diamond jubilee

Coronation’s 60th: Vivat Regina!

All eyes on St. Edward’s Crown

Coronation’s 60th: Why the Queen’s not going anywhere

Patricia Treble on why an abdication is unlikely

Coronation’s 60th: The most perfectly regal dress

A look back at the Queen’s sartorial show-stopper

Inauguration vs. Diamond Jubilee

Maclean’s Royal watcher was on hand for a little U.S. pomp and circumstance

The top 10 royal stories of 2012

Bare breasts (and a bum), a drenched jubilee, not to mention a royal pregnancy (need we say whose?)

Regal dressing 101

A new book offers a fascinating behind-the-palace walls peek into how the Queen gets dressed

How it took 21 bureaucrats to answer our simple question

No joke: 21 people and 74 pages of emails


A devotion shared by a Queen and her subjects

On her birthday in 1947, nearly five years before she would become Queen, a 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth delivered one of her most memorable, assured and prescient speeches.


Should the monarchy still matter to Canadians?

Two old warhorses, John Fraser and Allan Fotheringham, duke it out (yet again)


How ill is Prince Philip?

When news broke on Monday that Prince Philip was in hospital with a bladder infection, everyone’s thoughts turned to his wife of the last 64-plus years, Queen Elizabeth II, who was nearing the end of a four-day celebration for her Diamond Jubilee, and Philip had been at her side for every event.

Now, the Press Association reports, “Buckingham Palace said he might not be discharged by Sunday,” when the prince will turn 91. This has sparked renewed concern as to exactly how ill the Queen’s consort really is. And the palace shows no sign of reassuring the public, having only provided two spartan press releases–similar to those from last December when Philip underwent a successful procedure to clear a blocked coronary artery–since Monday.

Monday, June 4: HRH the duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated. Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a few days. He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow’s engagements.

A (very wet) view from inside the Thames flotilla

One of the 1,000-plus vessels that took part in the Diamond Jubilee Thames flotilla was a dragon boat from Vancouver, crewed by breast cancer survivors. Abreast From the West endured awful conditions—a cold rain drenched everyone for most of the event—while having to maintain a consistent paddling speed and position in the flotilla. One of the Abreast paddlers was Leanne Jacobsen, who recounts what she and her fellow Canadians saw and experienced while travelling through the heart of London:

‘Exclusive’ Video: Diamond Jubilee high tea, with dogs

Over 60 plus canines walked the red carpet in a nod to the Queen