Queen Elizabeth II

Jubilee portrait of the Queen vandalised at Westminster Abbey

A portrait of the Queen, created to mark her Diamond Jubilee, has been vandalised. The 9ft by 11ft painting, which hangs in Westminster Abbey, was defaced with spray paint on Thursday and a 41-year-old...

Royal memorabilia in honour of Queen's Coronation

All eyes are on the Queen's Coronation service taking place at Westminster Abbey, which commemorates the pivotal moment when Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II, sixty years...

Queen's Maids of Honour recreate iconic Coronation photograph

It was the photograph that best captured the glamour and youth of a reign that has so far spanned some sixty years. Having been crowned Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey earlier in the day, the...

Relive the glorious Coronation Day 60 years ago when a glamorous young Princess became Queen Elizabeth II

The authority and dignity of the Queen is so etched upon the nation, it's hard to grasp fully the excitement generated by her coronation on 2 June, 1953. To celebrate the moment when a...

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,...

Beatrice and Eugenie join the Queen at the Epsom Derby

The Queen and Prince Philip stepped out at the Epsom Derby on Saturday, joined by their grandchildren, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The monarch, 87, chose an elegant light blue coat dress and...

Preparations to celebrate Queen's Coronation underway with unveiling of flags

A spectacular display of purple and gold flags was unveiled on Regent Street on Tuesday in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. The huge landmark for the monarch, who was crowned...

Pregnant Kate Middleton to attend the Queen's Coronation Service

Pregnant Kate Middleton will show off her baby bump as she joins Prince William, Prince Harry, the Queen and Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on 4 June, when the royal family come together to celebrate...

'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,...



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