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Platinum Jubilee Concert Kicks Off With Surprise Video Appearance From Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear

Queen Elizabeth II may have to miss a star-studded London concert in her honor Saturday, but she brought the house down when she appeared in a surprise video recorded with another British national treasure: Paddington Bear. The 96-year-old monarch said she shared Paddington’s love of marmalade sandwiches in a surprise video, delighting thousands who gathered […]

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Join Royals at Cathedral Service for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Members of Britain’s royal family attended a Friday church service honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, although the queen herself skipped the event at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London due to difficulty getting around at age 96. Friday’s church service, televised by the BBC, was the first public appearance by Prince Harry […]

Queen Elizabeth II in Hollywood: 15 Stars Who’ve Played the British Monarch

From Helen Mirren to Claire Foy — and even Fred Armisen — many famous faces portrayed the Queen during various periods in her record-breaking reign.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Kicks Off With Pomp and Celebration

Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age. Formal celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee began with Trooping the Color, an annual military review that has marked the sovereign’s […]

Queen Elizabeth’s Home Movies to Be Featured in New BBC Documentary for Jubilee Celebration

Previously unseen home movies from Queen Elizabeth II’s personal archive — including footage capturing the monarch as a young mother and her beaming at her engagement ring — will be shown in a new documentary, the BBC said Sunday. The queen granted the broadcaster unprecedented access to hundreds of home movies shot by her, her […]

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to Attend Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Won’t Appear on Palace Balcony

Buckingham Palace on Friday answered one of the biggest remaining questions about Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations: saying that Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, won’t be on the palace balcony when the monarch greets the public on June 2. The balcony appearance is a centerpiece moment of many royal […]

Queen Elizabeth II, Royals Gather to Honor Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey Service

Queen Elizabeth II shrugged off recent health issues to attend a service of thanksgiving for her beloved husband, Prince Philip, at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, entering the cavernous church through a side door to shorten the distance to her seat. The monarch entered the abbey on the arm of her second son, Prince Andrew, then […]

Queen Elizabeth Meets With Justin Trudeau in First In-Person Engagement Since She Tested Positive for COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, smiling and greeting him in front of a large bouquet of blue and yellow flowers, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. The audience was the queen’s first in-person engagement since she tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 20. Buckingham Palace declined to comment […]

Queen Elizabeth II Holds Virtual Audiences More Than a Week After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II held two virtual audiences after more than a week of suffering cold-like symptoms from COVID-19. Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old British monarch held virtual sessions with the ambassadors of Chad and Andorra. The queen canceled several sessions last week, so the ones held Tuesday suggest she is recovering. The monarch’s age, COVID-19 […]

Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive for COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that she still plans to carry on working. The diagnosis prompted concern and get-well wishes from across Britain’s political spectrum for the famously stoic 95-year-old. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a fixture in the life of the […]

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Tests Positive for COVID-19

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 four days after her husband Prince Charles was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, the couple’s office said Monday. Clarence House said Camilla was self-isolating. Charles has been isolating since he tested positive on Thursday, but Camilla had continued with public engagements while taking daily […]

Queen Removes Prince Andrew’s Military Roles, Patronages

Buckingham Palace said on Thursday that Prince Andrew’s honorary military titles and royal patronages have been returned to Queen Elizabeth II with her “approval and agreement.” More than 150 navy and army veterans had written to the queen asking her to strip Andrew of all his military ranks and titles after a U.S. judge said […]