The Guard at Buckingham Palace in changing in more ways than one: 48 sailors from across the Royal Navy have taken their places in history this Sunday, on the forecourt of Her Majesty the Queen's London residence.
The Queen will not lay a wreath at the Cenotaph this year as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. She will watch the event on 12 November in Whitehall from the balcony of the Foreign Office with Prince Philip.
The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who will turn 96 next month, will step down from public life this fall, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday. He will continue to carry out public engagements between now and August, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace will undergo a ten-year US$ 455 million renovation process set to begin in April and needed to prevent potentially catastrophic building failure. It will replace decades-old wiring, radiators and lead pipes that currently put the 775-room palace at risk for fire, flood and other dangers. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who turned 90 in April, will stay in residence during the makeover.
Falklands war veteran Simon Weston said he was so proud to be awarded the CBE in the New Year Honors list. Mr. Weston, who is already an OBE, said the award came as a complete surprise.
China's leader Xi Jinping is expected to put the seal on its contribution to what will be the first United Kingdom nuclear power plant to be built in a generation. The plant could be opened by 2025 at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, with China likely to cover about 30% of the cost.
As of 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II will be the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing the reign of Queen Victoria. The Queen's coronation took place in 1953 which means 2015 marks her 62nd year in power.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, his office announced on Monday. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year.
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth cancelled an official engagement on Monday due to illness following her recent hospitalization with symptoms of gastroenteritis but there is no serious concern about her health, officials said.