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Johnson to set out post-Brexit law and order drive in Queen's Speech

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LONDON Queen Elizabeth will on Monday announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain's justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit plans.

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William and Kate embark on 'complex' Pakistan visit

ISLAMABAD Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate visit Pakistan next week in what Kensington Palace has described as the most complex tour undertaken by the couple, given the security and logistical issues.

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Gingers Unite: Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry promote mental health

LONDON The doorbell rings to the tune of the British national anthem "God Save the Queen", and Prince Harry opens the door to find Ed Sheeran on the threshold. Both men have red hair and beards.

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Yours for $1 billion only: the glamour of the London Ritz

LONDON The owners of London's Ritz hotel, a haven for royals, statesmen and movie stars, have hinted that they would be open to selling the luxury establishment for $1 billion, a source close to them said on Thursday. | Video

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Labour's Corbyn to accuse PM Johnson of using Queen for political gain

LONDON Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Thursday promise Britain a radical new political agenda and accuse Prime Minister Boris Johnson of dragging Queen Elizabeth into the country's looming general election.

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Explainer: How the British courts may decide the fate of Brexit

LONDON Scotland's highest court on Wednesday said it would wait before deciding whether to take action to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay if he has failed to secure a divorce deal with the European Union by Oct. 19.

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Prince Harry to sue tabloid press owners over phone-hacking

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry is to sue the publishers of Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper and the Daily Mirror over allegations of phone-hacking as he and his wife Meghan step up their battle with the tabloid press. | Video

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UK to suspend parliament for routine short period to launch policy programme

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask Queen Elizabeth to suspend, or prorogue, parliament for a matter of days from next Tuesday to launch its new legislative agenda.

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UK's Prince Harry says Africa's embrace helped him cope with mother's death

JOHANNESBURG Prince Harry said that Africa's embrace had helped him cope with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, as he and his wife Meghan championed job creation and entrepreneurship on the continent on the final day of their 10-day tour.

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Meghan Markle sues UK newspaper; Prince Harry attacks tabloid press

LONDON Meghan Markle, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has started legal proceedings against the Mail on Sunday newspaper over the publication of a private letter that her lawyers said was "unlawful". | Video

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Prince Harry's wife Meghan backs better access for women to higher education

JOHANNESBURG/MAUWA, Malawi Meghan, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, said on Tuesday that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa. | Video

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Harry and Meghan visit southern Africa

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit southern Africa on their first overseas tour since the birth of their first child Archie, who has accompanied them on their trip.

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The royal kids

A look at the lives of royal cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie.

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Thailand's royal consort flashes camo, guns and planes

King Maha Vajiralongkorn named 34-year-old Major-General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, a former nurse and his bodyguard, his Royal Noble Consort last month.