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Queen Elizabeth II Is Britain's Longest-Reigning Monarch

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record of 63 years and 216 days on Wednesday.<p>Despite the milestone, it was business as usual for the 89-year old and her husband Prince Philip.<p>The queen formally …

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Queen Elizabeth II Now Oldest Living Monarch In World

Queen Elizabeth II is now the oldest living monarch in the world. She gained the title at 88 years old after the death of 90-year-old King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Friday.<p>"I am saddened to learn of the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HM King Abdullah bin Abd Al Aziz,” the queen …

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The End of An Era: No More Corgis for Queen Elizabeth

God save the corgis!<p>We hope you're sitting down for this one.<p>After a staggering <i>82 years</i> of sharing her home at Buckingham Palace with a feisty herd of Pembroke Welsh corgis, Queen Elizabeth has decided to turn her back on the breed. Is nothing sacred???<p>According to the <i>Daily Express</i>, the Queen, …

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Queen Elizabeth II: New Coin Portrait of Her Majesty Unveiled

LONDON — A new portrait of Britain's long-reigning Queen Elizabeth which will appear on the nation's coins was unveiled on Monday, and is set to reach her people's purses and pockets later this year.<p>The portrait is the fifth of the 88-year-old queen, who will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain's …

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Helen Mirren reigns on Broadway as Britain's Queen Elizabeth | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly a decade after winning an Academy Award for her role as Britain’s Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Helen Mirren is ruling over Broadway in “The Audience,” a new play about the monarch’s weekly meetings with her prime ministers.<p>Actress Helen Mirren arrives at the 72nd Golden …

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The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother: A Life in Decades – 2000s

The final piece in our Queen Mother series sees us focus on the last few years of her life in the 2000s, her death and legacy she left behind.<p>Our …

Kristin Scott Thomas receives her damehood from Queen Elizabeth

It's an honor few receive, but <b>Kristin Scott Thomas</b> is one of the lucky few to have collected her damehood. She received the recognition from <b>the Queen</b> …

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state

Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state and replace her with a ceremonial president from the Caribbean island, a former British territory once known as "Little England" for its colonial trappings.<p>Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced that the plan is to make Barbados …

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‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Explain Why Queen Elizabeth Refused the Iron Throne

Last year, the Queen of England visited the Belfast set of Game of Thrones but passed on the chance to sit in the Iron Throne. Now, the creators of …

Prince William and Kate Will Cross the Atlantic But They Can’t Bridge the U.S.-U.K. Divide

Yui Mok—PA Images/Getty Images<p>Mark Cuthbert—UK Press/Getty Images<p>Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Samir …

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Queen Elizabeth Offers Warm Welcome to Guests With Help From Small Heater

She may possess a vast fortune and masterpieces on her wall, but that doesn't mean she's not frugal when it comes to heating costs.<p>Queen Elizabeth …

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Netflix orders Queen Elizabeth II drama 'The Crown'

Netflix is adding some royalty to its original programming lineup in 2016.<p>Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season of <i>The Crown</i>, telling the …

Maggie Smith gets honor from Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON (AP) — British royalty has met acting aristocracy, as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honor on Maggie Smith during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.<p>Smith, who plays the imperious Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey," was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor …

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Britain's Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet - CNN.com

<b>London (CNN)</b> -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.<p>Signing herself Elizabeth R., for regina or queen, she welcomed visitors to a new Information Age gallery focused on the evolution of modern communications at the …

Angelina Jolie Made an Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth

<b>Angelina Jolie</b> just texted <b>Dame Judi Dench</b>, “<i>What now</i>, Judi?!?,” as the actress was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace today. More specifically, Jolie—“Queen of Movies” according to Jennifer Lawrence, and director of the upcoming <i>Unbroken</i>—received …

Helen Mirren to rule Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience'

And she’ll always be royal (royal).<p>Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren will make her return to Broadway this spring as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter …