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Meghan left 'unprotected' by British royal family – court papers

Jul 02, 2020 - 8:25 PM

In the papers, Meghan Markle submits she had become 'the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles by the UK tabloid media...which caused tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health'

'UNPROTECTED.' In this file photo, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2017. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Airlines launch legal action against UK over quarantine

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:30 PM

British Airways, EasyJet, and Ryanair say Britain's quarantine policy for arrivals will have 'a devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy and destroy thousands of jobs'

ARRIVALS. Travelers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London on March 19, 2020, after being flown back from Cuba. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

UK beer sales fall flat in virus lockdown – industry group

Jun 12, 2020 - 2:00 AM

The British Beer and Pub Association urges the government to reopen pubs as sales drop

SOCIAL DISTANCING. A single customer sits at the bar in a near-empty pub in central London on March 17, 2020. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Meghan Markle pays tribute to George Floyd

Jun 05, 2020 - 9:17 AM

One Daily Mail headline from 2016 – before the couple married – wrote: 'Harry's girl is (almost) straight outta Compton: Gang-scarred home of her mother revealed – so will he be dropping by for tea?'

MEGHAN. In this file photo taken on October 25, 2019 Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality. Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/AFP

Prince Charles spurred to action after bout with virus

Jun 04, 2020 - 6:51 PM

Prince Charles calls the outbreak, which has officially claimed more than 40,000 lives in Britain 'an unbelievably testing and challenging time,' which has forced people to reassess their lives

EXPERIENCE. In this file photo taken on March 04, 2020, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales reacts during his visit to the London Transport Museum in London on March 4, 2020, to take part in celebrations to mark 20 years of the museum. File photo by Victoria Jones/Pool/AFP

German police identify 'murder' suspect in Madeleine McCann case

Jun 04, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Germany's federal criminal agency says the suspect, who was not named, is serving a 'long prison sentence' for an unrelated matter. He has previous convictions over child sexual abuse.

Candles light a photograph of Madeleine McCann inside the church of Praia da Luz, near Lagos, on May 3, 2017, during a mass ceremony marking the 10th anniversairy of her disappearance. Madeleine McCann (Maddie) disappeared in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007. Portuguese police closed the case in 2008 before reopening it five years later. STRINGER / POOL / AFP

British American Tobacco contests South African lockdown ban

May 29, 2020 - 10:15 PM

British American Tobacco South Africa says a continued ban on legal cigarette sales threatens the sector and the livelihoods it supports

TRADITIONAL TOBACCO. A packet of Dunhill cigarettes made by British American Tobacco is photographed in London. File photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

British Airways parent dives into huge quarterly loss

May 07, 2020 - 4:35 PM

International Airlines Group posts a net loss of 1.68 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in the 1st quarter of 2020

BRITISH AIRWAYS. An aircraft of the airline parked in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes

May 06, 2020 - 9:52 PM

The haul includes clay figurines, animal-shaped pots and nearly 190 clay tablets covered with cuneiform writing

An undated handout picture from the British Museum shows fake cuneiform tablets that were seized at Heathrow airport in 2019. - The British Museum and customs officers have uncovered hundreds of fake Mesopotamian antiquities that "likely" originated in the Middle East, the famous London institution said. Its experts worked with law enforcement to establish that hundreds of suspicious objects found during a July 2019 check at London's Heathrow Airport were fake, they said in a press release on May 6, 2020. (Photo by Handout / The British Museum / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BRITISH MUSEUM " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs

Apr 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM

British Airways' parent company International Airlines Group says it is slashing jobs as passenger demand will take 'several years' to return to 2019 levels

VIRUS IMPACT. A plane of British Airways, which is temporarily laying off thousands of employees. File photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

Apr 21, 2020 - 7:50 PM

The monarch is said to be marking the occasion with her 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle, west of London

QUEEN ELIZABETH. A still image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with a message of hope from her special address to the nation is seen on the giant billboard in Piccadilly Square, central London on April 18, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Harry and Meghan blacklist UK tabloids over 'distorted' stories

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:46 PM

In a scathing letter to the editors of the Sun, Daily Mail, Mirror and Express, the couple says there would be 'no corroboration and zero engagement' with the newspapers, the Guardian says

BLACKLISTING TABLOIDS. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan to start nonprofit in U.S.

