Queen Elizabeth

  • Queen Elizabeth II concerned over Scotland's independence from UK September 7, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II is very concerned that Scotland will vote for independence from the UK this month and is receiving daily updates on the situation, a media report said on Sunday. Buckingham Palace aides and ministers close to the 88-year-old British monarch told 'The Sunday Times' that the prospect of...
  • Photo: Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games July 25, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88-year-old British monarch moved into...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 open tonight with glittering ceremony July 23, 2014

    The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday with a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony - to be produced by an international events company Jack Morton Worldwide involved in...
  • Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship July 5, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' set June 24, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh met cast and production members of HBO's hit TV show 'Game of Thrones' during a tour of their set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.The US television series is partly filmed in the city's Titanic Quarter and is a focal point for Northern...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the Royal family June 22, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Queen Elizabeth and her royalty. Reportedly Queen Elizabeth gifted her grandson, Prince William, a helicopter on his birthday. ...
  • Queen Elizabeth II buys 8-million pound helicopter for Prince William June 21, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II has decided to treat her grandson Prince William to a 8-million pound helicopter as an early birthday present. The 2008 Augusta A109S Grand will be used to ferry William and wife Kate between official royal engagements. The Duke of Cambridge and second in line to Britain's...
  • Queen Elizabeth II makes Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie an honorary dame June 15, 2014

    London: Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame - the female version of a knight - by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war...
  • Ratan Tata receives one of UK's top civilian honours May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has become the first Indian since independence to receive the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE), one of the highest civilian honours of the UK. Tata was presented the GBE by British High Commissioner to India Sir James...
  • Queen Elizabeth asks Kate Middleton to stop dressing like a harlot; orders her to lower her hemlines February 4, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II isn't such a fan of short skirts, especially the ones that her granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton has been sporting recently. The Duchess of Cambridge has been asked to lower her hemlines and stop dressing like such a harlot. Even though Kate Middleton's wardrobe is envied by women all...
  • Queen Elizabeth orders Prince Harry to shave off his beard January 5, 2014

    Prince Harry might be getting compliments for his new bearded look but his grandmother Queen Elizabeth is not amused and has ordered him to shave off his beard as she "intensely dislikes" facial hair. The Queen has issued 29-year-old Prince Harry with the New Year order to shave off his beard...
  • Helen Mirren wins best actress at London theatre awards November 18, 2013

    London: Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren received the best actress award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the play 'The Audience'. Mirren was honoured Nov 17 at the event, reports aceshowbiz.com. Earlier, Mirren won best actress Oscar and BAFTA for her playing Queen Elizabeth II in...
  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit November 15, 2013

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we place...
  • Official photo shows rare British royal gathering October 25, 2013

    London: Britain's monarchy has released a rare photo celebrating the christening of Prince George that shows four generations of royals gathered together. The image released Thursday shows Queen Elizabeth II and three future kings: her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William, and her great-grandson, 3-month-old Prince George. The infant is pictured...
  • Malala meets Queen Elizabeth, regrets missing school October 18, 2013

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Friday, met British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and spoke about the importance of education. The 16-year-old schoolgirl presented the monarch with a copy of her recently released book, "I Am Malala". "It is a great honour...
  • Meeting the Queen was scary: Miley Cyrus September 22, 2013

    London: Singer-actress Miley Cyrus says meeting Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama were two of the scariest moments of her life. The 20-year-old singer was in awe of the British monarch when she had the honour of being introduced to her before a performance and she was equally star-struck when...
  • Malala Yousafzai inaugrates Europe's biggest library in Birmingham September 4, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe's biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham. The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with her...
  • Britain's newest royal heir stirs Scottish independence debate July 29, 2013

    The birth of Britain's Prince George has reopened a rift among those campaigning for Scotland to vote for independence in 2014, playing into the hands of those who want it to retain its 306-year union with England. The "Yes Scotland" campaign says it wants to win a referendum on independence in...
  • Queen Elizabeth II to watch 2nd Ashes Test at Lord's July 18, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II will be present at the Lord's Cricket Ground to watch the opening day of the second Ashes Test here on Thursday. The Queen would be introduced to the captains and the players of Australia and England, as well as the match officials before the start of...
  • Britain's royal baby billionaire even before birth July 14, 2013

    London: As Britain counts the hours before Prince William and Kate Middleton announce the birth of their first child, a global intelligence firm on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals has estimated that the royal baby could inherit as much as 1 billion pounds in royal legacy. Wealth-X found that the...
  • Prince William arrives by Kate's side for baby's due date July 14, 2013

    Prince William left his Royal Air Force (RAF) base to head for London and be by wife Kate's side as the due date for the royal baby arrived on Saturday. William is on leave from his duties as an air-sea rescue helicopter captain based at Anglesey, an island off the...
  • Aishwarya Rai joins Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles at a royal do June 19, 2013

    Looking regal each time they make a public appearance might be the biggest stressor for many celebrities. But in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's case, sporting a royal look is almost natural. The actress stepped out in a flattering black and white lace outfit to attend the Royal Ascot horse race meeting...
  • UK: Prince Philip hospitalised for 'exploratory operation' June 7, 2013

    London: Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to a hospital for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, a statement from the Buckingham Palace said. "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations....
  • 66-year-old Chinese man goes to doctor, finds out he's a woman June 5, 2013

    Beijing: In a shocking discovery, a 66-year-old "apparently" male patient in Hong Kong found himself to be a woman when he went to a hospital seeking treatment for abdominal swelling. Doctors found that the the swelling was a cyst on his ovary and he was in fact a woman. The case...
  • Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 years since coronation June 3, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II kicked off the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend to mark 60 years since being officially crowned Queen of England. The 87-year-old monarch was joined by husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Epsom Derby on Saturday, one of the key events in Britain's...
  • Queen Elizabeth to skip Commonwealth summit in Colombo May 7, 2013

    London: For the first time in 40 years, Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth summit to be held in Sri Lanka in November, deciding to send her son Prince Charles instead for the biennial event. 87-year-old Queen will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for the first...
  • UK: New succession law to allow daughter to be queen April 24, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II is set to approve a new succession law that will end the age-old precedence enjoyed by male heirs in line to Britain's throne, ending centuries of religious and gender discrimination. 'The Succession to the Crown Bill', which is set to become law in coming days, means...
  • Cameron says Thatcher made Britain great, others snub her April 11, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered an emotional tribute to Margaret Thatcher in parliament on Wednesday, but political opponents boycotted the debate on her legacy, underlining how divisive a figure she remains even in death. MPs were recalled from their holidays for the first time for the death of a...
  • Queen Elizabeth's funding rises by $7.6 million April 4, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II has received a 5 million-pound ($7.6 million) boost in annual funds the British monarch receives from taxpayers to carry out official duties, pay staff and maintain royal palaces. The Sovereign Grant has been set at 36.1 million pounds for the 2013/14 financial year, compared to 31 million...
  • Michelle Obama named the most stylish woman in the world March 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: US First Lady Michelle Obama has been named the most stylish woman in the world beating Queen Elizabeth and Victoria Beckham. The 49-year-old was commended for using fashion as a "force for good" by Sunday Times Style magazine, reports contactmusic.com. She was described as "understanding that, as her primary...