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 remembers 'with great warmth' her meetings with Nelson Mandela

The Queen has said she is "deeply saddened" to learn of the passing of Nelson Mandela, and has sent her "sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa". A statement...

Prince William leaves Kate and George at home as he represents the Queen on state visit

Prince William left Kate and baby Prince George at home as he stepped out to represent the Queen on a state visit. Click on photos below for gallery of Prince William and the Queen. The new father...

Prince George's historic christening photo shows four generations of monarchs pictured together for first time since 1894

Prince George's christening brought together four generations of royals for the first time since 1894 — click here for more official photos. The Queen and three future Kings – Prince Charles,...

The Queen and Princess Beatrice enjoy a day at Ascot together

The Queen and her granddaughter Princess Beatrice enjoyed a day at the races together on Saturday as they attended British Champion's Day at Ascot. The royals were seen at the Berkshire racecourse...

The Queen's royal train approaches the end of the line

The royal train that has transported the Queen and her entourage – corgis included – across Great Britain for more than 30 years may be coming to the end of the line. According to Sir Alan...

The Queen's personal drop scone recipe and baking tips revealed

The Queen's very own drop scone recipe has been revealed in a letter to a former American president. In 1960, eight years into her reign as Queen, Elizabeth received a visit from then-President...

Man armed with knife arrested attempting to enter Buckingham Palace

A man armed with a knife was arrested by police on Monday morning after he tried to enter Buckingham Palace. It is said that the man tried to gain access via the palace's north centre gate...

Prince George set to improve public affection for the royal family

Prince George of Cambridge is set to help the royal family with their increasing popularity with the British public. The British Social Attitudes survey, which was carried out by NatCen, has...

Prince Philip is all smiles and enjoys the sunshine as he returns to royal duties

Prince Philip has returned from his annual holiday in Balmoral and looked fit and eager to launch into his royal duties. The 92-year-old royal, who underwent abdominal surgery in June, is back in Sandringham...

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William enjoy a spot of grouse shooting at Balmoral

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William were spotted enjoying a grouse shoot on Friday. Prince William and his grandparents, who are currently enjoying a summer holiday at their Scottish estate, were...

Prince Charles becomes oldest heir to the throne in British history

Prince Charles, who turns 65 on 14 November, has officially become the oldest heir to the throne in British history. In doing so he surpasses the record of King William IV who took over from his brother,...

The Queen in excellent spirits with Prince Philip back by her side

The Queen was in excellent spirits on Saturday with The Duke of Edinburgh back by her side at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland. The 87-year-old monarch was seen cheerfully smiling and laughing as...

Prince Andrew accepts apology from police who mistook him for intruder

Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son, has accepted an apology from Scotland Yard, after armed officers at Buckingham Palace mistook him for an intruder. The Duke of York responded to the...

Prince William organises first ever football match in Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has hosted an array of garden parties, concerts and festivals over the years, and now its lawns are to play host to its first ever official football match. Prince William has helped...

Olympics James Bond stuntman dies in Swiss wing-diving accident

The stuntman who delighted the world when he parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond has died while wing-diving in Switzerland. Mark Sutton, 42, was killed...

Key moments in the history of the royals' Highland paradise Balmoral

Set by the River Dee in the shadows of Lochnagar is the magnificent Balmoral estate, which has been a royal retreat since 1848 when it was acquired by Queen Victoria. The Highland haven had a special...

Royal baby hype continues with official memorabilia

As the tourist season comes into full swing this month, visitors from around the world have flocked to the UK and a heightened interest in all things royal has emerged. The hype was seen at Prince William...



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