Independence Day: UK’s queen agrees grandson Harry, wife Meghan can exit senior royal role

SANDRINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth has reluctantly agreed to her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s wish for a more independent future after the British royal family held crisis talks on Monday to resolve a widening rift among the Windsors. Harry and his American actress wife will now begin a “period of transition” that will see them split their time between Britain and Canada as they also seek a lifestyle less encumbered ..

Britain secretly funded Reuters in 1960s and 1970s – documents

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government secretly funded Reuters in the 1960s and 1970s at the behest of an anti-Soviet propaganda unit linked to British intelligence and concealed the funding by using the BBC to make the payments, declassified government documents show. FILE PHOTO: A file photo from the Reuters archive shows journalists in the Reuters Newsroom at 85 Fleet Street, London, during the British General Election of 1950. REUTERS The..

Queen agrees Prince Harry and Meghan can go it alone

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House in London, Britain January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has given her blessing to grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s wish for a more independent future following crisis talks involving the most senior members of the royal family. “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry an..

Explainer: Prince Harry and Meghan the ‘half royals’ – how will it work?

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have announced they will step back from senior roles in the royal family - a move that raises questions about how they will earn an income, who will pay for their security, and what their new positions will involve. Exactly how they will combine private work and royal duties remains unclear. The couple in an initial statement said they hoped to become financially independent and set up a new ch..

Hurt British royals try to find exit route for Harry and Meghan

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and other senior British royals are trying to thrash out a plan for Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan after a shock announcement that they will step back from their royal roles and spend much of their time in North America. The couple blindsided the queen and the other Windsors on Wednesday when they said they wanted to lead a more independent life, which they hoped to finance themselves - a move that o..

Prince Harry and Meghan’s possible move could be costly for Canadian taxpayers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian taxpayers could be on the hook for millions of dollars a year in security expenses if Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan move there, even part time, as they step away from their royal duties, security experts said. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watch a performance during their visit to Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018. REUTERS/..

Germany Plans to Repatriate Ebola Patients

As Heiko Maas disembarks from the German military plane at the Goma Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he is greeted by two men in white. One of the men sprays the German foreign minister's hands with a disinfectant, while the other holds a thermometer to his temple. Every air traveler must undergo the infrared fever test. It's part of an effort by the Congolese authorities to assert control over a virus that has been threat..

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: ‘The Brexit Drama Is a Bitter Lesson for...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has no shortage of challenges facing her as she begins her tenure. She spoke with DER SPIEGEL about Donald Trump, climate change and the state of democracs inside the EU. Peter Rigaud/ DER SPIEGEL European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen DER SPIEGEL: Ms. President, when you spoke about the E..

British PM says UK will not mourn Soleimani but urges restraint

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Britain would not lament Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on Friday, but ..

UK election result ‘blew away’ argument for second Brexit vote – Labour’s Starmer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s December election “blew away” the argument for a second Brexit referendum and the country must move on from its divide over whether or not to leave the European Union, the frontrunner to lead the opposition Labour Party said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Labour's Keir Starmer speaks to the media as he leaves the BBC Headquarters after appearing on The Andrew Marr show in London, Oct. 20 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Kei..

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