Tag Archives: The Queen

‘The Queen Team’ – Helen Mirren and Peter Morgan Reunite to Bring Elizabeth II to Stage

Helen Mirren knows that it’s good to be Queen.

The British actress is donning her royal crown again. She will reprise her role as England’s Queen Elizabeth II, this time on stage, in a new play called The Audience on London’s West End.

The London Games Opening Ceremony: Recap

Note: please don’t read this unless you’re sure you don’t want to see the opening ceremony in full, we’d hate to ruin the surprises in store.

Royal Roundup: Historic Handshake for Her Majesty

There will surely be tens of thousands, or more, news photographs of the Queen this Jubilee year, but none is likely to be as historically significant as the much-heralded photograph of the monarch shaking hands with former Irish ...

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.

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.

Royal Roundup: Kids Light Up Buckingham Palace on the Queen’s Birthday

Hundreds of thousands of Britain’s children helped to turn Buckingham Palace into a gigantic screen, onto which the UK’s largest artwork was projected this past weekend.

Royal Roundup: Queen Camilla?

Queen Elizabeth has given the Duchess of Cornwall a new title to mark the seventh anniversary of her marriage to Prince Charles.

Royal Roundup: The Queen’s Speech

It’s perhaps not a particularly surprising piece of news that the Queen, in a pageant-laden speech to both houses of Parliament, pledged to “rededicate” herself to serving her country and her people. After all, public service is ...