‘The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royalty, fiction

‘The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royalty, fiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “The Crown” returns Wednesday after a two-year absence, Charles and Diana’s fractured marriage and more problems for Queen Elizabeth II are in the drama’s elegant but intrusive spotlight. There’s also swirling off-stage drama for the Netflix series that began with Elizabeth’s marriage in the late 1940s and in its fifth … Read more

Britain declares a public holiday on May 8 to honor King Charles III

Britain declares a public holiday on May 8 to honor King Charles III

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will have another reason to celebrate the coronation of King Charles IIIfor the government has declared a special holiday on the occasion. The feast day will be Monday, May 8, capping a three-day weekend beginning with the coronation. The coronation of Charles’ late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was also … Read more

‘The Crown’ season 5 review: Imelda Staunton takes over as queen as Netflix series returns

‘The Crown’ season 5 review: Imelda Staunton takes over as queen as Netflix series returns

CNN — Questions about propriety about the fifth season of “The Crown,” which premieres two months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, are largely overshadowed by other issues as the Netflix series reboots with new prestige talent in key roles and old problems while feeling more disjointed than usual. The result is an uneven … Read more

Will Prince Harry’s book spare the royal family embarrassment?

Will Prince Harry’s book spare the royal family embarrassment?

A version of this story appeared in the October 28 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN — There has been no official statement from either of the palaces about Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir and we don’t expect one, but … Read more

With Liz Truss’s resignation, King Charles III passes his first major test

With Liz Truss’s resignation, King Charles III passes his first major test

On Wednesday, while Truss canceled a planned visit to a defense technology manufacturing company due to “government business”, the king was on hand at Buckingham Palace to greet Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who was in London to address a summit organized by Financial Times. It was a good … Read more

44 glorious days with Liz Truss – POLITICO

44 glorious days with Liz Truss – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – Westminster is in turmoil, the British economy is booming and Tory MPs are about to elect their fifth prime minister in just over six years. But in a sign of total normalcy in this fully functioning Western democracy, Britons have instead spent much of the past … Read more

How Liz Truss’ tenure as British Prime Minister went from bad to worse

How Liz Truss’ tenure as British Prime Minister went from bad to worse

CNN — Taking the keys to 10 Downing Street in the wake of Boris Johnson’s political death, Liz Truss vowed to “ride out the storm” of Britain’s economic crisis. A good six weeks later she was engulfed by a hurricane of her own making. It was a humiliating end to a disastrous premiership marked by … Read more

‘The Crown’: Dame Judi Dench wants ‘cruelly unfair’ season 5 to come with disclaimer

‘The Crown’: Dame Judi Dench wants ‘cruelly unfair’ season 5 to come with disclaimer

CNN — Dame Judi Dench has previously played a British queen, and now she is speaking out about Netflix’s popular dramatization of the royal family. In a letter to The Times, the revered actress shares her concerns about the upcoming new season of “The Crown,” writing that “the closer the drama gets to our present … Read more