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Prince Charles could be oldest new monarch in British history

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Prince Charles Thursday passed the age at which William IV became king, so he will be the oldest new king in British history if he outlives his mother.

Top turf racing abounds this weekend

A big wave of important turf races crests over the racing world this weekend, from Europe through the East Coast to Chicago and on west.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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Royal Ascot winds up on a sad note

ASCOT, England, June 22 (UPI) -- Royal Ascot wound up Saturday with a smashing win in the Diamond Jubilee and a sad conclusion in the Hardwicke Stakes.

Irish raider lands Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Royal Ascot's Friday races produced another win for the Irish and a stellar showing by the 3-year-old filly Sky Lantern.

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Company finds 25-carat blue diamond in South African mine

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 20 (UPI) -- A rare, 25.5-carat blue diamond -- potentially worth $10 million -- has been found in a diamond mine in South Africa, the mine operator said.

Queen's cousin hospitalized after stroke

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth's cousin, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, Buckingham Palace announced.

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Queen Elizabeth out of hospital, cancels public events for the week

Queen Elizabeth out of hospital, cancels public events for the week

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been released from the London hospital where she was treated during the weekend for a stomach illness, palace officials said.

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Queen hospitalized with stomach bug

Queen hospitalized with stomach bug

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth is doing well after being hospitalized Sunday for gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace officials said.

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Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death. He was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which was renamed the House of Windsor by his son, George V.

Before his accession to the throne, Edward held the title of Prince of Wales and was heir apparent to the throne for longer than anyone else in history. During the long widowhood of his mother, Queen Victoria, he was largely excluded from political power and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite.

The Edwardian era, which covered Edward's reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including powered flight and the rise of socialism and the Labour movement. Edward played a role in the modernisation of the British Home Fleet, the reform of the Army Medical Services, and the reorganisation of the British army after the Second Boer War. He fostered good relations between the UK and other European countries, especially France, for which he was popularly called "Peacemaker", but his relationship with his nephew, Wilhelm II of Germany, was poor. Edward presciently suspected that Wilhelm would precipitate a war, and four years after Edward's death, World War I brought an end to the Edwardian way of life.

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