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Princess Elizabeth, 21, and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, 26, in their 1947 engagement photo. I can certainly see why she fell in love with you. So handsome!


Mary II 1662-1694, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1694) in her own right. She was the daughter of King James II & VII of England, Scots, and Ireland and his 1st wife, Anne Hyde. She was Sovereign Princess of Orange (1677-1694) as the wife of Willem III, Sovereign Prince of Orange. Her husband became her co-monarch as King William III & II.


The Blues & Royals of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ride along the Mall, backdropped by Buckingham Palace, in London on their way to Horse Guards Parade, on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The Blues & Royals together with the Life Guards will form a Sovereign's Escort for Queen Elizabeth II and a Captain's Escort for the bride and groom from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace during the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

from Mail Online

Our Pepa princess: Kate dresses her beaming daughter in a £74 frock from one of her favourite designers as Charlotte steals the show in Canada

from The Times

Winning smile starts birthday weekend

HM The Queen at Newbury Racecourse with her Racing Manager John Warren. There are some lovely photos of the Queen smiling broadly after one of her horses, Sign Manual, won a race.