Queen Elizabeth II.

The Week That Was: Kings, Queens and Their Hungry Subjects

Carla Buzasi | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As austerity measures bite even harder, there's little festive cheer for many queuing up to receive donated food. That amongst those lining up for the hand-outs it's not just individuals on benefits, but plenty of men and women who work, is a harsh reminder of life in Britain today. "So many people who need to use the food bank actually think of themselves as someone who gives to the food bank, not who receives," Louise Wratten, who runs the Trussell Trust's Salisbury Food Bank, told The Huffington Post UK.

GALLERY: The Funniest Royal Photos Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Comedy

What a year for the royals! Prince Harry got naked, the Duchess of Cambridge got pregnant (and a bit naked), and they all got soaking wet on Jubilee f...

The Queen Meets The Cabinet: Funniest Twitter Picture Captions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

So the Queen attended the Cabinet meeting at Downing Street on Tuesday - and before she left, it was time for everyone to pose for this school-like ph...

WATCH: Queen 'Regrets' Gordon Brown's Decision To Sell Gold Reserves (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics

Where's all my gold gone? The Queen wanted to know on Tuesday afternoon. As Her Majesty made her way down the line of assembled ministers during he...

Ministers Bow to the Queen and Blame Us for Their Failings

Mark Serwotka | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

It is clear that austerity isn't working, and it is clear that making it easier to sack people and harder for disabled people to live independently, is no kind of cure for our sick economy. Instead of these policies of despair and division we need investment in our economy and our public services to create jobs and opportunities to help our communities, and to support people who need it.

Wish You Were Here? Margate In Rough Guide's 'Top Ten Destinations'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The somewhat dilapidated seaside town of Margate has been voted one of the top ten worldwide hot spots to visit in 2013. Those wags over at the R...

WATCH: Prince Charles Jokes About Aussie Radio Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Even a pair of Australian pranksters couldn't dent Prince Charles' joy at the prospect of becoming a grandfather, as he joked with reporters on Thursd...

Prince William 'Furious' At Prank Call By Australian DJs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Duchess Of Cambridge Leaves Hospital With Prince William (PHOTOS) Prince William is said to be "furious" after a pair of Australian DJs pre...

Duchess Of Cambridge Leaves Hospital With Prince William (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge left King Edward VII Hospital on Thursday. Prince William was on hand to collect his wife, who will now head to Kensingto...

Even The Queen Didn't Know Kate Was In The Family Way

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

The royal pregnancy announcement on Monday was so unexpected even the Queen had only been aware she had another grandchild on the way an hour earlier....

Twitter Caption Competition Of The Week

Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Over the last week on our Twitter profile we posted a few images for a caption contest and we asked our followers to tweet us back their replies. ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 28th November 2012

Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. Follow ...

Caption Competition: What's Her Majesty Up To?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

The Queen went Yeti hunting in a tank on Monday. Not really, she was meeting members of the Household Cavalry at Combermere Barracks in Windsor. ...

PICTURES: Queen Takes A Spin In A Motorhome

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh went for a spin in a motorhome today as they toured a caravan factory. The royal couple were ferried in a top o...

PICTURES: Clarke Receives OBE From The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport

Darren Clarke said meeting the Queen was more nerve-racking than winning a major tournament after he was awarded his OBE today. The affable 201...

20 Years Ago Today... The Windsor Castle Fire

Daley James Francis | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK
Daley James Francis

Today, 20 November is the 20th anniversary of the fire at Windsor Castle. It was a sad day in 1992 when, during refurbishment work on the 900 year old castle, a spotlight was believed to have overheated and caught fire to one of the curtains by the altar.

Pictures Of The Day Live: 20th November 2012

Elliot Wagland | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

How King Henry VIII Influenced 21st Century Dating

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 18.01.2013 | Home
Nicholas Ferroni

Everyone knows him by name and by horrible song; King Henry VIII is one of the most iconic figures in all of history. Whether it's the fact that he married his dead older brother's wife, Catherine, or that he wanted a divorce so badly he started his own church, Henry's a trailblazer in many ways.

The Queen Has A Tablet (And It's Not An iPad)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech

The Queen has a tablet. And it's not an iPad. Instead Her Majesty is the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, made by Samsung. The device w...

The Queen Has A Tablet (And It's Not An iPad)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech

The Queen has a tablet. And it's not an iPad. Instead Her Majesty is the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, made by Samsung. The device w...

Queen Leads Tributes To War Dead At The Cenotaph

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

The country fell silent today to remember its war dead at services across the country as the Queen led the nation in honouring the fallen. At the C...

Flushed With Success... But Who Sits On A Throne Like This?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A judo star who attended a Buckingham Palace party for Olympic and Paralympic participants was so flushed with pride and wonder she decided to tweet a...

Schoolgirl, 8, Dresses As A Different Historical Figure Every Day

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

An eight-year-old schoolgirl has combined her love of history and fashion by dressing as a different historical figure each day. Each morning Stell...

Queen Cancels Appearance

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK

The Queen has cancelled her appearance at an investiture ceremony today because of a sore back, Buckingham Palace confirmed. The monarch was due to...

The Same Old New Royal Portrait: Queen Liz Keeps the Best Pokerface in the Business

Martin Newman | Posted 30.11.2012 | Home
Martin Newman

Like Freud before Heimans, Annie Leibovitz with her dark photographic take, or the purpling rigamortis skin of Antony Williams' 1996 effort, this painting, like all before, fails to tell us anything meaningful about the monarch.