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.

Queen pours her dogs' gravy

2013-09-22 12:57

Queen Elizabeth II is so fond of her corgis that she personally supervises their daily meal and pours the gravy for them herself, according to a new book on British royal pets since the 16th century.

Olympic James Bond parachutist killed

2013-08-15 11:17

The stuntman who amazed the world when he parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond has died while wing-diving in Switzerland.

History behind baby prince's name

2013-07-25 08:50

In choosing to call their first child George Alexander Louis, Prince William and his wife, Kate, selected a first name steeped in British history.

It's a boy! Kate gives birth to royal heir

2013-07-23 07:19

Champagne bottles popped and shouts of "Hip! Hip! Hooray!" erupted outside Buckingham Palace as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's first child, a baby boy.

Queen Elizabeth hopes Kate has baby soon

2013-07-18 08:37

It seems Queen Elizabeth II is getting a bit impatient as she waits in a rare British heat wave for the birth of her third great-grandchild.

Aus royal hoax call drama not over

2013-07-11 11:16

UK police have asked Australian officials to review a file on the hoax call made by two Australian radio DJs to the hospital Kate Middleton had been hospitalised for morning sickness.

Royal baby to bear Cambridge title

2013-07-09 17:54

Prince William and his wife Catherine's royal baby, expected within days, will officially be called a prince or princess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace has said.

Queen to honour Nelson Mandela

2013-06-30 09:02

In a historic move by the UK government, Britain has asked to hold a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abby when the time comes.

Britain prepares for birth of royal baby

2013-06-12 09:44

When Kate Middleton names a ship in Portsmouth later this week, it may be the last chance the public gets to see her before she goes on unofficial maternity leave.

Queen brings BBC news to a halt

2013-06-07 22:33

Queen Elizabeth II made a show-stopping appearance live on the BBC news as she officially opened the corporation's new headquarters.


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Prince Philip falls ill

2013-06-04 12:08

Buckingham Palace officials have said that Prince Philip is "unwell" and missed a gala reception at the last minute.

Queen's Speech vows immigration clampdown

2013-05-08 13:02

British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged a fresh clampdown on immigration in the Queen's Speech, seeking to bolster his right-wing credentials.

Thatcher 'sparked storm of opinions': Bishop

2013-04-17 13:21

The Bishop of London has told mourners at former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral that she had sparked a "storm of conflicting opinions".

Queen and Thatcher had mutual respect

2013-04-12 12:01

Queen Elizabeth II's attendance at Margaret Thatcher's funeral, a rare honour, sheds light on the largely secret relationship between two of the world's most famous and powerful women.


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.

UK exhibition pays homage to Mandela

2013-10-03 09:11

A portrait of Nelson Mandela and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London's "We Love Mandela" exhibition.

2 held over Buckingham Palace break-in

2013-09-07 12:59

British police have arrested two men after a break-in at Buckingham Palace this week.

Prince in trouble for 'meddling' in politics

2013-08-13 07:29

Prince Charles has been accused of interfering in political decisions after the Daily Mail cited 36 private meetings the future monarch has had with government ministers in the last three years.

Queen arrives to visit new prince

2013-07-24 13:22

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Kensington Palace to see her new great-grandson, who has spent a first night at home with his parents, Prince William and Kate.

10 Royal Baby Traditions

2013-07-22 09:37

Prince William and Kate are seen as the new face of a centuries-old institution - here are 10 things to know about the royal baby in relation to royal births of the past:

Royal baby bringing in the cash

2013-07-17 15:35

The long wait for the birth of Britain's royal baby is record business for bookmakers, as punters worldwide bet on a girl called Alexandra to be born any day now.

Australia royal prank DJ sues network

2013-07-10 09:53

An Australian DJ involved in a royal prank call to a London hospital that resulted in the suicide of a nurse is suing the broadcaster over workplace safety, her lawyer has said.

World on knife's edge for royal birth

2013-07-08 10:17

Could this be the week? Britain's royal family and the world's media are on tenterhooks awaiting the birth of Prince William and wife Catherine's first child, a baby who will one day be king or queen.

Queen takes Gold Cup at Ascot

2013-06-20 19:24

A beaming Queen Elizabeth II has received the Gold Cup trophy, after becoming the first reigning monarch in history with a winning horse in Royal Ascot's biggest race.

Prince Philip 'comfortable' after surgery

2013-06-08 14:00

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip is "comfortable" as he recovers from exploratory abdominal surgery in a London hospital, Buckingham Palace says.

Prince Philip enters hospital for op

2013-06-06 22:29

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II's husband has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation.

Queen marks 60th anniversary of coronation

2013-06-04 15:02

Queen Elizabeth II has marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation with a service at Westminster Abbey filled with references to the rainy day in 1953 when she was crowned.

British government lays out its plans

2013-05-08 14:18

The British government has announced a modest, austerity-sensitive programme of legislation intended to tighten immigration controls, reform pensions and reduce red tape for business.

Nurse 'blamed DJs in suicide note'

2013-04-28 13:27

The nurse found hanged after falling victim to a prank radio call by two Australian DJs targeting Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine left a suicide note blaming them for her death.

Margaret Thatcher makes final journey

2013-04-17 12:01

Margaret Thatcher has made her final journey to St Paul's Cathedral for her funeral, where Queen Elizabeth II is set to lead mourners to bid farewell to the former prime minister.

Queen to attend Thatcher's funeral

2013-04-10 18:17

Margaret Thatcher's son Mark says that his mother would have been "greatly honoured" by the presence of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at her funeral next week.

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