Royalty http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25023/all en Daughter of UK's Prince William and Kate to be princess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/daughter-uks-prince-william-and-kate-be-princess <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth has announced that if Prince William and pregnant wife Kate have a daughter she will officially hold the title of princess, updating rules introduced almost a century ago.</p> <p>Under a proclamation from King George V in December 1917, only the eldest son of William and Kate, who is due to give birth sometime in the middle of the year, would have been called a prince.</p> <p>A girl would have only have had the title "Lady" and would not have been known as "Her Royal Highness".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/daughter-uks-prince-william-and-kate-be-princess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monarchy Nobility Royalty Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732551 at http://www.globalpost.com William and Kate's British royal baby due in July http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The baby of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate is expected in July, the prince's office said on Monday.</p> <p>The pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was revealed in December when she was admitted to hospital for three days, suffering from severe morning sickness.</p> <p>"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July," the prince's office said in a statement, which also refutes speculation that Kate could be carrying twins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people House of Windsor Kate Middleton Royalty Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734090 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-William and Kate's British royal baby due in July http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting a baby in July, the prince's office announced on Monday, ending speculation that the Duchess of Cambridge may be having twins.</p> <p>Press and public interest in their first baby will be huge, with particular focus on gender now that the government is passing legislation changing historic rules of succession to ensure the baby will become third in line to the British throne behind William no matter whether it is a girl or boy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people House of Windsor Human Interest Kate Middleton Religion Royalty Social Issues William Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734129 at http://www.globalpost.com England's King Richard III found under car park-researchers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/englands-king-richard-iii-found-under-car-park-researchers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LEICESTER, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) - British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.</p> <p>Richard, depicted by William Shakespeare as a monstrous tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, was killed fighting his eventual successor Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/englands-king-richard-iii-found-under-car-park-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard III of England Royalty Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:31:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745186 at http://www.globalpost.com Skeleton under car park is England's Richard III: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-is-englands-richard-iii-scientists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A skeleton found under a car park in the English city of Leicester was on Monday confirmed as that of king Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains.</p> <p>Scientists from the University of Leicester matched DNA from the 500-year-old skeleton with descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/skeleton-under-car-park-is-englands-richard-iii-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard Buckley Richard III of England Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745372 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-After 500 years, Richard III's bones yield their secret http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-3-englands-king-richard-iii-found-after-500-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Genetic tests confirm skeleton is that of King Richard III</p> <p>* King's bones discovered under provincial English car park</p> <p>* Richard III cast by Shakespeare as tyrant who killed princes</p> <p>* Skeleton had 10 wounds, showing mortal blows to skull (Adds details on Richard III)</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-3-englands-king-richard-iii-found-after-500-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English people Entertainment Human Interest Religion Richard Buckley Richard III of England Royalty Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745498 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Richard III's reign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/factbox-richard-iiis-reign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 4 (Reuters) - Researchers in Britain solved a 500-year-old mystery when they confirmed that a skeleton found in a car park last September, was that of Richard III, England's most infamous king.</p> <p>Here is a look at his reign:</p> <p>* He was the fourth son of Richard, the third Duke of York. He became the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of England. He usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in 1483 and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor (thereafter Henry VII) in battle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/factbox-richard-iiis-reign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of York Human Interest Knights of the Garter Royalty Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745537 at http://www.globalpost.com How science digs up the royal dirt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/how-science-digs-the-royal-dirt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The identification of King Richard III's skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.</p> <p>Other famous cases include:</p> <p>-- OETZI THE ICEMAN</p> <p>In 1991, hikers in the Oetztal Alps in Italy's Tyrol region found the mummified remains of a man that had been extraordinarily preserved by the ice. