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Famous London Clock Tower Renamed in Honor of Queen

Famous London Clock Tower Renamed in Honor of QueeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Old habits die hard, so it's anyone's guess whether Londoners can call the clock tower of Britain's parliament anything but Big Ben.They may not have much of a choice since it's been renamed Elizabeth Tower by the Hous...

Prince William’s Belated Beach Birthday Celebration

Prince William’s Belated Beach Birthday CelebrationBen Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain’s Prince William celebrated his 30th birthday with a belated beach party over the weekend.The prince’s birthday was actually on Thursday, but the future king apparently spent it quietl...

Prince William’s Belated Beach Birthday Celebration

Prince William’s Belated Beach Birthday CelebrationBen Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain’s Prince William celebrated his 30th birthday with a belated beach party over the weekend.The prince’s birthday was actually on Thursday, but the future king apparently spent it quietl...

No Escape for Assange

No Escape for AssangeLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- You can check into the Ecuadorean embassy, but if you're Julian Assange, you can never leave. As the WikiLeaks founder prepares to spend his third night in the upscale Knightsbridge flat that serves as Ecuador's Lo...

Vacancy Listed for House Manager at Buckingham Palace

Vacancy Listed for House Manager at Buckingham PalaceComstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Fancy a job working for the British royals?  Well, you may be in luck -- there's a freshly listed $78,000-per-year vacancy for a house manager at Buckingham Palace.The queen is currently seeking a master of the house...

Olympic Torch Sparks Controversy About Bearers

Olympic Torch Sparks Controversy About BearersMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Raquel Matos, a 16-year-old champion Scottish swimmer, carried the Olympic torch for part of its journey through Edinburgh, Scotland, and was thrilled over the honor.“It’s like showing how this one ...

Director Reveals Plans for London Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

Director Reveals Plans for London Olympics’ Opening CeremonyMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle wants to make the opening ceremony of the upcoming Summer Olympics in London as pleasant as possible.Boyle, whose credits include Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, is...

British Prime Minister Leaves Daughter, 8, Alone at Pub

British Prime Minister Leaves Daughter, 8, Alone at PubNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain’s prime minister may want to consider signing up for one of those parenting-class vouchers he’s made available to those in his country.On Monday, 10 Downing Street confirmed that Prime Minis...

British Prime Minister and Wife Leave Daughter Behind in a Pub

British Prime Minister and Wife Leave Daughter Behind in a PubNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is red-faced Monday over a report that he and his wife accidentally left their 8-year-old daughter behind in a pub after enjoying lunch with two other families.Britain&rsquo...

Fake Olympics Merchandise Seized Across the UK

Fake Olympics Merchandise Seized Across the UKOfficial Olympic mascot stuffed animals. EyesWideOpen/Getty Images (LONDON) -- It’s less than 50 days until the Olympic Games kick off in London, but mounting excitement is shadowed by a growing worry about fake Olympic merchandise cropping up. R...

Fake Olympics Merchandise Seized Across the UK

Fake Olympics Merchandise Seized Across the UKOfficial Olympic mascot stuffed animals. EyesWideOpen/Getty Images (LONDON) -- It’s less than 50 days until the Olympic Games kick off in London, but mounting excitement is shadowed by a growing worry about fake Olympic merchandise cropping up. R...

Diamond Jubilee Goes On with Prince Philip in the Hospital

Diamond Jubilee Goes On with Prince Philip in the HospitalPaul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip celebrated his wife's Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday from the hospital, where we was admitted the day before with a bladder infection.The prince, who turns 91 this weekend, will remain in the ho...

Queen Elizabeth II Honored with Diamond Jubilee Flotilla

Queen Elizabeth II Honored with Diamond Jubilee FlotillaDanny Martindale/WireImage(LONDON) -- The weather certainly wasn’t fit for a queen, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of some 1.2 million people who lined the banks of the River Thames on Sunday to watch Queen Elizabeth II float past on...

Diamond Jubilee: Queen Attends Derby as Celebrations Begin

Diamond Jubilee: Queen Attends Derby as Celebrations BeginJohn Stillwell-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It was a day at the races for the royal family today as Diamond Jubilee celebrations kicked off, honoring the 60 years Queen Elizabeth has spent on the throne. The four-day festivities officially began with...

A Family Affair: Prince Charles Pays Tribute to His Mother

A Family Affair: Prince Charles Pays Tribute to His MotherIndigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Charles, Prince of Wales, will honor his mother with a televised personal tribute to Her Majesty the Queen of England, celebrating her 60-year reign and kicking off the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.“The Diamond Jub...

WikiLeaks Founder Can Be Extradited to Sweden, UK High Court Rules

WikiLeaks Founder Can Be Extradited to Sweden, UK High Court RulesBERTIL ERICSON/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who bedeviled the U.S. government by publishing a massive trove of formerly classified Pentagon and State Department documents, can be extradited from England to Sweden to fac...

Prince William Tells Katie Couric He’s Eager for Kids

Prince William Tells Katie Couric He’s Eager for KidsKatie Couric interviews Prince William for the ABC network special, "The Jubilee Queen With Katie Couric." (Credit: Mark Large)(LONDON) -- One year after their marriage, Prince William said that he and wife, Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridg...

Prince Harry Reflects on Queen Elizabeth II’s Legacy

Prince Harry Reflects on Queen Elizabeth II’s LegacyWPA Pool photo by MARK LARGE(NEW YORK) -- To the world, she’s Queen Elizabeth II, the beloved British monarch who has reigned for 60 years.  But to her grandson Prince Harry, she’s just “Granny.”“In a small room with ...

Katie Couric Greets Queen Elizabeth Before Diamond Jubilee

Katie Couric Greets Queen Elizabeth Before Diamond JubileeLewis Whyld/WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- ABC News’ Katie Couric described her presentation to Queen Elizabeth II Tuesday on World News, saying her majesty was quiet, lovely and charming.“She was really shmoozing with her guests -- altho...

Pippa Middleton Steals Spotlight from Bride, Again

Pippa Middleton Steals Spotlight from Bride, AgainChris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Everyday brides-to-be stressing over the planning of their upcoming weddings can be grateful for at least one thing: not having to include Pippa Middleton on their guest list.The royal sister-in-law stole the show ...

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