Queen hosts British film royalty at palace

2014-02-18 19:00

Queen Elizabeth II hosted the cream of British cinema at Buckingham Palace a day after her grandson starred at the BAFTAs, the highlight of the industry's calendar.

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl

2014-01-17 14:11

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl, Buckingham Palace has said.

Queen Elizabeth asks Prince Harry to do the worst thing ever

2014-01-09 10:08

Britain's Queen Elizabeth reportedly asked Prince Harry to shave off the beard he grew while on an expedition to the South Pole in Antarctica.

UK queen portrait defaced at Westminster

2013-06-13 16:32

Police say they have arrested a man after a portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been defaced with paint at Westminster Abbey.

'Queen keeps me on my toes'

2013-03-17 07:48

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Queen Elizabeth II keeps him on his toes with some sharp questions during their weekly meetings.

A royal treasure trove of gifts

2013-01-17 22:13

A piece of Antarctica named after her, a baby llama, tea from Sri Lanka and her own set of Olympic medals were just some of the gifts given to Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

Queen's Olympics skit 'a laugh'

2012-07-30 08:44

Queen Elizabeth has described her Olympic Games Opening Ceremony cameo as a "bit of a laugh", but admits she didn't watch it on TV.

Queen Elizabeth to honour Gary Barlow

2012-06-11 16:03

Gary Barlow will receive an OBE from Britain's Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his musical efforts for the monarch's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Prince Philip improving, says palace

2012-06-06 18:29

The health of Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has "improved considerably" since he was taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace has said.

Brangelina send message to The Queen

2012-06-01 18:14

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sent a special Jubilee message to The Queen, urging her to continue her work.

Princes careful not to upset Queen

2012-05-16 21:46

Prince William and Prince Harry have revealed that their grandmother is strict just like everyone else's.

Queen Elizabeth keeps finances secret

2012-05-07 15:07

Britain's Queen Elizabeth would "never" reveal how much money she is worth.

Diamond Jubilee tour kicks off

2012-03-08 18:33

Flag-waving crowds of Britons have lined the streets and politicians proffered gushing praise as Queen Elizabeth launched a nationwide tour to celebrate 60 years as monarch.

Queen, Kate team up for royal event

2012-02-14 16:04

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be joining the queen and Prince Charles' wife Camilla at a luxury department store to visit a new restaurant in March.

Plans for Diamond Jubilee unveiled

2012-01-19 10:08

Palace officials have announced details of a massive pageant on London's River Thames to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee year.

Queen Elizabeth visits husband in hospital

2011-12-24 20:01

Queen Elizabeth II and her children have visited her husband in hospital, where he is recovering from a heart operation.

Royals unveil world tour for jubilee

2011-12-15 07:21

Britain's royal family will embark on a global tour next year as part of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne, Buckingham Palace has said.

BBC staff training for queen's death

2011-11-02 22:26

British newsreaders are being given training on how to announce the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Australians prepare to welcome Queen

2011-10-19 12:48

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will soon be arriving in Australia for her 16th visit on what will perhaps be the 85-year-old monarch's last tour Down Under.

Queen gives Prince William advice

2011-09-26 10:01

Prince William has revealed he can go to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, for advice on anything.

Concern over Queen's 'criminal' guards

2011-08-17 11:55

Over 450 troops trained to guard Britain's Queen Elizabeth have been convicted of crimes in the last four years.

Drunken brawl at Ascot causes concern

2011-06-17 17:31

An unseemly punch-up at the Royal Ascot races has triggered concerns that the pinnacle of English high society was becoming over-run with vulgar "riff-raff".

Queen's Ireland visit 'extraordinary'

2011-05-16 14:00

President Mary McAleese has described the upcoming state visit of Britain's Queen Elizabeth to Ireland as an "extraordinary moment" in Irish history.

Queen meets Kate Middleton's parents

2011-04-21 10:05

Palace officials say Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the parents of Kate Middleton at Windsor Castle.

Kate set to eclipse Diana

2011-04-17 13:01

Royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton is set to overtake Britain's Princess Diana as the most talked-about woman in the world's media, according to a study released by the Global Language Monitor.


