The monarchy : CONTENTS



(Updated on 02/08/2014)










  • Queen advertises chauffeur position for Royal household - 19 August 2012 
    "Accommodation is part of the package for someone with "clear communication skills" and "an ability to deploy tact and diplomacy when necessary".
    BBC Breakfast has been finding out what it takes to be a Royal chauffeur."

  • The Queen
    "As part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, watch video of her life and reign including rare film of her childhood and coronation."
    + More information about the Queen.

  • The Queen's unofficial portraits on show - 3 February 2012
    "One of the first events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is taking place at the Cartoon Museum in London.
    The exhibition is an irreverent series of unofficial portraits of the British monarch.
    Kathy Harcombe reports.
    Contributors to this report include Anita O'Brien, curator at the Cartoon Museum, and cartoonist Nicholas Garland."



    Queen speaks of hope in 2011 Christmas Day message - 25 December 2011 - ARTICLE + VIDEO + THE TEXT
    Watch the Queen's Christmas message in full.

    Queen's Christmas message 2011 preview
    + a video

    "The Queen's Christmas message will focus on family, friends and community spirit
    and feature the Christmas carol 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'."


    Queen's Christmas Day speech to focus on family - 24 December 2011
    "The Commonwealth is a family of 53 nations, all with a common bond, shared beliefs, mutual values and goals."


    See Cartoons

  • The Queen's speech at the US State Banquet - 24 May 2011


  • Queen Elizabeth II passes royal milestone - 12 May 2011
    "The Queen has become the second longest reigning monarch in British history.
    Her reign, which started on February 6th 1952, is now surpassed in length by only Queen Victoria who held the throne for more than 63 years."



  • The London shops who supply the Royal Family
    "Where do the Royal Family shop in London? Official suppliers to the royal household are allowed to display a small coat of arms.
    The royal warrants are a mark of recognition to companies who have supplied goods for at least five years to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales. They are regarded as a stamp of excellence and quality, and are highly prized."