With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Britain to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is in the deepest political crisis in half a century as it grapples with how, or even whether, to exit the European project it joined in 1973.
To mark his birthday, Prince Charles will attend a special tea party heralding 70 inspirational people who also turned 70 this year, before heading to a private function for friends and family hosted by the queen.
Queen Elizabeth was recently in conversation with English broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The two were walking down the Buckingham Palace garden, when she made a cheeky remark about '(US)President Trump'.
In one of the deadliest terror attack in the United Kingdom since 2005, a suicide bomber blew himself up as thousands of fans were exiting US star Ariana Grande's pop concert in Manchester, killing 22 people.
The tribute to the RAF, which became the world’s first independent air force when it was founded as a separate entity from the British Army and Royal Navy in 1918, began with a service at Westminster Abbey.