Queen Elizabeth II http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19800/all en Ireland prepares to welcome Obama, Queen Elizabeth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/110515/ireland-barack-obama-queen-elizabeth-security <p> MONEYGALL, Ireland &mdash; The visits will provide a welcome distraction for a population profoundly depressed by financial woes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/110515/ireland-barack-obama-queen-elizabeth-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Obama Queen Elizabeth II World Leaders Europe Ireland United Kingdom Mon, 16 May 2011 11:02:00 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 5644885 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen Elizabeth's visit heals Irish rifts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/110518/queen-elizabeth-II-visit-ireland <p> DUBLIN &mdash; Queen Elizabeth II made a series of symbolic gestures Tuesday and Wednesday that have laid to rest many of the ghosts of the countries&#39; troubled past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/110518/queen-elizabeth-II-visit-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enda Kenny Northern Ireland Queen Elizabeth II World Leaders Europe Ireland United Kingdom Wed, 18 May 2011 18:59:12 +0000 Conor O&#039;Clery 5645637 at http://www.globalpost.com Kate Middleton and Prince William visit Canada (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5669487 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make a regal visit to Canada and California. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5669487" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William Queen Elizabeth II Stephen Harper Travel/Tourism United Kingdom World Leaders Diplomacy Canada United Kingdom Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:04:00 +0000 News Desk 5669487 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, undergoes heart surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/111223/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-heart-surgery-british-royals <p> Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth&#39;s husband, underwent heart surgery on the same day as being taken to hospital with chest pains.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/111223/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-heart-surgery-british-royals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Queen Elizabeth II Entertainment Health United Kingdom Sat, 24 Dec 2011 02:07:00 +0000 News Desk 5685092 at http://www.globalpost.com Jamaica and Queen Elizabeth the Second http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/jamaica-and-queen-elizabeth-the-second <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "I think time come" to move on says Caribbean nation's new Prime Minister </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence in 2012 with a new Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller of the People&#39;s National Party, and a new attitude to what is still called &quot;the mother country,&quot; Britain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/jamaica-and-queen-elizabeth-the-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Commonwealth Home Jamaica Portia Simpson-Miller Privy Council Queen Elizabeth II Regions Americas Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 06 Jan 2012 09:29:44 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686190 at http://www.globalpost.com Special anniversary present for Queen Elizabeth the Second? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/special-anniversary-present-queen-elizabeth-the-second <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Controversy over call for a new yacht </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> What do you give to the monarch who has everything - or at least as much of everything that a modern constitutional ruler can expect to have?</p> <p> This year marks the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth&#39;s accession to the throne. That&#39;s 60 years of presiding over massive change, not least in how people perceive the Royal role and how much they are willing to pay her to play it.&nbsp;&nbsp; The British tax-payer funds her official duties and pays for staff to carry them out.</p> <p> Anyway, it&#39;s not the best year to have big celebrations. The Conservative-led coalition government&#39;s austerity measures are beginning to bite. Government spending is falling and unemployment is rising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/special-anniversary-present-queen-elizabeth-the-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chelsea Football club diamond jubilee Home Michael Gove Queen Elizabeth II Regions Roman Abramovich royal yacht Britannia Travel/Tourism yachts Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:09:16 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687508 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameron scuppers Queen Elizabeth II yacht plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/cameron-scuppers-queen-elizabeth-ii-yacht-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update on earlier blog post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Earlier today I blogged about British Education Secretary Michael Gove&#39;s call for Queen Elizabeth II to be given a new yacht to mark her 60th anniversary on the throne.