Queen’s plot to bash Idi Amin over the head with a pearl sword

The Queen planned to hit Idi Amin over the head with a ceremonial pearl sword Anecdote revealed by Lord Mountbatten in his diary, revealing how seriously Queen took potential threat posed by Ugandan dictator The Queen planned to hit Idi Amin [...]

Queen’s portrait defaced with spray paint in Westminster Abbey

A portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey has been defaced with spray paint, an abbey spokesman has said. (268)

Queen officially opens BBC’s new Broadcasting House building

The Queen has officially opened the BBC’s rebuilt Broadcasting House, creating a memorable TV moment when she appeared behind the newsreaders on air. (196)

Queen Coronation’s 60th anniversary marked at abbey

Guests are arriving for a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Some who participated in the 1953 service will be in the 2000-strong congregation. (261)

Queen in hospital with stomach bug, Buckingham Palace says

The Queen is in hospital “as a precaution” where she is being assessed for symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace says. (235)