Pictures and podcasts: royal fans old and new await Baby Sussex

LONDON (Reuters) – In Ryan Hatrick’s London kitchen, Prince William and his wife Kate smile from lined up royal-themed mugs, a magnet of Queen Elizabeth sticks to the oven, and a tea towel marking Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle hangs nearby. Books about the British royal family lie on the table around which the 41-year-old’s labrador, named Windsor, plays […]

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Newest royal expected to join long tradition of social causes

(Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first baby, due later this spring, will almost surely extend a long tradition of supporting royal causes, but those same customs will constrain the new prince or princess when it comes to politics. Meghan Markle used her celebrity to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and attacked Donald Trump as “misogynistic” […]

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Forget Brexit, there's a new British royal baby on the way

LONDON (Reuters) – For Britons wearied by the endless contortions of their country’s exit from the European Union, the impending birth of Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan’s first baby is set to provide some welcome light relief. Even though the child will only be seventh in line to the British throne, such has been the interest in the […]

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Original King John charter discovered in northern England

LONDON (Reuters) – A rare original charter from the reign of King John, complete with its royal seal, has been discovered by chance in County Durham northern England. Dated 26 March 1200, exactly 819 years ago, the charter was issued in the city of York and confirms the transfer of ownership of two hamlets in Durham. Fewer than a dozen […]

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Sling them out or long delay: Europeans weigh Brexit options

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will tell Prime Minister Theresa May next week how much longer Britain can stay in the bloc as British lawmakers struggle to agree on how and when, or even if, the country is leaving. EU leaders meet for a two-day summit starting on Thursday, with many in two minds about how long Britain should […]

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Factbox: Brexit in numbers – How did parliament vote on Thursday?

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers are voting on Thursday on a government proposal setting out what Prime Minister Theresa May says are the options on how long to delay Brexit. Below are the results so far: AMENDMENT H: SECOND REFERENDUM – REJECTED 334 to 85 Led by Independent Group lawmaker Sarah Wollaston, this amendment would have instructed the government to […]

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UK PM May will bring Brexit deal back if circumstances right -spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will bring back her twice-defeated Brexit deal for another vote in parliament if the government judges the circumstances are right, her spokesman said on Thursday. On Wednesday, Britain’s lawmakers rejected leaving the EU without a deal, further weakening May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at […]

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