The Queen celebrates 93rd birthday on Easter Sunday

The Queen is celebrating her 93rd birthday. This year, Elizabeth II – who is Head of the Commonwealth – sees her birthday coincide with Easter Sunday, the most important day in the Christian calendar. At Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday in her honour on the […]

How The Queen and Meghan share a love of Malta

The Queen and Meghan Markle share a very special bond – their love of Malta. Both women have strong links to our island. Her Majesty, who also held the title Queen of Malta from 1964 to 1974, has had a soft spot for all things Maltese since she lived here for two years from 1949 to […]

The Queen celebrates 67 years on the throne

The Queen is marking 67 years on the throne this week. Princess Elizabeth was just 25 and thousands of miles from home on a Commonwealth tour of Africa when she became Queen. She took over the throne on February 6 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI, who awarded the George Cross […]

Duke of Edinburgh ‘shocked’ after crash that flipped his car

A barrister has told how he pulled the ‘very shocked’ Duke of Edinburgh from his Land Rover after it overturned in a crash. Prince Philip, 97, walked away unharmed from the collision between his car and a Kia on Thursday. But witness Roy Warne, 75, said the royal was left ‘very shocked and shaken’ following the smash near […]

The Queen welcomes Malta’s High Commissioner to London

The Queen has welcomed Malta’s new High Commissioner to the UK. Joseph Cole held a private audience with Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace after he presented his credentials to the monarch. Mr Cole has told reporters that dealing with potential impact of Brexit on Malta is likely to be the biggest challenge of his career. […]

Malta’s PM cheers Queen at Commonwealth summit

Malta’s prime minister has praised the Queen for her ‘passionate leadership’ of the Commonwealth. Joseph Muscat was addressing world leaders at the opening ceremony of the CHOGM summit at Buckingham Palace. He also signalled Malta’s strong support for Prince Charles to take over as the next leader of the Commonwealth when he becomes King. Maltese […]