Six decades after she took the British throne at age 26, Queen Elizabeth II (who has never given an interview) leads the royal family into a new era in which social media and constant scrutiny have changed life as they know it.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will go back to the scene of her coronation on Tuesday to mark a reign that has weathered six decades of social transformation and the end of her country's global empire. Full story
Archival video of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II chronicles her birth in 1926, an uplifting speech she gave the country at age 14 during World War II, her wedding in Westminster Abbey to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, her coronation in 1953, her introduction to Marilyn Monroe, the turmoil of the royal
Now that Queen Elizabeth II is 87 she’s planning to pass the baton to her son Charles, who has waited longer than any other heir for his time on the British throne. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.
President Ronald Reagan listens as he poses for photographers with Queen Elizabeth II at a formal state dinner, March 3, 1983, at the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. At left are Prince Philip and first lady Nancy Reagan.
epa03773551 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a tour of Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders, Scotland, Britain, 03 July 2013, as she officially reopened the literary great's former home following a multimillion-pound restoration. EPA/Phil Wil
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend Day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2013 in Ascot, England.
epa03734710 A serious-faced Queen Elizabeth II leaves the new BBC Broadcasting House in London, Britain, 07 June 2013. The Queen officially opened the new BBC headquarters 07 June while her husband the Duke of Edinbugh, Prince Philip is undergoing an operation in hospital where he is expected to sta