June 1, 2012 Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration — marking 60 years on the throne — looks like it will be quite a show. Sunday's huge flotilla alone is predicted to be "the most spectacular nautical event seen in London for 350 years."
May 18, 2011 VIDEO: On a tour of the famed brewery in Dublin, Queen Elizabeth was offered a pint of the famous stout. She declined. Prince Philip seemed quite interested, but passed as well.
May 17, 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn jailed in New York; Louisiana flooding slowing down; Irish security defused a bomb before Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin; NFL owners won legal approval to continue locking out players; former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a staffer not his wife
April 27, 2011 Male heirs are still favored, and the law still states that the monarch must be a protestant and "in communion with the Church of England."