The role of the Monarchy
Monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom
The Queen and Government
The Queen has important formal roles in relation to the Government of the UK
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In an average year, The Queen receives approximately 60,000 pieces of correspondence. For her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Queen received over 120,000 cards, letters and gifts. Most of The Queen's correspondence comes from the UK: on average about 75%. 10% comes from Commonwealth countries and 15% from other overseas countries.
The Queen and Law
The Sovereign today still retains an important symbolic role as the figure in whose name justice…
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The oldest ever recipient of a message from The Queen was a Canadian gentleman, who reached the age of 116 in December 1984.
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The Queen meets thousands of people each year in the UK and overseas. Many people ask how they should greet Her Majesty. The simple answer is that there are no obligatory codes of behaviour - just courtesy. However, many people wish to observe the traditional forms of greeting. For men this is a neck bow (from the head only) whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way. On…
The Winners: The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2016
Find out more about some of the 2016 Queen's Awards for Enterprise winners...
Celebrating The Queen's Official 90th Birthday
A snapshot of celebrations which happened all over the UK on the weekend of 10-12 June
The Queen in Windsor: 90th birthday
Find out more about how The Queen will mark her 90th birthday...
The coronation ceremony has remained essentially the same over a thousand years...
The Queen and The Duke visit the National Cyber Security Centre
Published 15 February 2017
State Opening of Parliament
Each Parliamentary year begins in May when The Queen officially opens Parliament...
The annual Holyrood Week celebrates Scottish culture, achievement and community...
Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate 60 years of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Published 24 November 2016
The Queen and Prince Michael of Kent celebrate 125 years of Royal Life Saving Society
Published 22 November 2016
Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the wounded, and with the Turkish people at this time.The Queen's message of condolence to the President of Turkey
The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy reception held at Buckingham Palace
Published 16 November 2016
I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150th anniversary of ConfederationA message from The Queen to the people of Canada
C’est un plaisir pour moi de transmettre mes meilleurs voeux et mes félicitations aux Canadiens et Canadiennes à l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de la ConfédérationA message from The Queen to the people of Canada (written in French)
The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, opens the Francis Crick Institute
Published 9 November 2016
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Poundbury
Published 27 October 2016
The Queen receives a maquette of Canadian soldier and poet John McCrae
Published 19 October 2016