‘Brave, strong and utterly unshockable’: Brits pay tribute to Queen on her platinum jubilee
03 June 2022 | 4:34 pm
It's royal fever! We look at joy and excitement in the papers as Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations get underway. Also in the papers, we look at reactions to the verdict in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation trial. Finally, we talk about nipple pasties and how they've gone from underwear to outerwear!
6 Jul 2021
Queen Elizabeth has awarded the George Cross to NHS staff across the UK, praising their "courage, compassion and dedication", on the health service's 73rd birthday.
2 Aug 2021
Netflix has released the first on-set photographs of British actor Imelda Staunton playing Queen Elizabeth II in the award-winning television series "The Crown."
11 Aug 2021
Hundreds of people brave the rain in London to cycle 15 miles in the second annual Black Unity Bike Ride, an event that aims to "celebrate unity within the black community" and encourage more people of colour to cycle.
3 Oct 2021
A pop-up store dedicated to Queen gets ready to open in London to mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary British rock band, which continues to perform despite the death of iconic singer Freddie Mercury in 1991. Called "Queen The Greatest", the store takes visitors back to the beginnings of the band formed in 1971 and whose hits are known the world over.
4 Oct 2021
Queen Elizabeth II speaks at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh saying the beginning of a new session is the time for renewal and fresh thinking after a particularly difficult time. She adds that she will attend the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November and that "the eyes of the world" would be on Scotland during the event.
17 Oct 2021
Queen Elizabeth II takes aim at world leaders who "talk" but "don't do" enough about climate change, in an apparent jibe at those not attending the upcoming COP26 summit. The 95-year-old monarch is overheard making the remarks as she opened the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff.
20 Oct 2021
Queen Elizabeth has politely declined the Oldie of the Year Award as she told organisers you're "as old as you feel".
22 Oct 2021
Londoners react to news of Britain's Queen Elizabeth being hospitalised
Comedic actress Betty White, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America's geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," died on Friday, less than three weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family have taken to Twitter to wish Duchess Catherine a happy 40th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth may never get to meet her great granddaughter Lilibet amid Prince Harry's row about returning to the UK without security protection.
3 hours ago
The legalization of cannabis and COVID lockdowns appear to have increased its regular use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report finds.
3 hours ago
Family and friends of British journalist Dom Phillips attended his funeral near Rio de Janeiro. The last rites for Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who was killed while working with Phillips, were held a day earlier.
5 hours ago
Group of Seven leaders have unveiled an infrastructure plan meant to bolster the global economy and counter China. But crippling debt owed by poorer countries may get in the way.
5 hours ago
The event in Portugal will present a nonbinding declaration meant to curb ocean pollution and destruction, as well as discuss financing models for ocean preservation.
6 hours ago
An oil supertanker that has been moored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen since 1976 could break apart and unleash part or all of its 1.1 million barrels of oil on the Horn of Africa, the UN warns. Also in this edition: Britain's Prince Charles expresses regret for the legacy of slavery, and Rwanda is set to produce its own mRNA vaccines in a first for the continent.