Aaron Parsley

Aaron Parsley has been a part of PEOPLE's digital team for more than 15 years. Based in Austin, he now covers crime and political news, including national and local elected officials, candidates, policymakers, activists, campaigns, elections, scandals, speeches, and other political events. He has a M.A. in Journalism from New York University and studied Spanish Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Aaron is a runner and loves reading history and dystopian fiction. He is also a huge Miranda Lambert fan.


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Latest from Aaron Parsley
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Why We Won't See Queen Elizabeth's Burial Take Place
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Return to Wedding Venue for Queen Elizabeth's Committal Service
All About Queen Elizabeth's Hearse, Which She Helped Design
King Charles and Queen Camilla Host World Leaders at Buckingham Palace Ahead of Queen Elizabeth's Funeral
Queen Camilla Is Fulfilling Her Royal Duties and Grieving Queen Elizabeth — All with a Broken Toe
Local Windsor Resident Recalls Heartwarming Memories of Queen Elizabeth: 'She Genuinely Cared About Everyone'
Prince William Tells Mourner That Queen Elizabeth's Funeral 'Will Be Hard'
Queen Elizabeth Will Be Buried Next to Prince Philip, Her Husband of 73 Years
Prince William and Prince Harry at Queen's Procession Echoes Heartbreaking Walk at Diana's Funeral
Prince Harry and Prince Andrew Wear Morning Suits, Not Military Uniforms, at Queen's Procession
Princess Anne, Queen's Only Daughter, Reflects on 'Honour' of Following Mother's Coffin to London
Tony Blair Says Queen Struck 'Difficult' Balance Between Family and Country After Diana's Death
First Lady Jill Biden Recalls Intimate Teatime with Queen Elizabeth: 'She Put Us at Ease'
Woman Who Kissed King Charles Outside Buckingham Palace Speaks Out on Meeting the Monarch
Sarah Krivanek Breaks Her Silence with Letter Sent from Russian Prison: 'The Road Has Been Very Hard'
King Charles III Expresses 'Love for Harry and Meghan' in Inaugural Address to His Kingdom
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