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.

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...

Kate becomes Queen of the Scouts

Kate Middleton has been credited with influencing more people than ever to join the Scouts, as membership reaches an all-time high. Since the royal announced last January that she would become a volunteer...

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,...

Kate spotted antiques shopping over the weekend

Kate Middleton was spotted shopping in Norfolk at the weekend. The Duchess of Cambridge visited an antiques shop in the market town of Holt with a small group of friends. "She comes here quite a...

The Queen and David Cameron lead tributes to Baroness Thatcher

The Queen and David Cameron have led tributes to Baroness Thatcher, who has died aged 87 following a stroke. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said, "The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death...

Scotland: a royal love affair

When Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles travel to Scotland this week, it will be a fond return for all three. The royal family have a rich and proud history with Scotland, which has housed,...

Kate Middleton to attend annual Scout Review at Windsor Castle

Kate Middleton clearly enjoyed her recent day out with the Scouts because she will meet with them again at the end of the month. On 21 April, the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will attend the National...

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie join the Queen for Easter service in Windsor

The Queen was joined by members of the British royal family at Windsor Castle for the annual Easter Sunday service. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady...

Royals on the dancefloor

Monaco's royals were out in force at the famous Rose Ball on Saturday night with all eyes on Charlotte Casiraghi, 26, who made a public appearance with her new beau, Moroccan-born stand-up comedian and...

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...

The Countess of Wessex steps in for the Queen at Buckingham Palace

With the Queen recovering from a recent bout of gastroenteritis, it was up to Sophie, the Countess of Wessex to cover one of her mother-in-law's engagements. The royal was the picture of elegance as...

The Queen to spend second day in hospital with stomach bug

The Queen will spend another day in hospital as she continues to battle the stomach virus gastroenteritis, reports say. Her Majesty, 86, is under the care of doctors at King Edward VII Hospital in London,...

The Queen to celebrate coronation with a catwalk show

In a rare chance for the world to see the fashion labels that really do have a royal seal of approval, some of the Queen's favourite clothes brands will go on show on a catwalk at the gardens of Buckingham...

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...



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