The Queen

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Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations.

The Queen is married to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, They have four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The Queen's portrait unveiled on new coins

A new portrait of the Queen that is set to appear on coins has been released by the Royal Mint. During an unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in London...

Prince Andrew shares behind-the-scenes family photo on his Facebook page

Prince Andrew has posted a family photo of the Queen standing between Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex on his Facebook page. The Duke of York, who...

The Queen celebrates 63 years on throne en route to break Queen Victoria's record

It's a day she often spends in quiet reflection, but for her people it offers an occasion to celebrate the achievements of a remarkable reign. Sixty-three years ago on February...

The Queen laughs as she signs official portrait during visit to Norfolk fire station

The Queen appeared in high spirits as she opened the new South Lynn fire station with Prince Philip on Monday. The monarch laughed as she signed an official portrait which...

The Queen makes animated appearance at Sandringham ahead of London return

The Queen had a wonderful spring in her step as she attended a church service on Sunday in West Newton, Norfolk. Accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, the reigning monarch...

The Queen is the now the world's oldest monarch following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who passed away aged 90. Her Majesty is one of eight octogenarian monarchs...

The Queen wraps up warm for Sandringham church service

The Queen ensured she beat the winter chill in style as she attended a church service at Sandringham on Sunday morning. The monarch wrapped up in a chic cream checked...

The unusual gifts received by the Queen and Prince Charles in 2014

A Game of Thrones statue, sombreros and a leather flying jacket are just a few of the unusual gifts revealed to have been received by the Queen, Prince Charles and...

Rankin says the Queen is 'really funny'

British photographer Rankin has said that the Queen is "really funny" as he recalled working on a photoshoot with her in 2002. The 48-year-old photographed the Queen as part of...

The Queen and Prince Philip to make first state visit to Germany in ten years

The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Germany at the invitation of German President Joachim Gauck, it was confirmed on Monday. In a statement Buckingham...

James Corden and Sheridan Smith awarded OBEs in New Year Honours list

James Corden and Sheridan Smith are among the famous names who will be awarded OBEs in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The former Gavin & Stacey co-stars will be...

The Countess of Wessex reveals what the Queen has taught her

The Countess of Wessex has spoken about her relationship with the Queen in an exclusive interview ahead of her 50th birthday in January. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar in her first...

VIDEO: Watch the Queen's traditional Christmas speech

The Queen used her traditional Christmas speech to highlight the theme of reconciliation – and also set Twitter alight with a reference to Games of Thrones. Some 7.8million viewers sat...

James Corden to be made an OBE in New Year Honours list

James Corden is to be made an OBE in the New Year Honours list, according to reports. The 36-year-old BAFTA and Tony-winning actor will receive the order for his services...

Cheerful Queen is in the Christmas spirit as she arrives in Norfolk for holidays

With a warm smile, the Queen walked along the platform at King's Lynn railway station on Thursday as she arrived for the start of her Christmas holidays. To the delight...

Zara and Mike Tindall hold intimate christening for baby Mia attended by the Queen

Zara and Mike Tindall celebrated the christening of their baby daughter Mia in Gloucestershire on Sunday. The couple were joined by a handful of close royals including Zara's grandmother the...

The Queen ecstatic to receive lifetime achievement award for dedication to horses

She may be used to handing out honours but on Wednesday The Queen was presented with one herself – the FEI Lifetime Achievement award. Her Majesty looked thrilled to receive...