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Meghan’s father: If Queen Elizabeth meets Trump, she should meet me too

LONDON: Thomas Markle, whose daughter Meghan married Britain’s Prince Harry last month, said that if Queen Elizabeth meets U.S. President Donald Trump next month, she should also make time to meet him. With a comment that is likely to bring unease to the British royal family, Markle appears to rebuke Elizabeth for planning to meet Trump when he visits Britain on July 13. “If the queen is willing to meet our arrogant and insensitive president, she has no excuse not to meet me - I’m nowhere near as bad,” Markle told the…

Three Pakistanis get Queen’s Young Leaders awards

LONDON: Three young Pakistanis were honoured with the Queen's Young Leaders Awards at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. The UK's Queen Elizabeth II awarded the accolades to the youths at the Buckingham Palace. The Awards were given to Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed on the basis of the youth's community services across the Commonwealth. The 2018 #QueensYoungLeaders 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/Tk6k3SQ337 — Queens Young Leaders (@QueensLeaders) June 26, 2018 The moment has arrived: Picking up their…

Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet with Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit to the United Kingdom next month, a U.S. ambassador said Wednesday. Details about the trip, scheduled to take place on Friday, July 13, have yet to be finalized, but Robert Wood Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, told Sky News that Trump “has to” meet the 92-year-old monarch. “Yes, I mean he has to see the head of state. Putting his foot on British soil, it’s job one, it’s very important, very symbolic,” Johnson…

UK Queen’s private estate invested in offshore funds: leaks

LONDON:  Millions of pounds from the private estate of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II have been invested in offshore tax haven funds, a huge new leak of financial documents revealed on Sunday. Around £10 million ($13 million, €11.3 million) of the Queen's private money was placed in funds held in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, according to the leaked papers, which were first reported in Britain by the BBC and the Guardian newspaper. They said the funds reinvested the money in an array of businesses, including…