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Raspberry Pi inventor honored

London - David Braben has been appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Braben was instrumental in helping to get the Raspberry Pi computer project up and running.

Queen Elizabeth II turns 88; David Bailey royal pic released

Queen Elizabeth II turns 88 today, April 21, and the occasion has been marked by a new photograph. The Royal Family released the portrait on their Twitter site the day before her big day and it shows a smiling and, naturally, dignified-looking woman.

Men arrested after security alerts at Buckingham Palace

Police have confirmed that two men are now on bail after they were arrested on suspicion of burglary at Buckingham Palace, London, prompting an inquiry.

Op-Ed: The Queen and the Arms Trade

The Stop-The-War Coalition has made an extraordinary attack on the Queen branding her a war profiteer. As usual, things aren't that simple.

Op-Ed: The Queen's 'World War III' speech that, thankfully, never was

Newly-released British government documents reveal that UK officials had written a speech to be delivered by Queen Elizabeth II in the event of a nuclear war between the United States (and, by extension, Britain) and the Soviet Union in the early 1980s.

Kate Middleton heads to delivery room via helicopter

London - The Internet buzzing as Kate Middleton reportedly heads to the hospital for the delivery of the newest addition to the Royal Family.

Gay marriage legal in Britain following Queen's Royal Assent

London - Same-sex marriage is now legal in England and Wales following a parliamentary vote on Tuesday and a royal stamp of approval on Wednesday.

Actors and sports stars awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

The traditional 'birthday honours', bestowed by Queen Elizabeth each June, have seen actors and sports personalities dominate the list.

The Queen opens BBC's new HQ, doesn't ask about new Doctor Who

Queen Elizabeth II resisted asking about the identity of the person playing the Twelfth Doctor when she opened the BBC's newly rebuilt Broadcasting House yesterday.

Leicester Cathedral hosts past and present English monarchs Special

Leicester - Thanks to the discovery of the last Plantagenet king -- Richard III, and the first jubilee visit by Queen Elizabeth II, Leicester Cathedral has enjoyed a resurrection of public interest.

Stella McCartney honored by the Queen

London - British fashion designer Stella McCartney was awarded an Order of the British Empire award at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday.

Op-Ed: The Queen gets her travel pass at last, now should she retire?

London - Yesterday, the Queen visited Baker Street Station to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Should she still be doing this sort of thing at her age?

Queen returns to work next week to celebrate Commonwealth Day

London - Following an overnight stay at King Edward Vll hospital after a bout of gastroenteritis and some time off of the throne to recover, the beloved monarch returns to her regular duties next week.

Queen Elizabeth released from hospital

London - A happy and smiling Queen Elizabeth was released from the King Edward Vll hospital Monday afternoon where she graciously thanked the staff and caregivers who had helped her recover from gastroenteritis.

Queen Elizabeth hospitalized for stomach infection

London - Queen Elizabeth ll has been hospitalized with symptoms of gastroenteritis and Buckingham palace has reported that all of her activities for next week have been cancelled.

UK: Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills

The appointment of a UK Information Commissioner, and introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, have resulted in many 'secrets' being made public. The latest revelations relate to Prince Charles and the Queen, with regard to the royal veto.

Olympic athletes top the Queen's New Year Honors

The UK New Years honors list, containing awards officially integrated by the Queen, has been announced . Heading the list are Olympians, along with actors and comedians.

New Year honours for London 2012 Olympians, Arise Sir Wiggo

The Queen's New Year honours list in the UK is kept a closely guarded secret. As the day draws near there is media speculation and finally revelations. Perhaps for her 2012 New Year honours list it should be no surprise that Olympians feature well.

Queen Elizabeth II breaks family tradition

London - MSN reports the Queen of England has decided to break family tradition by inviting Duchess Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, to the royal family Christmas celebration at the Sandringham Estate.

The Queen's Olympic star corgi dies

One of the Queen's corgis, called Monty and featured in the James Bond sketch in the Olympic Opening ceremony, has died.

Jazz concert lights up Celebration Square in Ontario Special

Mississauga - A Canadian jazz concert held under a starry sky seemed to have brought out the romantic in everyone in Mississauga. For one couple in particular, who fearlessly got up to dance in front of the crowds, it was all about the music (and love).

Op-Ed: British humour will make London a truly great Games

Sydney - London 2012 will be fantastic. What’s not generally understood about British humour is that it’s at its best when things are truly bloody impossible. Despite gaffes, blunders and pure farce the British will make sure London is a great Olympics.

Op-Ed: What is the future for the IRA?

The symbolic handshake between the British monarch and the former IRA commander represents an apt time to re-evaluate the IRA and establish how it has changed and what it now truly represents.

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors announced

Queen Elizabeth II has announced her favored actors, singers, civil servants and politicians, along with more ordinary folk, who have contributed significantly to the British community recently, through the publication of the honors list.

Op-Ed: Diamond Jubilee — A splendid time was had by all. Almost

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations including two extra public holidays are now over, and it is time to look back on an event that everyone enjoyed. Apart from the usual suspects.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, hospitalised

London - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalised with a suspected bladder infection.

Is London's 'Big Ben' tower to be re-named Elizabeth tower?

London - A majority of British parliamentarians are in favor of naming the tower which houses the famous 'Big Ben' bell at the Palace of Westminster the 'Elizabeth' tower in honor of the British monarch.

60 poems online to mark the Queen's Jubilee

Sixty officially sanctioned poems, each by a different poet, have been uploaded to the Web. The poems were commissioned to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth portrait on a coffee bean

Getting online attention is a 2mm-sized portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a small coffee bean. This piece of art was done by renown artist Willard Wigan

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour continues

London - The Queen visited Bromley town centre yesterday as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour, but although she received a typically warm welcome from her loyal subjects, the really big events happen next month.
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The Queen Victoria statue in front of Windsor Castle.
The Queen Victoria statue in front of Windsor Castle.
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The British Royal Family
The British Royal Family
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Food from the 1950s. Cakes and sweets were also on rationing
Food from the 1950s. Cakes and sweets were also on rationing
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A further picture of the castle.
A further picture of the castle.
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Rob and Gemma s stall at the Queen of Herts Diamond Jubilee street party.
Rob and Gemma's stall at the Queen of Herts Diamond Jubilee street party.
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A selection of Lydia Leith’s jubilee products
A selection of Lydia Leith’s jubilee products
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The Queen photographed on a visit to Malta  November 2005.
The Queen photographed on a visit to Malta, November 2005.
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Ginger beer  lashings and lashings of it. Old fashioned lemonade and no sign of Red Bull
Ginger beer, lashings and lashings of it. Old fashioned lemonade and no sign of Red Bull
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Stalls selling wares from the 1950s
Stalls selling wares from the 1950s
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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by famous British photographer David Bailey was unveiled by Bucking...
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by famous British photographer David Bailey was unveiled by Buckingham Palace to mark the monarch's 88th birthday
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One of the turrets of Windsor Castle.
One of the turrets of Windsor Castle.
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