Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen To Abdicate In Favour Of Olivia Colman

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Queen Elizabeth II has made the shocking announcement that she is to abdicate in favour of television actress Olivia Colman. The news has come as a...

Immigration Targeted But No EU Referendum Bill

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Measures to control immigration are at the heart of the government's legislative agenda for the coming year, laid out by the Queen at the State Openin...

Queen Tells Black Rod To "Shut The F*** Up"

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Comedy

The Queen shocked onlookers by stepping out during a break in the State Opening of Parliament and telling Black Rod to "shut the fuck up". Angered ...

Charles Steps Into the Big Boy's Job

PA | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

The Queen will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time since 1973, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The Prince of Wale...

Labour's Alternative Queen's Speech

Angela Eagle | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Over the last session of parliament we have seen a remarkably thin legislative agenda from the government. Swathes of parliamentary time have been left unfilled and the bills that they did produce have been chaotic, badly drafted and badly managed. I have calculated that since the last Queen's speech, the government have u-turned on average once every seven sitting days. If No10 briefing is accurate, they are u-turning on this Queen's Speech before it's even been delivered by dropping minimum alcohol pricing, plain cigarette packaging and their register of lobbying interests.

'Quiet! I'm Trying To Do A Play In Here!'

PA | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dame Helen Mirren broke character from her regal role yesterday evening when she yelled at a group of drummers to be quiet while still dressed in her ...

Pictures Of The Day: 1st May 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Duke 'Well' In Spite Of Black Eye

PA | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Buckingham Palace has played down fears about the Duke of Edinburgh's health after he was pictured with a badly bruised eye. The Duke, 91, was phot...

Princess Margaret Had 'Simple Tastes' In Food And Drink

PA | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Princess Margaret was one of the most glamorous figures on the world stage in the 1950s, but according to previously secret documents released on Frid...

Rolf Harris's Wife Tells Of 'Sleepless Nights' After Operation Yewtree Arrest

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

The wife of Rolf Harris has spoken about the couple’s torment since his arrest for alleged sexual offences. Alwen Hughes told a friend neither s...

Margaret Thatcher: The Last Iron Lady of International Politics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

The final chapter of Margaret Thatcher's remarkable life story could never have been a simple RIP. It would have been a disappointing ending that would have concealed the love and loathing that she aroused in equal measure as the first woman and the longest serving Prime Minister of post-war Britain.

Jessica Elgot

Anti-Thatcherites Urged To Channel Funds Into Hillsborough And Miners' Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Two campaigners are urging Thatcher-haters to turn their karma around, by donating to charities that help "victims" of her policies, instead of snipin...

LOOK: The Queen Goes To Mars

PA | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

The Queen came face to face with a sight today that would make any chocoholic groan - thousands of Maltesers destined for the scrap heap. The sweet...

Queen Handed £5m Boost From Taxpayers

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The Queen has received a £5 million boost in the funds she receives from the taxpayer to carry out her official duties. The Sovereign Grant, which...

The Queen Meets Queen Vic

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Sport

Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton received her CBE at Buckingham Palace today. Pendleton's honour comes following a glittering career as a track ...

Kate And Queen Go Underground

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

The Queen will carry out her first public engagement in more than a week on Wednesday when she joins the Duchess of Cambridge at an event celebrating ...

The Commonwealth Is Our Future

Paul Nuttall | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Nuttall

Our doors will swing wide open to Romania and Bulgaria next January leading to the almost certain prospect of yet more unskilled jobs being filled by non-UK workers while the brightest minds from Canada, India, Malaysia and the like must jump through the hoops to prove their worth.

What a Pleasant Surprise to See One on Television

Megan Jones | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Jones

The UK is accepting the change, but how long will it be till the other countries join the fun? Homosexual acts are still illegal in 41 of the Commonwealth's 54 nations. Penalties include the death penalty, 25 years in jail, 20 years plus and life imprisonment.

Justin Bieber, Hugo Chavez And More: The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

(Obviously the three people in the headline above being listed in order of importance.) Yes, this was the week of the late Justin Bieber - and the ...

Queen Leaves Hospital A Day Early

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

The Queen has left hospital a day early as her recovery from a stomach bug has been speedier than originally thought. Her Majesty was admitted to ...

Queen Spends Night In Hospital

PA | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

The Queen continued her recovery in hospital today after she was admitted with symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said. She was reporte...

Queen Admitted To Hospital

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK

The Queen has cancelled all of her engagements for next week after being admitted to hospital. Buckingham Palace said she was experiencing symptoms...

Queen Taken Ill, Cancels Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

The Queen has been forced to cancel a planned visit to Wales after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said. The 86-year-...

It's Heating Up For The Queen

Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

She's one of the world's richest women, famed for her opulent lifestyle. But even the Queen lets her standards drop from time to time, as a close l...

First Pic: Helen Mirren Becomes The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Old habits are hard to break - seven years after her Oscar-winning performance in the film The Queen, Helen Mirren is revisiting her role as Queen Eli...