Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen heads to Balmoral for her annual summer holiday

The Queen has arrived in Balmoral for her annual two-month summer holiday at the royal family's Scottish residence. Britain's monarch flew by private jet from London to Aberdeen accompanied by...

A look at previous first-born royal babies

Kate Middleton and Prince William have given the world the first glimpse of their royal baby. The little boy appeared with his proud parents on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in...

William called the Queen to break the royal baby news

Prince William called the Queen to break the news that she was a great-grandmother, and that a future King had been born. The baby is third-in-line to the throne and the Queen's first great-grandson. The...

The Queen's cousin speaks out about Kate Middleton's royal baby

Margaret Rhodes, the Queen's cousin, has said she expects Prince William and pregnant Kate Middleton's royal baby to have a "jolly" upbringing. "I imagine and hope that the...

The Queen poses for a photograph with young girl and her teddy bear

The Queen surprised all when she happily posed for a photograph with seven-year-old Jessica Fitch at the Coronation Festival. She kindly obliged the young girl, who was clearly thrilled with the opportunity...

The Queen kick-starts Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace

The Queen has arrived at Buckingham Palace to kick-start the Coronation Festival, a four-day event commemorating her sixty years on the throne. Dressed for the glorious English weather in a white dress...

The Queen beams days ahead of royal baby arrival at garden party in Edinburgh

Just days away from the arrival of the new royal baby to the fold, the Queen hosted a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Monday. The Queen, accompanied by the Earl of Wessex,...

The Queen's cousin Princess Alexandra withdrawn from royal duties

The Queen's cousin Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, has cancelled all her public engagements 'for the foreseeable future'. The sister of the Duke of Kent, 76, suffers from polymyalgia...

'Hats off for Her Majesty!': Delighted Queen caught up in the moment as she celebrates historic Ascot win

Her big smile said it all — the Queen enjoyed a historic day at Royal Ascot on Thursday as she became the first reigning monarch to win the prestigious Gold Cup. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Breaking...

Bets on blue for Queen's Royal Ascot Ladies' Day hat colour

Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day is famed across the world for its high fashion and fabulous millinery, and for royal watchers it is a chance to spot what colourful creation the Queen will choose as she lets...

The Queen dazzles at Royal Ascot

The Queen was greeted by huge cheers as she attended the first day of Royal Ascot, dressed in an elegant peach coat and dress by Stewart Parvin. Her thoughts were also with Prince Philip, who was unable...

Kate Middleton makes her last public appearance before the birth of her royal baby

Kate Middleton joined the British royal family on Saturday for her last public appearance before the birth or her royal baby. Heavily pregnant Kate attended the Trooping of the Colour parade at Buckingham...

The Queen visits Prince Philip in hospital after attending Trooping the Colour

The Queen visited her husband, Prince Philip, in hospital after attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony on Saturday. The monarch was photographed leaving the clinic on Harley Street where the Duke...

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...

The Queen visits Prince Philip in hospital on his birthday

The Queen visited her husband Prince Philip on Monday evening, personally delivering a birthday card as he turned 92. Smiling cheerfully as she entered the London Clinic, Her Majesty wore an off-white...

Memorable moment as the Queen appears on screen during live news broadcast on the BBC

The Queen made a moment of TV magic on Friday when she appeared behind two newsreaders while they were live on air. The monarch was taking a tour of the news channel studio at the BBC's new central London...

'They do more than most pensioners': Peter Phillips on why the Queen and Prince Philip will sometimes cancel engagements

It was a wonderful moment not just for the nation, but also for the British royal family as the Queen arrived at Westminster Abbey for the 60th anniversary of her Coronation with her beloved husband Prince...



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