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:39 PM

They have delayed releasing full details about it because of the coronavirus pandemic and will make an announcement 'when the time is right'

HARRY AND MEGHAN In this file photo taken on March 05, 2020, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after attending the Endeavor Fund Awards at Mansion House in London. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

British Open canceled for 1st time since World War II due to virus

Apr 07, 2020 - 3:09 PM

'We have explored every option for playing The Open this year but it is not going to be possible,' says R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

TITLE DEFENSE. Irish professional golfer Shane Lowry misses his chance to defend The Open title. Photo from Shane Lowry's Instagram

British Airways temporarily lays off 28,000 staff – union

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:15 AM

Around 60% of British Airways' workforce would be affected

VIRUS IMPACT. A plane of British Airways, which is forced to cancel flights over the novel coronavirus outbreak. File photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

'Megxit': Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life

Mar 31, 2020 - 10:04 AM

However, they will continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their official titles, and Harry remains sixth in line to the throne, with no change in the line of succession

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan now based in California – report

Mar 27, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The royal couple flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles last week before the border between the two countries closed because of the deadly virus outbreak, The Sun reports

HOME IN CALIFORNIA. In this file photo taken on October 15, 2019, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the annual Wel.lChild Awards in London. File photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

Harry and Meghan wave royal goodbye

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:35 AM

The queen and the couple agree to review the new arrangements in 12 months' time, giving them a route back to royal life

SEE YOU. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife US actress Meghan Markle posing for a photograph in Kensington Palace, West London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

Top airlines axe flights as coronavirus saps demand

Mar 03, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Ryanair predicts that the novel coronavirus outbreak would spark more European airline collapses in a sector already marked by fierce competition

HACKED. British airline reveals massive hack with hundreds of thousands of users affected. Photo by Pascal Pavani/AFP

Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:47 PM

Harry and Meghan will join the queen on March 9 for a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, which is expected to be their last official appearance as working royals

JUST HARRY. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, addresses a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh on February 26, 2020. Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool/AFP

Queen could stop Harry and Meghan using 'royal' brand – reports

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:17 PM

The future of the use of the 'Sussex Royal' label 'needed to be reviewed' and talks are continuing, according to a royal source

ROYALS. In this file photo taken on June 26, 2018 (L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II pose for a picture during the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2018. File photo by John Stillwell/Pool/AFP

Queen Elizabeth's oldest grandchild in marriage split

Feb 11, 2020 - 8:51 PM

Peter Phillips, 42, and his Canadian wife Autumn will share custody of their two daughters and both remain in Gloucestershire, southwest England

MARRIAGE SPLIT. In this file photo, Britain's Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn pose for pictures upon arrival to attend the 'Sentebale Summer Party' in London on May 7, 2014. File photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

Queen's granddaughter Beatrice to marry in May

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:53 PM

The marriage, at St James's Palace on May 29, is likely to be a more low-key event than the 2018 wedding of her younger sister Eugenie

'1917' wins big at Baftas to take pole position for Oscars

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:19 AM

The World War I movie wins 7 awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Sam Mendes

British director Sam Mendes poses with the award for a Director for his work on the film '1917' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

'Joker' leads the pack at Bafta awards

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:13 AM

The movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has 11 nominations, but Sam Mendes' World War movie '1917' is the favorite to win the best film and best director categories

BOX OFFICE RECORD. 'Joker' takes the cake for the biggest October release in North America so far. Photo from Joker's Instagram account

BBC to axe 450 newsroom jobs

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:37 PM

'The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us,' says Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs

BBC. File photo of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Scotland building, in Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. File photo by Shutterstock

Prince Andrew accused of 'zero cooperation' in Epstein case

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Andrew denies having sexual relations with Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was trafficked to have sex with friends of Epstein when she was 17

DENIAL. Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) denies meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims. AFP file photo

O Canada: How life will change for Harry and Meghan

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:52 AM

As far as shopping goes, farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in North Saanich may replace the luxury of Harrods for the time being

TEMPORARY HOME. The residence of Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan is seen in Deep Cove Neighborhood from a boat on the Saanich Inlet, North Saanich, British Columbia on January 21, 2020. Photo by Mark Goodnow/AFP)

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The lawyers claim there had been attempts to photograph inside Harry and Meghan's new home using long lenses, and say paparazzi are camped outside the property

TABLOID FODDER. An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on January 9, 2020, shows front page headlines reporting on the news that Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

What is their income? Harry and Meghan's bid for 'financial independence'

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Harry and Meghan will be free to earn their own money after giving up their royal titles and allowances

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation /AFP

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince Charles would probably continue paying his son some money from his private income for the next year

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Harry and Meghan begin life as (almost) ordinary people

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Meghan has admitted on UK television in October that she 'really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.' But she admitted sadly: 'That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive.'

