Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

She wasn’t born to be Queen, but the accidental monarch transformed the job and inspired great loyalty across her realm

Prince Philip’s life in photos

A look at the late Duke of Edinburgh through the years

When Prince Charles takes the throne, he’ll preside over a leaner monarchy—though it may be stretched thinner than he planned (Hannah McKay/Getty Images)

Get ready for a ‘slimmer’ monarchy when Charles is in charge

With Harry and Meghan and Prince Andrew out of the mix, there are already fewer royals on duty around the world. And Prince Charles has plans to further streamline ‘the Firm.’

The one royal who knows how to trump Trump

The U.S. president seems intimidated by the widely respected Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria portrait

From Victoria Rock to Mount George V, how royal is Canada?

There are some 1,500 royal place names in the country, mostly in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

Harry and Meghan’s baby will be a non-royal royal—and that’s a good thing

He or she will enjoy many of the benefits of belonging to the House of Windsor without having to be a working royal

Diana, Princess of Wales

Princess Diana’s legacy is more urgent than ever

Exclusive excerpt: Two decades after Diana’s tragic death in Paris, Tina Brown’s new book remembers Di’s compassion, glamour and rebellious spirit

Canadians adore Queen Elizabeth. Her son? Not so much

For some Canadians hoping for a message on their 100th birthday, only one monarch will do

5 times Prince Philip offended a lot of people

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, is retiring from royal engagements. Over the course of seven decades, he managed to offend many unsuspecting crowds around the world.

Prince Philip may be slowing down, but he’s not bowing out

The Duke of Edinburgh will turn 96 in June, and his energetic schedule was no longer realistic. Today’s announcement merely confirmed the inevitable.

Why the Queen’s cold is a concern for royal watchers

Elizabeth II is so indefatigable that she rarely cancels events. This time is different.

Newsmakers of the year: The royal family changes guard

As aging monarchs slow down, the spotlight shifts to the younger generation of royals