News Granted, the Queen probably isn’t the easiest to buy for. What would one bestow upon the monarch that has it all?

Granted, the royals probably aren't the easiest to buy for. But a book called Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat? Really?

Leading article: A green Queen

THAT BUCKINGHAM Palace is home to some of London's most exotic wildlife will come as a surprise to no one. Intruders in the bedroom, flamingo-eating foxes and a procession of tinpot tyrants, from Hastings Banda to Nicolai Ceausescu, have all crossed the manicured lawns. And that excludes the plumage of the guests, male and female, at the summer tea parties.

Queen's awards caught on film

Queen's awards caught on film

Boateng named to Privy Council

PAUL BOATENG yesterday became the first British-born black member of the Privy Council at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Home Office minister's appointment to the council is another landmark achievement in a career which has already seen him become the first black government minister in 1997.

New light cast on the Romanovs' final hours

EXTRAORDINARY documents detailing one of the 20th century's most infamous murders, the assassination of the Russian Imperial family during the Bolshevik Revolution, were made public yesterday. The documents - many secret for 75 years - give vivid accounts of the end of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, held in Ekaterinburg by Soviet secret police.

The Queen must become a tour guide

No need for a guide book if Her Majesty were regaling you with personal anecdotes

Though loth to crow it, I soon may be a bay-crowned poet

`If you send us a cheque for pounds 100 you can be considered for the next stage of selection'

Palace anger at abdication claim

Palace anger at abdication claim

People's Princess? Naff off!

When it comes news mangling the Palace has nothing on the forelock- tugging fourth estate

Comedy: The loser's a winner

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`Foolhardy' prince criticised

`Foolhardy' prince criticised

Royal 'spin doctor' hired

BUCKINGHAM PALACE yesterday announced the appointment of British Gas public relations chief Simon Lewis as the Queen's Communications Secretary.

Why don't you just behave?

You are invited to dinner by a colleague. Feel out of your social depth? Don't panic, help is at hand. By Meg Carter
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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

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