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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.

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...

Prince William joins the Queen to learn future royal duties

It is a job that Prince William will one day undertake on his own, but for now, the 32-year-old second-in-line to the throne was happy to stand back and watch...

Buckingham Palace visitors to be treated like royalty at new summer exhibition

Visitors to Buckingham Palace this summer will receive a royal welcome as part of a new exhibition. For the first time, tourists will be allowed to enter the State rooms...

Duchess Kate joins British royals at Afghanistan war service

Britain's royals were out in force at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday, with the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, joining the Queen, Prince William and Prince Harry at a...

The Queen pretty in peach as she christens cruise ship Britannia

A day after calling members of the Commonwealth "guardians of a precious flame", the Queen arrived in Southampton to officially name the latest P&O cruise ship, which will continue to...

The Queen's Commonwealth Speech: 'We are guardians of a precious flame'

The Queen will say that members of the Commonwealth are "guardians of a precious flame", in her Commonwealth Day radio message on Monday. Her Majesty will address the 53 nations...

The Queen sends letter to heartbroken schoolboy who asked her to attend his grandfather's funeral

The Queen has sent a letter to a heartbroken young schoolboy who wrote to invite her to his grandfather's funeral. Owen Maxfield, nine, thought the royal should be informed about...

Duchess Kate looks pretty in pink at one of her final engagements before birth

Crowds of well-wishers eagerly waited outside Westminster Abbey on Monday for a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge, as she carried out one of her final engagements before her due...

Queen's handwritten notes to favourite milliner Philip Somerville revealed

Private letters written by the Queen to her late milliner Philip Somerville have been revealed for the first time. The insightful handwritten notes, in which the monarch discusses her great...

Mexico's glamorous First Lady Angélica Rivera charms Queen and Prince Philip at state banquet in Buckingham Palace

Mexico's First Lady did her country proud when she and husband President Enrique Peña Nieto were guests of the Queen at a state banquet in Buckingham Palace. Angélica Rivera, a...

The Queen welcomes president of Mexico with pomp and splendour

With her usual grace and warmth, the Queen welcomed president of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife Angelica Rivera at the start of their state tour. Her Majesty greeted...

Watch: A Royal Night Out tells the untold story of Queen Elizabeth on VE Day

It's the little known story of Queen Elizabeth and her younger sister Princess Margaret - on 8 May 1945, VE Day, the two youngsters, both still princesses, were allowed out...

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...

British royals to attend Afghanistan war service

The Queen will lead the British royals at a service marking the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the British monarch, who is head of...

The Queen is looking for a new chauffeur

Live in accommodation, free meals and 33 days holiday are just some of the perks on offer for Buckingham Palace's latest job vacancy. The Royal Household is currently looking for...

Royal itinerary: Countries that Britain's reigning family will visit this year

With Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton's recent break on the Caribbean island of Mustique and Zara and Mike Tindall's month-long adventure in Australia where they...

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...