Queen Elizabeth II

Beyonce named one of the 20 most powerful women in the world

What do Beyonce, Queen Elizabeth, Angelina Jolie, Angela Merkel and Spanz founder Sara Blakely all have in common? They are among the world's most powerful women in 2013, according to a new list compiled...

The Queen is a proud grandmother as she supports Zara

The Queen looked proudly on as Zara Phillips drove a Range Rover in an off road challange and changed a tyre at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Wednesday. Casually dressed in jeans and a blue jacket...

Nation will relive Queen's Coronation on the silver screen to mark 60th anniversary

A season of celebrations has been announced to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, in which all that is great about Britain will be broadcast on TV and radio. In a digitally re-mastered...

The Queen not making any long-haul trips before the autumn

The Queen will not undertake any  long-haul trips before the autumn. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen's schedule will not include a large number of foreign visits, but will continue...

Prince Charles joins the Queen at the state opening of parliament

Prince Charles attended the state opening of Parliament for the first time in 17 years this week, in a significant indication of his growing role supporting the Queen in her official duties. Both Charles,...

Royal composer makes a lullaby for William and Kate's baby

A royal composer has created a lullaby for Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby. Paul Mealor, who also wrote music for the couple's wedding as well as the hit Wherever You Are for the Military Wives...

Prince Charles to step in as the Queen will miss Commonwealth Heads Of Government meeting

The Queen will miss this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time in 40 years, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Prince Charles will take her place at the event, which takes place...

Quotes of the week: Soundbites from Benedict Cumberbatch, Sharleen Spiteri and more...

They came, they saw— and then they spoke about it. Whether they're chatting in interviews, talking to their celebrity counterparts or tweeting their quips, the top celebs have their ways of letting...

Queen makes moving visit to injured war heroes at military rehab unit

The Queen visited Britain's seriously injured war heroes at a military rehabilitation unit in Surrey on Thursday. On her first visit to Headley Court the Queen, 87, chose to wear pearl white, accessorising...

Pictures from Margaret Thatcher's final farewell

It was a state funeral in all ways but in name, because it wasn't what Baroness Margaret Thatcher wished. Britain's longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century was laid to rest on Wednesday morning...

The Queen arrives at Baroness Thatcher's funeral

The Queen arrived at St Paul's Cathedral to cheers, applause and bands singing 'God save the Queen', for the funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the UK's first and only female prime minister. Her Majesty,...

Sarah Ferguson will mourn alongside the Queen at Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Sarah, Duchess of York will mourn the passing of Margaret Thatcher alongside the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. It is a significant moment for the Duchess, whose relationship with the royal family...

Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz dine with the Queen

Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz enjoyed a cosy dinner with the Queen this week, the Daily Mail reports. The couple were among a select group of thespians invited to dine with the monarch and Prince...

A sweet day out for the Queen and Prince Philip at a chocolate factory

It was a sweet end to the week for the Queen and Prince Philip as they toured the Mars chocolate factory on Friday. The royal couple saw Mars Bars about to be covered in chocolate and vats of Maltesers...

The Queen wins honorary BAFTA and is named 'most memorable Bond girl'

When the Queen agreed to appear as a Bond girl at the Olympics opening ceremony she probably didn't have award recognition in mind, but that's exactly what she got. On Thursday night, the monarch received...

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie join the Queen for Easter service in Windsor

The Queen was joined by members of the British royal family at Windsor Castle for the annual Easter Sunday service. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady...

Excitement in Oxford as the Queen attends Maundy Thursday service

The Queen looked to be in good health when she fulfilled her annual duty of distributing money to elderly people at a Maundy Thursday service in Oxford. Accompanied by Prince Philip, the 86-year-old...



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