• The Queen's 90th birthday: Everything you need to know

    The Queen is set to celebrate her 90th birthday on 21st April, and there are lots of celebrations in store to mark the monarch's milestone day. From pageants and street parties to a very special television programme featuring members of the royal family, a number of commemorative events have been arranged that are fit for a Queen. Read on for your full guide to the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations… CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday on 21 April The Queen at Ninety television special: ITV have announced that the Queen's 90th birthday will be celebrated with a landmark two-hour

  • Why the Queen has two different birthdays

    Although almost everyone would love to celebrate two birthdays a year, the privilege is exclusively reserved for the Queen. Her Majesty, who turns 90 this year, celebrates two birthdays: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on a Saturday in June - as most royal fans will know - but why? Historically, official celebrations to mark a Sovereign's birthday have often been held on a day other than their actual birthday, this is usually true when their actual birthday does not land in the summer months. The reason, in typical British fashion, comes down to the weather. CLICK

  • Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia of Sweden work maternity glamour at official dinner

    Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her sister-in-law Princess Sofia brought a touch of glamour to an official dinner hosted at Sweden's Royal Palace on Wednesday evening. The Princesses, who are both in the third trimester of their pregnancies, showed off their growing baby bumps as they arrived at the event within moments of each other. Victoria, who is just weeks away from the birth of her second child, looked elegant in an embellished lace gown. The 38-year-old completed her look with a royal sash and tiara, and looked thrilled as she arrived on the arm of her husband Prince

  • The Duchess of Cornwall sees the funny side as she is handed a parking ticket

    She only popped across town to attend a charity event, but the Duchess of Cornwall landed herself with a parking ticket earlier today. Camilla, 68, looking elegant in a dress by Anna Valentine and a sparkly diamante Poppy brooch, was surprised to be handed the yellow penalty charge notice at a reception for wounded, injured and sick military veterans helped back into work by the Poppy Factory. The Duchess of Cornwall was given a parking ticket by ex-paratrooper Richard Dungate But she quickly saw the funny side when she realised it was a joke gift from one ex-soldier who found a new

  • King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain postpone their visit to the UK

    King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia of Spain have been forced to postpone their state visit to the UK. The royal couple were due to visit the Queen in March, on their first trip to Britain since they became King and Queen in 2014. The state visit was postponed amid the current political situation in Spain following December's general election. After the election resulted in a hung parliament for the first time, King Felipe VI has been meeting with political leaders in a bid to try and form a ruling coalition government. CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY King Felipe VI

  • Why does Queen Elizabeth celebrate two birthdays a year?

    Sometimes one birthday celebration is just not enough. This is exactly why Queen Elizabeth celebrates it twice a year! Her Majesty, who turns 90 this year, gets two big days – her actual birthday on April 21 and her "official" birthday on a Saturday in June – but why is this privilege only reserved for the royal?Historically, official celebrations to mark a U.K. Sovereign's birthday have often been held on a day other than their actual birthday – something that's usually true when their actual birthday does not land in the summer months. The reason, in typical British fashion,