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'Dazzling': World's Press Heaps Praise On Opening Ceremony

PA | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

It had been shrouded in intense secrecy in the run-up to the Games, but the wait for the London 2012 opening ceremony seemed to be worthwhile as viewe...

A Right Royal Gamble? Queen Now Favourite To Light Cauldron

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

Bookmakers have made Her Majesty a late favourite to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Games. A spokesman for ...

Who's Gary Barlow Working With Again?

WENN | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Singer Gary Barlow and theatre impresario Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber are making music again following the success of their collaborative track to mark Q...

Warhol's Final Print To Sell For £60,000

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home

One of Andy Warhol's final works could raise £60,000 when it is auctioned on Wednesday. The copy of the American pop artist's 1985 portrait of the...

The Queen Gets Cultural (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

The Queen has begun a week-long stay in Scotland marking her Diamond Jubilee with a visit to Edinburgh's newly-refurbished Scottish National Portrait ...

Do We Really Need the Monarchy?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Why exactly are the vast majority in favour of the monarchy in this age of democracy? Has the Queen brainwashed the entire nation? Economically, there seems to be no need for a monarch.

McGuinness Spoke Of Queen's Loss During Meeting

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics

One of the most painful chapters in the Queen's life - the IRA murder of her cousin Lord Mountbatten - was acknowledged in her private talks with Mart...

The Difference A Shake Makes?

James Mahon | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Politics
James Mahon

First the Queen visits the Republic of Ireland, speaks Irish and then she surprises us once again and goes a step farther by going to Northern Ireland and shaking hands with Martin McGuinness.

Queen and Martin McGuinness

Jeff Danziger | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Politics
Jeff Danziger

Former IRA Leader Meets Queen Elizabeth

Britain 'Blocking' Reconciliation By Refusing To Face Up To Own Role In Troubles

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Britain is blocking reconciliation on the island of Ireland by refusing to face up to its role in the violence of the Troubles, Martin McGuinness said...

Thousands Greet Royal Party As Queen Visits Stormont

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

There was jubilation in the Stormont estate as the Queen paraded in an open-top car in front of 20,000 well-wishers. The crowd was thick with union...

Queen Shakes Hands With Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Anglo-Irish relations took a momentous step forward today when the Queen shook hands with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness - twice. Symbolically dress...

Communities Unite For Queen's Enniskillen Visit

Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Protestant and Catholics from a Northern Ireland town devastated by an IRA bombing showed their unity by joining forces to host a Diamond Jubilee visi...

Queen And Prince Philip Watch River Pageant

PA | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh watched a river pageant as they joined thousands of guests at a Diamond Jubilee garden party. Arriving by passe...

McGuiness Meeting With Queen 'Gesture Of Respect' To Unionists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness meeting with the Queen next week is an effort to reach out to unionists in Northern Ireland, his party leader said. H...

Queen And Sinn Fein's McGuinness To Shake Hands Next Week

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics

The historic handshake planned between the Queen and Martin McGuinness is to take place behind closed doors, it emerged on Friday. The Northern Ire...

Future of Planet: Not a Cause for Jubilation

Lachie McKenzie | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics
Lachie McKenzie

David Cameron has faced harsh criticism for refusing to attend Rio+20, a meeting of world leaders in Brazil to discuss sustainable development.

Kate And Wills Share An Intimate Moment At Order Of Garter Parade

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge shared a tender moment with her husband the Duke on Monday as the royal family took part in the historic Garter Day service. ...

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...