Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Was a Saudi Prince

Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Was a Saudi Prince

A spokeswoman for Christie’s, the auction house that sold “Salvator Mundi,” said it did not comment on the identities of any buyers or sellers without their permission. Prince Bader did not respond to a detailed request for comment. But as...
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So, Meghan Markle, Are You Familiar With the Statute of Rhuddlan?

So, Meghan Markle, Are You Familiar With the Statute of Rhuddlan?

Ms. Markle has “got to be swotting,” he added, using British slang that, as she will some day come to understand, means “to study assiduously.” She is refreshingly open about how little she knows about her future adoptive country, let...
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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

But analysts around the region debate whether the headlong rush might be driven more by a desire to consolidate power before a possible royal succession, desperation for cash to pay for his plans or simply unchecked ambition to put his...
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‘Brexit’ Threatens Subsidies for U.K.’s Landed Gentry, and Queen

‘Brexit’ Threatens Subsidies for U.K.’s Landed Gentry, and Queen

At a time when even the Conservatives under Prime Minister Theresa May have declared war on the growing wealth inequality and the inequities of capitalism, there is a rising clamor to stop, or at least curb, the handouts to the...
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Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

Diana was glamorous, magnetic, photogenic, mercurial, manipulative and intuitive; media victim and media perpetrator; the Real Princess of Kensington, a reality star before such a thing existed. If she is a less-defining figure to the generation that has grown...
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Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

And the collection of so much power by one young royal, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has unsettled a royal family long guided by consensus and deference to elders. “You may have now such a concentration of power within one branch...
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