Queen Elizabeth II

Official royal portraits through the generations

The world was treated to the first official photographs of Prince George on Monday. The snaps of the newest addition to the British royal family were surprisingly informal and relaxed. Taken...

Prince George's doctor Marcus Setchell to be honoured by the Queen

After safely delivering Kate Middleton's firstborn son Prince George, Marcus Setchell is to be honoured by the little boy's great grandmother, the Queen. According to the Telegraph, Mr Setchell...

How George's birth will change the royal family and the line of succession

The birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton's son heralds a change in the line of succession. Prince George, who made his grand debut on 22 July, is now third in line to the throne of Britain and...

Prince Charles congratulated at polo event

Prince Charles, who became a first-time grandfather following the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son Prince George, was surrounded by well-wishers when he took to the field at a polo...

The Queen hosts champagne parties for her staff to toast the royal birth

The Queen treated her staff to a celebratory glass of champagne on Friday to celebrate the birth of her third great-grandchild. The British monarch, who was one of Prince George's first visitors at...

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...

Buckingham Palace relives the Queen's Coronation with exhibition featuring glorious gowns and jewels

Buckingham Palace has unveiled an exhibition featuring the wonderful gowns, robes and gems worn by the Queen during her Coronation on 2 June 1953. The breathtaking Norman Hartnell-designed gown donned...

Prince George Alexander Louis: The history and significance of the royal baby's name

Prince William and Kate Middleton have named their son George Alexander Louis. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis,"...

The Queen meets Kate Middleton and Prince William's royal baby for the first time

The Queen has said she is "thrilled" to welcome her first great-grandson, and two days after Prince William and Kate Middleton's new baby son Prince George was born, the reigning monarch...

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...



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