UK elections kick off with parties neck and neck

2015-03-30 08:33

British Prime Minister David Cameron will ask Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades.

Queen Elizabeth has sent her first tweet!

2014-10-24 13:57

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."

Queen urges unity in Scotland

2014-09-20 09:00

Scottish leader Alex Salmond says he will resign after losing an independence referendum that left the UK intact, while Queen Elizabeth II has called for "mutual respect" among Scots.

Queen's horse fails drugs test

2014-07-22 20:38

A horse owned by Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England's most prestigious races, has failed a drugs test.

Queen to smash whisky on UK's biggest warship

2014-07-04 05:48

Queen Elizabeth II is to smash a bottle of whisky over the British navy's biggest ever ship at its naming ceremony in Scotland.

China has surpassed Britain's 'declining empire'

2014-06-18 12:47

China has overtaken Britain as a world power, a state-run newspaper has argued, after Premier Li Keqiang oversaw the signing of trade deals that will see Chinese invest in British high-speed trains and nuclear power.

UK's Richard III not a 'bunch-backed toad' - scans

2014-05-30 10:59

The Shakespearean depiction of notorious UK king Richard III as a "bunch-backed toad" is a "complete fabrication", according to results of scans of the monarch's recently-discovered skeleton.

Mugabe 'pities' Queen over UK’s 'gay habits'

2014-04-22 12:26

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly laid into Britain, describing the nation as having "grown small in mind".

Prince Charles readies for ‘gentle succession’

2014-01-20 10:39

The first signs of succession within the British monarchy has become apparent after an announcement that the Queen and Prince Charles' press offices will merge this week.

Malala all smiles, meets Queen Elizabeth

2013-10-18 16:19

Malala Yousafzai has been reduced to fits of laughter by Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip as she met the royal couple at Buckingham Palace.


Queen praises Ebola workers in Christmas message

2014-12-25 11:02

Queen Elizabeth II will pay tribute in her annual Christmas Day broadcast to the 'selflessness' of medical staff and aid workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.

British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

2014-09-25 17:34

British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologise to Queen Elizabeth II in person after describing how she "purred" down the telephone when he told her Scotland had rejected independence.

Former royal official charged with corruption

2014-07-29 20:59

A former top official working for Britain's royal family has been charged with accepting bribes.

Queen christens new UK aircraft carrier

2014-07-04 22:36

Queen Elizabeth II has named a huge new aircraft carrier, the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.

Royal family costs Britons 56 pence each a year

2014-06-26 13:41

The public cost of the British monarchy rose by £2.4m last year to £35.7m, equivalent to 56 pence per person, palace accounts reveal.

British queen won't quit

2014-06-02 21:33

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II may be Europe's oldest monarch but there is little chance of the 88-year-old joining the wave of sovereigns giving up the throne experts say.

Queen congratulates SA for Freedom Day

2014-04-26 18:10

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated South Africa on reaching 20 years of democracy, the British high commission says.

Queen invited to France for D-Day anniversary

2014-02-03 18:43

Royal officials say Queen Elizabeth II will travel with her husband to France to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Adele to receive British order for excellence

2013-12-18 13:15

Adele will be honoured with an MBE at Buckingham Palace this week for her services to the music industry.

Man with knife tries to enter Buckingham Palace

2013-10-15 08:11

UK police have charged a man who is suspected of attempting to enter Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II, while carrying a knife.

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