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Queen Elizabeth, Then and Now

Royal Watch: You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

In honor of the imminent royal birth of Queen Elizabeth II’s third great-grandchild and a future heir to the throne (no matter its sex), the British Film Institute has posted a vintage newsreel showing photos of the now 87-year old monarch shortly after her birth on April 21, 1926. The Empire News Bulletin newsreel, shown in […]

Royal Ascot race meeting, Berkshire, Britain – 21 Jun 2013

PHOTOS: Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day, Hats and All

The Royal ladies, and sponsored guests, headed out to the small town of Ascot, Berkshire to attend The Royal Meeting, a five-day event, held at The Royal Ascot horse racecourse. Ladies’ Day took place on Thursday (June 20) in which women are asked to wear a hat that covers “the crown of their head,” a […]

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit to Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Britain – 26 Apr 2012

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Today, November 20, marks the 65th wedding anniversary for Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip. The couple married at Westminster Abbey. Our friends over at Socialite Life have a gallery of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stepping out on the eve of their anniversary to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert […]

Royal Roundup: A Warm Windsor Welcome for London Games

The whole royal family’s turning out for the Games. Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday for members of the International Olympic Committee. “In the coming days,” she said, “over 10,000 athletes from more than 200 nations will be undertaking their final preparations after years of dedication, hard work and personal sacrifice. […]

Royal Roundup: The Queen Gets a Raise; William Gets an Inheritance

These may be tough economic times, but you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the Queen is doing quite well. In fact, she’s about to get a 20 percent raise. And it’s not because she’s been working overtime to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee (though clearly she has been). No, the reason is that Her […]

Royal Roundup: Britannia May Rule the Waves Again

  The plan to build a new royal yacht is gaining support in Britain. The ship is intended to replace the original Royal Yacht Britannia, which for decades had transported Queen Elizabeth and members of her family around the world until it was decommissioned in 1997. The Guardian reported on Sunday that Britain’s education minister Michael […]

Royal Roundup: The Queen Takes a Pay Cut

  When the going gets tough, the Queen takes a pay cut. Under a new law passed six weeks ago, Her Majesty, who has already seen her income drop in real terms since 2009, will not get a pay increase until at least 2015. Additionally, the British government has decided to stop the flow of […]

Royal Roundup: After Great Aussie Barbecue, Queen is Back Home

The Queen’s trip to Australia is over, and pundits everywhere are calling it a complete success on every level. The only aspect that’s not going as planned, reports BBC News, is that Prince Philip, back in England, has cancelled his quick turnaround trip to Italy. The Prince will not be attending a conference in Assisi […]

Royal Roundup: Historic Changes to Royal Succession Laws Approved

Leaders of the Commonwealth nations have unanimously approved sweeping changes in the succession of the British monarchy. The reforms, which will end the long-ingrained favoritism given to male heirs to the throne, will mean that if Will and Kate’s first-born child is a girl, she would be first in line to become the monarch after […]

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