King cheered in Belfast, Queen’s coffin to return to London

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Cheering crowds welcomed King Charles III to Northern Ireland on Tuesday during his four-part tour of the United Kingdom, where the visit drew a rare moment of unity from politicians from a region with a contested British and Irish identity deeply divided over the monarchy. Hundreds of people lined the … Read more

Charles III arrives in Edinburgh for the Queen’s coffin procession

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — King Charles arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to accompany the coffin of his late mother on an emotional procession through the historic heart of Scotland’s capital to a cathedral where she will rest for 24 hours to allow the public to pay their last respects. Charles and his wife Camilla, the … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes a dark journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a dark and royal procession, Queen Elizabeth IIThe flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside on Sunday from his beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners filled city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin passes through Scotland

LONDON (AP) — The flag-draped coffin of Queen Elizabeth II makes its way through the rugged Scottish countryside on Sunday on a final journey from her beloved summer estate of London’s Balmoral Castle, with mourners quietly lining roads and flowers to honor the deceased monarch after 70 years on the throne. The hearse passed piles … Read more

King Charles III formally proclaims Britain’s new monarch in a centuries-old Accession Council ceremony

King Charles III, the world’s newest monarch, was officially proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning in a constitutional ceremony that dates back hundreds of years. Nearly 700 members of the current Membership Council, the oldest functioning part of the British government, were called to meet on … Read more

King Charles proclaimed British monarch in historic ceremony

Britain’s King Charles gestures outside Buckingham Palace, following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain September 9, 2022. Henry Nicholls | Reuters King Charles was officially proclaimed Britain’s new monarch on Saturday in a ceremony at St. James’s Palace where former prime ministers, bishops and a host of politicians shouted “God Save The … Read more

Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth as King Charles takes the throne

LONDON (AP) — Bells rang across Britain on Friday and mourners flocked to the palace gates to honor queen elizabeth ii as the country entered a new era under a new king. Around the world, his exceptional reign has been commemorated, celebrated and debated. King Charles III, who spent much of his 73 years of … Read more

European markets rise after ECB’s record rate hike; The BoE postpones its meeting

Bank of England delays policy meeting after Queen’s death The Bank of England announced on Friday that it would postpone the meeting of its September monetary policy committee for a week after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The UK is in a period of national mourning following the death of the Queen, Britain’s oldest … Read more

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announces cap on energy bills

LONDON — British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a sweeping stimulus package on Thursday to help Britons cope with soaring energy bills and attract investment in the energy sector. Truss announced a “new energy price guarantee that will give people certainty on energy bills”. investment related news Two major investment banks see this stock as … Read more

UK’s Liz Truss to release billions of pounds to help pay energy bills

Newly elected British Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to announce a multi-billion pound stimulus package to help those struggling with soaring energy prices. Carl Court/Staff/Getty Images LONDON — Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to announce a package worth tens of billions of pounds on Thursday to help people pay their energy … Read more