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— Royal Hug with Michelle Obama
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Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Personal Info
The Royal Family
Royal Pet Corgis and Dorgis
Official Royal Web Site & YouTube
Tea with Obama's at Buckingham Palace
Obama's Gifts to The Queen
The Royal Hug with Michelle Obama
Royal Etiquette
The Royal Wedding
Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Personal Info:
Queen Elizabeth II
Birth name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Born: April 21, 1926* in Mayfair, London
Married: —Philip on November 20, 1947
in Westminster Abbey, London
Consort: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Coronated: June 2, 1953
Children: Four (Royal Family)
1st Great Grandchild: 3rd heir to the throne - HRH Prince George of Cambridge
(Kate & Will's son born July 22, 2013)
2nd Great Grandchild: 4th heir to the throne - HRH Princess Charlotte
of Cambridge (born May 2, 2015)
Official Surname: Mountbatten-Windsor
Pets: Corgis & Dorgis

Official London Home:
Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous Palaces in the world — and the official London residence of Her Majesty, The Queen of England.


When working, The Queen divides her time between London and Windsor, unless she's visiting overseas. She spends a week in Edinburgh every year (Holyrood Week) and vacations at Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, or Sandringham House, Norfolk.

Royal Family Official Residences
Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Windsor Castle (England's oldest Castle)
More Royal Residences

Official Birthday:   A Saturday in June. The Queen's "official birthday" is marked each year by Trooping the Colour. The ceremony is also known as the Queen's Birthday Parade — it's the biggest Royal event of the year.

*The birthday celebration is held in June vs April (actual birthday) because the weather is typically better at that time.

Golden Jubilee
June 2002 marked the "Queen's Golden Jubilee" — her 50th Anniversary on the British throne.

Diamond Jubilee
In June 2012, Her Majesty the Queen celebrated her "Diamond Jubilee" — marking 60 years on the British throne. Celebrations took place throughout London and the U.K. including four days of fun festivities — Diamond Jubilee Celebratory Street Parties, The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, Fireworks, Royal Carriage Procession, Royal Family appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, and an RAF Flypast.


The Royal Family
- The Queen of England - Elizabeth II
- Duke of Edinburgh - Prince Philip

- Prince Charles, Prince of Wales*
(The Queen's eldest son)
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
- Prince William, Prince of Wales**
(married to Catherine (Kate) Middleton)
- - Prince George of Cambridge***
- Prince Harry, Prince of Wales

- Prince Andrew, Duke of York
(The Queen's second son)
- Princess Beatrice, Princess of York
- Princess Eugenie, Princess of York

- Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
(The Queen's third son)
- Sophie, Countess of Wessex
- Vicount James Severn
- Lady Louise Windsor

- Princess Anne, Princess Royal
(The Queen's only daughter)
- Timothy Laurence (Anne's husband)
- Zara Phillips (Anne's daughter)
- Peter Phillips (Anne's son)

* Heir to the throne
** Second in line of succession to the British Throne (after his dad, Charles, the Prince of Wales)
*** Third in line of succession to the Britiish Throne (after his dad, William )

Pets — Queen's Corgis & Dorgis:

  • Emma
  • Linnet
  • Monty
  • Holly
  • Willow

And here are the names of her Dorgis (a cross-breed of Dauchshunds and Corgis):

  • Cider
  • Berry
  • Candy
  • Vulcan

Fun Royal Attractions
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Tours
Changing of the Guard
Tower of London & Crown Jewels
Westminster Abbey


Buy London Sightseeing
Tickets & Passes

Buckingham Palace and Buckingham Palace Garden, Summer Opening of The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Royal Gates nr. Buckingham Palace

The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton took place on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Tea at Buckingham Palace

Two Most Famous Couples
in the World!
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle met with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in April 2009. The two most famous couples in the world had afternoon tea together and exchanged gifts.

Obama's Gifts to the Queen
The Obamas gave the Queen a specially engraved i-Pod filled with her favorite show tunes and video footage and photographs of her 2007 trip to the U.S.

They also presented her with a rare autographed songbook by Rodgers & Hammerstein. One of the Queen’s favorite musicals is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Oklahoma."

The Queen gave the Obamas a silver-framed photograph of herself and Prince Philip.

The Royal Hug — Seen & Heard Around the World!
During the Reception at Buckingham Palace, the Queen placed her hand at Michelle's back — and Michelle reciprocated with her arm around the Queen's shoulders. Because Royal Etiquette dictates that NO ONE touches the Queen, this unprecedented behavior caused a sensation around the world — even more so because the Queen initiated the "touching!"


Royal Etiquette
— Do's and Don'ts
Here are a few Protocol Tips if you ever have the honor of meeting the Queen of England:

When the Queen enters the room, everyone stands up.

At first meeting the Queen, address her as "Your Majesty" and then "Ma'am." Whatever you do... don't call her Liz!

Don't turn your back on the Queen.

When drinking tea, don't slurp. And when the Queen stops eating, everyone stops eating!

No touching unless the Queen initiates it — gentle handshakes are the norm when meeting her. If you're a British Subject, men may bow and women curtsy, although bowing and curtsying are not required of U.S. Citizens.


Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, London, U.K.

Official Royal Web Site
British Monarchy Web Site

The British Monarchy

The British Monarchy

Royal YouTube
Royal YouTube

The Royal Diary
Future Engagements
— Interactive Menu

The Royal Diary Interactive Menu
Check out this Calendar Map feature showing what parts of England the Queen and other members of the Royal Family are scheduled to visit in upcoming weeks.

Queen Elizabeth II
Prince William

Princess Catherine
Royal Trivia
Royal Etiquette

The Royal Wedding
Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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