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God Save Their King!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Congratulations, King Charles III. The whole world literally stood still as the major networks of the globe tuned to Westminster to report the incredible cultural spectacle of your coronation. The global community felicitated as one family with the United Kingdom, gluing its eyes to the show stopper. Before God and man, Charles III ascended the Read More…

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Rishi Sunak becomes first British Asian PM as Penny Mordaunt draws back

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rishi Sunak will be the first British Asian prime minister after his only surviving challenger dropped out of the Conservative leadership race. Before the nomination deadline on Monday, nearly 200 Conservative MPs publicly backed the former chancellor. Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt withdrew after failing to garner enough backing from MPs. It means that Mr. Sunak Read More…

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UK PM Liz Truss resigns

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six weeks after being appointed, British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced on Thursday that she was leaving. Her economic policy, which last month shocked the financial markets and split her Conservative Party, was the cause of her downfall. Speaking to reporters outside her office at Number 10 Downing Street, Truss acknowledged that after losing the Read More…

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New UK finance minister warns of harsh decisions as PM Truss struggles to save job

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Liz Truss fights to keep her job less than a month into her term, the incoming UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, stated on Saturday that certain taxes would increase and harsh spending decisions would be required. Truss removed Kwasi Kwarteng from her position as chancellor of the exchequer on Friday in an Read More…

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UK PM Truss sacks Chancellor Kwarteng

Reading Time: 2 minutes After firing her finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, on Friday, British Prime Minister Liz Truss is anticipated to abandon key components of her government’s economic programme in an effort to weather the current market and political instability. Kwarteng said that he quit at Truss’s request and came back late the night before from IMF meetings in Read More…

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Royal family says goodbye as Queen Elizabeth II is laid beside Philip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, Philip, on Monday after a day that saw Britain and the world pay a final farewell to the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, in a dazzling show of pomp and ceremony. Amid formality and careful choreography, there were moments of raw emotion. Late in the day, Read More…

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Osinbajo signs condolence register for Queen Elizabeth II

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of engagements while attending the royal funeral, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday, at the Lancaster House, London, signed the condolence register for Queen Elizabeth II. A statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, says that the vice president described Read More…

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Harry and Meghan uninvited to Sunday’s reception at Buckingham Palace

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would not be attending Sunday’s reception at Buckingham Palace for world leaders arriving ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s State Funeral. Various reports had it that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had earlier been invited to the reception set to be hosted by King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort. However, Read More…

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King Charles III and siblings stand guard in solemn vigil over Queen Elizabeth II

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In line with tradition, King Charles III and his siblings stood vigil by the coffin of their late mother, Queen Elizabeth, on Friday. As they did so, tens of thousands of mourners queued up to pay their final respects during the lying in state of the late queen and were told they faced a wait Read More…

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Queen’s funeral to end with two-minute national silence

Reading Time: < 1 minutes New information has been released for the Queen’s state funeral, with the doors of Westminster Abbey opening in preparation for the coming congregation from 08:00 BST on Monday 19 September. The State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, drawn by 142 sailors, will carry her coffin from Westminster Hall to the Abbey for the service, Read More…