Harry and Meghan are getting a clean break from the royal family, commentators said, as they analysed what lies ahead for the couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan will stop using their HRH titles, Buckingham Palace said.
"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family," she said.
Meghan Markle has flown back to Canada to be reunited with the couple's eight-month-old son Archie, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday.
Notable absentees were Harry and Meghan, who are spending Christmas in Canada, and Prince Philip, 98, who left hospital on Christmas Eve.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her heirs spent time baking festive treats together in the run-up to Christmas.
Health scares, embarrassments and political turmoil - 'bumpy' may be an understatement but the Queen is also keen to celebrate the spirit of D-Day in her Christmas message to the Commonwealth.
Boris Johnson's new government will set out its legislative agenda after its election triumph.
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NATO leaders attended a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, December 3, amid a special NATO summit held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the alliance.
After the British monarch gave a Queen's speech, MPs in the House of Commons began to debate the contents.
"We could end up in a very strange scenario where the government can't pass its Queen's Speech but still can't get the numbers for a general election. This has never really happened before and it's unclear what will happen next" - Maddy Thimont-Jack, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government.
Britain's Supreme Court is due to rule on Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament on Tuesday.
The UK prime minister says it is not "not true" that he mislead the Queen over intentions to suspend parliament so it could not scruntise his Brexit plans
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The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, called Boris Johnson's plan for parliament a "constitutional outrage".
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Both May and Johnson will head to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday — one to resign as Prime Minister and one to be anointed new British leader.
The UK's Queen Elizabeth II was offered help with the task, which she refused, saying: "No, no. I'm more than capable."
The royal family's carbon emissions rose 93% due to business travel in the year ending on March 31, the latest Sovereign Grant Report has revealed.
The monarch turned 93 on April 21, but the public celebration of her birthday is held on the second Saturday of June.
While Trump has worked hard to build his life into a glittering, eponymous brand, there has long been a royal-specific yearning in the Trump family.
The British capital was buzzing ahead of US President Donald Trump's state visit on Monday.
Who is in favour of America's most powerful man visiting the island and who is feeling less positive?
Strong ties with Washington are as important as ever for London, particularly as it pivots away from the European Union. But the pageantry of the visit and the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings may not mask some fundamental differences of opinion.
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Donald Trump's state visit to the UK will take place on June 3-5, before the US President later goes to France to meet with President Emmanuel Macron