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

Prince Harry and Meghan in Netflix documentary seek to control their story

There's a long tradition of British royals trying to influence public accounts of their lives.

December 6, 2022

Coronation crown taken from Tower to be resized for King Charles III

The 362-year-old St. Edward’s Crown is one of the most famous bejeweled headpieces in the world.

December 5, 2022

Susan Hussey was the queen’s right-hand woman. Her downfall was swift.

Britons debated whether the comments of 83-year-old Susan Hussey, Prince William’s godmother, to a Black activist were racist or just out of touch.

December 1, 2022

Britain saves ‘grandparent’ of all modern skyscrapers, built in 1796

An engineering marvel, the Ditherington Flax Mill was the world's the first building to use cast-iron framing.

December 1, 2022

England and Wales no longer majority Christian nations, census reveals

The number of people identifying as Christian has dropped to just 46 percent of the population while those professing no religion has risen to 37 percent.

November 29, 2022

U.K. Supreme Court rules that Scotland cannot hold independence referendum

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to find other paths to a referendum and Scottish independence, insisting Scotland's voice will not be silenced.

November 23, 2022

Rishi Sunak budget seeks to stabilize U.K. economy rattled by Liz Truss

The tax increases and spending cuts come amid grim tidings from the Office of Budget Responsibility which predicts living standards are going to fall by 7 percent over the next two years.

November 17, 2022

King Charles, who talks to trees, poses by ancient oak for birthday photo

He has a new title: Ranger of Windsor Great Park. But his official photo for his 74th birthday seems to be saying more.

November 14, 2022

Big Ben bongs again five years and $95 million later

The London landmark sounded for the queen's funeral but otherwise hasn't been in regular use during the long years of work on the Elizabeth Tower.

November 11, 2022

    Big Ben bongs again

    At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, the keeper of the Great Clock tested the bells, and crowds gathered nearby at Whitehall to honor Armistice Day heard the old boy bong again.

    November 11, 2022