William Booth


London bureau chief

Education: University of Texas at Austin, literature ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vannevar Bush Fellow

William Booth is The Washington Post’s London bureau chief. Booth served as bureau chief in Jerusalem, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Miami, as pop culture correspondent for the Style section, and science reporter on the National desk. He has covered upheaval and transformation in Catalonia, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Haiti, Honduras and the Balkans. In Mexico, his work focused on migration, drug trafficking and the state response. In the Middle East, he covered the Israel-Palestinian conflict, including the 2014 Gaza fighting. Before coming to The Post, Booth was a staff writer at Science
Latest from William Booth

New York car chase highlights Prince Harry’s mission to change the media

Harry says his mission in life is to change tabloid culture, which he believes not only pollutes the lives of media consumers but is responsible for his own rift with the royal family.

May 18, 2023

Britain feasts at ‘Big Lunch’ as part of coronation celebrations

The royal invitation to the British public to host street parties and garden teas and park picnics was heartily embraced on Sunday.

May 7, 2023

Britain crowns King Charles III, Queen Camilla in day of family, pomp and ceremony

King Charles and Queen Camilla, who were crowned at Westminster Abbey, went on a procession to Buckingham Palace during Britain's first coronation in 70 years.

May 6, 2023

King Charles coronation: Long-awaited day was medieval, modern ... and momentous

King Charles III finally sat on his Coronation Chair, above the Stone of Destiny, while a heavy crown was fitted upon his head.

May 6, 2023

    King Charles III’s coronation: What to know about the May 6 ceremonies

    King Charles and Queen Camilla will be crowned at Westminster Abbey and parade through London in rituals that help give the British monarchy its legitimacy.

    May 5, 2023

    The many details of Coronation Day show the king Charles wants to be

    Sustainable. Inclusive. Scaled-down. King Charles III’s coronation choices preview how he may try to appeal to those who are apathetic about the monarchy.

    May 5, 2023

    No coronation roles for Harry or Andrew. But their presence will be felt.

    Among the many things King Charles III has inherited from his mother is the ultimate responsibility of dealing with his estranged son and disgraced brother.

    May 4, 2023

    Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace ahead of coronation

    Police arrested a man outside Buckingham Palace Tuesday night after he threw suspicious items onto palace grounds.

    May 2, 2023

    King Charles III built a town from scratch. It embodies his worldview.

    Of all the causes he has championed, Poundbury is perhaps Charles's most fully realized vision.

    May 2, 2023

    In coronation twist, King Charles to pledge to protect ‘all faiths’

    In a remarkable twist, the coronation will acknowledge that Britain is no longer an exclusively Christian country.

    April 29, 2023