At its height, the British Empire’s rule oversaw 412 million people — or around 23% of the world’s population — spanning from North America to Oceania. It was once said that the sun never set on the British Empire, but as years passed, the vastness of the monarchy’s global reach began to decline.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week, her son, Prince Charles, ascended to the throne, becoming King Charles III. During 70 long years, the queen navigated the monarchy through decades of social change and the decline of the British Empire.
Images of the queen were splashed across the front pages of newspapers around the world on Friday, a day after the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at age 96.
During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II met in person with nearly every sitting U.S. president, from Dwight Eisenhower to Joe Biden.
As crowds gathered in rain-swept London, England, Thursday on the news that Queen Elizabeth II was gravely ill, the clouds suddenly parted revealing a double rainbow above Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II is “under medical supervision” at her residence in Scotland after doctors expressed their concern “for Her Majesty’s health.”
An official visit to the Caribbean marred by PR blunders and anti-colonial protests has raised questions about how the monarchy can atone for its imperial past and prepare for its uncertain future.
In a highly unusual move, the United States Attorney in Manhattan publicly scolded Britain’s Prince Andrew for failing to cooperate with authorities investigating Jeffrey Epstein and his associates for sex trafficking.
A “royal” version of a London Underground sign, a bronze owl and a beaded throne are some of the gifts given to Queen Elizabeth II that will make up an exhibit to be shown during the annual summer opening of the state rooms at Buckingham Palace.
“In the current housing crisis, families are faced with frequent moves, evictions, and homelessness.”
“Rent control restricts supply and is economic madness.”
“Should we simply allow the cycles of displacement and segregation to occur without any policy intervention?”
“Rent control is a mistake … Even if it provides short-term relief. It eventually hurts the very people it’s trying to help.”
“The law already protects homeowners from unchecked market forces. It’s time for the law to better protect renters too.”