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Queen Elizabeth to vacate her Buckingham Palace rooms for refit: aide

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will vacate her private rooms at Buckingham Palace in 2025 as part of a 10-year refit of the building to prevent a catastrophic disaster such as a fire or a flood, a senior royal official said on Friday. The palace is undergoing a 369 million pound ($481 million) reservicing program to replace ageing and dangerous electrical wiring and boilers. It started in April last year and is due to be completed in 2027. Towards the end of the works, the 92-year-old monarch and her husband Prince…

Justin Bieber serenades Hailey Baldwin outside Buckingham Palace amid marriage rumours

LONDON: The recently engaged Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been traveling hand in hand all around the world, giving us all major #RelationshipGoals. Recently, Justin and Hailey travelled to London where the 24 year old singer serenaded his lady love with singing a love song at the Buckingham Palace.  Bieber sweetly serenaded his fiance with an acoustic version of his 2016 Major Lazer and MO collaboration: Cold Water. Hailey was amongst the gathered group of fans, and could be seen proudly filming her beau…

Buckingham Palace ‘sword man’ charged with planning terror act

LONDON: A man arrested outside Queen Elizabeth II's Buckingham Palace residence for allegedly attacking police with a sword appeared in a London court on Thursday charged with a terror offence. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 26, appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court wearing grey track top and bottoms, speaking to confirm his name, age and address. He is accused of "engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or acts of terrorism", Scotland Yard said in a statement.…

Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attack

LONDON: British police investigating on Friday's sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, as authorities in Belgium, Finland and Spain probed their own terror attacks. "The man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism at 10:15hrs (0915 GMT) today and he has been taken into custody," a police statement said. It came hours after Islamic State claimed Friday's knife attack on patrolling soldiers in Brussels and as…

Two police officers injured in knife assault outside Buckingham Palace

LONDON: A man with a “large knife” who assaulted two police officers outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night has been arrested, British police said. The officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. The man, who is in his mid-twenties according to the police, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police near Queen Elizabeth’s London residence. No members of the royal family were present in the palace at the time. A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said she was…

Gifts to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II go on display

LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is putting gifts received from world leaders on display at Buckingham Palace, with the eclectic collection including presents from the likes of Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy. A remarkable array of over 200 gifts will go on display from Saturday, providing an intriguing reminder of the globetrotting lifestyle and international encounters of the 91-year-old sovereign. "One of the most universal aspects of the Queen's meetings with other heads of state, both at home and abroad, is the…

Pakistani youth receives award from Queen Elizabeth

LONDON: A young promising Pakistani, Syed Faizan Hussain, who was awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award (QYLA) on 30 June, has received the award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry, British athlete Muhammad Farah, David Beckham and One Direction member Liam Payne were also presented during the ceremony. During the week, the winners visited some of the country’s biggest organisations, including Facebook and the BBC, to pick up tips from top business leaders. Faizan is…