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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • British Queen Elizabeth II hospitalised March 4, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday was admitted to a hospital here "as a precaution" after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace officials said. The 86-year-old monarch has been taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London, a palace spokesman said. "The Queen is being assessed at the King Edward VII...
  • UK: McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honours December 30, 2012

    London: Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honoured by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year. The list is particularly heavy with Britain's Olympic heroes, but...
  • UK: Queen's husband Prince Philip in hospital August 16, 2012

    London: Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday with a recurrence of the bladder infection he suffered earlier this summer, Buckingham Palace said. Palace officials said he would likely stay in the hospital for a few days for investigation and treatment. The 91-year-old royal consort was hospitalised...
  • Royalty Zara Phillips set for Olympic debut July 29, 2012

    London: Zara Phillips is making her Olympic debut in equestrian eventing, and the gold-medal question is whether her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will head out to Greenwich Park on Sunday to watch her compete in the dressage portion of the competition. On Saturday the queen and her husband the Duke of...
  • Wildly creative ceremony opens London Olympics July 28, 2012

    London: The London Olympics blasted off with a highly creative ceremony ever witnessed in the history of the hallowed Games on Friday night. Danny Boyle, one of Britain's most successful filmmakers, who directed "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Trainspotting," had a ball with his favored medium, mixing filmed passages with live action to...
  • Olympics: The A to Z of London Games July 25, 2012

    ARCHERY - London's iconic cricket ground, Lord's, will host the archery events. BOLT - Can Usain Bolt reproduce his history-making performance of Beijing when the Jamaican sprinter produced two of the most memorable performances of the Games to complete a sprint double? His form is in doubt after he lost both...
  • MJ's statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong June 19, 2012

    Hong Kong: Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unveiled a brand new wax figure of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson on 16th on his third death anniversary. Fans of Michael Jackson were invited to the attraction to create a special tribute to their idol. The new Michael Jackson wax figure is depicted...
  • Google doodles the Queen's Diamond Jubilee June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: It is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Google is commemorating the event with a special doodle on its homepages in the countries of the Commonwealth realm. The doodle features a blue silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II (looking to the right), dressed in...
  • Kohima: Prince Andrew pays homage at WW II cemetery May 1, 2012

    Kohima: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, on Tuesday paid homage to the hundreds of soldiers of the Allied Forces who fell in the fierce battle of Kohima in 1944 in the Second World War, at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Kohima. Prince Andrew, who is visiting India to commemorate the...
  • C'wealth Games: Queen's Baton reaches India June 25, 2010

    Amritsar: The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in India Friday through the Wagah Border with big celebrations as the Delhi Commonwealth Games remains 100 days away. Amritsar gears up to welcome the baton. The relay was launched by Queen Elizabeth-II at Buckingham Palace last October and it's nearly at the end of...
  • BBC sorry for 'Queen Elizabeth is dead' joke May 18, 2010

    London: BBC has apologised after a radio DJ began playing the national anthem and then joked on air that Queen Elizabeth II has died. Danny Kelly told up to a quarter of a million listeners that he had some "astonishing news" and then said: "Queen Elizabeth II has now died." Producer Mark...
  • UK's first Sikh and Asian judge knighted by Queen January 1, 2010

    London: Mota Singh, the UK's first Sikh and Asian Judge, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, receiving the highest civilian honour for his services to the administration of justice and community relations. "I really feel little humbled. It is such a great honour. It means recognition of the services...
  • Patil receives Queen's Baton from Elizabeth II October 29, 2009

    London: The Queen's Baton was handed over to India's President Pratibha Patil by Queen Elizabeth II in a glittering ceremony at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday. President Patil then passed on the Baton to India's sports minister M.S. Gill, who handed it over to Chairman of the Organising Committee of the...
  • Queen condemns 26/11 attacks October 28, 2009

    Windsor: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has condemned 2008's "appalling" terrorist outrage in Mumbai and praised Indians for showing courage. "We are mindful that in a month's time India will mark the anniversary of the appalling terrorist attacks on Mumbai, in which so many Indians were killed," the British monarch told a...