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.

Princess Diana's dresses shown in documentary

Princess Diana's Dresses: The Auction, a one-off documentary delving into the wardrobe of one of the most photographed women in the world, Princess Diana, will be aired on Channel 4 later this...

Kate and William's life through the eyes of a royal photographer

Pregnant Kate Middleton's due date is hot on everyone's lips, with the royal baby expected to be born next month. Is it a boy or a girl? What name will he or she take? What will the nursery look like?...

Prince Philip 'progressing satisfactorily' following exploratory operation

Prince Philip is "progressing satisfactorily" after an exploratory abdominal operation on Friday, Buckingham Palace has said. The statement said the results from the scheduled surgery will...

The Queen celebrates 60th anniversary of her Coronation at Westminster Abbey service

The sun shone down on London as the British royal family arrived for the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.  Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Princess Anne, Zara Phillips, Prince...

The Queen makes poignant visit to Woolwich barracks

The Queen made a poignant visit to Woolwich barracks on Friday morning to pay tribute to murdered soldier Drummer Lee Rigby, who was tragically murdered last week. The 87-year-old monarch was due to...

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie flourish at the Queen's summer garden party

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie joined the Queen at the second of her annual summer garden parties at Buckingham Palace on Thursday afternoon. The two princesses were impeccably turned out for...

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...

Youngest artist to paint the Queen unveils his portrait at the Millennium Stadium

A new portrait of the Queen has been unveiled at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the man who immortalised the monarch is the youngest person to have been given the honour. At just 32, Welsh artist...

Kate's defining moments as a royal

This weekend, Kate Middleton will celebrate her second anniversary to husband Prince William. Since marrying her Prince, Kate has become one of the most active and admired royals of the family. She...

The Queen's souvenir snap with Daniel Craig

Danny Boyle has revealed that the Queen was very keen to have her photo taken with Daniel Craig when they filmed their Olympic sequence. When the Oscar-winning filmmaker was asked whether the Queen got...

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...



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