Diamond Jubilee

Royal Roundup: Prince Charles and Camilla Wrap Up Their Down Under Jubilee Tour

Prince Charles and Camilla have wrapped up their two-week whirlwind Diamond Jubilee tour of Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.

Will Anyone Call ‘Big Ben’ by Its New Name, ‘Elizabeth Tower’?

Most of us refer to the iconic Clock Tower at Westminster as “Big Ben,” which is actually the nickname of the bell that lives inside the 316-feet-tall structure. But any confusion over nomenclature may soon end: the tower is ...

Helen Mirren May Play the Queen on London’s West End

It’s still no more than wishful thinking, but London theater fans are excited by the possibility that Dame Helen Mirren may be gracing a West End stage by again playing Queen Elizabeth II.

Royal Roundup: Diamond Jubilee Weekend – the Aftermath

Life appears to be returning to normal in Britain after last week’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Top Gear Thursday: Season Two Once Was ‘Lost’, But Now It’s Found

There have been lots of things lost throughout history. The lost tribes of Israel; the books lost in the fire that burned down the great library of Alexandria; the lost Continent of Atlantis; the Titanic, lost at sea; and of course, the ...

Royal Roundup: Prince Philip, in Hospital, Misses Concluding Jubilee Events

After a spectacular weekend of celebrations, including the magnificent Jubilee Pageant on the Thames, concern for Prince Philip’s health cast the only damper on the Jubilee festivities.

Elizabeth II: Screening the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer – 60 years compared with 44 – than namesake Elizabeth I, but the current monarch trails her predecessor when it comes to the number of times she has been depicted in movies.

Top Gear Thursday: Queen’s Jubilee Marks 60 Years of Auto History

Horses are playing an important part in the Diamond Jubilee, but horsepower of the automotive sort has also played an important role throughout the Queen’s 60 year reign. That role is being highlighted by Society of Motor ...

Royal Roundup: Republicans Coming Out for the Jubilee, Too

 

You might think that for anti-monarchists the Jubilee would be a total nightmare.

Royal Roundup: Bright Outlook for Prince Charles

After wrapping up last week’s whirlwind Jubilee visit to Canada, Prince Charles arrived back home for next weekend’s festivities to some very good news: a majority of people in the UK now support him as England’s next monarch.