Queen Elizabeth II

From Bold to Beautiful to Downright Ridiculous, Here Are the Best Hats Worn by the Royal Family

One of the best things about being a member of the Royal Family? The chance to wear fabulous hats all year-round! Whether it's a cocktail hat at Easter, a wide-brimmed wow-piece at the races, or a cloche at Christmas, there has been some truly stunning...

The Royal Rule That Keeps Prince Philip From Being a King

Prince Philip became a member of the British royal family when he married then-Princess Elizabeth in November 1947. Born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, he gave up his titles on their wedding day and was instead named Duke of Edinburgh. When Eliz...

The 11 Most Stunning Brooches in the Royal Vaults

When all eyes are turned to the royal family's headline-grabbing tiaras and engagement rings, it means many incredible pieces of jewelry in the royal collection can be overlooked. For the biggest and best-quality diamonds in the world, as well as symbo...

The 3 Things Prince Philip Gave Up For Queen Elizabeth II Prove Just How Strong His Love Is

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II are coming up on 70 years of marriage in November, and while that's a huge feat in itself, the journey to get there hasn't been all that easy for him. Philip - who is Elizabeth's third cousin - was originally born ...

The 1 Way Queen Elizabeth II Can Make or Break a Royal Marriage

Image Source: Getty / Pool Prince Harry's relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle has many people pining for another royal wedding, but zero bells will be ringing for the couple until Meghan impresses his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II - and gets it in writing. Due to the Royal Marriages Act 1772, the monarch has the right to veto the marriage of a member of his or her family and is required to give formal consent to any family marriages in order to guard against those that could "diminish the status of the royal house." The fact that Meghan is a divorcée - she was married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013 - has been widely speculated to hurt her chances, but it actually won't. Not only have modern royal marriage rules become more lax than in previous years, but the queen ...

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This Photo of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has made more public outings in her royal career than any sane person could actually count, but her latest one has been causing some serious waves. After attending a celebration to mark Canada's 150th birthday in London on July 19, ...

How Well Do the Queen and Kate Middleton Really Get Along?

Although we're unlikely to read a heartfelt interview with her majesty on the subject anytime soon, actions speak louder than words, as is often the case with the queen. While Prince William and Kate Middleton were working out the first five years of ...

How Well Do The Queen and Camilla Actually Get Along?

Prince Charles's wife has been known in three different incarnations. As a young woman she was Camilla Shand, the popular debutante girlfriend of the 23-year-old prince, who went on to marry her ex-boyfriend Andrew Parker-Bowles. She was Camilla Parke...

The Royal Family Flashes Some Spectacular Smiles at the Trooping the Colour Parade

London spared the city from its usual rain for a lovely Trooping the Colour celebration on Saturday. The annual parade - which was held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday - featured some pretty cute moments from the royal family as they wat...

What Is Trooping the Colour, Anyway? All the Details on the Significant Ceremony

It's that time of year again . . . when Prince William can be seen wearing a giant furry hat while riding a horse, the Windsor women dust of their prettiest sorbet shades, and we get a glimpse of how much more gorgeous Prince George and Princess Charl...

Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II Have Emotional Visit With Grenfell Tower Victims

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster that devastated West London, the city is coming together in incredible ways to support each other. Following Adele's emotional appearance at a recent vigil for victims and survivors and Tom Hardy's campaign to raise funds for those affected, Prince William joined Queen Elizabeth II for a somber, touching visit to the Westway Sports Centre on Friday. The building is currently serving as a temporary shelter for everyone who lost their homes in the deadly blaze. Her Majesty and the Duke of Cambridge spoke to volunteers helping out at the shelter, as well as survivors, victims' families, and rescue workers. In a statement released on Thursday by the Queen and husband Prince Philip, they sent their "thoughts and prayers" to "families who have los...

Queen Elizabeth II Did Something at Diana’s Funeral That the Public Did Not See Coming

Princess Diana was honored with a public funeral on Sept. 6, 1997, seven days after her tragic death. The event brought in an estimated 2.5 billion viewers, while another three million crowded the streets of London to follow the route of Diana's coffi...

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