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10 facts about the Crown Jewels

In honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II passing away we have compiled a list of 10 facts about the Crown Jewels Anna Keay – author of The Crown Jewels – reveals her 10 favourite facts...

All the Queen’s horses: Royal horse racing

Her Majesty the Queen's horses were her pride and joy, and her interest in racing was no state secret. Indeed, generation after generation, the Royal Family has shared a profound passion for horses. Join...

Timeline of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s life and reign

To mark her 90th year, we chart Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from young princess who was third in line to the throne to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
HM Queen Elizabeth II, during her Diamond Jubilee tour, in 2012 Credit: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.com

HM Queen Elizabeth II: 10 of our favourite anecdotes

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

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne What a weekend! From 2-5 June the...
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The Queen’s favourite places: Royal retreats

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at the homes and landscapes Her Majesty has returned to most over the years Words by Natasha Foges Balmoral Every...
Queen Elizabeth I. Credit: Credit: World History Archive/Alamy

10 of the greatest Queens of England

From ferocious Boudica to ‘Good Queen Bess’ and Queen Elizabeth II, author Elizabeth Norton discusses the 10 greatest queens of England Over the past 2,000 years, nearly 80 women have sat on the royal throne...
HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, pictured at the time of their engagement, 1947. The Queen and Prince Philip 70th wedding anniversary, the longest royal wedding in history

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, making theirs officially the...
Buckingham Palace With Flowers Blooming In The Queen's Garden, London, England. Credit: Shutterstock

Buckingham Palace: The Queen’s London residence

As we pay tribute to the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we take our tour of London’s grandest royal residences  WORDS MARTHA ALEXANDER London is a city with such a glut of...
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Real Tennis: the sport of kings

Literally the game of kings, real tennis is exactly what it sounds like. Unlike Lawn Tennis and Squash, it’s the genuine article: proper tennis Henry VIII was into it, wasn’t he? Like many pastimes, tennis became...
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