Queen blows budget as palace 'crumbles'

2014-01-28 19:16

Queen Elizabeth's Royal Household has come under fire for exceeding its budget by £2.3m, while two lawmakers suggested that Buckingham Palace was falling apart.

Retro royal fashion on display

2013-07-03 20:10

Kensington Palace displays glamorous royal wardrobe from Queen Elizabeth II to Princess Diana.

Helen Mirren plays Queen for dying boy

2013-05-22 15:20

A 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just three, had his dying wish fulfilled when Dame Helen Mirren dressed up as the Queen and had tea with him.

UK queen not likely to follow Dutch

2013-01-29 20:02

One European queen has announced her retirement. Any chance Europe's most famous queen - Elizabeth II of Britain - might join her? Not likely, experts say.

Title upgrade for royal baby girl

2013-01-10 13:41

Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby will have the title of princess if they have a daughter, Queen Elizabeth has announced.

Queen Elizabeth gives cottage to William

2012-06-25 09:40

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is giving her grandson Prince William a cottage on the Sandringham Estate as a birthday present.

Prince Philip leaves hospital, turns 91

2012-06-11 09:58

Britain's Prince Philip has been released from hospital in time for his 91st birthday.

Queen Elizabeth to show home movies

2012-06-01 22:39

Home movies filmed by Queen Elizabeth are to be released for the first time at the weekend, giving a glimpse of life behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace.

Wills, Kate to join jubilee river barge

2012-05-17 20:28

Prince William and his wife Catherine will sail with Queen Elizabeth II on her royal barge as it leads a huge flotilla down London's River Thames for her diamond jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth's many faces revealed

2012-05-14 14:22

An intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth, a hologram by photographer Chris Levine, is one of sixty pictures of the British monarch on show in London to mark her diamond jubilee.

Prince Harry is looking for love

2012-03-14 22:14

Prince Harry says he is looking for someone to share his life with but believes the responsibilities that comes with marrying a royal are putting girls off.

Prince Harry in Jamaica for Jubilee

2012-03-06 08:32

Prince Harry has arrived in Jamaica's capital for a four-day visit amid a push by the country's new prime minister to sever ties with the British monarchy.

Paul McCartney joins Queen's Jubilee

2012-02-07 12:06

Sir Paul McCartney has reportedly signed up for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert following a 12-month campaign by organiser Gary Barlow to get him on board.

2011 an 'annus mirabilis' for royals

2011-12-29 12:02

Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee in 2012 should put the icing on an "annus mirabilis" for the British royals during which the world watched Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

Prince Philip given heart stent

2011-12-24 08:42

Queen Elizabeth II's husband has undergone treatment for a blocked coronary artery, British royal officials say.

Queen Elizabeth meets Yoko Ono

2011-12-02 13:14

Queen Elizabeth II has met Yoko Ono on a visit to the birthplace of The Beatles.

No more booze for royal staffers

2011-11-01 07:12

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has reportedly closed down the in-house pub at Buckingham Palace.

New royal great grandchild

2011-10-17 19:42

Britain's Queen Elizabeth will become a great grandmother for the second time in March.

Prince William gives first interview

2011-08-30 22:38

Britain's Prince William has given his first official interview to an author.

UK riots derail Queen's Jubilee

2011-08-12 07:34

Celebrations for Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee next year may be in jeopardy following the riots in the UK.

Prince Philip celebrates 90th birthday

2011-06-10 16:21

Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is turning 90, but will keep the celebrations at a minimum.

Prince Charles: longest-serving heir

2011-04-21 13:34

Prince Charles has become the longest-serving heir apparent in British history.

Queen Elizabeth to host wedding dinner

2011-04-18 21:33

Britain's Queen Elizabeth will welcome a host of foreign royals at a special dinner the night before the royal wedding.

Queen advertises royal jobs

2011-02-22 15:10

If you were not invited to Prince William's wedding, then fear not: you could always get a job making coffee for the guests or washing up.

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