Elizabeth II had an instinctive grasp of the need to sustain the spell of royal enchantment. Her son Charles III may be less blessed with that gift.
She understood intuitively what an extraordinary force cultural power could be.
Elizabeth II made the U.K.’s constitution work. America could learn a thing or two.
Helen Lewis on the end of Britain’s second Elizabethan era
The paradox of Elizabeth II’s reign was that in presiding over a shrinking empire, she became a modern global monarch.
A collection of images of Elizabeth’s life and travels, from age 5 to 96
For seven decades, Elizabeth II gave Britain a constant, even as her kingdom was transformed.
Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, is walking into an economic hurricane.
In their vying claims to Iron Lady nostalgia, the leadership contenders reveal a Tory party struggling for coherence and renewed purpose.
The cycles of London’s engagement with Beijing reveal how the U.S.’s ability to keep allies in line for its great-power competition is weakening.
As a child I found comfort in my model airplanes, in the names of the cities marked on my illuminated globe, and in the detailed city plans in the back pages of my father’s atlas.
Many Hong Kongers are fleeing to Britain as Beijing imposes its own form of colonial rule and imperialist tendencies.
In the race to be Britain’s next prime minister, logical consistency is less important than proclaiming the gospel of Brexit.
David Trimble leaves a tremendous legacy, but politics passed him by.
Being in London this week has been like having your home teleported somewhere else.
We can only adapt so much to extreme heat.
The country does not escape its various political crises despite its constitution. It escapes these crises because of it.
The contest to choose a leader to succeed Boris Johnson is strikingly multicultural. How did Conservatives get so good at this?
The prime minister couldn’t even resign with grace.
Boris Johnson’s party ditched its dysfunctional leader, yet the GOP remains in thrall to the much more dangerous Donald Trump.