</p> <p> Gove&#39;s idea has been run up the flagpole and no one has saluted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/cameron-scuppers-queen-elizabeth-ii-yacht-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Home Michael Gove Queen Elizabeth II Travel/Tourism yacht Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Europa Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:00:43 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687530 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen Elizabeth II may still get a yacht http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/queen-elizabeth-ii-may-still-get-yacht <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Queen's supporters plan to raise private funds to give Her Majesty a fitting present to celebrate her 60th anniversary on the throne. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> When I first <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/special-anniversary-present-queen-elizabeth-the-second">blogged</a> about this yesterday I didn&#39;t expect I would be blogging about it again. But the Queen is a special case and her Diamond Jubilee is a special occasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/queen-elizabeth-ii-may-still-get-yacht" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chelsea Football club David Cameron diamond jubilee Home Michael Gove Queen Elizabeth II Regions Roman Abramovich royal yacht Britannia Russian oligarchs Travel/Tourism Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Europa Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:11:20 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687754 at http://www.globalpost.com Snubbing Queen Elizabeth II http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/snubbing-queen-elizabeth-ii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> List of Britons who have turned down honors like knighthoods is published. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Official secrecy is an obsession in Britain that keeps the rulers - hereditary and elected - isolated from the ruled. When I say obsession, I mean it.&nbsp; Virtually everything is kept secret. For example, twice a year, Queen Elizabeth II gives out honors to the great and the good, things like knighthoods and CBE&#39;s and OBE&#39;s.</p> <p> But recipients don&#39;t just get them - they are asked in advance if they would accept the honor.&nbsp; Now you might think it would be bad manners to turn down a nice woman like the Queen but a minority of people do. Their names have been kept secret until now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/snubbing-queen-elizabeth-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alfred Hitchcock CS Lewis Francis Bacon Graham Greene Henry Moore Home honours knighthood Lucian Freud Queen Elizabeth II Regions Roald Dahl Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:45:11 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5688996 at http://www.globalpost.com Work: those were the days in Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/work-those-were-the-days-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new study compares the world of work in Britain at the start of Queen Elizabeth II's reign 60 years ago and today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As Britain prepares to mark Queen Elizabeth II&#39;s Diamond Jubilee in June there will be many comparative studies to mark the changes to the country over the last 60 years but none is likely to match the power of the survey published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The CIPD is an international association for HR professionals and compiles statistics for its members.</p> <p> In stark and unsentimental numbers it looks at British work life early in the Queen&#39;s reign and today.</p> <p> The total number of Britons in work has risen from 23 million in 1959 to 29 million today. Sounds good. But breaking the numbers down further things aren&#39;t quite so rosy.</p> <p> In 1959, 96 percent of working age men were employed. Only 4 percent worked part-time. Today, 75 percent of working age men are employed, 26 percent of them part-time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/work-those-were-the-days-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British unemployment CIPD diamond jubilee Home Queen Elizabeth II Regions unemployment work Business Europe Global Economy United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:11:46 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5689865 at http://www.globalpost.com Happy Anniversary, Your Majesty! http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/happy-anniversary-your-majesty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> On this day, 60 years ago, King George the Sixth&#39;s valet walked into his room at <span data-scayt_word="Sandringham" data-scaytid="1">Sandringham</span> Estate to wake him and found him dead.</p> <p> The heir to the throne, Princess Elizabeth was on an official trip in Africa when the news reached her that she was now Queen Elizabeth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/happy-anniversary-your-majesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diamond jubilee Home King George VI Queen Elizabeth II Regions Sandringham Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:14:15 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5690502 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen Elizabeth II: 60 years of hats http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5690576 <p> On the Queen&#39;s Diamond Jubilee we want to remember the many hats that have graced Her Majesty&#39;s head the past 60 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5690576" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Queen Elizabeth II World Leaders United Kingdom Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:10:00 +0000 Ashley Kim 5690576 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen Elizabeth II: Celebrating 60 years of hats (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/queen-elizabeth-ii-hats-photos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of hats, celebrates her 60th anniversary on the throne. