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  • A painting by Ralph Heimans titled "The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012," was defaced with spray paint at lunch time on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in the abbey in London. (AP Photo/Ralph Heimans/Colin White/Max C/Press Association)

    Queen Elizabeth II: Monarch's portrait in Westminster Abbey is defaced

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was defaced with spray paint Thursday at London's Westminster Abbey, and police arrested a man at the church on suspicion of vandalism.


  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, escorted by the Very Rev. John Hall, dean of Westminster Abbey, leaves the church in London on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, after a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    KELLNER: Westminster's vicar seeks to boost U.S. ties

    The Very Rev. John R. Hall, a 38-year veteran of Church of England service, was in Washington last month to strengthen ties with the National Cathedral and to cultivate more friends for Westminster Abbey on this side of the Atlantic.


  • Pope sets stage for historic blending of choirs

    The Sistine Chapel Choir, whose boys and men sing for the pope at all his Masses, is about to get some illustrious company.


  • Queen Elizabeth II's reign: 60 years of milestones

    Her 60-year reign began amid gloomy post-World War II austerity, but Queen Elizabeth II has seen social and technological changes transform the world from her seat on Britain's throne. From a man setting foot on the Moon to the fall of Communism, the queen has witnessed dramatic world events, and withstood the challenges posed her sometimes troublesome family.


  • Ted Hughes takes his place in Poets' Corner

    British poet Ted Hughes was honored Tuesday with a memorial stone in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, joining a line of great British writers going back to Chaucer.


  • William, Kate try to carve out some private time

    Shunning an immediate overseas honeymoon and opting instead for a quiet weekend at a secret British location, Prince William and Kate Middleton made it clear Saturday they want to carve out some space for themselves.


  • WEDDING WATCH: Are you wearing your plaid pants?

    As Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, Associated Press journalists are hunting down the most interesting details, from Westminster to points around the globe. Here's the latest on the big event.


  • WEDDING WATCH: Watching from Times Square, Disney

    As Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, Associated Press journalists are hunting down the most interesting details, from Westminster to points around the globe. Here's the latest on the big event.


  • WEDDING WATCH: Diana's 1st bank account

    As Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, Associated Press journalists are hunting down the most interesting details, from Westminster to points around the globe. Here's the latest on the big event.


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