Since Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne in 1952, the English royal family tree has grown to include her four children, eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. For most people, a family tree is simply a fun curio, but for the British royal family birth order and parentage is all […]
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died on Thursday. She was 96 years old. Nicknamed “the Steadfast” by her biographer Douglas Hurd, the queen dutifully served her country and territories for 70 years. For many in Britain, Elizabeth II was the only living monarch they had ever […]
From international tours to meetings with the most powerful people on earth, the queen spent her life at the center of the world stage.
Elizabeth II was still a newborn when she earned her first book dedication (from Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne) and only three years old when she landed a 1929 Newsweek cover, where she was introduced to the world as a cherub-faced “Princess Lilybet.” By the time of her death […]
United by its duty to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and the royal blood that stretches back centuries, the royal family is also just a family—people who go on vacations together, share hobbies and passions, and help each other juggle babies (even if those babies are wearing elaborate christening […]