Queen Elizabeth II

The nation relives the Queen's coronation 60 years on

Sixty years after Elizabeth II was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey the nation witnessed the special day for a second time. The Coronation played out on the BBC in a digitally re-mastered broadcast,...

'Concerned' Queen to go ahead with her visit to Woolwich barracks

It was a shocking and appalling act of violence that has left the nation stunned. In a move of defiance against the two men suspected of committing the atrocity on the streets of Woolwich on...

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...

Proud Prince Harry shows the Queen his charity garden as royals attend Chelsea Flower Show

Good news for all those blessed with green-fingers — the Chelsea Flower Show is underway, and has received a royal seal of approval with a traditional visit from the Queen. The monarch, 87, who was...

The Queen leads the Windsors' colourful history at the Chelsea Flower Show

This year the Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its centennial year. Its status as "the greatest flower show on earth" is maintained in no small part by its long-standing association with the Queen....

The Queen's affectionate kiss for Camilla as they attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show

If there were ever any doubts about the Queen's acceptance of the Duchess of Cornwall, they were dispelled at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday. The monarch warmly greeted her daughter-in-law with...

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...



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