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.

Prince Harry and the Queen greet each other with a kiss at Chelsea Flower Show

The affection between Prince Harry and his grandmother the Queen was clear to see as they warmly greeted each other on Monday at the opening of the Royal Chelsea Flower...

The Queen meets Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace

The Queen has met her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte for the first time on Tuesday. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, introduced their newborn baby to Her...

The Queen wears pink coat in nod to William and Kate's baby girl

The Queen acknowledged the arrival of the new Princess of Cambridge on Saturday by wearing pink during her day of engagements. The sovereign, who now has five great-grandchildren, paid a...

The Queen hiring new footman for £15,000 a year

A new vacancy at Buckingham Palace has cropped up. The Queen is looking for a footman or trainee butler, who will live and work in the royal residency and have...

The Queen and Prince Charles make personal donations to Nepal appeal

On Monday, the Queen lead tributes to those lives lost during the earthquake which struck Nepal on Saturday and Sunday. Now, the 89-year-old monarch has donated personal money to the...

The Queen 'shocked' over Nepal earthquake, as stars rally fundraising efforts

The Queen has expressed her "shock" about the Nepal earthquake, which struck the country on Saturday and Sunday. The death toll has risen to more than 3,726 people, with several...

The Queen drops off the rich list for the first time

Queen Elizabeth II has failed to make the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time since the record began. Britain's monarch, who has consistently made the list since it...

Queen knights Prince Philip in special Australian investiture ceremony

The Queen had a particularly special investiture ceremony on Wednesday: her husband, Prince Philip was the recipient. The Duke of Edinburgh received the insignia of a Knight of the Order...

The Queen Mother's favourite Cornish clotted cream that's perfect for a royal afternoon tea

Any excuse is the perfect excuse for afternoon tea – for both the Queen and the entire nation. And should Queen Elizabeth indulge in a quintessentially English scone or two...

The Queen at 89: best moments of the last decade

More active, vibrant and loved than ever, the Queen remains at the heart of national life and indeed world affairs as she turns 89 with her birthday on April 21...

The Queen beams with joy ahead of second royal baby

As she prepares to welcome her fifth great grandchild any day now, the Queen couldn't hold back her excited smile during an appearance at Newbury racecourse. Beaming and breaking into...

Dame Maggie Smith dines with the Queen at Windsor Castle

Dame Maggie Smith was among a select few privileged people invited to join the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle on Monday evening. The 80-year-old visited Her Majesty's Berkshire...

The Queen full of cheer at Maundy Thursday service

Scores of royal watchers gathered at Sheffield Cathedral to see the Queen at the Maundy Thursday service, also known as Royal Maundy. Britain's monarch, who has been attending the annual...

David Cameron to meet the Queen and formally start election campaign

Prime Minister David Cameron will meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday, marking the official start of the election campaign. In a ritual steeped in tradition, Mr Cameron will...

Game of Thrones creators reveal reason Queen didn't sit on Iron Throne

When the Queen made a highly-anticipated visit to the set of Game of Thrones last June, fans of the hit fantasy show were hoping for a very unique photo op...

Kristin Scott Thomas receives damehood from the Queen

Kristin Scott Thomas collected her damehood from the Queen on Thursday. The actress, who will play Britain's monarch in The Audience from April, stepped out at Buckingham Palace to receive...

The Queen resists Amanda Holden's attempt to make her adopt a corgi on Battersea visit

The Queen is known for her love of corgis, but resisted the urge to add another to her brood on Tuesday - despite the best efforts of Britain's Got Talent...