• WATCH: The Queen pays tribute to Prince Philip's 'unique sense of humour' in 2017 Christmas speech

    The Queen has paid tribute to her retired husband's "unique sense of humour" in her annual Christmas message. In her pre-recorded address, filmed in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, the Queen praised the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from solo public duties back in August, for his "support and unique sense of humour". She said: "Even Prince Philip has decided it's time to slow down a little – having, as he economically put it, "done his bit". But I know his support and unique sense of humour will remain as strong as ever, as we enjoy spending time

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement photo call picture takes pride of place at Queen's palace

    The Queen has delivered her annual Christmas speech and many eagle-eyed fans couldn't help but take note of the special photographs that took pride of place in Room 1844 at Buckingham Palace, where the traditional address was filmed. Pictures of the Queen's great grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, can be seen, along with two wedding related images of the Queen and Philip - taken 70 years apart – in the table next to her. But eagled-eyed watchers also spotted two very special portraits in the background; a picture of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Taken at Clarence House