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Charles vows to serve his nation

Britain’s King Charles paid a heartfelt tribute on Friday to his late mother Queen Elizabeth, vowing to serve with “loyalty, respect and love” as she had done for more than seven decades. Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a towering presence on the world stage for 70 years, died on Thursday at her home in Scotland aged 96, drawing an outpouring ...

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Charles to be officially proclaimed King Sept 10

Charles III will be formally proclaimed the King of the United Kingdom on Saturday, September 10, The Times reported on Friday. Earlier reports projected the formal proclamation to take place on Friday. Upon his return from the Balmoral Castle on September 9, Charles III is expected to meet with UK Prime Minister Liz Truss. At around 18:00 local time (20:00 ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children can now use Royal titles

London: Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is now technically a prince following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, according to media reports on Friday, over an year after his mother controversially claimed that he was denied the title because of his race. His younger sister, Lilibet “Lili” Mountbatten-Windsor, is also entitled to be a ...

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Queen’s funeral: What to expect over the next 10 days

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II who ruled for more than 70 years, the United Kingdom has been plunged into mourning and at least 10 days of solemn ceremony. Few alive anywhere in the world will have witnessed anything like the carefully orchestrated and detailed plan, including gun salutes, bells pealing across the land and millions gathering to pay ...

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Prince Charles is King after death of mother, Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. Her eldest son, Charles, 73, succeeds as king immediately, according to centuries of protocol, beginning a new, less certain chapter for the royal family after the queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign. ...

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Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will ...

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Queen’s doctors concerned for her health

Fears grew on Thursday for Queen Elizabeth II after Buckingham Palace said her doctors were “concerned” for her health and recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The 96-year-old monarch has been dogged by health problems since October last year that left her with difficulties walking and standing, AFP reports. On Wednesday, she pulled out of a planned meeting with ...

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British High Commissioner congratulates 16 Chevening awardees from Bangladesh

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has congratulated this year’s cohort of Chevening awardees from Bangladesh at a reception at his Residence. This year, 16 outstanding Bangladeshis have received Chevening Scholarships and will soon be leaving for the UK to start one-year master’s degrees at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, said the British High Commission on ...

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Truss to meet cabinet, face MPs on first full day in power

Britain’s new prime minister Liz Truss convenes her senior ministers for an inaugural cabinet meeting on Wednesday on her first full day in office, before she faces a barrage of questions in parliament. Truss, who officially became leader Tuesday at an audience with head of state Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland after the resignation of Boris Johnson, is set to ...

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Truss’s cabinet Britain’s first without white man in top jobs

The new British Prime Minister Liz Truss has selected a cabinet where for the first time a white man will not hold one of the country’s four most important ministerial positions. Truss appointed Kwasi Kwarteng – whose parents came from Ghana in the 1960s – as Britain’s first Black finance minister while James Cleverly is the first Black foreign minister. ...

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