Queen Elizabeth II

New portrait of the Queen released ahead of her 88th birthday

A new portrait of the Queen has been released to mark her 88th birthday. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The image was captured by world-renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE at Buckingham Palace...

The Queen is all smiles as she takes centre stage on Commonwealth Day

The Queen was spotted arriving at Westminster Abbey on Monday afternoon for the Observance of Commonwealth Day service. Dressed in a bright coral outfit with a matching hat, the 87-year-old reigning monarch...

Queen's favourite polo player Carlos Gracida killed

Carlos Gracida, the Mexican polo player who coached Prince William and Prince Harry, has died in an accident during a match in Florida. The 53-year-old failed to regain consciousness after being knocked...

Queen's necklace gives Kate Middleton extra sparkle on first glam outing out of the year

As Kate Middleton arrived at the National Portrait Gallery there was a murmur of excitement as onlookers took in her appearance – suitably glam for the gala; her first official royal engagement of...

The Queen and Kate Middleton to host star-studded reception at Buckingham Palace

Kate Middleton will join the Queen to host a reception at Buckingham Palace honouring the dramatic arts on 17 February. Britain's monarch will join forces with the Duchess of Cambridge to welcome...

Garden gnomes, an Oyster card and a chocolate state coach: unusual gifts given to the royal family

What do you give the family who has everything? A list of the gifts received by members of the royal household suggests that some hosts and visitors veer towards the unusual when it comes to buying presents...

The Queen looks back at Prince George's Christening during Christmas broadcast

The Queen speaks of striking a balance between action and reflection, and looks back at the birth and Christening of Prince George and the 60th anniversary of her Coronation in 2013. Click here to see...

The Queen remembers 'with great warmth' her meetings with Nelson Mandela

The Queen has said she is "deeply saddened" to learn of the passing of Nelson Mandela, and has sent her "sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa". A statement...

In pictures: British royals attending previous Remembrance Sunday services

As the British royal family step out to mark Remembrance Sunday on 10 November 2013, HELLO! Online takes a look back at previous services the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton...

The Queen and Princess Beatrice enjoy a day at Ascot together

The Queen and her granddaughter Princess Beatrice enjoyed a day at the races together on Saturday as they attended British Champion's Day at Ascot. The royals were seen at the Berkshire racecourse...

When William met Andy: Prince at ease as he hosts first investiture ceremony

Prince William showed no signs of nerves as he hosted his first investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. With a warm smile, the amiable royal performed his official duties with aplomb, all...

The Queen's personal drop scone recipe and baking tips revealed

The Queen's very own drop scone recipe has been revealed in a letter to a former American president. In 1960, eight years into her reign as Queen, Elizabeth received a visit from then-President...

Queen's Sovereign Grant expected to rise 22 per cent to £37.9m

A report into royal spending has revealed the Queen is expected to receive a significant 'pay rise' to run her household and schedule official engagements next year. The Sovereign Grant –...

Prince Philip makes mischievous quip as he gets back to work following Balmoral stay with the Queen

He's known for his mischievous sense of humour, and true to form, the Duke of Edinburgh had bystanders in stitches as he got back to work following his annual stay in Balmoral with the Queen. The...

Prince Philip is all smiles and enjoys the sunshine as he returns to royal duties

Prince Philip has returned from his annual holiday in Balmoral and looked fit and eager to launch into his royal duties. The 92-year-old royal, who underwent abdominal surgery in June, is back in Sandringham...

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William enjoy a spot of grouse shooting at Balmoral

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William were spotted enjoying a grouse shoot on Friday. Prince William and his grandparents, who are currently enjoying a summer holiday at their Scottish estate, were...

The Queen in excellent spirits with Prince Philip back by her side

The Queen was in excellent spirits on Saturday with The Duke of Edinburgh back by her side at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland. The 87-year-old monarch was seen cheerfully smiling and laughing as...



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