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 sends her first ever tweet

The Queen surprised royal fans when she sent out her first ever tweet from her office's personal Twitter account, British Monarchy. The 88-year-old royal was opening a new gallery about...

The Queen's annual Balmoral ball to be held after Scottish referendum

The Queen's annual ball held for staff on her Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire has been postponed from Thursday to Friday. The party is said to have been pushed back a...

Prince Harry delivers Queen's message at Invictus Games' closing ceremony on eve of his 30th birthday

Prince Harry delivered a message from his grandmother the Queen in the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games on Sunday evening, the day before he turned 30.The fourth-in-line to the...

The Queen and Prince Charles full of joy at the Braemar Gathering

Laughter was the order of the day for the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles on Saturday.The trio were full of mirth as they enjoyed the Braemar Gathering in Aberdeenshire...

Prince Harry will inherit millions left to him by Diana on his 30th birthday

Prince Harry will receive more than £10 million when he turns 30 on September 15 – his share of the inheritance from his mother Princess Diana. His brother Prince William...

Prince Harry at 30: Funniest images of the royal family joker

Prince Harry, who celebrates his 30th birthday on September 15, has said he'll always have a childish streak. While this fun-loving nature has been tempered by the sense of responsibility...

The Queen christens Scotland-built warship with whisky

The Queen named the Royal Navy's largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in Fife on Friday.Britain's monarch stepped out with the Duke of Edinburgh at Rosyth Dockyard to christen the 65,000...

New portrait of the Queen by acclaimed Scottish photographer Harry Benson

A veteran Scottish photographer has told of his excitement at capturing the Queen for a new portrait. Harry Benson, who was awarded the prestigious commission by the Scottish National Portrait...

Buckingham Palace accounts revealed

The cost of the monarchy to the public reached £35.7million in the last tax year, Buckingham Palace accounts have revealed.The Queen's official expenditure from the sovereign grant – the system...

The Countess of Wessex triumphs in best-dressed vote on second day of Ascot

For the second day of Royal Ascot in association with Longines, the Countess of Wessex looked stunning in a white fitted coatdress, paired with a pleated, flared skirt.The elegant royal...

Kate Middleton joins royal family at the Order of the Garter service

The Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton was joined by the Countess of Wessex on Monday at the Order of the Garter service.As the 24 Knights of the Order of the...

British royals turn out in force for Trooping the Colour

The British royals were out in force on Saturday 14 June to attend Trooping the Colour in London.In a stunning display of military tradition, pomp and pageantry, the parade celebrated...

Prince Philip's 93rd birthday: 15 facts about a remarkable life

A naval officer and a gentleman known for his mischievous sense of humour, Prince Philip celebrates his 93rd birthday on Tuesday 10 June. The doughty royal patriarch refuses to slow...

The Queen attends Epsom Derby straight from France

The Queen stepped out at the Epsom Derby on Saturday, fresh from her official three-day visit to France for the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations.Despite the number of engagements she had...

Odds revealed on Queen's hat for derby

Following confirmation that the Queen will be attending the Derby this weekend, there has been widespread speculation as to what outfit Her Majesty will wear. The Queen's hat is one...

D-Day landings: The Queen and President Obama pay tribute

The Queen was a girl during the D-Day landings when so many people laid down their lives for freedom. On Friday, the emotion was written on her bearing as the...

Queen Elizabeth is all smiles at the Windsor Horse Show as she enjoys the sunshine

On the third day of The Royal Windsor Horse Show, Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles as she enjoyed the sunshine with friends.Her majesty looked casual at the event as...