Queen Elizabeth II.

Mark Thompson Defends BBC's Jubilee Coverage

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

BBC boss Mark Thompson insisted he was proud of the corporation's Diamond Jubilee coverage despite it receiving more than 2,000 complaints from the pu...

LOOK: Jubilee Squirrel Loves Trifle

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Comedy

So the weather may have been a little unforgiving, and the traffic in central London a bit of a nightmare, but that didn't stop well wishers up an...

WATCH: Corgi Piddles On The Royal Carpet Over Marmite Debacle

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Eagle-eyed royalists - or anyone with a pair of eyes, really - will have noticed a couple of Jubilee-themed Marmite posters slapped up on walls and ho...

Spice Girls Regret Diamond Jubilee Gig Snub

WENN | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home

The Spice Girls are regretting their decision to turn down the chance to perform at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert after watching the sp...

10 Animals That Got Into The Diamond Jubilee Spirit

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

From an elephant in India to pet dogs in Scotland - diamond jubilee fever has crossed over into the animal world, if these pictures are anything to go...

Leaders' Wives Dress To Impress At Service For Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

The Queen arrived for the Jubilee thanksgiving service looking elegant in a fine silk tulle and mint green chiffon drape – and the wives of the poli...

Kate's Nude Dress

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge stunned onlookers today in a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Jane Taylor. Kate chose the nude-coloured, knee-lengt...

Unemployed Bussed In To Steward River Pageant

The Guardian | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK

A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations and told to slee...

Girl, 15, Sexually Assaulted At Epsom Derby, Say Police

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

A 15-year-old girl was subjected to a serious sex attack by a teenage boy at the Epsom Derby, police have disclosed. The victim has told officers s...

Duke Of Edinburgh Taken To Hospital With Bladder Infection

PA | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said today. Philip, 90, was taken to the King Edward V...

As We Celebrate Our Sovereign, Shouldn't We Be Challenging the EU's Attempted Theft of Our Sovereignty?

Philip White | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Politics
Philip White

Though I've lived in the American Midwest for almost 11 years, I am still surprised by how batty many Americans are when it comes to the Royal Family.

Thousands Of Beacons To Burn For Jubilee

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

More than 4,200 Diamond Jubilee beacons will be lit across the globe in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign on Monday night. The Queen will li...

Queen Of Pop

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

Pop music legends will perform in honour of the Queen Monday night at a Diamond Jubilee concert marking her 60-year reign. Singing sensation Stevie...

BBC Jubilee Coverage Slammed By Fry As 'Mind-Numbingly Tedious'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

The comedian Stephen Fry led criticism of the BBC's Diamond Jubilee coverage on Sunday, branding it "mind-numbingly tedious" and dubbing a reporter "i...

The Monarchy Makes Britain a Prisoner of Its Past

George Chesterton | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Politics
George Chesterton

"Even the most ardent republicans respect the Queen". And with that statement so ends the debate. Ardent or otherwise, it is tough enough to get a discussion about ending the monarchy going, let alone begin a process that would actually bring about its demise. Conservatives, lower and upper-case c, appear to have this one sewn up as most of Great Britain celebrates her diamond jubilee, during which affection for the person will overwhelm any doubts about the institution. Not only is 'respect for the Queen' the default position in the media and politics, but in a recession the idea of something as unsettling as ending the monarchy can be dismissed as a waste of money and a priority of abyssal insignificance. However, in the long term it is anything but.

Giant Jubilee Wrap - Sea Containers House

Nick Bain | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK
Nick Bain

Since the Tower itself was built river fronting property has always been some of the most sought after in the capital. SeaContainers House is no exception, and situated just next to Oxo tower it shares some of the best views up and down the river. This weekend though the building, like the rest of us is paying homage to Her Majesty with the largest picture of the 1977 Jubilee ever seen.

Jubilee Revelers Await 1,000-Ship Flotilla

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

Spectators are eagerly awaiting the start of the Diamond Jubilee's most dramatic spectacle - the 1,000- strong flotilla in honour of the Queen. Des...

'Dunkirk' Ships Take Place In Pageant

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

The skies may have been grey and the drizzle relentless but the Dunkirk "little ships" had been through tougher things in their time. The 39 vessel...

11 Other Queens

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

It's not just HuffPost Culture who are queen fans - writers, poets and artists have been inspired by royalty for centuries. And who can blame them? Po...

Queen's Coronation Flag Found In Attic Forms Centrepiece of Jubilee Display

PA | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

A St George's Cross flag last flown on the Queen's coronation will take pride of place in Diamond Jubilee celebrations today after being discovered in...

How 'Flying The Flag' Beats Bingo Wings

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re planning on embracing the Jubilee this weekend, here’s another reason to pick up your Union flag – waving it could burn 137 calories a...

Bonk Holiday

Tracey Cox | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Cox

Nothing like a national celebration to up the national average for sex. The combination of party + alcohol + time off + a lie in = more sex for everyone! Less 'God save the Queen' more 'God help me I'm horny as hell'. WARNING: This blog contains graphic sexual content...

Glitter, Parties and Magnificent Curtsies!

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Style
Zandra Rhodes

On 23 May, HRH Queen Elizabeth, hosted a party to launch the Diamond Jubilee, intended to be "the most glittering arts event in the history of London" (this turned out to be an understatement), and I was part of the GLITTERATI!!!

Brits Will Spend £823m On Diamond Jubilee Memorabilia

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Brits will splash out a cool £823m treating themselves to patriotic souvenirs, food and booze to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend, exper...

Her Majesty The Queen... In Goal

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Andy Leek's 'The Queen In Goal' is one of those utterly wonderful, beautifully simple Tumblr photo blogs - a la Kim Jong-Il looking at things, but wit...