Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most iconic symbols of Great Britain, proving to be a constant source of strength and optimism for the nation. Her reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch, with only Queen Victoria serving a longer reign.

In that time, she has been witness to 12 prime ministers, undertaken 261 official overseas visits and sent almost 540,000 telegrams to couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversaries.


Over the course of HRH The Queen's reign, almost a one and a half million people have attended garden parties at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

HM Queen Elizabeth II, wearing fuschia, visits Liverpool’s Albert Dock during her Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012 Credit: Shaun Jeffers /

90 years of style: inside HM The Queen’s wardrobe

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s wardrobe will mark our monarch’s 90th birthday in 2016.

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Carriages on the Long Walk in front of Windsor Castle. Credit: 4Corners Images

Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

For this issue we’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most spectacular stately homes, as well as historic Cotswold inns to snuggle up in this winter, the story of the Lost Tudor Princess and an exploration of beautiful Royal Berkshire.

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WIN a coin celebrating a reign like no other

There’s still time to enter our competition to win a limited edition coin from The Royal Mint celebrating Her Majesty’s reign

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HM The Queen: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

To celebrate the monarch’s milestone, we reveal these royal titbits which shed light on HM Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary character.

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Palace exhibitions mark HM The Queen’s long reign

Beautiful photos of the monarch in public and private are now on display at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Rupert Everett and Emily Watson to star in new film about HM The Queen on VE Day

A Royal Night Out charts the moment Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret mingled with crowds in London on VE Day

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10 Majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

10 majestic facts about Queen Elizabeth II

As Her Majesty The Queen becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, here are 10 things you might not have known about Elizabeth II… Read More »

Her Majesty the Queen with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister

The Queen visits Number 10

HM Queen Elizabeth II became the first monarch since the 18th century to attend a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street. It was a special visit to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Read More »


Royal Style

Don’t miss our beautifully illustrated and fascinating Royal Style article by Luise Wackerl, featuring regal fashion icons of the past and present from Elizabeth I to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
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Elizabeth – The Queen: Free Online Preview

Join us in celebrating this very special year as we mark HM Queen Elizabeth’s II’s remarkable 60-year reign with a beautiful 164-page Diamond Jubilee souvenir publication. Click here for your free preview or order your copy now

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