Queen Elizabeth

The Takeaway

Queen's Private Opinion Goes Public

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is it possible to lead a country without those in that country knowing where you stand politically? In the 21st century the idea that any head of state could keep his or her views about the world private is, frankly, ridiculous. Unless, that is, you're the Queen of England.

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The Takeaway

Queen Elizabeth Marks 60 Years as Monarch with Diamond Jubilee

Monday, June 04, 2012

On June 2, 1953, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey in London. 2012 marks 60 years of her renowned and at times tumultuous reign. The Diamond Jubilee is a series of celebrations throughout England to honor the Queen's 60-year rule. Historian at London University Kate Williams has written several books about the monarchy, including "Young Elizabeth."

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Gloriana: An Opera Fit for a Queen

Monday, June 04, 2012

Although no new music has been composed for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, taking place this week, an opera by Benjamin Britten deserves to be revived for the occasion, writes blogger Fred Plotkin.

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Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: Water Music for a Queen

Friday, June 01, 2012

On Sunday, a joyous flotilla of 1,000 vessels will process up London's River Thames in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Here in New York, a smaller flotilla will also pass the Statue of Liberty on Sunday to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee.

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Talk to Me

Who Will Rule Britannia? Patrick Jephson Weighs in at Bonham’s

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 86th birthday on April 21, and the entire Commonwealth is preparing to honor her on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee on June 5. So a look at the future of the British monarchy is timely, and one take on this rich topic was offered at Bonham’s New York auction house.


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Bracket | Most Fashionable Politicos

Monday, April 02, 2012

We've picked sixteen fashionable politicians; it's up to you to decide who's the best-dressed.

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The Takeaway

An Intimate Look at Queen Elizabeth II's Reign

Monday, January 09, 2012

For many living inside or outside of a monarchy, the relevance of — or even necessity for — kings and queens in contemporary society is difficult to understand. But to others the concept is irresistable, as evidenced by the continued media fervor over Prince William and Princess Kate. Author Andrew Marr has interviewed those closest to the British royal family's notoriously furtive member and head, Queen Elizabeth II. His new book, "The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II" provides insight into the transformation of the monarchy over her 60-year reign.

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