HAPPY COUPLE. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London, following the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:44 AM

Much of the British media interprets the ruling as the Queen's punishment for Prince Harry and wife Meghan, who both resigned from front-line royal duties

ROYALS NO MORE. In this file photo taken on June 08, 2019, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) return to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Meghan Markle visits Canada women's shelter in first public outing

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

'She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about,' says the center's acting executive director

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality in October 2019 (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/POOL/AFP)

Why Canada? Questions abound about Harry and Meghan's big move

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal,' says one tabloid editorial

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM

Queen Elizabeth II wants a 'workable solution' that would take into account Prince Harry and wife Meghan's demands for more freedom

ROYAL CRISIS. In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018, Members of the Royal Family (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force RAF. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Abdication, divorces, and death: A century of UK royal scandals

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:34 AM

Think Prince Harry and Meghan's resignation is the ultimate royal shocker? It's far from the only one

ROYALS. The British royal family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) (Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP)

UK monarchy scrambles for solutions after Harry, Meghan bombshell

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:18 AM

British newspapers are full of reports of a family 'split' and the queen's 'dismay'

UK daily newspapers show front page headlines reporting on Prince Harry and Meghan's plan to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: An LA star struggling in royal spotlight

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:41 AM

The shock announcement that she and Prince Harry will be stepping back from being senior royals confirms fears that she was struggling to cope with royal life

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan went into labour early on May 6, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced. "The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning," it said in a statement, noting her husband the Duke of Sussex was by her side. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Prince Harry: A royal misfit yearning for escape

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:20 AM

'I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum,' says the prince

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrives to attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on November 7, 2019. - The Field of Remembrance is organised by The Poppy Factory, and has been held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Harry and Meghan: Royal fairytale turns grim

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Here are 5 major moments in their relationship, which has seen them go from being the royal family's hottest property to their shock announcement that they were stepping back from major royal duties

BAPTISM. This official handout Christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (center left), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor flanked by (L-R) Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, west of London on July 6, 2019. Photo by Chris Allerton/ Sussexroyal /AFP

In shock announcement, Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan to step back as 'senior' royals

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:35 AM

There have been signs that the couple have increasingly struggled with the pressures of royal life and family rifts

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for a visit to the "Justice desk", an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in South Africa on September 23, launching their first official family visit in the coastal city of Cape Town. The 10-day trip began with an education workshop in Nyanga, a township crippled by gang violence and crime that sits on the outskirts of the city. (Photo by Betram MALGAS / POOL / AFP)

'Joker' leads Britain's BAFTAs with 11 nominations

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:55 PM

The story of Batman's main villain earns 11 nominations for Britain's showpiece film awards, including Best Film

First Filipino architect elevated as fellow by Royal Institute of British Architects

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:29 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Lira Luis is named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects

British pedophile jailed for Malaysia abuse found dead in UK prison

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:27 AM

A UK Prison Service spokesman confirms Richard Huckle died on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in northern England.

FOUND DEAD. A handout released by the British National Crime Agency on June 1, 2016 shows a custody picture of Richard Huckle who admitted a string of charges of sexual crimes against children in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by National Crime Agency/AFP

Prince Harry extends privacy claims against UK media

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Prince Harry takes legal action against more tabloids, days after pressing charges against The Mail on Sunday newspaper

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan hold their baby son Archie as they meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah at the Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town on September 25, 2019. (Photo by HENK KRUGER / POOL / AFP)

Harry, Meghan sue newspaper over 'privacy breach'

Oct 02, 2019 - 6:51 PM

In a stinging attack on British tabloid media, Prince Harry says his wife is being dogged by the press in the same way as his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, was before her death in 1997

ROYAL COUPLE. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for a visit to the 'Justice desk,' an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. File photo by Betram Malgas/Pool/AFP

British princess Beatrice engaged to marry

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The couple 'became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month,' the palace says in a statement, adding that the wedding will take place in 2020

ENGAGED. In an undated recent handout picture released by Buckingham Palace and taken by Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (R) poses with her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (L) in Italy. AFP PHOTO / BUCKINGHAM PALACE / PRINCESS EUGENIE

Harry and Meghan join South Africa's fight against gender violence

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join campaigners in Cape Town fighting South Africa's stratospheric rates of violence against women on the first stage of a 10-day swing through southern Africa

Prince Harry (R), Duke of Sussex and Meghan (C), Duchess of Sussex visit the District Six museum in Cape Town on the first afternoon of their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in South Africa on September 23, launching their first official family visit in the coastal city of Cape Town. HENK KRUGER / POOL / AFP

Sunseekers feel the strain of Thomas Cook crisis

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM

With British travel giant Thomas Cook in trouble, travelers fear they will be unable to return home or their trips will not push through

British tourists walk outside the Orange Beach hotel in in Tunisia's coastal town of Hammamet on September 23 2019. - Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout. Holidaymakers were already reporting problems, with guests at a hotel in Tunisia owed money by Thomas Cook being asked for extra money before being allowed to leave, according to a tourist interviewed by AFP. (Photo by ANIS MILI / AFP)