The queen and the royal family ‘A family on the throne is an interesting idea... It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.’ The Victorian constitutionalist Walter Bagehot
Elisabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
The Golden Jubilee in 2002 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, waving to well-wishers as she rides to St. Paul's Cathedral for a service celebrating her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Charles His title is the Prince of Wales. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, before serving in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. He is known for his interest in architecture and the environment. The Prince of Wales, the new Duchess of Cornwall and families after their wedding at Windsor on 9 April 2005
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES DIANA The former Diana Spencer married the Prince of Wales in 1981. She won the affection of many people by her modesty, shyness and beauty. Diana was unhappy, she felt unloved and knew Charles loved another and had always did. In February 1996 was the divorce. On August 31, 1997 was the car crash in Paris that took her life. Her brother, Earl Spencer, turned her house into a museum and many people pay tribute to her.
Lady D - that was Diana's unofficial name, given to her with love and real affection by common people. This picture was taken in May 1981, a couple of months after the engagement. The world was her stage and she dressed for the role of leading lady. She became a woman of vision, queen of style.
Princess Anna Her Title is the Princess Royal. She won a gold medal for horse riding in the 1972 Olympic Games and is known for charity work as President of the save the Children Fund.
PRINCE EDWARD Prince Edward worked for a short time in the armed forces, as expected of men in the royal family, but later went to work in the theatre. The Earl and Countess of Wessex carry out engagements in support of The Queen, and on behalf of a diverse range of organisations.
PRINCE ANDREW His title is Duke of York. Prince Andrew was a royal helicopter pilot. After serving for 22 years in the Royal Navy the Duke of York is now the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen and her family. It isn’t open to the public. The first monarch who took residence there was Queen Victoria. When Her Majesty is in residence the Royal Standards flies over the east of Buckingham Palace.
Windsor Windsor is an ancient English town. The world famous Eton College is situated in the town. Windsor Castle is the largest castle in the world. It is the "second home" for the Royal family and, in fact, it is the oldest castle ever used for living.