| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Think "story ballet," and the tutu and tiara-clad princesses that come to mind are usually onstage — not behind the scenes. But French-born choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot found a real-life noblewoman in Caroline, the Princess of Hanover,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The most delightful moment in Sunday’s season finale of “Downton Abbey” comes at the very end, as Carson and Mrs. Hughes, throw caution to the wind, grasp each other's hands and wade barefoot into the cold salty ocean water together....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:57 PM
You’d think someone whose very life and livelihood are all about history would be a little more mindful of it – even the bad bits.
Of all people, Prince William, the heir presumptive to the British throne, should know something about the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
"Ripper Street": The BBC’s Victorian-era crime procedural set in London’s East End during the years following the grisly Jack the Ripper murders returns to BBC America on Saturday. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Prince William wants to destroy all the ivory artifacts in Buckingham Palace. Here at the other end of the ivory owner spectrum, I’m wondering what to do with my backup piano keys.
Organized crime has turned ivory poaching from a worrisome trend...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:10 PM
While you're sitting on the couch watching TV this weekend and feeling like you should be doing something more with your life, take comfort in the fact that the leader of the free world might be doing the exact same thing!
President Obama is scheduled...
| Feb 13, 2014
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
LONDON – Time was when being queen (or king) meant having the power to make your enemies’ heads roll. Now it means being told by upstart lawmakers to cut your expenses and chop the number of people on staff. And could Your Majesty please do...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," a biopic about the galvanizing actor-turned-royal originally scheduled for 2013, will open the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It marks the second straight year that a high-profile, star-studded film originally set for an...