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'Racist' white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle: report

London - A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message.

Britain's Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

London - Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week.

Private funeral held for Denmark's Prince Henrik

Copenhagen - Danish royalty and politicians gathered in a Copenhagen chapel on Tuesday for the private funeral service of Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe who died this month aged 83.

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe, dies

Copenhagen - Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe, has died at age 83, ending a half-century struggle to win the hearts of Danes that only succeeded in his later years.

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies

Stockholm - Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, the palace announced Wednesday. He was 83.

Danish prince leaves hospital to spend 'last days' in palace

Stockholm - Denmark's Prince Henrik, the 83-year-old French-born husband of Queen Margrethe who has been hospitalised since January for a lung infection, was discharged on Tuesday to spend "his last days" at home, the palace said.

Riyadh's Ritz 'luxury prison' reopens after graft crackdown

Riyadh - Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton reopened for business Sunday, three months after it became a holding place for princes and ministers detained in the biggest anti-graft purge of the kingdom's elite in its modern history.

Britain's Kate facing BAFTA black dress 'dilemma'

London - The Duchess of Cambridge could face a tricky decision at Britain's BAFTA film awards, a newspaper reported Friday, if female attendees decide to wear black in protest at sexual harassment.

Danish prince cuts short Olympics visit to be with ill father

Stockholm - Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik has cut short his visit to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to return home to his sick father, Prince Henrik, whose health has deteriorated, the palace said Friday.

Is it OK to insult the king? Dutch MPs debate law change

Den Haag - Dutch MPs on Thursday debated scrapping 19th-century laws making it a criminal offence to insult the king, with backers of a draft bill saying they no longer fit a "modern monarchy".

Fevered speculation as Japan princess postpones engagement

Toukyo - Japan's Princess Mako has postponed her wedding to her college sweetheart until 2020, sparking speculation that alleged money trouble involving the fiance's mother could have thrown a spanner in the works.

Spain's king celebrates 50th birthday amid Catalan crisis

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI will celebrate his 50th birthday Tuesday as the royal house seeks to drum up public support for the monarchy amid a crisis over Catalonia's separatist push.

Thai woman who fled royal insult law decries targeting of activists

Bangkok - A Thai activist who fled the country to avoid a royal insult case over sharing a BBC article on Facebook Monday attacked the junta for using the legislation to target pro-democracy advocates.

UKIP leader refuses to quit despite mass resignations

London - Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party was in chaos Monday after its leader Henry Bolton refused to resign despite calls from a string of senior colleagues.

Yabba dabba doo! Malaysian sultan gets Flintstones car

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian sultan has been given a life-size replica of Fred Flintstone's car from the classic cartoon, although the modern update has an engine so he won't tire out his regal feet.

Ritz-Carlton to re-open after holding royals in Saudi purge

Riyadh - The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, a holding place of royals and ministers detained in a sweeping Saudi corruption probe, will re-open for business in February, sources at the hotel said Monday.

UKIP leader dumps lover over racist royal slur

London - The leader of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party announced Monday he had ended his relationship after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle.

UKIP leader under fire for lover's 'racist' royal slur

London - The leader of Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) faced calls to resign on Sunday after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle.

London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

London - London luxury department store Harrods said Saturday it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed.

British crown jewels buried in biscuit tin during WWII

London - Precious stones from Britain's crown jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin and buried at Windsor Castle during World War II, a BBC documentary to be shown on Sunday reveals.

Queen's bra-fitter stripped of royal warrant after revelations

London - Queen Elizabeth II's luxury lingerie maker Rigby & Peller has lost its royal warrant, an official said Thursday, after its former owner published a book revealing details on of royal bra fittings.

Harry and Meghan feel the love in Brixton

London - Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle were greeted with shouts of "we love you!" as they visited a youth radio station Tuesday in London's ethnically diverse district of Brixton.

Harry and Meghan feel the love in Brixton

London - Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle were greeted with shouts of "we love you!" as they visited a youth radio station Tuesday in London's ethnically diverse district of Brixton.

Harry and Meghan feel the love in Brixton

London - Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle were greeted with shouts of "we love you!" as they visited a youth radio station Tuesday in London's ethnically diverse district of Brixton.

Queen complains about 'horrible' coronation carriage

London - Queen Elizabeth II is heard complaining about the comfort of the horse-drawn carriage used for her coronation, in a rare appearance in a BBC television documentary, according to extracts released on Monday."Horrible! It's only sprung on leather.

Saudi princes arrested for sit-in against having to pay utilities

Riyadh - Eleven Saudi princes face trial after their arrest at a sit-in protesting having to pay their utility bills, authorities said Sunday, as the monarchy pursues reforms amid hefty debt and high unemployment.

Saudi arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest: media

Riyadh - Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom's austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday.

Spain king pays homage to father Juan Carlos in comeback

Madrid - Spanish King Felipe VI on Saturday paid homage to his father Juan Carlos as the former monarch, fresh from celebrating his 80th birthday, made a public comeback after complaining bitterly of being left on the sidelines.

Five key moments in ex-Spanish king Juan Carlos's life

Madrid - Spain's former king Juan Carlos, who turns 80 on Friday, has taken a secondary role since his son Felipe ascended the throne in 2014, putting an end to his nearly four decades-long reign.

Spain's ex-king to re-appear with son for 80th birthday

Madrid - Spain's former king Juan Carlos I, who turns 80 on Friday, makes a public comeback with his son Felipe VI at the weekend after complaining bitterly of being left on the sidelines.
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