Britain's Queen Elizabeth II faces first strike of her reign

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II faces the first staff strike of her over 60-year reign after a workers union ballot voted in favour of industrial action.

British Queen`s staff vote for industrial action

 Staff at one of Queen Elizabeth II`s homes, Windsor Castle, have voted in favour of industrial action over pay, the first ever by royal staff, a trade union said Wednesday.

PM Cameron meets Queen to kick off UK election campaign

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday met Queen Elizabeth II to inform her about the dissolution of the country's parliament ahead of the general election in May.

British Queen`s staff threaten industrial action

Staff at Queen Elizabeth II`s Windsor Castle are threatening to take industrial action over pay, a trade union said Monday.

Britain election kicks off with parties neck and neck

 British Prime Minister David Cameron will on Monday ask Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades.

England`s Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king

England`s slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, will finally be buried with honour on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy.

2nd baby of Prince William and Kate to get coin

 Britain will issue a new 5-pound coin to mark the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton's second child, due next month.

Prince William and Kate advertise for new housekeeper

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have placed an advertisement for a "discreet and loyal housekeeper" for their country home in the east of England.

Prince William tries out football diplomacy in China
Prince William tries out football diplomacy in China

Britain`s Prince William practised sports diplomacy in China on Tuesday, striding onto the football pitch at a Shanghai school.

New UK coins to feature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday - only the fifth one of her 63-year reign.

UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday -- only the fifth one of her 63-year reign.

Canadian citizenship oath to Queen to remain law

Immigrants to Canada will have to keep taking an oath to the Queen Elizabeth II after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear a challenge to the citizenship requirement.

Queen Elizabeth II marks 63 years on British throne

Queen Elizabeth II Friday celebrated 63 years on the British throne as she neared the record set by Queen Victoria for the longest-reigning monarch.
 

Prince Charles contemplated calling off wedding with Princess Diana: Book
Prince Charles contemplated calling off wedding with Princess Diana: Book

Prince Charles contemplated calling off his wedding to Princess Diana on the eve of their marriage and told a close confidant that he cannot go through with it, a new biography has sensationally claimed.

Under-fire Australian PM Tony Abott vows not to resign

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday he had not contemplated stepping down, as pressure mounted on his leadership following a controversial decision to make Britain`s Prince Philip a knight.

Angelina Jolie named world's most admired woman
Angelina Jolie named world's most admired woman

Actress-director Angelina Jolie has been named the most admired woman in the world, leaving behind Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and even India's Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Under-fire Australian PM says he will not resign

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday that he had not contemplated stepping down, as pressure mounted on his leadership following his controversial decision to make Britain`s Prince Philip a knight.

Under-fire Australian PM says he will not resign

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday that he had not contemplated stepping down, as pressure mounted on his leadership following his controversial decision to make Britain`s Prince Philip a knight.

Prince Charles' household dubbed Wolf Hall, claims biographer

The royal household of Britain's Prince Charles is so rife with infighting and back-stabbing among his staff that it has been dubbed Wolf Hall, a new biography of the prince has claimed.

Erdogan says he's no sultan, but more like British Queen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushed off criticism that he`s trying to amass sultan-like powers, saying he really just wants to be more like Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II.