Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is the queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the head of the Commonwealth. She was born in 1926 and has been queen since 1952.
Elizabeth was born in London to the duke and duchess of York, later King George VI and Elizabeth, queen consort. In 1947, she married Philip, duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history.
The couple are also set to return the controversial 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) of taxpayers' money they received to make home improvements. The Queen said she was pleased a "constructive" solution had been found.
Another person has died and hundreds of properties are feared lost after another catastrophic day of bushfires in Australia's southeast. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has deflected blame over his handling of the crisis.
From cuddly pugs to hunting dogs and three-headed canines guarding the gates of hell, to the storied pets of David Bowie, Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine the Great, "Loyal Friends" celebrates our puppy obsession.
Queen Elizabeth II's second son Prince Andrew the Duke of York announced Wednesday that he would step back from public duties because of his ties to American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew said the relationship had become a "major disruption'' to the royal family's charitable work. Keith Walker discusses the royal scandal with London-based journalist and commentator Patrick Christys.
A representative of the UK government has acknowledged the "pain" suffered by New Zealand's Maori people in their first encounter with British explorer James Cook. Laura Clarke did not, however, offer an apology.
Boris Johnson has accused lawmakers of trying to stop the UK from leaving the EU. The British Prime Minister appeared in the House of Commons for the first time since the Supreme Court ruled he had acted unlawfully in advising Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament. Keith Walker speaks with journalist and political commentator, Patrick Christys, about a very turbulent week in British politics.