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashley Kim </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Britain&#39;s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee today.</p> <p> As we remember the Queen&#39;s 60 years of reign as England&#39;s monarch, we would also like to remember the many fancy hats that have graced Her Majesty&#39;s head during the past six decades.</p> <p> Queen Elizabeth II has worn at least 5,000 hats since her rule began on February 6, 1952, according to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11095/1136983-314.stm" target="_blank">Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</a>.</p> <p> From bows and beanies to flowers and feathers on her head, Queen Elizabeth has effortlessly pulled off these extravagnant head pieces as she does her crown.</p> <p> Fans of the Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Kate Middleton, may beg to differ, but today we remember why Queen Elizabeth II is the ultimate Queen of Hats.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/series/princess-diaries" target="_blank">Kate Middleton&#39;s Princess Diaries</a></strong></p> <p> Below is a video that looks back on the Queen&#39;s 60 years of reign:</p> <div id="nl_TrIpOrSAT3yyBdm8" style="width:600px;"> <a href="http://www.newslook.com/videos/399170-queen-elizabeth-ii-achieves-reign-of-60-years" title="Queen Elizabeth II Achieves Reign of 60 Years"><img alt="Queen Elizabeth II Achieves Reign of 60 Years" src="http://img2.newslook.com/images/dyn/videos/399170/1/pad/600/450/399170.jpg" /></a> <div style="background:#efefef;border:1px solid #ccc;color:#999;padding:3px;text-align:right;"> <a href="http://www.newslook.com/world" style="color:#999;">World News Videos</a> by NewsLook</div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/queen-elizabeth-ii-hats-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Queen Elizabeth II United Kingdom Weird Wide Web Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Ashley Kim 5690581 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya: Where Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/kenya-where-princess-elizabeth-became-queen-elizabeth-ii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> She came to Kenya as Princess Elizabeth and left as Queen Elizabeth II. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashley Kim </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOSTON &mdash; Kenya is a special place for Britain&#39;s Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign reached 60 years today.</p> <p> Six decades ago on Feb. 6, 1952, then-Princess Elizabeth was at the Treetops hotel near Mount Kenya when she heard that her father, King George VI had died, according to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16904171" target="_blank">BBC</a>. He died in his sleep at age 56, reported the&nbsp;<a href="http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/feb-6-1952-britains-king-george-vi-dies/" target="_blank">NYT</a>.</p> <p> Treetops has been a favorite safari camp ever since but is right now under renovation.</p> <p> The anniversary of the Queen&#39;s Accession Day is usually commemorated quietly since it also marks the anniversary of the death of King George VI, but this year is special as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/queen-elizabeth-ii-hats-photos" target="_blank">Queen Elizabeth II: Celebrating 60 years of hats (PHOTOS)</a></strong></p> <p> The Queen renewed her vows to continue to serve the British people today, which marks only the beginning of an year-long celebration.</p> <p> The video below explains more about the Diamond Jubilee:</p> <div id="nl_uqnjUyVZTYCMJbkn" style="width:600px;"> <a href="http://www.newslook.com/videos/399739-year-long-celebration-of-queen-elizabeth-s-reign-begins" title="Year-Long Celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Reign Begins"><img alt="Year-Long Celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Reign Begins" src="http://img3.newslook.com/images/dyn/videos/399739/1/pad/600/450/399739.jpg" /></a> <div style="background:#efefef;border:1px solid #ccc;color:#999;padding:3px;text-align:right;"> <a href="http://www.newslook.com/world" style="color:#999;">World News Videos</a> by NewsLook</div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/kenya-where-princess-elizabeth-became-queen-elizabeth-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Queen Elizabeth II Kenya United Kingdom Africa Emerges Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:00:38 +0000 Ashley Kim 5690630 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee marked with Thames river pageant (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120603/queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee-river-pageant-photos Jubilee-themed concerts and street parties are being held around Britain in celebration.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120603/queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee-river-pageant-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diamond jubilee Queen Elizabeth II United Kingdom Sun, 03 Jun 2012 14:23:00 +0000 News Desk 5706607 at http://www.globalpost.com