Queen Elizabeth II

Large Liz? Tower housing Big Ben to get a new name

(AP) – The iconic Clock Tower of Britain’s Parliament – widely, though incorrectly, known as Big Ben – is being renamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, authorities said Tuesday. The 315-foot (96-meter)-high structure, one […]

06/26/2012

Queen's husband in hospital with bladder infection

(AP) – Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was hospitalized Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the celebrations of the monarch’s 60 years on the throne, Buckingham Palace said. […]

06/04/2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

(AP) – The River Thames became a royal highway Sunday, as Queen Elizabeth II led a motley but majestic flotilla of more than 1,000 vessels in a waterborne pageant to mark her Diamond Jubilee. In […]

06/03/2012

The queen gets a makeover

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth  is getting a makeover for her Diamond Jubilee — at Madame Tussauds. The museum says it will unveil a new wax figure of the monarch in May. The new work is the […]

03/28/2012