Westminster Abbey

What will Meghan wear? Royal wedding dress a top UK secret

LONDON (AP) — Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable …

Weddings

This Podcast Is for Anyone Who’s Obsessed With the Upcoming Royal Wedding

Who, us, obsessed? Sure, we’ve poured over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship timeline, and maybe we’ve shopped all the labels that Markle has worn since the couple’s engagement, and yes, we have a countdown calendar to the royal wedding on May 19. But obsessed? I <i>guess</i> you can say we’re …

Meghan Markle

Remember 1973? 20 photographs of Newcastle and the North East 45 years ago

What do you remember of 1973?<p>We step back 45 years to the era of ‘glam rock’, flared trousers, juvenile jazz bands, and power cuts.<p>For those who were …

Leeds United FC

Commonwealth 'Begins Secret Talks' on Who Will Succeed Queen Elizabeth

The Commonwealth has began secret talks to consider who might succeed Queen Elizabeth as its head. Although Prince Charles will become the king after …

Buckingham Palace

Internal watchdog's report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis …

Copenhagen

Sarah Ferguson wears unicorn embroidered shoes on night out in central London

<b>Sarah, Duchess of York</b> looked incredible on Tuesday evening, wearing the most fabulous pair of shoes we have seen in a long time! The 58-year-old …

Celebrity News (UK)

Commonwealth in 'secret talks' over who succeeds Queen - and it may not be Prince Charles

The Commonwealth is considering who may eventually succeed the Queen as its head, according to reports.<p>The secret meetings are thought to be hugely …

UK News

Farage warns 'Brexit betrayal' would plunge UK into crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - If Prime Minister Theresa May allows Brexit to be watered down or halted by supporters of European Union membership, Britain will be thrust into its gravest constitutional crisis since World War Two, Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said.<p>Farage, who as UKIP leader convinced Prime …

United Kingdom

11 February 2018

<i>Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.</i><p>The London to Amsterdam Eurostar Is Finally HappeningAre you as excited as us?<br>This Greasy Spoon …

England

12 things to know about St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

It has become a popular royal wedding venue over the years<p>Following much anticipation around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding arrangements, …

Prince Harry

Did Queen Victoria really throw a costume ball to help the Spitalfields silk makers?

In ITV’s Victoria we see the queen decide to throw a costume ball, inspired by her altruistic desire to help the failing Spitalfields silk industry …

England

The Prince Harry + Meghan Markle Movie Begins Filming, Is Still Casting

The story behind the upcoming royal wedding sounds like the plot of a movie. In fact, it is sort of the plot of several movies out there already. …

Prince Harry

Take this literary London walking tour!

If you're a fan of English-language literature, few places are as full of literary landmarks as London, home to everyone from Shakespeare and Milton …

England

Prince Harry may not wear a wedding ring

Is <b>Prince Harry</b> going to follow in <b>Prince William</b>'s footsteps? His brother chose not to wear a wedding ring after his nuptials, and this may be the …

Meghan Markle

My conversion to Catholicism has warmed me to the CofE

One of the pleasures of being a Catholic convert from Anglicanism is that I feel much warmer towards the Church of England than when I was in it. Last week, I went to a truly endearing Anglican ceremony in Westminster Abbey. After evensong, there was a short service to unveil a plaque in memory of …

Catholicism

Fall in Love with London: Where to Find Key Spots of the City's Biggest Romances

From princes to paupers, London has its fair share of romantic stories and visitors can get a taste of all of them.<p><b>Queen Victoria</b> <b>&</b> <b>Prince …

England

Lifetime Casts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Upcoming Movie

We’ve long maintained that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story has not-so-subtle echoes of classic rom-coms. A commoner falls in love with a …

Helen Mirren

Down

<i>This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.</i><p>What would you do if you suddenly saw Queen Elizabeth in …

Meghan Markle

Women’s suffrage was just part of a huge shift in the idea of who should vote

Also in The Spectator’s Notes: My suffragette great-aunt Kathleen Brown, and Julius Caesar<p>A reader writes: ‘In my last letter, I called you a numbskull. However I should have qualified this with “sometimes you are a numbskull”.’ I must apologise for an example of my sometimes-numbskullery in this …

Feminism

DUP's Arlene Foster against pardon for suffragettes who broke law

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she does not support proposed pardons for suffragettes who were convicted of crimes during the struggle for women's …

United Kingdom

Sarah Ferguson will be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

<b>Sarah Ferguson</b> will be invited to <b>Prince Harry's wedding</b>, according to a new report. It was initially believed that Prince Andrew's ex-wife, would be …

Celebrity News (UK)

The Grisly, Botched Execution Of Mary, Queen Of Scots

Most beheadings in England were done without incident. Unfortunately for Mary, Queen of Scots, hers was not most.The post The Grisly, Botched …

Anne Boleyn

Queen marks 66th anniversary of King George VI’s death and her accession to the throne

The Queen is marking her 66th year on the throne and the anniversary of her father, King George VI’s, death.<p>Her Majesty, who is the longest-reigning …

Celebrity News (UK)

Andrew Vine: Queen shows why Royals are long to reign over us

TODAY the Queen arrives at yet another milestone in the longest reign in British history – the 66th anniversary of coming to the throne.

Prince Charles

Letter bombs and IEDs: Were the suffragettes terrorists?

Here, two historians say whether they should be judged today as terrorists.<p><b>YES</b><p><b>Suffragettes are seen as selfless today but in the early 1900s they</b> …

Feminism

Canon Anthony Harvey obituary

My friend and colleague Anthony Harvey, who has died aged 87, was an outstanding classicist who switched to theology and became a leading New Testament scholar, and subsequently an influential church theologian and ethicist.<p>His books on ministry and on the gospels included Jesus and the Constraints …

World News

Queen Elizabeth To Reportedly Abdicate At 95, UK Wants Prince William Over Charles To Be King

This year marks the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, and the monarch recently proved that she could break from tradition whenever …

Prince Harry

Voice of The Sunday Mirror: Resuscitate our NHS or it will die

Sixty thousand people marched on Downing Street in pouring rain yesterday because they care about what is happening to the NHS.<p>The Sunday Mirror …

United Kingdom

Dr. Brad R. Braxton to lead the Religion Center at the New Smithsonian Museum

Dr. Brad Braxton<p>On January 22, 2018, Dr. Brad R. Braxton began as the new Director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life …

Black History