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/how-science-digs-the-royal-dirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Nobility Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745561 at http://www.globalpost.com King Richard III's skeleton found under English carpark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/king-richard-iiis-skeleton-found-under-english-carpark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists confirmed Monday that a skeleton found under a carpark in the English city of Leicester was that of King Richard III, in a bizarre end to a 500-year-old historical mystery.</p> <p>DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts, said researchers from the University of Leicester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/king-richard-iiis-skeleton-found-under-english-carpark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Plantagenet Richard Buckley Richard III of England Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745745 at http://www.globalpost.com King Richard III's face revealed for first time in 500 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/king-richard-iiis-face-revealed-first-time-500-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The face of England's king Richard III was revealed for the first time in more than 500 years on Tuesday following a reconstruction of his skeleton found underneath a carpark.</p> <p>A three-dimensional plastic model has been made from the skull of the king, who was killed in 1485 after just two years on the throne but lived on as one of history's worst villains in the eponymous play by William Shakespeare.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/king-richard-iiis-face-revealed-first-time-500-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment King Knights of the Garter Local government in England Royalty AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746326 at http://www.globalpost.com Face of Richard III, England's "king in the car park", revealed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/face-richard-iii-englands-king-the-car-park-revealed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 3D facial reconstruction based on scan of skull</p> <p>* King's bones found under car park in central England</p> <p>* Richard III cast by Shakespeare as monster</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - With a large chin, a prominent slightly arched nose and delicate lips, the "face" of England's King Richard III was unveiled on Tuesday, a day after researchers confirmed his remains had finally been found after 500 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/face-richard-iii-englands-king-the-car-park-revealed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment House of Plantagenet Richard Plantagenet Royalty Shakespearean histories Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:00:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746538 at http://www.globalpost.com Richard III's face revealed for first time in 500 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/richard-iiis-face-revealed-first-time-500-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The face of England's much-maligned king Richard III was revealed on Tuesday for the first time in 500 years on Tuesday following a reconstruction of his skeleton which was found buried underneath a car park.</p> <p>The three-dimensional plastic model is based on a CT scan of the skull of the king, who was killed in battle in 1485 after just two years on the throne but lived on as one of history's worst villains in the eponymous play by William Shakespeare.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/richard-iiis-face-revealed-first-time-500-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment House of Plantagenet Richard III of England Royalty AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746542 at http://www.globalpost.com One woman's quest to redeem the king under the car park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/one-womans-quest-redeem-the-king-under-the-car-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Band of devotees' quest to unearth bones of lost monarch</p> <p>* Passionate Ricardians ensured cash for crucial dig</p> <p>* Clues and vision vindicated by carbon dating, DNA and modern scholarship</p> <p>* After 500 years, supporters believe Shakespeare besmirched name of Richard</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/one-womans-quest-redeem-the-king-under-the-car-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Monarchy Richard Richard III of England Royalty Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749708 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-British author attacks "plastic" princess Kate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-british-author-attacks-plastic-princess-kate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Top UK author Hilary Mantel compares Kate Middleton to mannequin</p> <p>* Says "painfully thin" princess's only job is to provide heir</p> <p>* Prime Minister Cameron says Mantel is "completely wrong"</p> <p>* Mantel examined role of royal women over the centuries (Adds Cameron; royal visit; public reaction)</p> <p>By Clare Hutchison and Peter Griffiths</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-british-author-attacks-plastic-princess-kate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Entertainment Hilary Mantel House of Windsor Royalty Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759960 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepalese ex-prince suffers heart attack in Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/nepalese-ex-prince-suffers-heart-attack-thailand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah is in intensive care in Thailand after suffering a heart attack, the Nepalese embassy in Bangkok said Wednesday.</p> <p>Shah, 42, who had been living in Thailand, was admitted to hospital late Tuesday, acting Ambassador Dornath Aryal told AFP.</p> <p>"Doctors said his condition is improving and he needs a full examination," he said.</p> <p>Bangkok's Samitivej Hospital confirmed that Shah had been admitted but declined to discuss his condition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/nepalese-ex-prince-suffers-heart-attack-thailand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monarchy Old Etonians Prince Royalty AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760755 at http://www.globalpost.com