Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN — Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s triumphant week reclaims the West’s embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer frowned upon to seek Saudi investments or accept their favor. Saudi … Read more

Prince Harry Will Be Permanently ‘Exiled’ by ‘Ruthless’ King Charles, Sources Say

Royalists is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday. Prince Harry faces a life of permanent “exile,” with King Charles plotting to follow the playbook drawn up by the royals as they overcome the crisis triggered by Edward VIII, the king … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Britain bids farewell to monarch with an outpouring of emotion

London CNN — Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign. Royal family members and dignitaries gathered at Westminster Abbey for a somber service. Presidents, prime ministers, princes and princesses, … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and the world at funeral

By DANICA KIRKA, MIKE CORDER and SAMYA KULLAB September 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-bfe59d9c8f31d339f2cec2f8479cc3ce LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom and the world bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds in the streets of London and at Windsor Castle … Read more

What’s open, what’s closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral

London CNN Business — Much of Britain came to a standstill on Monday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The government declared the day an official holiday to allow people to pay their respects, meaning that all banks, the London Stock Exchange (LSE), public offices and most businesses were shut. The short notice — … Read more

President Biden, first lady arrives for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived Monday to pay their final respects to late UK monarch Queen Elizabeth II — after getting stuck en route in standstill traffic. The presidential limousine, nicknamed “The Beast,” pulled up in front of the 13th-century Westminster Abbey, and the 79-year-old president and his 71-year-old wife exited and … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Live updates

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is being taken on a gun carriage from Westminster Abbey for a last procession through the heart of London. The coffin is being transported to Windsor, outside the British capital, where the former monarch will be laid to rest later Monday. King Charles III and other senior royals are … Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Relegated to Second Row at Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Royalists is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday. The expectation that the British royal family would use the queen’s funeral to build bridges with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was rudely shattered Monday morning after the couple were seated in … Read more

How horse racing was Queen Elizabeth II’s enduring passion

CNN — Who can forget the Queen’s reaction at Royal Ascot in 2013 when her racehorse, Estimate, won the prestigious Gold Cup? It was a rare moment when her public front slipped as the then 87-year-old – with all the enthusiasm of a young girl – watched on from the Royal Box and urged her … Read more