James Bond is not the kind of man to shy away from a challenge. And it would seem [Daniel Craig] is cut from the same cloth as the charismatic spy after he charmed a throng of fans gathered outside the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square for the premiere of his new flick.
The [Queen] doesn't get a chance to visit the furthest reaches of her kingdom quite as often as she might like, but now she's found a way around the problem by treating herself and her family to a holiday on board a converted car ferry. Along with her daughter [Princess Anne] and her husband Timothy Laurence, she boarded the appropriately named <i>Hebridean Princess</i> on Sunday for a tour of the Western Isles.
The [Queen] has always worked hard to recognise the efforts of those people who best embody the spirit of Britishness, but it's not just human beings who deserve the occasional pat on the back, as the monarch discovered when she hosted a garden party in Buckingham Palace this week.
After taking part in the carriage driving event at last year's Windsor Horse Show, [Prince Philip] famously decided to retire from competitive riding. Organisers were no doubt surprised to see the sprightly 84-year-old back in the saddle on Thursday afternoon, therefore, although this time he opted for the high-octane thrills of a mini-motorcycle.
Smiling radiantly, [the Queen] thanked thousands of well-wishers who sent messages for her 80th birthday on Thursday. Despite her wish to keep Friday's milestone birthday a low-key family affair, aides said the monarch had received 20,000 cards and 17,000 e-mails.<br /><br />
With her warm, down-to-earth nature and sterling support of her husband's role, the [Duchess of Cornwall] has won praise from royal watchers since stepping onto the public stage last year. And yesterday, by accepting a kiss from Camilla, the [Queen] gave the clearest sign yet she's welcomed her daughter-in-law into the fold as a senior royal and an integral part of the Windsor family. <br /><br />
In most households Christmas inevitably means a race to get organised in time for the big day - unless, of course, you live in Buckingham Palace where preparations began in March. Just before Easter the [Queen]'s staff received a letter asking what was on their wish list. <br /><br />
The royal family turned out in force to honour the life of acclaimed film producer Lord Brabourne at a memorial service in Westminster's Guards Chapel. The 80-year-old was the son-in-law of [Prince Charles]' beloved uncle Lord Mountbatten. <br /><br />
Ardent rugby fan Prince William met up with the old adversaries of his favourite team the British and Irish Lions - the New Zealand All Blacks. The young royal was attending a reception hosted by the Queen for the players, who are currently touring the British Isles and have already beaten Wales 41-3. <br /><br />
Ardent rugby fan [Prince William] met up with the old adversaries of his favourite team the British and Irish Lions - the New Zealand All Blacks. The young royal was attending a reception hosted by the Queen for the players, who are currently touring the British Isles and have already beaten Wales 41-3. <br /><br />
After the success of last's week US tour alongside [Prince Charles], Camilla faced another important milestone back in the UK - her first Remembrance Sunday. As senior members of the British royal family gathered in London's Whitehall to pay tribute to war veterans, the [Duchess of Cornwall] was a dignified and regal presence. <br /><br />
[The Queen] discovered that even "ice-maidens" can give a warm welcome when she paid a visit to Aberdeen this week. Her Majesty was greeted by the world women's curling champions as she opened a new £2.5-million rink in the heart of the Scottish city.