Queen Elizabeth II

Sir 'Wiggo'? Bradley Wiggins set to receive knighthood in New Year's Honours list

2012 is about to get even better for Bradley Wiggins – the cycling hero is tipped to lead the New Year's honours list and be invited to Buckingham Palace to settle the small issue of a knighthood...

Cool Britannia: rare images show Diamond Queen's glamorous early reign

Driving in a sleek Bentley, with her tinted shades shielding her eyes from the flashing bulbs of admirers' cameras, this woman and her two children could easily be Hollywood royalty. They are, in fact,...

Royalty enter stage right: The Queen treads the boards on a visit to Bristol

Visiting one of the UK's most famous theatres the Queen seemed keen to add her name to list of high profile names that have walked the stage. During Thursday's Diamond Jubilee visit to Bristol,...

The Queen bonds with Kate Winslet as they both agree that 'motherhood is the best role'

The Queen revealed to Kate Winslet that she believes "motherhood is the best role" when she awarded the actress a CBE on Wednesday. The monarch, who is mother to four children, gave...

Secrets of success: How Philip and the Queen made it to 65 years

Queen Elizabeth II met Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who she refers to as her "strength and stay", at the tender age of 13 when she visited Dartmouth Naval College. And on Tuesday,...

How the Queen dazzles through the years at the Royal Variety Performance galas

Stepping out for the Royal Variety Performance gala on Monday night, the Queen looked as lovely as ever in a stunning silver number fashioned by her trusty designer Angela Kelly. The bias cut, silver mesh...

The Queen's smile for courteous Kylie Minogue at 100th Royal Variety show

Kylie Minogue was duly humble when greeting the Queen at her 100th Royal Variety Perfomance on Monday evening. The pop princess is herself celebrating 25 years in the music industry, but she folded...

The Duchess of Cambridge helps the Queen give Team GB heroes golden reception at the palace

There was a right royal welcome waiting for Team GB's Olympic heroes at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night, as the Duchess of Cambridge helped the Queen host a reception to mark their success at the London...

Galloping laughs and horseplay for Zara and family at Ascot

It was hard to imagine a more joyful group of racegoers. Whatever had been said had clearly tickled the funny bones of Zara Phillips and her family. Sister-in-law Autumn Phillips could hardly contain...

The Queen gives her thanks to Gary Barlow and his fellow Jubilee stars

Back in June, Gary Barlow headed an army of celebrities who lent their talent and time to create an unforgettable Diamond Jubilee line-up. Now, the Queen has shown her appreciation for their efforts...

The Queen troops on to visit Eton despite suffering a bad back

The Queen's bad back sadly stopped her being able to attend Friday's investiture ceremony but thankfully she was still able to carry out a visit to Eton College. Due to the prolonged...

Queen Mother's reluctance to marry her 'Bertie' revealed in private letters

As documented in Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, the Queen Mother was King George VI's rock, and fiercely protective of her husband. But there was a time she wasn't sure if she wanted to marry...

A moment of reflection: A new portrait of the Queen is unveiled to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee

To mark her 60 glorious years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has been depicted standing on the exact spot where she was crowned in June 1953. The image, which shows the Queen lost in thought in...

Queen buys iconic Andy Warhol portraits

He once said: "I want to be as famous as the Queen of England." So pop artist Andy Warhol would no doubt have been delighted to learn that some of his most iconic works will be hanging on the...

Queen and Prince Charles all smiles despite Prince Harry controversy

It seems that nothing puts a dampener on the Queen and Prince Philip's annual pilgrimage to the Highland Games at Braemar. This year was no exception as they laughed and smiled through the event...

Prince Philip released from hospital after five nights

The Duke of Edinburgh has been released from hospital after spending five nights being treated for a bladder infection. The 91-year-old was discharged from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Monday morning....

Elizabeth the great: A surprisingly modern monarch

The Queen's Bond-babe style dive into the Olympics opening ceremony sent a ripple of shock around the globe. Even her own family were left applauding in amazement and delight. "To be honest,...



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