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Cables: US Falsely Said British Queen Backed 1953 Iran Coup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. ambassador to Iran mistakenly told the shah in 1953 that Britain's newly enthroned Queen Elizabeth II backed a plan to overthrow the country's elected prime minister and America maintained the fiction even after realizing...
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Uproar in UK Over Harry and Meghan’s Step Back From Royals

Britain's royal family scrambled Thursday to contain the fallout from the surprise announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan that they plan “to step back” from royal duties, a shift that ignited media outrage and public unease in the U.K. The couple's declara...
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Andrew’s Journey Took Him From ‘Party Prince’ to Pariah

LONDON — Known for dating models and actresses, Prince Andrew earned a nickname as the “party prince.” But as charities and businesses sought distance from the scandal-tainted royal, some tabloids recently dubbed him the “pariah prince.” Queen Elizabeth II’...
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Trump Meets Queen, Escalates Feud With London Mayor

LONDON — Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump embarked on his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, belligerently insulting London's mayor but being feted with smiles by the royals at a time of turmoil for both nations in th...