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.

Happy 74th birthday to King Charles III

King Charles III turns 74 today.

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The Queen at Balmoral: Her Highland haven

On 8 September, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle, her beloved holiday home in the Highlands… Words: Sally Coffey When the Queen’s coffin left Balmoral, it passed slowly through the…

HM Queen Elizabeth II’s most inspiring moments

As we honour the remarkable life and reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II we look back at some of the Queen’s most inspiring moments and achievements during her life time Words: Millie Sykes 1. The royal…

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The Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947: Historic photos

As we pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life and reign, we look back at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947…

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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 us…

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…