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.

Fearne Cotton shares photo of 'wonderful' meeting with the Queen

As she prepares to give birth to her second baby any day now, Fearne Cotton has been reminiscing on the events of the past summer. The 33-year-old presenter, who is...

Special displays to open at royal residences to mark Queen's longest reign

On 9 September 2015, history will be made. Queen Elizabeth II will officially become the longest-reigning British monarch, breaking the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. In celebration...

The Queen leads Victory over Japan day commemorations in London

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan day in London on Saturday. The royal couple joined Prime Minister David Cameron and more...

Buckingham Palace behind the scenes: A Royal Welcome

Buckingham Palace is best known as the Queen's London home and office but it is also one of the last few remaining working royal palaces in the world. In 2014...

The Queen shows off her best sides in striking new quadruple portrait

A striking new photo portrait has been released of the Queen, showing her from four different angles. The image was taken using mirrors, enabling photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas to capture the...

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding video from 1947 released: watch

A new video featuring the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip has been released. The historic footage, which was filmed in 1947, shows the best moments from the reigning...

The Queen spotted horse riding in summer gear

Following a host of high-profile appearances this month, including the recent christening of her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte, the Queen found time to relax and indulge in one of her favourite...

The Queen watches spectacular Battle of Britain 75th anniversary flypast

The Queen has led members of the royal family in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain. The monarch stood on the balcony of Buckingham...

Princess Charlotte stars in beautiful christening photos taken by Mario Testino

Prince William and Kate have released four official photographs of their newborn daughter Princess Charlotte, which were taken on the day of her christening last Sunday. The beautiful shots of...

The Queen to mark 90th birthday with big 'street party'

The Queen is set to turn 90 next year and in honour of her milestone birthday, preparations are already being put in place. The monarch, who has reigned for 63...

Prince George beams on baby sister Charlotte's big day

Prince William and Kate, members of the British royal family and the Middletons were all thrilled to celebrate newborn Princess Charlotte's christening last week – but it was the second...

What does Prince George call the Queen?

One of the cutest royal pictures from the weekend showed Prince George chatting away to the Queen following Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday. The occasion gave royal fans a rare...

New book gives insight into the Queen's marriage with Prince Philip

Theirs is a partnership based on mutual respect and love - and a shared sense of humour too. The Queen and Prince Philip may live a life in the royal...

Lewis Hamilton reveals what he learnt from the Queen

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was given advice on dining etiquette by the Queen. In an interview with Graham Norton, the Formula One driver said he got carried away after...

Prince Philip meets distant German family on trip with Queen

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was reunited with two of his German relatives on Thursday, as the Duke and the Queen spent time in the city of Frankfurt. At...

The Queen may move out of Buckingham Palace for £150million refurbishment

The Queen may have to temporarily move out of Buckingham Palace while it is refurbished, royal sources have revealed. The historic palace is in need of renovation work costing an...

Queen costs each person 56p per year

As the Queen touched down in Germany on Wednesday to a splendid ceremonial welcome that included a 21-gun salute, a report revealed that the monarchy costs Britain 56p per person...