Since its first use on a British stamp on June 5, 1967, Arnold Machin's portrait of the Queen, which was partly based on a photograph by John Hedgecoe, has been reprinted over 220 billion times, making it the most physically reproduced work of art in history.
At 91, Her Majesty was seen driving back from a church service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Park today. Since driver's licences are issued in the Queen's name, she is the only person in the UK who is not required to hold one. She learned to drive during World War II when she operated a first-aid truck for the Women's Auxillary Territorial Service.
50-year-old portraits by Yousuf Karsh of Her Majesty the Queen wearing the Kokoshnik tiara which was first worn by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII. It contains 61 platinum bars and 488 diamonds.
“It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: 'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it'.” ~EIIR
"Prince Philip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in Paris. We send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died and the French people." ~EIIR
After more than 22,000 solo engagements since 1952, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements in the summer at the age of 96. He joined the Royal Navy at 18 and reached the rank of commander in 1952 before being appointed Lord High Admiral in 2011 by the Queen on his 90th birthday. Prince Philip is the longest-serving royal consort in British history and has one of the... View details ⇨