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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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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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Australian pranksters won't face charges

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Australian radio personalities whose prank call to the hospital room of the Duchess of Cambridge led to the suicide of a nurse will not be charged.

Prosecutors get file on royal prank

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Police investigating the suicide of a nurse at a London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was a patient say the file has been given to prosecutors.

Kids say nurse's death leaves void

LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The children of the British nurse found hanged after she answered a prank call about Kate Middleton's pregnancy said her death left a void in their lives.

Report: Nurse criticized hospital staff

LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The nurse who died in an apparent suicide after two Australian DJs made a prank call to her London hospital left a note criticizing colleagues, sources said.

Public gets access to Queen Vic's beach

EAST COWES, England, July 18 (UPI) -- Visitors to Osborne House, Queen Victoria's palace on the Isle of Wight, will soon be able to visit the beach where the English queen liked to swim.

David Hockney added to U.K. Order of Merit

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Artist David Hockney and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard were named to Britain's Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace announced.
One royal statue toppled, another unveiled

One royal statue toppled, another unveiled

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Vandals toppled a statue of King Edward VII in a Liverpool-area park honoring the British war dead and removed the head, police said.

U.K. twins turn 102 on New Year's Day

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Britain's oldest twins, Betty Richards and Jenny Pelmore, celebrated birthday No. 102 on New Year's Day with family and friends.
Ex-Canadian PM awarded royal medal

Ex-Canadian PM awarded royal medal

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien was given a medal for the Order of Merit in a ceremony by British Queen Elizabeth in London Tuesday.

'Upstairs' remake in the works

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A remake of the classic British soap opera, "Upstairs Downstairs," is to start shooting next year, television industry sources said.
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