Queen Elizabeth

Tim Peake gifted Queen Elizabeth his Union Flag

Tim Peake gifted Queen Elizabeth his Union Flag

Tim Peake presented Queen Elizabeth with the Union Flag from his space suit. The British astronaut handed over the special present to the 91-year-old monarch in April last year when he and his wife Rebecca were invited to a "dine and sleep" event with the queen at Windsor Castle. The 45-year-old British Army Air Corps officer wore the present, confirmed by the latest annual Gift Lists, o... »

Matt Smith praises ‘rock star’ Prince Philip

Matt Smith praises ‘rock star’ Prince Philip

Matt Smith thinks Prince Philip is the "rock star of the Royal Family". The 35-year-old actor plays the 96-year-old monarch during his earlier years in Netflix drama ‘The Crown’ and while he is often told the Duke of Edinburgh was an irritating person, he believes the royal is a "very cool cat". He said: "I keep hearing what an a**e he was, but I actually think... »

Duchess Catherine opens Mittal Children’s Medical Centre

Duchess Catherine opens Mittal Children’s Medical Centre

Duchess Catherine helped open the new Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital on Wednesday morning (17.01.18). The 36-year-old royal – who is pregnant with her third child with husband Prince William – was greeted by nine-year-old patient Ava at the children’s hospital in London, and spent time with the poorly youngsters who were busy with art activ... »

Queen Elizabeth’s bridesmaids felt like The Spice Girls

Queen Elizabeth’s bridesmaids felt like The Spice Girls

Queen Elizabeth II’s maid of honour says they felt like the Spice Girls in their bridesmaid dresses. Lady Anne Glenconner still has her gown from the 91-year-old monarch’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London. Only two of them survive today, with Lady Pamela Hicks, another of the eight bridesmaids. Speaking about the beautiful dresses, Anne said: "ItR... »

Prince Charlotte likes to show Prince George she is boss

Prince Charlotte likes to show Prince George she is boss

Queen Elizabeth says Princess Charlotte bosses her old brother Prince George around. The British monarch let slip that the two-year-old royal very much runs the the Cambridge household, and likes to show her four-year-old sibling who is in charge at the home they share with their parents – Prince William and Duchess Catherine – whilst attending to duties at Sandringham House on Sunday ... »

Queen Elizabeth: The Coronation is ‘old fashioned’

Queen Elizabeth: The Coronation is ‘old fashioned’

Queen Elizabeth has revealed she believes the coronation ceremony is "old-fashioned". The 91-year-old monarch was just 25 when she became Queen after the death of her father George VI in 1952, and said that the traditional ceremony – which took place for her the following June – carried out to mark the start of a monarch’s reign is a "pageant of chivalry" whic... »

Queen Elizabeth once subject of failed assassination attempt?

Queen Elizabeth once subject of failed assassination attempt?

Queen Elizabeth was once allegedly the subject of a failed assassination attempt in New Zealand. The 91-year-old monarch was allegedly shot at during a failed attempt to take her life whilst in New Zealand in 1981, and a former police officer has claimed the event was covered up to "avoid jeopardising" future royal visits. Tom Lewis, an ex-Dunedin detective sergeant, alleged to New Zeala... »

Queen Elizabeth risks neck break while wearing crown

Queen Elizabeth risks neck break while wearing crown

Queen Elizabeth says her neck would "break" if she looked down while wearing the Imperial State Crown. The 91-year-old monarch has to place her speeches at eye-level when she is wearing the 2.2lbs headdress to ensure she doesn’t do herself a serious injury, or drop the heavy item from the top of her head. She said: "You can’t look down to read the speech, you have to tak... »

Helen Mirren rules out Queen portrayal

Helen Mirren rules out Queen portrayal

Dame Helen Mirren doesn’t want to be remembered just for portraying Queen Elizabeth. The 72-year-old actress has ruled out every starring as the 91-year-old monarch again after playing her in 2006 drama movie ‘The Queen’, because she is concerned people will only think of her role as the royal when she passes away. She said: "I wanted to kind of get away from that. I like to... »

Queen’s bra fitter loses royal warrant

Queen’s bra fitter loses royal warrant

One of Queen Elizabeth’s lingerie suppliers have lost their royal warrant after revelations were made in a book. Underwear firm Rigby & Peller have admitted they are "deeply saddened" by the decision to remove the title, which it held since 1960, but have opted against "elaborating further" about the announcement to "respect" the 91-year-old monarch. They sa... »

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