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.


TV show The Crown charts HM The Queen’s reign

A new TV series, The Crown, looks set to chart the Queen’s ascension to the throne and imagines the trials and tribulations happening behind closed doors.

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Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Royal Family

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Fashioning a Reign opens at Buckingham Palace State Rooms

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s wardrobe, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style, opens at Buckingham Palace on July 23

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HM The Queen will celebrate her official birthday on June 11 Credit: Getty Images/Shutterstock

Timeline of HM The Queen’s life and reign

We chart Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from young princess who was third in line to the throne to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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Sign our card to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

As the Queen’s 90th birthday approaches, sign our card to send your best wishes to our nation’s longest-reigning monarch.

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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

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 resplendent in red Credit: Getty Images/Shutterstock

HM The Queen: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

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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