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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip to attend D-Day anniversary

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth and her husband, who both served in the British military in World War II, are planning a trip to France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Chocolate castle, lawn gnome among gifts given British royal family

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's Buckingham Palace revealed unusual gifts presented to the royal family in 2013 include a chocolate model of Windsor Castle and a garden gnome.

Book: Queen Elizabeth joked about hitting Idi Amin with sword

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II joked about hitting Ugandan dictator Idi Amin with a ceremonial sword if he came to a Silver Jubilee service in London, a new book says.

Queen Elizabeth expecting a crowd for Christmas

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Thirty members of the British royal family are expected at Sandringham for Christmas, packing Queen Elizabeth's 270-room Norfolk retreat to the rafters.
Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A million people lined the streets Nov. 25, 1963, and millions more were glued to TVs as the United States paid final respects to President John F. Kennedy.

Police challenge Prince Andrew on Buckingham Palace grounds

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Two police officers stopped Prince Andrew on the grounds of Buckingham Palace two days after a stranger was caught inside, British media reported Saturday.
Princess Diana was spiteful, queen's cousin-in-law says

Princess Diana was spiteful, queen's cousin-in-law says

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Pamela Hicks, British Prince Philip's first cousin, told Vanity Fair magazine the late Princess Diana was spiteful and unkind to the royal family.
London police said re-examining Princess Diana's death

London police said re-examining Princess Diana's death

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Police in London say they have been given new information about the death of Princess Diana in a 1997 car crash in Paris.

Philip 'back in circulation' for first time since surgery in June

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Prince Philip was back on the job Monday for the first time since he had surgery in June, presenting medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Prince Harry passes test to be Apache aircraft commander

Prince Harry passes test to be Apache aircraft commander

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Capt. Harry Wales, the helicopter pilot known in civilian life as Prince Harry, qualified as an Apache aircraft commander, U.K. military officials said Friday.

King Albert II of Belgium announces abdication

BRUSSELS, July 3 (UPI) -- King Albert II of Belgium announced his abdication Wednesday evening, effective July 21, in favor of his son, Prince Philip.
Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital

Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's 92-year-old husband, has been discharged from London Clinic where he underwent an exploratory operation.

Queen Elizabeth pays birthday visit to Prince Philip in hospital

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Prince Philip spent his 92nd birthday Monday in a London hospital, getting a visit from his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Prince Philip undergoes surgery in London

Prince Philip undergoes surgery in London

LONDON, June 7 (UPI) -- British Prince Philip underwent exploratory abdominal surgery Friday at a hospital in London, Buckingham Palace officials said.
Britain's Prince Philip to undergo exploratory surgery

Britain's Prince Philip to undergo exploratory surgery

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip is scheduled to undergo an exploratory operation at London Clinic Friday, Buckingham Palace announced.

Queen marks 60th anniversary of her coronation at Westminster Abbey

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her June 2, 1953, coronation at a ceremony in London's Westminster Abbey Tuesday.

Duchess Kate star of queen's annual garden party

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- A visibly pregnant duchess of Cambridge dressed in a canary yellow coat was the star of this year's royal garden party in London, guests said.

Queen meets former dancing partner at rehab center

HEADLEY, England, May 3 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth got a demonstration of prosthetic limbs Thursday from a triple-amputee soldier who once danced with her at a Balmoral Castle ball.

Prince Philip attends Battle of York anniversary commemoration

TORONTO, April 28 (UPI) -- British Prince Philip visited Toronto to honor the Royal Canadian Regiment on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York in the War of 1812.
Thatcher funeral to be heavily guarded

Thatcher funeral to be heavily guarded

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Security will be tight for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral, London's Metropolitan Police have announced.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral next week

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral next week

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- The funeral for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday following a stroke, will be next week, government officials announced.
Queen Elizabeth II to resume engagements

Queen Elizabeth II to resume engagements

LONDON, March 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's first public appearance since being treated for gastroenteritis will be at a Westminster Abbey event Monday, officials said.

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Stomach bug cancels Queen's trip to Wales

Stomach bug cancels Queen's trip to Wales

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II canceled a visit to Wales Saturday after she came down with gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace says.
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