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Prince Philip at the river pageant

Duke of Edinburgh misses jubilee gig after being taken ill with bladder infection

Prince could have developed condition while standing in heavy rain during river pageant

Viv Groskop: Anti-royalists admit it. We are doomed

I'm caught between a rock cake with a Union Jack cocktail stick in it and a hard place

Royal gnomes add a regal touch to Jubilee for Kingfisher

Kingfisher, the owner of the DIY chain B&Q, is hoping for a regal boost to its spring sales from Diamond Jubilee gnomes, after growing its annual profits by more than a fifth.

Since 1952 the Queen has given royal assent to more than 3,500 Acts of Parliament.

60 facts about the Queen you didn't know

As she celebrates six decades as head of state, i uncovers some curious facts about Her Majesty.

Queen puts family first in Christmas Day address

The Queen is to use her Christmas Day broadcast to emphasise the importance of family, friends and community.

The installation at St Paul's Cathedral made from poppies depicting three child soldiers

Remembrance: Artwork unveiled as prince pays tribute to the fallen

An art installation made of poppies is to be unveiled at London's St Paul's Cathedral today to mark Remembrance Day.

Cost of monarchy down by £1.8m

The Queen's official expenditure decreased by 5.3% from £33.9 million in 2009/10 to £32.1 million in 2010/11 according to the royal public finances annual report.

Letter from the editor: Meeting Rory McIlroy

Editors can be very blasé. This is particularly the case with ones who have been around a while, like yours truly. (I know what you’re thinking: how does he manage to look so young? You’re not? Oh, well...)

Video: Queen makes rare Number 10 visit

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Number 10 to attend a lunch to celebrate the Prince's recent 90th birthday.

Letter from the editor: Views are my own

Many of my fellow journalists, when they sign on to Twitter, add a little rider to their biography which states: “Views are my own”.

Queen hands Navy title to Philip

The Queen made the Duke of Edinburgh the Lord High Admiral of the Navy today to mark his 90th birthday.

Ageism is justified, says Duke on 90th birthday

The Duke of Edinburgh, never one to mince his words, reaches his 90th birthday today defending ageism and dismissing animals rights activists as "bunny huggers". Admitting he is approaching his own "sell-by date", Prince Philip said the physical and mental fragilities that come with age mean discrimination on the grounds of age can be justified. "There is an ageism in this country, as everywhere, and quite rightly so, because I think you go down hill, physically, mentally and everything," he said in an interview on BBC1 last night. "It's better to get out before you reach the sell-by date".

The Best Views from the Boundary Compiled, By Peter Baxter

What radio programme could produce a book of interviews with subjects as diverse as the Duke of Edinburgh ("Is there anything about modern cricket you'd like to see changed?" "I only wish that sometimes some of their trousers fitted better") and Denis Skinner ("Once you strip away the layers of mystery from the Royal Family, it becomes commonplace")? The answer is Test Match Special.

The Sketch: Four hours is a long time for Prince Philip to behave himself

There must have been a moment or two there where the Duke of Edinburgh had to bite his tongue. Maybe the Queen had had it bitten for him. Maybe she'd asked Barack to bring him as a gift those "fell pony bits and shanks" (this had to be repeated to us hacks three or four times). Maybe he was wearing the bits to stop saying the things he is famous for saying as they showed POTUS and FLOTUS around the displays in the Royal Collection.

Duke of Edinburgh tires jockey on horse simulator

The Duke of Edinburgh's inquisitive nature proved tiring for a trainee jockey today when he asked for a horse simulator to be speeded up during a demonstration.

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