Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted

2015-01-26 13:07

Australian PM Tony Abbott has marked his country’s national day by honouring UK’s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp".

Zim celebrates 34 years of Independence

2014-04-18 10:03

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama have reportedly congratulated Zimbabwe on the occasion to mark its 34th Independence Day.

Australia to keep Union Jack in flag

2014-03-12 10:09

Australia has no plans to change its flag, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says, adding there is little public appetite for removing the British Union Jack from the national symbol.

Support grows for New Zealand flag change

2014-01-31 13:34

Queen Elizabeth's representative in New Zealand has publicly supported debate on ditching the Union Jack from the national flag, saying ties to former colonial ruler Britain have waned.

Toll in Quebec train crash sure to rise

2013-07-09 08:47

Survivors of an oil train derailment in a Canadian town are bracing for more bad news as inspectors start looking for more remains in a disaster that has killed at least 13 people. A total of 50 are missing.

Aus pranksters apologise for Kate joke

2012-12-06 10:30

Sydney radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have apologised for pulling off "the biggest royal prank ever" after prank calling the hospital where pregnant Kate Middleton is being treated.

Queen Elizabeth loves royal blunders

2012-05-28 21:22

Prince William has told how his grandparents find it hilarious when something goes wrong at royal events.

Royal headache: Palace Road to shut

2012-03-28 22:15

Roads outside Buckingham Palace are to be shut down for 3 months for the Olympics causing quite a royal headache.


Queen's Estimate to be probed

2014-07-23 18:00

A horse-feed firm has launched an investigation into the failed drugs test of Estimate, who is owned by Queen Elizabeth II.

Australia PM under fire over monarchist moves

2014-03-26 08:44

Monarchist Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been accused of sending Australia into a "time warp" by reintroducing knights and dames to the country's honours list.

Queen Elizabeth II to meet pope at Vatican

2014-02-04 14:04

Queen Elizabeth II will meet Pope Francis for the first time when she visits Rome in April as a guest of the Italian president, Buckingham Palace says.

Mandela: Queen Elizabeth 'deeply saddened'

2013-12-06 11:45

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II says she is "deeply saddened" by the death of Nelson Mandela, adding that he had "worked tirelessly for the good of his country".

News channels mistake Thatcher for queen

2013-04-09 13:12

Both a Taiwanese and a Thai cable news channels have apologised for an on-air gaffe in which they ran photos of Queen Elizabeth II while reporting on the death of Margaret Thatcher.

Jubilee concert rocks Buckingham Palace

2012-06-05 07:36

Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Tom Jones were just some of the musical luminaries who have performed at Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee concert in London.

Queen names Camilla Grand Dame

2012-04-10 16:28

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Prince Charles' wife Camilla to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace has said.

Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 yrs on throne

2012-02-06 07:32

Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 years as monarch with a deliberately low-key programme of visits to eastern England, kicking off five months of diamond jubilee celebrations.

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