12:20 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 06/04/2012 02:00PM
Sadly, the Queen's "emotional rock" – as grandson Prince Harry described his paternal grandfather – will not be with her for her Diamond Jubilee pop concert.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who will turn 91 next Sunday, was rushed from Windsor Castle on Monday to London's King Edward VII Hospital, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
The hospitalization was described "as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being accessed and treated," and according to the statement, "Prince Philip will remain ... under observation for a few days."
On Sunday, Philip stood with his family in the freezing rain for four hours during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee river pageant.
Originally posted 06/02/2012 10:30AM
A beaming Queen Elizabeth kicked off her Diamond Jubilee celebrations Saturday when she was accompanied to the Epsom Derby by her granddaughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The princesses were part of a large royal party, which also included their dad Prince Andrew, as the family began the weekend of fun to mark 60 years on the throne for the Queen. Their mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, even Tweeted: "So proud of my of my beautiful daughters and how special to be at the Epsom Derby supporting their Granny what an amazing Grandmother the Queen is."
Originally posted 05/29/2012 01:40PM
The Duchess of Cambridge navigated another royal first Tuesday when she joined Queen Elizabeth – and 8,000 other people – at a garden tea party at Buckingham Palace.
Under sunny skies and an uncharacteristically warm 77 degrees, she wore a familiar outfit: a hat by Jane Corbett and the same $2,000 pink Emilia Wickstead coat dress first seen 11 days ago at the Windsor Castle lunch the Queen gave for visiting royals.
Led by the Queen and Prince Philip, the royal party, including Kate, stood to attention for the national anthem before stepping down onto the garden's lawns.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 05:45PM
Is the Queen of England taking a page from Duchess Catherine? The royal matriarch has been recycling a plum coat for years now, wearing it most recently on Monday for an official outing in Windsor (right) as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.
The coat's first appearance came on Christmas Day 2006 (left), when the Queen stepped out for church with her family. She also wore the piece – designed by her head dresser, Angela Kelly – to the Giant Rugby Ball in London in November of 2008 (center).
On Monday, the Queen paired the coat and matching hat – also recycled from her wardrobe – with black gloves, a dainty black leather purse and a diamond brooch.
Originally posted 03/26/2012 08:35AM
You expected her to attend Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. You didn't expect her at John and Frances Canning's!
But sure enough, there was Queen Elizabeth, 85, dropping in on the commoners' nuptials in Manchester this weekend – taking them up on an invitation they sent on a lark, although Her Majesty did not RSVP first.
"Basically it was a wedding gift for us," Frances Canning said, according to CNN.
Originally posted 03/15/2012 08:45AM
Police say they have found the bottle-green Lexus GS300 in which Alisa Dmitrijeva – the young woman found dead in Anmer, England, near Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham country estate – was last seen, and are examining it for clues in her murder case.
"Work is currently being carried out on soil and debris samples found in the car to identify the pollen and spores in them," says detective chief inspector Jes Fry. "These will then be compared with the results from the samples taken at Anmer."
The tests will take several weeks. "If a link is identified, it could be a significant step forward in the enquiry," Fry said.
Originally posted 03/10/2012 09:20AM
Absence has made Kate's heart grow fonder. With her husband away in the Falkland Islands, the Duchess of Cambridge confessed she has been "missing him terribly."
But Kate has kept busy with successful solo engagements, and on Thursday, she completed her first full day of engagements with her royal in-laws, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as the group kicked off the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour.
Kate has also had special company to keep her from being lonely: her puppy, Lupo.
Originally posted 02/13/2012 07:35AM
Call it tea with Kate and the in-laws.
The Duchess of Cambridge will join her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, and her stepmother-in-law, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at an official engagement at Piccadilly's flagship Fortnum and Mason's store on March 1, as "three royal ladies have tea," a royal source tells PEOPLE.
The tea party with the trio will serve as the centerpiece of an event to mark the regeneration of the London area of Piccadilly and be the first of two outings for Kate while William is serving as a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands.
Originally posted 02/05/2012 07:05PM
Sixty years and counting!
As Queen Elizabeth marks her Diamond Jubilee anniversary, she dedicated herself anew to continuing to serve fellow Britons and those around the world who count her as head of state.
Releasing a special set of portraits, taken by John Swannell in the Centre Room at Buckingham Palace in December 2011, Elizabeth, 85, sent a message indicating that while she has seen "great advances" since she took over at her father George VI's death on Feb. 6, 1952, she is looking forward to the future with a "clear head and warm heart."
Originally posted 01/03/2012 09:45AM
The discovery of the remains of a woman in a remote location on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham country estate has triggered a murder investigation.
Police "have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of human remains in an area of woodland" on the Queen's land in Norfolk, about 110 miles north of London, they confirm in a statement to PEOPLE.
"The remains of a female were found by a member of the public who reported the incident to police shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday 1 January," Norfolk constabulary added in the statement.
A forensic search is underway, and an autopsy is scheduled for later Tuesday once the body has been removed.
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