Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

British PM Theresa May’s Top Aides Resign in Wake of Election Disaster

The fallout over the Conservative Party’s disappointing results in the UK parliamentary election continued Saturday with the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May’s two top aides. The Conservative Party announced Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, May’s chiefs of staff, have stepped down. The news comes after some senior Tories demanded that the pair…

Prince Phillip to Retire From Public Life

Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband on Queen Elizabeth, is to retire completely from public life, it was announced Thursday morning. Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that while Philip would attend “previously scheduled engagements” between now and August, “thereafter, the Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still…

Former IRA Chief Martin McGuinness Dies at 66

Former Irish Republican Army chief of staff Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66, after a short battle with a rare genetic disease, his family said. McGuinness became a key figure in establishing peace in Northern Ireland after years of involvement with the paramilitary organization. He stepped down as deputy first minister just…

Obama Visits London Meets Queen, PM Cameron

President Barack Obama has opened a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St. Obama arrived via motorcade after flying back to London via helicopter from Windsor Castle, where he had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II. Cameron greeted the president and the two leaders exchanged small talk about sports and keeping their…

Queen photobombs Hockeyroo Jayde Taylor’s Commonwealth Games selfie

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has ‘photo-bombed’ a selfie taken by two Australian field hockey players at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Jayde Taylor, one of the players introduced to the Queen at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday, took the photo to mark the moment, and when she saw the result, shared…