More articles about: Queen Elizabeth

 
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The Queen and her trusted daughter-in-law are known to share a special bond.
During a reception to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Trust last night, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex (who is Vice Patron of the organization), referred to Queen Elizabeth in the sweetest way possible."Mama, when I returned from my travels, I had been so proud ...
 
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The British monarch's longtime dresser is revealing the tricks of her royal trade.
Angela Kelly, Queen Elizabeth's longtime dresser and right-hand woman, offers royal watchers a rare look behind the curtain in her new book, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.As others have claimed before her, Kelly writes that despite ...
 
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The process involved brewing a strong bowl of tea.
Earlier this fall, it was announced that Angela Kelly, the Queen's assistant and dresser, had been granted special permission to write a memoir about her experiences working in the Palace.Now, ahead of the book's publication date, the first excerpts from The Other Side of the Coin: ...
 
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"The Queen has very little time to herself and no time to wear in her own shoes, and as we share the same shoe size, it makes the most sense this way."
Being the Queen of the United Kingdom comes with more than a few perks. In addition to celebrating your birthday twice a year, and, you know, a vault of tiaras, the British monarch has someone to literally break in her shoes, so she doesn't ...
 
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The admiration goes both ways: Atwood said the Queen was an "inspiration to everybody."
Margaret Atwood has been taking a much-deserved victory lap as of late, what with the critical success of The Handmaid's Tale TV adaptation, and winning her second Booker Prize for The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. And now, she can add a royal honor, bestowed ...
 
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A new parliamentary session began today, after the previous one—the longest continuous parliamentary session ever—came to a close.
Yesterday, the Queen attended the first State Opening of parliament in some time. (The previous session, which lasted 810 calendar days, was the longest in 400 years.)This formal occasion is the only regularly held event that brings the House of Lords, the House of Commons, and ...
 
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He even calls the late Princess of Wales "a real gossip."
In his new autobiography, appropriately titled Me, Elton John offers up some delicious royal gossip. The legendary musician recalls a few of his first-hand experiences with the likes of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana—and they do not disappoint.Perhaps the most delightful anecdote features ...
 
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The Vladimir tiara has a star turn in the new film.
At the center of the plot of the new Downton Abbey movie is a royal visit. Upstairs and down, the inhabitants of our favorite fictional British estate are thrown into an uproar by a visit from King George V and Queen Mary. There is ...
 
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After colored contact lenses were deemed a failure, the show considered a workaround.
Of all the things The Crown has to replicate in exquisite detail—the palaces, the royal jewelry, the historical events—it seems like Queen Elizabeth's eye color would be on the easier end of the list. In the first two seasons, it was a non-issue, as the then-Queen Claire ...
 
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The upcoming film centers around a royal visit, but the period drama's connections to Queen Elizabeth's family go much deeper than that.
Details about the upcoming Downton Abbey movie are being kept hush-hush ahead of its September 20 premiere, but fans of the popular period drama do know that the film centers around a royal visit.King George V and Queen Mary are coming to stay with the Crawleys, and the ...
 
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"At this very difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with those who have seen their homes and property destroyed," she said in a statement.
Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas for more than two days and is only now beginning to move away from the islands and toward Florida. According to the New York Times, the storm was one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record when it ...
 
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The royal family has been visiting the Scottish estate for more than a century.
Every summer, the Queen spends a weeks-long holiday at Balmoral Castle, a stunning Scottish estate which is said to be the British monarch's favorite residence. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren come to visit her to get away from the public eye, and just be ...
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