Her outfits don't send royal fashion watchers into a frenzy like those of the Duchess of Cambridge or Princess Diana before her, but Queen Elizabeth II has developed a signature style that has withstood the test of time.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Thames river getting ready to board the royal barge.
CNN's Max Foster takes a look back at the 60-year reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
Some of Queen Elizabeth II's acquaintances describe their view points of her to CNN's Max Foster.
On June 3 - 5, the UK's Queen Elizabeth II marks her Diamond Jubilee year with a series of parties and pageants.
So there he was, sitting on the queen's bed, wearing a soiled T-shirt and jeans, holding a broken ashtray and bleeding from a cut on his hand:
Dragon boats, a floating belfry and the royal barge are among more than 1,000 vessels preparing to transform London's River Thames into a spectacular floating tribute to the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
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John and Frances Canning didn't really expect Queen Elizabeth to come to their wedding, but when they learned she was going to be in Manchester, England, on the day of their nuptials, they sent an invitation on a whim.
Nick Glass previews an auction of royal portraits including early photos of Queen Elizabeth months after she became queen.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes a rare address to both houses of Parliament. CNN's Max Foster reports.
Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 86th birthday Saturday privately at Windsor Castle, a palace spokesman said.
Queen Elizabeth II pledged to rededicate herself to the service of her people Tuesday, as she addressed both houses of Parliament as part of celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee, or 60 years on the throne.
The Diamond Jubilee begins in England to honor Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.
Sixty years ago Monday, a 25-year-old woman visiting a remote part of Kenya got a message that her father had died.
Police launch a murder investigation after a woman's body was found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham.
The body found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham last week was a 17-year-old who had been missing since August, police said Sunday.
The identity of a young woman whose remains were found on the estate of Queen Elizabeth II this week remains a mystery -- and police appealed to the public Friday for help to name her.
A body found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham is that of a young white woman aged 15 to 23, investigators working on a murder probe said Wednesday.
Police launched a murder investigation Tuesday after a woman's body was found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham, in the English county of Norfolk.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Canberra Wednesday for her 16th -- and possibly last -- official visit to Australia.
Before luxury yachting was the preserve of Russian tycoons and Silicon Valley moguls, it was only the world's wealthiest royals who built palaces on the sea.
Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, Zara Phillips, marries rugby star Mike Tindall in Scotland. ITN's Debi Edward reports.
The royals show off their stylish hats at ladies day at Royal Ascot
Exactly one year before Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years on the throne, Buckingham Palace has announced plans of how the monarch's milestone will be celebrated.
U.S. President Barack Obama blended pomp and ceremony with diplomacy Tuesday on the second full day of his weeklong trip to Europe, meeting at 10 Downing Street with British Prime Minister David Cameron and attending a state dinner at Buckingham Palace to exchange toasts with Queen Elizabeth II.
After almost six decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is nothing if not an expert sitter, her features captured by artists and photographers from Pietro Annigoni and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol.
A few weeks ago I suggested in the Dáil (Irish Parliament) that the queen of England might be politely asked to contribute to the cost of her bed & breakfast during her visit to Ireland this week.
The director of a cultural show Queen Elizabeth II will see explains what her visit means to him as an Irishman.
Queen Elizabeth II wears a bright primrose dress to match her sunny mood
It's a family lineage littered with public scandals, private feuds, salacious secrets and oodles of intrigue. Britain's royal family has, for centuries, made headlines as well as history.
A peek at what guests may be eating - and where they'll celebrate
In the movie "The King's Speech," there is a pivotal scene where Elizabeth, the future queen, frustrated by the failures of doctors who were trying to treat her husband's stutter, ventures into the streets of London to the office of controversial speech therapist Lionel Logue. So unaccustomed to the outside world, Elizabeth doesn't even know how to properly work the elevator in Logue's building.
