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.

Man finds coin lost for 102 years

LONDON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A British man said he has found a gold sovereign, worth about $222, that was lost on his farm more than 100 years ago.

Prince Philip's hospital stay ends

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip was released from a London hospital where he was being treated for a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said Sunday.

Prince Philip hospitalized

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip is hospitalized with a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
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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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