King Charles III says ‘no excuse’ for colonial era abuses
01 November 2023 | 11:50 am
“There were abhorrent and unjustifiable acts of violence committed against Kenyans as they waged… a painful struggle for independence and sovereignty. And for that, there can be no excuse,” he told a state banquet on Tuesday evening.
10 Nov 2022
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Queen Elizabeth II passed away last week after reigning for 70 years over a Commonwealth of Nations that included Barbados until November 2021, when the country became a republic. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the queen "did extraordinary well as the head of the United Kingdom and, indeed, as head of the Commonwealth".
22 Sep 2022
As longtime heir to the British throne, Charles professionalized a sleepy business and did well financially. Now he is set to inherit even more. Will he be an active investor or step aside and let others take the reins?
13 Oct 2022
Buckingham Palace has set a date — May 6, 2023 — for the coronation of King Charles III. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London, almost exactly 70 years after his mother's coronation.
27 Oct 2022
Just 47 days into the job, Britain's King Charles III this week carried out his first significant constitutional responsibility as head of state, appointing Rishi Sunak as prime minister.
12 Nov 2022
The UK's new prime minister Rishi Sunak wants people to "celebrate and pay tribute" to the new king. The holiday will cap a three-day weekend that will begin with the coronation.
10 Nov 2022
Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms. He was the longest-serving heir apparent and, at age 73, became the oldest person to accede to the British throne following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on 8 September 2022.
Conspicuous by its absence at the coronation of Britain's King Charles III on May 6 will be the Koh-i-Noor diamond. In this edition of Coronation Countdown, FRANCE 24's International Affairs Editor Philip Turle explains why the decision has been made not to use a crown featuring the diamond – a choice taken for the sake of international relations.
Just like his mother before him, King Charles II is not only head of state of the United Kingdom, but also of 14 Commonwealth countries. For years however, rumours have been circulating that after Queen Elizabeth II passed away, several of those nations would announce their decision to become a republic. So is it true? Our international affairs editor and royal watcher Philip Turle investigates in this edition of Coronation Countdown.
Explaining the British monarch's wealth. This week, an investigation by the Guardian newspaper revealed that King Charles III and his late mother Queen Elizabeth II received around £1 billion from a number of estates.
At present, no exact sum has been given on how much the coronation will cost but it's been estimated at £100million.
With just over two weeks to go before the coronation of Britain's King Charles III on May 6, we take a closer look at his wife Camilla.
With less than two weeks to go before King Charles III's coronation on May 6, our international affairs editor and royal watcher Philip Turle answers four frequently asked questions about Britain's royal family. Could Prince William have become king on the death of Queen Elizabeth II? Is Prince Harry really the son of King Charles?
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