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Of Colour and Cavalry: The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Take to the hoof

Matthew Seed | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Matthew Seed

Like many people, as a boy I was repeatedly transfixed by a Saturday morning's viewing in which my parents' TV screen seemed like a window to a bygone age. Massed regiments of foot soldiers, brass bands and regimental standards provided magical scenes.

Prince Philip Released From Hospital On Eve Of 91st Birthday

PA | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

The Duke of Edinburgh smiled and nodded to reporters as he left hospital today in time to celebrate his 91st birthday tomorrow. Philip shook hands ...

Artist Fuses Victoriana With Taxidermy - And The Queen's A Fan (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Staidly dressed (in most cases) and stiffly posed, the subjects of these images are pristine examples of vintage Victorian visiting cards, with a wild...

Nature's Prince

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Pace

On June 2, 2012, the world celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and her 60 years of outstanding service as Head of State to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Her firstborn son, Charles, The Prince of Wales, also celebrated a noteworthy occasion.

The Unpaid Jubilee Stewards Scandal Exposes Britain's Continuing Social Inequality

David Lintott | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Politics
David Lintott

It was a busy weekend in London, what with the diamond jubilee going on. Thousands of royalists turned out to celebrate the Queen's big weekend of pomp, pageantry and patriotism despite the downfall.

The Diamond Jubilee - Even the North Koreans Were Cringing by the End

Robert Simpson | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Robert Simpson

Wow, what a fun packed weekend of festivities that was. We had some boats, in the loose sense of the word, a big Buckingham knees up organised by soon to be Lord our saviour Gary of Barlow and a little service at her local place of worship St Pauls.

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...