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Articles Tagged 'Queen Elizabeth II'


Matt Smith Has New Appreciation for Royals After Filming ‘The Crown’

Doctor Who star Matt Smith portrays Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband to Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) in the 10-episode Netflix original series The Crown. The series is set to premiere on November 4, 2016. Smith talked to the RadioTimes about his new appreciation for royal life, saying, “We (he and Foy) grew to love […]

Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Watch: Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Reigning U.K. Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II, 89, is officially the longest-reigning monarch in the U.K.’s history, with today (September 9) marking the monumental day. According to BBC news, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 63 years and seven months, topping her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s record (1837-1901) by one day. The Queen and her husband of 67 years Prince Philip, Duke […]

Snapshot: Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Birthday with Trooping the Colour

Queen Elizabeth II‘s actual birthday is on April 21, but the national celebration took place this past Saturday (June 13) with a parade and Trooping the Colour ceremony. Celebrating the sovereign’s birthday on the first or second Saturday in June was started by Elizabeth’s great-grandfather King Edward VII in the 20th century. He preferred celebrating his birthday in […]


John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas Top the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Our congratulations go to two of the U.K.’s most beloved acting luminaries, as John Hurt and Kristin Scott Thomas have been made a knight and a dame respectively in the Queen’s 2015 New Year’s Honours List. A twice-yearly tradition, the Queen’s honors are handed out at the beginning and halfway points of the year (the latter being known […]

Britain Preserving The Web

Snapshot: Anglophenia 2014 in Photos

It was quite a snaptastic year in Anglophenia-land, British celebs mastered the selfie, the Royals had some fun with photobombing, and we did some armchair traveling, exploring parts of the U.K. through photos. Here’s a snapshot of some great moments, with accompanying stories, from the past 12 months: January: Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen kicked off the year […]

The Queen tweets

LOOK: The Queen Sends Her First Tweet

This should not feel momentous, really. Now that almost everyone is on Twitter (apart from the people who make a fuss about not being on Twitter) the presence of the the head of the British Royal Family should be of no real consequence. And it’s not as if the monarchy don’t have their own Twitter […]

Prince Harry Photobomb

The Royal Photobomb: First the Queen, Now the Princes

The royals appear to be enjoying themselves at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, slipping into the background of unsuspecting athletes’ photos. Just last week the Queen herself was spotted in a photo taken at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, and now her grandsons, Princes William and Harry, are following suit. Queen Elizabeth II is […]

The Queen on the ‘Game of Thrones’ set

This is No Game: The Queen Meets the Iron Throne

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are currently on the second day of a three-day tour of Northern Ireland, and stopped off for a visit to Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, to take a look at some of the interior sets for Game of Thrones. Filming on Season Four has finished now, which gave […]

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