The Prince of Wales will represent the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka in November, Buckingham Palace confirmed today. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time since 1973, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Th(...)

 Dame Helen Mirren with her Best Actress award during The Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House  in London, England. Photograph: Pruchnie/Getty Images

British actor Dame Helen Mirren broke character from her regal role on Saturday evening when she yelled at a group of drummers to be quiet whil(...)

Titanic Belfast announced it has become the second most visited tourist attraction on the island. Photograph: Getty

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson hailed “the legacy of the most famous ship ever built” as Titanic Belfast announced it has becom(...)

Banners are displayed outside Easington Colliery Club and Institute by former miners on the 20th anniversary of the closure of the colliery. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Just as the funeral proceedings were starting in London, a world away, in the old pit village of Easington Colliery, the former D(...)

Guests arrive for the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral, central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Royalty, dignitaries and admirers from all walks of life paid their final respects to Margaret Thatcher today in the grandest funeral for a Br(...)

    Fishing tradition: currachs on Inis Oírr. Photograph: Eamon Ward

On a sun-filled spring morning on the Aran island of Inis Oírr, dozens of cheerful students disgorge from several Doolin ferries. Some look for(...)

A man signs a book of condolence for former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a museum in Grantham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a funeral just one step short of a full state ceremony on April 17th, the Bri(...)

Danny Boyle in LA. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Does any other British filmmaker kick up quite so much affection as Danny Boyle? Yes, folk enjoyed Trainspotting (...)

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