Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicBritish royal family

Topic: British royal family

‘Russia, Afghanistan, and…?’ The 6 countries not invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

The Queen's funeral will be the first state funeral in the UK since Winston Churchill's in 1965

A look back at Queen Elizabeth’s 1997 visit to India, Pakistan & the royal ‘scandals’ she navigated

Britain’s longest reigning monarch, who died Thursday, had visited India thrice in 1961, 1983 & 1997, with the last trip even causing friction between her & then UK PM Tony Blair.

India will observe state mourning on 11 September to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth

Condoling her death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would always remember the late monarch for her ‘warmth and kindness’.

‘Death of my beloved mother,’ heir Prince Charles will formally be King Charles III tomorrow

The coronation ceremony of the new king will take some time; Britain will observe national mourning till a day after the Queen’s funeral on 19 September.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign, dies at 96

Born on 21 April, 1926, Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in February, 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.

Queen Elizabeth II under ‘medical supervision’ as health concerns grow

Tuesday was the first time the 96-year-old monarch was seen in weeks when she officially appointed Liz Truss as Britain’s next Prime Minister.

Prince William, Harry hit out at BBC over ‘deceitful’ interview with Princess Diana

The 1995 BBC interview was a major contribution in making my parents' relationship worse and has since hurt countless others, said Prince William.

Kate-William using YouTube to make monarchy cool. Diana is the competition, not Harry-Meghan

Following Princess Diana's lead and playing cricket in a salwar kameez is fine, but the Duke and Duchess have to do much more to compete with YouTube content creators.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

Prince Philip had spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on 16 March to return to Windsor Castle.

‘We are not racist ‘ — Prince William defends UK royal family, says yet to speak to Harry

Prince William said he hasn't spoken to his younger brother Harry after the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey but plans to do so.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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