• The Queen not making any long-haul trips before the autumn

    The Queen will not undertake any  long-haul trips before the autumn. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen's schedule will not include a large number of foreign visits, but will continue to carry out her normal busy schedule closer to home. "The Queen's Speech details trips which are booked in the diary up until autumn on behalf of the Government," said a spokesperson for the royal household. "The Queen will not be making any [other long-haul trips] until then." Buckingham Palace have said that the monarch's change in the Queen's diary does not follow any health concerns, despite her being briefly

  • Celebrations in Morocco as Prince Moulay Hassan celebrates his 10th birthday

    The Moroccan royal palace this week released a series of images to mark the 10th birthday of the country's young prince, Moulay Hassan. Dressed in white, the angelic youngster is seen flanked by his proud parents, King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY The couple also have a daughter, Lalla Khadija, who is six, but the princess doesn't appear in her brother's birthday snaps. Wednesday marked a day of national celebrations reminiscent of the pageantry which took place when Moulay Hassan was born in May 2003. Although he is only 10, the young royal

  • Nation will relive Queen's Coronation on the silver screen to mark 60th anniversary

    A season of celebrations has been announced to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, in which all that is great about Britain will be broadcast on TV and radio. In a digitally re-mastered broadcast, to be aired for the first time, the nation will be able to relive the Abbey Coronation Service in which Elizabeth became queen, on Sunday 2 June. The broadcast will even follow the exact times of the original Coronation, airing from 10:15 to 17:20.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The special season of programming will celebrate and showcase the history behind the memorable day

  • The Queen is a proud grandmother as she supports Zara

    The Queen looked proudly on as Zara Phillips drove a Range Rover in an off road challange and changed a tyre at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Wednesday. Casually dressed in jeans and a blue jacket to announce a new engineering scholarship programme, the Olympic royal rider spoke about how inspiring both her grandmother and her mother were in encouraging young women to consider a career in engineering.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Before Queen Elizabeth II became a monarch, she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) at her own insistence in 1945, aged 18. Having enlisted as a Subaltern, Zara's grandmother progressed by

  • Prince Harry's first stop on USA tour promotes cause close to his mother's heart

    Prince Harry arrived in the USA to a warm welcome on Thursday afternoon. The first stop of his action-packed seven-day tour was Washington DC as he attended an anti-landmine photography exhibition staged by the HALO Trust, a charity which was very close to the heart of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales. The 28-year-old prince, as Patron of their 25th Anniversary Appeal, officially launched their land mine exhibition at the Russell Senate Office building. The British group works across Asia, Africa and the Americas to help clear landmines in war-torn countries.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY OF HARRY'S VISIT