Tag: Royal Families

Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn

It’s a job title you might expect to find at a media powerhouse or Silicon Valley start-up: head of digital engagement. The annual pay could be as much as 50,000 pounds, roughly $67,000. Oh, and there’s free lunch. Just be careful not to confuse #ootd, the hashtag for “outfit of the day,” with O.B.E., the […]

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Prince Andrew’s Accuser Takes Her Case to the BBC

LONDON — Virginia Roberts Giuffre recalled a whirlwind trip to London with her employer, the financier Jeffrey Epstein, when she was 17. It began at a townhouse where Prince Andrew was talking about his ex-wife, the Duchess of York. It moved on to a club, where she said she and the prince danced, and he […]

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In Prince Andrew Scandal, Prince Charles Emerges as Monarch-in-Waiting

LONDON — When Queen Elizabeth II welcomes President Trump and other world leaders to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO, it will be another testament to her extraordinary longevity: She acceded to the throne only three years after the alliance was formed. Yet it will also showcase the House of […]

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Special Episode: The Jungle Prince

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The story passed for years from tea sellers to rickshaw drivers to shopkeepers in Old Delhi. In a forest, they said, in a palace cut off from the city, lived a prince, a princess and a […]

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Prince Andrew’s Friendship With Epstein Joins a List of Royal Scandals

LONDON — The British monarchy has survived public crises before — religious schisms, revolutions, murderous kings — but this week the royal family scrambled to confront a relatively new opponent: the embarrassing televised interview. The Duke of York, better known as Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, struggled to defend himself during a […]

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After Disastrous Epstein Interview, Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties

LONDON — Prince Andrew, caught up in a firestorm over his relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein that has spread rapidly to threaten the entire British royal family, announced on Wednesday that he would step back from public life for the foreseeable future. The prince’s extraordinary statement capped a tumultuous four days since his […]

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Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties in Aftermath of Epstein Interview

Prince Andrew, under siege for his past association with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, announced Wednesday that he would “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future.” In a statement issued on Twitter, he said it had become clear that his relationship with Mr. Epstein had “become a major disruption to my family’s work […]

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Companies Abandon Prince Andrew After Calamitous Epstein Interview

LONDON — Prince Andrew came under heightened pressure on Tuesday as the repercussions of a disastrous interview about his friendship with the disgraced Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein spread amid calls that he testify to the F.B.I. A woman who has accused Mr. Epstein of sexually abusing her as a child said on Monday that the […]

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Prince Andrew Gets Candid, and Britain Is Appalled

LONDON — When members of the British royal family consent to warts-and-all television interviews about their troubled private lives, it generally has the effect of roiling the waters rather than calming them. So when Prince Andrew set out to explain his friendship with the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a BBC interview […]

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Prince Andrew Says He ‘Let the Side Down’ When He Stayed With Jeffrey Epstein

LONDON — In a rare public moment of contrition for a member of Britain’s royal family, Prince Andrew said this week that it was wrong for him to have stayed at the Manhattan townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein after the financier had served time for soliciting a minor for prostitution. The Duke of York was confronted […]

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Before ‘The Crown,’ Revelations About the Actual Crown

This is a halcyon time in royal fashion. The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex — Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle — set trends and sell products as never before. Tabloids and Vogues alike hang on their every clothing choice, parsing the messages sent: about sustainability or diplomacy, affordability and British industry. Devoted websites list how […]

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How the Man Behind ‘The Crown’ Made the Monarchy Relevant Again

Toward the end of 2015, Peter Morgan, the British dramatist and screenwriter, received a small brown envelope in the mail. It looked like a speeding ticket, or a letter from the Inland Revenue, and as he tore it open he felt the first throb of a mild bureaucratic headache. As it happened, the British state […]

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‘Extremely Evil Misconduct’: Thailand’s Palace Intrigue Spills Into View

BANGKOK — The denunciations have swirled through Thailand’s gilded palaces with the rhetorical extravagance of a Shakespearean history. The official consort to the king was accused of trying to upstage the queen and “undermining the nation,” leading to the stripping of her royal titles after less than three months on the job. A grand chamberlain […]

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72 British Lawmakers Condemn ‘Colonial’ Coverage of Meghan

Seventy-two women in Britain’s Parliament condemned the “outdated, colonial undertones” of newspaper coverage of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in an open letter released Tuesday that echoed attacks made by Prince Harry against British tabloids this month. Led by the lawmaker Holly Lynch, the members of Parliament wrote to Meghan that they stood in solidarity […]

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Wasn’t Japan’s Emperor Just Enthroned? This Time He Got a Really Big Throne

TOKYO — Six months ago, Naruhito, the new emperor of Japan, received a sword, a jewel and official seals in a sacred ceremony that heralded his succession to the throne after his father, Akihito, became the first emperor to abdicate in more than 200 years. It turns out that was only a prelude. On Tuesday, […]

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The Case of Thailand’s Disappearing Dissidents

At 4:45 a.m. on July 8, a man wearing black and a mask broke into my apartment in Kyoto. He walked into my bedroom, attacked me and my partner with a chemical spray and escaped. Nothing was stolen. The Japanese police arrived quickly. The investigation is ongoing; the perpetrator has not been apprehended. No official […]

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Prince Harry Begins Legal Action Against Tabloids Over Phone Hacking

LONDON — Prince Harry has launched legal proceedings against the owners of two British tabloids over accusations that they hacked his phones, opening a new front in his unprecedented campaign against the news industry’s treatment of him and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. It was the second time in recent days that the […]

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Prince Harry Retraces Princess Diana’s Steps in Angolan Minefield

A son walked the same dusty path as his mother, separated by 22 years, as Prince Harry took up Princess Diana’s campaign to draw attention to a crisis that has spanned generations in Angola. The prince retraced his mother’s steps in Huambo, Angola, on Friday — through what was a live minefield in 1997, when […]

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​Job One for Saudis’ New Energy Chief: Picking Up the Pieces

A little over a week ago, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman finally attained the job for which he had long prepared: energy minister of Saudi Arabia, one of the most crucial positions in the country. Any sense of accomplishment probably did not last long. A daring aerial attack on the kingdom’s oil industry over the weekend […]

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Prince Harry to Launch Green Travel Initiative

ImagePrince Harry, Duke Of Sussex, attends a garden party in London to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth. CreditChris Jackson/Getty Images Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will lead a global sustainable travel initiative to bring companies, consumers and communities together, he is to announce on Tuesday in Amsterdam. The initiative, called Travalyst, has been […]

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Epstein Accuser Urges Prince Andrew to ‘Come Clean’ on Sex Allegations

LONDON — One of the women who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes has issued a startlingly clear appeal to Prince Andrew of Britain to “come clean” about his relationship with the disgraced financier. “He knows exactly what he’s done, and I hope he comes clean about it,” the woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, said […]

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Prince Andrew Denies Knowing of Sex Trafficking by Epstein

LONDON — Prince Andrew, facing intensifying scrutiny of his ties to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, broke a long silence on Saturday to say that he never saw or suspected any behavior involving the sexual trafficking and exploitation of underage girls during their long friendship. The prince’s statement, which was issued in his own name […]

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