Today, mourning attire is subdued and dutiful. It wasn’t always that way.
Mourning Elizabeth II showed her kingdom at its best.
Charles III is far more interested in the benefits of traditional English hedgerows than the great, global glory of Britain.
To counter a global trend toward gerontocracy, Britain’s new monarch should retire at 75.
Elizabeth II had an instinctive grasp of the need to sustain the spell of royal enchantment. Her son Charles III may be less blessed with that gift.
She understood intuitively what an extraordinary force cultural power could be.
Elizabeth II made the U.K.’s constitution work. America could learn a thing or two.
Helen Lewis on the end of Britain’s second Elizabethan era
The paradox of Elizabeth II’s reign was that in presiding over a shrinking empire, she became a modern global monarch.
A collection of images of Elizabeth’s life and travels, from age 5 to 96
For seven decades, Elizabeth II gave Britain a constant, even as her kingdom was transformed.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday—here is a collection of images of Elizabeth’s remarkable life, from ages 5 to 90.
It’s hard to imagine the monarchs of Saudi Arabia and Thailand selling souvenir tchotchkes in quite the same way.
KINGSLEY MARTIN, who for thirty years was editor of the New Statesman and Nation, here discusses the difficult task of educating the royal heir and the cost of the crown to the British people. This is the second of two excerpts from Mr. Martin’s book, The Magic of the British Monarchy, which will be published in the fall under the Atlantic–Little‚ Brown imprint.
Princess Elizabeth will be eighteen on her next birthday. How does her education compare with that of an American girl of the same age? And how does it compare with that of Victoria, who was also educated to be a queen?