Queen Elizabeth Ii

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...

PHOTOS: 30 Funny Pictures Of The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Comedy

When it comes to behaving impeccably, being perfectly turned out, and doing and saying the right things at the right time, it's hard to beat Her Majes...

An Act Of Treason? Village's Queen Jubilee Statue Beheaded

Archant Syndication | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

A hand-made statue of the Queen made in preparation for this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebration has been beheaded by vandals. The statue's creat...

Subjects Fail To Appreciate Queen's 'Wicked Sense Of Humour'

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

As head of state, she is widely valued for her dignity, poise and steadfast dedication to her country. But according to the Archbishop of Canterbur...

WATCH: The Queen Eating A Pizza? In An Advert?

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

Many companies have tried to use the Windsor brand to their advantage. Most memorably, T-Mobile gathered together some of the United Kingdom's finest ...

The Sims Pays Tribute To The Queen... And Pippa

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Tech

The Sims, EA's venerable series of life-simulation video games, hasn't quite been around as long as Queen Elizabeth II (even if it does feel like it)....

Queen To Receive Semaphore Message During Jubilee Pageant

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

A troupe of dancers will send a semaphore message to the Queen from the roof of London's Royal Festival Hall as she passes by with the Jubilee pageant...

Jubilee!

Nick Revell | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

I am so excited my brain can literally not think in a straight line why because we're all buzzed up counting down the days left to the Queen's Diamond Geezer weekend which is now literally only a few days away and I literally cannot wait...

It's Official: We're Proud To British - And Here's Why... (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of Britons feel positive about their national identity ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, a survey suggests. More ...

Duchess Of Cambridge In Garden Party Debut

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled guests at Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday, looking every inch the English Rose in a soft pink dress. She...

Prince William 'Very Sad' Diana Was Not At Wedding

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed that his wedding was the one moment since his mother's death he wished she could have been there with him. Willi...

WATCH: 'Cassetteboy Vs. The Diamond Queen' Is Filthy, Funny

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Cassetteboy have pointed their barbed satirical spike in the direction of many esteemed people over the years, including James Bond, Alan Sugar and, u...

Britain's Royals Worth £44billion As A Brand, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Britain’s royal family is worth a staggering £44 billion as a brand, according to a new study. Brand Finance divides the monarchy’s worth into...

A Special Relationship

H. Edward Mann | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK
H. Edward Mann

On 8 May, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Lord Watson of Richmond on the Thames were joined by Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William Howell in planting a London Plane tree (Platanus acerifolia) behind the historic Virginia State Capitol.

Long Live the Queen... Of Good Dog Training?

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Jane Grossman

Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year. The event marks a milestone in the life of one of the most famous dog owners in the world. Her Royal Lizness has always been pretty prim and private. But when it comes to her dog obsession, she's relatively loud and proud.

Into The Mind Of Queen Victoria...

PA | Posted 25.05.2012 | Home

The Queen has launched a website documenting the life of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria in her own words - but revealed she had no plans t...

Why the Queen Makes It Hard to Be a Republican

Greg Jenner | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Greg Jenner

I have been, for as long as I can remember, a staunch republican. I skipped the Royal Wedding and went on holiday to Florence, home of the Renaissance Republic, as it seemed the most delightfully pleasant form of protest. I think monarchy is an outdated and inherently absurd form of political power that contradicts every philosophical tenet in my heart - the idea that you can only be born into true royalty is at total odds with modern Britain's democratic principles and emphasis on meritocratic social mobility. Yet, there is a whopping great problem with my frothy-mouthed rhetoric... I bloody love the Queen!

Queen Lessons For Clueless Kids

Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils are being taught lessons on the Queen after their knowledge about the royal family was described as "shocking". Students from Tower Hamlets,...

Fencers Catch The Queen's Eye At Chelsea

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

It was fencing rather than plants that caught the Queen's eye at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. Potential Olympic fencers James Honeybone, 21, ...

Queen To Visit Chelsea Flower SHow

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be among the first people to get a glimpse of the exhibits at this year's Chelsea Flower Show when they tour the ...

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Cause for American Celebration

Lord Alan Watson | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK
Lord Alan Watson

Americans are fortunate that Her Majesty has held onto and reinforced the timeless components of liberty and freedom that need to be included in any political framework that claims to be democratic, namely the rule of law; representative government; free markets and respect for diversity.

Queen Enjoys Troop Parade At Windsor For Diamond Jubilee

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today watched a parade of thousands of troops in Windsor Castle to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Six massed ba...

Queen Hosts Diamond Jubilee Royal Lunch For Twenty Six Sovereigns

Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

The Queen hosted a royal lunch for Kings and Queens from around the world at Windsor Castle today, as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The...