• The Queen poses with her youngest family members in touching 90th birthday portrait

    Posing with her youngest great-grandchild Princess Charlotte on her lap, and surrounded by her adorable family members, the Queen is the picture of pride and happiness in a new photo released by the palace. The portrait is one of three that have been unveiled to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday. One photo shows the monarch with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Mia Tindall, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips. In the tradition of royal portraiture, the Queen holds the youngest member of the group, in this case 11-month-old

  • The Queen is joined by her beloved corgis in official 90th birthday portrait

    The Queen has always had a soft spot for corgis, so it is only fitting that her beloved pets join her in a new official portrait to celebrate her 90th birthday. Her Majesty is surrounded by four of her dogs in the striking portrait, captured by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Taken in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, the photo shows Her Majesty standing on the steps at the rear of the East Terrace and East Garden with her dogs Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly. The 90-year-old is dressed in a casual blue coat and skirt, and smiles as she

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  • William and Harry say Prince George walks like Prince Charles as a young boy: See the video proof

    Prince George acts just like his grandfather Prince Charles did as a young boy, according to Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge made the observation as he and Prince Harry watched old footage of their father playing as a young child. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The pair were watching a home video from the Queen's personal ciné films, which shows a young Prince Charles striding across the garden towards his mother and young sister Princess Anne, who is sitting in a pram. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Prince George is said to act just like Prince Charles as a young boy "He walks like George…"

  • Stars congratulate the Queen on her milestone 90th birthday

    Stars from the UK have been sending their warmest wishes to the Queen on the occasion of her 90th birthday. From Prime Minister David Cameron to sporting legend David Beckham, the famous faces have been tweeting and posting photos on Instagram to show their support. The hashtag '#HappyBirthdayYourMajesty!' also started trending on Twitter. Former England football captain David shared a picture of the monarch on Instagram and captioned it: "Happy birthday your Majesty..." Fearne Cotton, who has met the Queen on more than one occasion, shared a throwback photo of herself and the royal, writing: "Happy 90th your Majesty." Happy 90th your

  • Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia announce name of their baby boy

    Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia have revealed the name of their newborn baby son. An announcement from the Swedish Royal Court has confirmed that the baby prince will be called Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland. According to Swedish royal tradition, Carl Philip's father King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his new grandson's name and title at a cabinet meeting on Thursday. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip have announced the name of their baby son The news came just hours after the first photo of the new parents and their little prince

  • The Queen is hiring a new social media manager

    As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, you have the chance to become part of her loyal team. The British Monarchy is looking for a new social media manager – meaning it's somebody's job to post Her Majesty's candid behind-the-scenes shots to Twitter! The official title of the position is Head of Digital Entertainment, it's based in Buckingham Palace and it offers a competitive salary. If successful, the lucky candidate will be in charge of increasing The Queen's presence on social media, so could we soon be receiving a regular stream of Royal selfies? CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY The British

  • New portraits of Princess Isabella of Denmark released to celebrate her 9th birthday

    Queen Elizabeth is not the only royal celebrating her birthday on Thursday. Princess Isabella of Denmark turns nine on the same day, and new official portraits have been released in honour of the special occasion. Isabella's proud mother Crown Princess Mary turned photographer especially for the occasion and took three photographs of her daughter, who looks pretty in a cream top and bronze skirt. With her broad smile and hands clasped behind her back, the young royal looks grown up beyond her years as she stands in front of a gold table adorned with pretty purple flowers. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Princess

  • The Queen had a private pre-birthday lunch with a fellow European queen – but who?

    The Queen has a wealth of engagements scheduled to mark her 90th birthday on Thursday, some of which fall on her big day, and others which will take place later on in the year. And it sounds like Her Majesty wanted to celebrate in style with another fellow European royal. HELLO! Online's sister publication HOLA! reports that the monarch invited Queen Sofía of Spain to a private lunch on Tuesday 19 April. The pair sat down for the lavish meal at Windsor Castle, the Queen's royal residence in Berkshire, where she has been carrying out engagements in the lead-up to her

  • The Queen on top form as she celebrates 90th birthday

    The Queen was met with rapturous cheers and applause as she exited Windsor Castle on her 90th birthday. Thousands of fans had lined the streets in the town to see the monarch on her special day, and sang a rendition of Happy Birthday especially for their royal visitor. The Coldstream Guards band played the national anthem as Her Majesty exited the Advance gate of Windsor castle in her burgundy Bentley with the Duke of Edinburgh by her side. Wearing a spring grass green coat and matching hat by Angela Kelly, the Queen exited the car at the King Henry VIII

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  • The Queen rounds off her birthday celebrations with a beacon lighting ceremony

    On Thursday the Queen took part in a walkabout where she was greeted by thousands of adoring fans, who had lined the streets of Windsor to wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday. Her second public appearance of the day was no different, as the monarch was met by the sound of rapturous cheers and applause. The Queen was attending a beacon lighting ceremony, also in Windsor. She was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, who turns 95 this year, her son Prince Charles and Charles' wife the Duchess of Cornwall at the evening engagement. The royal birthday girl lit

  • Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday: monarch joined by her beloved corgis in official portrait

    They say dog is man's best friend and that certainly seems to be the case for Queen Elizabeth too. For her 90th birthday portrait session, the royal posed with her beloved pet dogs against a striking background. The session was captured by famous celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.Taken in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, the photo shows Her Majesty standing on the steps at the rear of the East Terrace and East Garden with her dogs Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly. The 90-year-old is dressed in a casual blue coat and skirt, and smiles as she gazes into the

  • Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia reveal the name of their newborn son

    Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia have announced the name of their baby Prince. An official announcement made by the Swedish Royal Court revealed that the little boy will be called Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland.In line with Swedish royal tradition, Carl Philip's father King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his new grandson's name and title at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.CLICK TO VIEW GALLERYPrincess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip have announced the name of their baby sonThe news came just hours after the first photo of the new parents and their little

  • Queen Elizabeth has amazing turn out as she celebrates 90th birthday at Windsor Castle

    A celebration fit for a queen! Queen Elizabeth was greeted to cheers and applause from her subjects as she exited Windsor Castle on her 90th birthday. Thousands of fans lined the streets of the town to see the royal on her special day and even serenaded the monarch with a rendition of Happy Birthday. The Coldstream Guards band played the national anthem as Her Majesty exited the Advance gate of Windsor castle in her burgundy Bentley with her husband, Prince Philip, by her side. For her birthday attire, the Queen donned a spring grass green coat paired with a matching

  • Queen Elizabeth's 90th: David Beckham, Lindsay Lohan and more celebs wish the royal a happy birthday

    Stars from around the world have been sending their warmest wishes to Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday. From soccer superstar David Beckham to Sarah Jessica Parker, the famous faces have been tweeting and posting photos on their Instagram pages to show their support for the long-standing monarch.CLICK FOR THE QUEEN'S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY PORTRAITS Celebrities have taken to their social media pages to wish the monarch a happy birthday Photo: Getty Images Former England football captain David shared a picture of the monarch on Instagram and captioned it: "Happy birthday your Majesty..." His eldest son Brooklyn Beckham followed suit also sharing a picture of the British monarch and wishing her many happy returns. Jenny Packham, who is one