U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he remains committed to introducing a register of lobbying companies, indicating the plans have faltered after his Conservative coalition partners blocked the move.
Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K. monarch who is also head of the 54 nations of the Commonwealth, will not attend its meeting in Sri Lanka later this year and will instead send her heir, Prince Charles, her office said today.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, appeared alongside Queen Elizabeth II at the state opening of Parliament today in the clearest signal yet she’ll become queen when her husband Prince Charles becomes king, according to an historian specializing in the British royal family.
Prime Minister David Cameron dropped measures unpopular with his Tory lawmakers, including a minimum alcohol price and plain cigarette packaging, to focus on immigration and pensions in a bid to win back voters.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a bill to force anyone operating a gambling company in the U.K., whether based there or overseas, to hold a British license and inform regulators of suspicious patterns of wagers in a bid to tackle problem gaming.
David Cameron will speed up the patents applications process and simplify intellectual-property rights for design companies as part of his next legislative program, a person familiar with the U.K.’s premier’s plans said.
Six years after bagging an Oscar for her role as Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Helen Mirren won the U.K.’s highest stage honor -- a Laurence Olivier Award -- for her stage portrayal of the monarch in “The Audience.”