King Charles III

King Charles III has cancer and is receiving treatment, Buckingham Palace says

King Charles III has cancer and is receiving treatment, Buckingham Palace says

Feb 5, 2024 | 1:41pm
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Less than 18 months into his reign, the 75-year-old monarch will suspend public duties but will continue with state business, and won’t be handing over his constitutional roles as head of state. The palace didn’t […]

Charles III crowned in ancient rite at Westminster Abbey

May 6, 2023 | 10:33am

King Charles III was crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey, in a coronation ceremony steeped in ancient ritual and brimming with bling at a time when the monarchy is striving to remain relevant in a fractured modern Britain. In displays of royal power straight out of the Middle Ages, Charles was presented with an orb, a […]

How to watch the coronation: Canadian broadcasters ramp up coverage ahead of crowning

May 5, 2023 | 1:34pm

Canada’s major networks have kicked off a week of coronation coverage leading to Saturday’s historic crowning of King Charles III and Queen Consort, Camilla. In-depth coverage of the coronation at Westminster Abbey will begin in the wee hours Saturday for much of the country, and is set to feature Lisa LaFlamme on Citytv, Adrienne Arsenault on CBC, Dawna Friesen on Global and Omar […]

The man in a hurry: King Charles III rushes to make a mark

Apr 24, 2023 | 8:46am

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III is a man in a hurry. After waiting nearly 74 years to become king, Charles has used his first six months on the throne to meet faith leaders across the country, reshuffle royal residences, stage his first overseas state visit and hold a sleepover at Windsor Castle that included the coach of the England soccer team. […]

Canada will hold special ceremony to mark May 6 coronation of King Charles

Mar 16, 2023 | 8:34am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will hold a special ceremony marking the coronation of King Charles on May 6. The ceremony in Ottawa will be one of several events held over two days as Canada marks the investiture of its new monarch. Trudeau says the Canadian ceremony will acknowledge the special relationship that King Charles has […]

King Charles salutes late queen, public workers in speech

Dec 25, 2022 | 1:20pm

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III evoked memories Sunday of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as he broadcast his first Christmas message as monarch in a speech that also paid tribute to the “selfless dedication” of Britain’s public service workers, many of whom are in a fight with the government over pay. Charles, 74, also empathized […]

Continuity and change: What experts expect for the reign of King Charles III

Sep 20, 2022 | 5:12am

As the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, King Charles III brings decades of public service — and personal baggage — to Buckingham Palace. With Queen Elizabeth now laid to rest, the King will have to prove himself worthy of the throne he inherited, as he contends with his own complicated reputation and renewed scrutiny of the Crown’s […]

Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral

Sep 19, 2022 | 8:46am

Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. In a country known for pomp and pageantry, the first state funeral […]

Palace reveals details of queen’s state funeral on Monday

Sep 15, 2022 | 6:41am

Two minutes of silence will be observed across the United Kingdom at the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday giving the public across the nation a chance to pay their respects to the late monarch. Buckingham Palace released details Thursday of the state funeral of the queen who died Sept. 8 […]

Queen Elizabeth II lies in state after solemn procession

Sep 14, 2022 | 11:15am

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace for the last time Wednesday, borne on a horse-drawn carriage and saluted by cannons and the tolling of Big Ben, in a solemn procession through the flag-draped, crowd-lined streets of London to Westminster Hall. There, Britain’s longest-serving monarch will lie in state for the world to […]