The Queen

Portrait of the week: Cameron visits UN HQ, Scotland checks its bruises, and a Swede sells his submarine

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, visited New York for talks at the United Nations; he said Britain supported the…

Compassion is fashionable again. Thank the Pope

12 April 2014 9:00 am

There was something poignant about the decision of L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s American girlfriend, who committed suicide in New York…

Gyles Brandeth's diary: The pub where the Queen came in by the fire escape

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Hard on the heels of the 90th birthday of Nicholas Parsons (10 October) comes the 65th birthday of the Prince…

Conrad Black’s farewell to the British press

3 August 2013 9:00 am

The astonishing level of enthusiasm over the birth of the new prince goes far beyond the pleasure that people naturally…

Bookends: The Queen’s message

2 June 2012 5:45 pm

It is a sad fact that most ‘self-help’ books end up helping no one, other than the people who wrote…

Queen of sorrows

21 January 2012 11:15 am

She was the ill-educated younger child of the Duke of York; a mere female, she was sickly and not expected…

The Diamond Queen by Andrew Marr

12 November 2011 10:00 am

‘Of making many books there is no end’, particularly when the subject is Queen Elizabeth II. It is less than…

Neither Greek nor German

11 June 2011 12:00 am

Prince Philip’s childhood was such that he had every right to be emotionally repressed and psychologically disturbed.