From samurai armour to a folding screen depicting Mount Fuji, dozens of Japanese artifacts from the British royal collection go on public display in a new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery near Buckingham Palace.

"Japan: Courts and Culture", which opens on Friday, features more than 150 items, including gifts from Japanese emperors to Queens Victoria and Elizabeth.

Patrick Demarchelier, the French-born photographer known for his high fashion images of top models and celebrities, including Princess Diana, has died. He was 78.

His Instagram account broke the news of his death Thursday but offered no further details. Attempts to reach his family have been unsuccessful.

Pope Francis on Friday made a historic apology to Indigenous peoples for the โ€œdeplorableโ€ abuses they suffered in Canadaโ€™s Catholic-run residential schools and said he hoped to visit Canada in late July to deliver the apology in person to survivors of the churchโ€™s misguided missionary zeal.