They rule the Royal House of Windsor, and they can trace their bloodlines back through thousands of years of monarchy and leadership. The British Royal Family, with Queen Elizabeth II at the head of the throne, lead Britain's constitutional monarchy. As the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and is honored for 60 years on the throne, the Royal Family has never been more popular. They go by the terms "His and Her Royal Highness," yet they are admired for their style, down-to-earth personalities, media savvy, and their devotion to humanitarian causes. All eyes are on Princes William and Harry as they carry on their family legacy into the 21st century.
Prince Charles plans to declare Camilla Parker Bowles, his second wife with whom he had a long affair while married to Princess Diana, Queen of England upon his ascension to the throne, a source told The Daily Beast. The palace says Bowles will be “Princess Consort.”
Queen Elizabeth approved of at least one of Princess Margaret’s affairs, claims a new documentary, ‘Elizabeth: Our Queen.’ A friend of the princess says the Queen told her that her sister’s 8-year relationship with landscape gardener Roddy Llewellyn had been good for her.
At a summit of the 53-country Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II officially backed her son Prince Charles to be her successor as the king of Britain and its former colonies for the first time. The role is not hereditary, so the Commonwealth will have to approve the move first.