The Queen

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Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations.

The Queen is married to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, They have four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The Queen's cousin, the Duke of Kent, hospitalised after suffering minor stroke

The Duke of Kent, who is cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalised after suffering a "minor stroke". Prince Edward, 77, fell ill on Sunday evening and was taken to London's University...

Diamond Jubilee: Royal watchers flying the HELLO! flag for Thames River Pageant

The Thames River Pageant was blessed with true British weather - cloudy skies and rain - but that didn't stop well-wishers from showing their support for the Queen. Tens of thousands took to...

The Queen of fashion: Her Majesty's top five outfits

Lady Gaga made headlines when she stepped out in a dress almost entirely fashioned from meat. And Madonna is known for her quirky outfit choices – think Met Ball 2009 – that set tongues wagging....

William and Kate to be immortalised in wax to mark wedding anniversary

An iconic moment in the love story that has captured the world's attention will be recreated by Madame Tussauds. Ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first wedding anniversary, the attraction...

Prince Charles 'very proud' as Harry qualifies as Apache helicopter pilot

Prince Charles has spoken of his pride as his youngest son officially qualified as an Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot. Following the intensive training course, Prince Harry was also awarded the...

Windsor welcomes the world to honour the Queen

Hundreds of horses and performers will travel from all corners of the world to the UK in order to perform a celebratory extravaganza for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The idea of the show was based upon...

Windsor welcomes the world to honour the Queen

Hundreds of horses and performers will travel from all corners of the world to the UK in order to perform a celebratory extravaganza for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The idea of the show was based upon...

A taste of Aboriginal culture on the menu for the Queen

There was some fascinating stuff on the menu for the Queen as she visited an Aboriginal college. On the ninth day of her Australian tour, the monarch watched a student at Clontarf College preparing a...

Queen's touching tribute at moving ceremony to fallen soldiers

Her son Prince Andrew faught in the Falklands War and her grandson, Prince Harry, has served in Afghanistan. So remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country is a...

Why the royals are America's sweethearts

When Prince Harry travelled to New York in 2010, he received a rock-star welcome: ladies lined up to meet him and tickets to events on his agenda sold like hot cakes. And, from that first twirl...

Kate is one of the family as the royals gather for happiest Trooping the Colour in years

The Duchess of Cambridge shows just how warmly she’s been welcomed by the royal family in her first appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace since her spectacular wedding day. Looking supremely...

All the fun of the fair with her family for excited Lady Louise

For a long time the Queen's youngest granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor was kept out of the limelight by her protective parents, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. But following her delightful...

Royal wedding: A grandmother's delight for Britain's golden couple

The arrival of the senior royal family members, including the Queen and Prince Philip was the signal that the service would soon begin. The monarch's face was wreathed in smiles as she arrived...

The Queen to choose close confidant for wedding outfit

While Kate Middleton is keeping the designer of her dress a secret there is no mystery surrounding the Queen's outfit for the royal wedding.  Her Majesty's Liverpudlian aide and close...

The Queen opens Parliament for Cameron and Clegg's historic new government

The Queen presided over a historic day in Westminster on Tuesday as she opened Parliament for David Cameron and Nick Clegg's new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government. It is the 56th time Her Majesty...

The Queen makes historic return to Caernarfon Castle on Wales trip

The Queen recreated a historic moment in recent royal history when she visited Caernarfon Castle for the first time in 35 years on Tuesday. Accompanied by Prince Philip, the monarch stepped out on to...



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