and other senior members of the Royal family will take part in events commemorating the D-Day landings. The Queen and Prince Philip will on Friday meet veterans in Normandy, the site of the invasion of Europe by Allied forces on June 6. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth (and Prince Philip) to visit Northern Ireland
    Queen Elizabeth (and Prince Philip) to visit Northern Ireland Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    She obviously liked it a lot the last time. More »

  • Prince Philip in good humor after surgery on hand
    Prince Philip in good humor after surgery on hand Thu, May 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has had a minor medical procedure on his right hand. More »

  • Britain's Prince Philip has hand operation
    Britain's Prince Philip has hand operation Wed, May 21, 2014

    Britain's Prince Philip has had a minor operation on his right hand, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday, after the 92-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was seen wearing a bandage. More »