The monarch attended a private screening of the Oscar-nominated film and was "moved"
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has canceled this year's palace Christmas party because of the current economic climate, a spokesman said Thursday.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday she believes Australia should become a republic after Queen Elizabeth II dies.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching a Flickr photostream Monday, Buckingham Palace announced.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II withdrew the invitation of a far-right politician to her garden party Thursday after he "blatantly politicized" it, Buckingham Palace said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is "delighted" that she will become a great-grandmother for the first time, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
During a brief visit Tuesday, the monarch pays a visit to ground zero and addresses the United Nations
The queen commends the United Nations on its legacy of leadership and its pursuit of global humanitarian efforts.
Queen Elizabeth II's annual budget this year is £38.2 million ($57.8 million), down from £41.5 million ($62.8 million) last year, Buckingham Palace announced Monday.
British troops dressed in red jackets and black bearskin hats put on a military spectacle in London on Saturday to mark Queen Elizabeth's official birthday.
Two rock 'n roll stars and an Oscar-winning actress were among those receiving birthday honors from Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Saturday.
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had surgery on his left hand to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.
The economy was the focus of Queen Elizabeth II's speech to open Britain's Parliament. CNN's Phil Black reports.
CNN's Richard Quest looks at Queen Elizabeth II's role in resolving who becomes the next British prime minister.
The days of discussions have ended, demands issued, concesssions made and a decision finally reached -- but even before they formed a government, the UK's political parties must wait for approval from one more person: The queen.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will address the U.N. General Assembly in July, the British Mission to the United Nations announced Friday.
Queen Elizabeth II outlines the British government's pledge to crack down on excessive bonuses in the financial sector.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a new medal Wednesday to honor the families of British service personnel killed while serving their country.
Royal Ascot comes to an end Saturday after five days of pomp and circumstance, royal grandeur, free-flowing champagne and impossibly big hats.
The day will also bring dinner with J.K. Rowling - cooked by celeb chef Jamie Oliver
Olympians, business leaders, designers and the lead singer of an iconic rock band are among those receiving New Year's honors from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the Cabinet Office announced Wednesday.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reflected Thursday on the economic and political crises sweeping the globe, acknowledging in her Christmas Day message their impact on holiday festivities.
It's been a century or so since Britain ruled the waves, but Queen Elizabeth II will soon reign over the wind. Earlier this year the Crown Estate, which manages royal property worth $14 billion and controls the seas up to 14 miles off the British coast, agreed to purchase - for an undisclosed sum - the world's largest wind turbine.
Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers
Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 82nd birthday Saturday with a parade and military ceremony known as "Trooping the Color."
Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, was admitted to hospital on Friday with a chest infection, Buckingham Palace said.
Queen Elizabeth helped launch Heathrow's $8.6 billion new Terminal 5 on Friday as part of the British airport's rejuvenation plan to maintain its status as one of the world's most important transport hubs.
True or False: The Catholic Church is the world's largest landowner.
At 81 years and 243 days old, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the Britain's oldest-ever monarch Thursday, passing Queen Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's oldest reigning monarch Thursday, surpassing the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
The wife of Prince Edward, the Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, gave birth to a baby boy Monday, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
Queen Elizabeth II is loved, not only in Britain but also in that nation's former North American colony.
A highly contagious form of stomach flu sickened hundreds of passengers during a worldwide voyage on the famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in what health officials called an unusually large outbreak.
Queen Elizabeth II canceled plans to attend the races at Newmarket on Friday, as she pared back her schedule to rest a strained back muscle.
Queen Elizabeth II was praised for her "calmness, serenity and stillness" at a special service of thanksgiving on Sunday to mark her 80th birthday.
Celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday continued Saturday with a special display staged at Buckingham Palace of historic British-built cars.
To the tune of a brass band playing "Happy Birthday," a beaming Queen Elizabeth II joined throngs of loyal subjects at Britain's Windsor Castle to celebrate as she turns 80.
Designing clothes for as high profile a figure as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is one of the greatest challenges the fashion world has to offer.
The blessing ceremony following the civil marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles will be shown live on television, the prince's spokesman has told CNN.
British police say they are questioning a man who tricked his way into Queen Elizabeth II's main southern English country residence by pretending to be a police officer.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has named a new $800 million cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2 -- billed by its owner Cunard as the largest passenger ship of its type ever built.
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