Buckingham Palace

Harry Potter and the Educational Vacation

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"Learning doesn't take a vacation." Okay, like most annoying moms, I said it and this summer, I tried to live it. During a family vacation to London, England, I attempted to make our visit a mixture of the historic and the fun (they're not always interchangeable, no matter what my history buff husband says), hoping that the kids would learn something, even if their summer-vacation-new-knowledge resistance factor was strong.

Part 5: Can the Commonwealth Survive Without the Queen?

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The Queen has not been particularly successful at keeping her realms and territories together -- inheriting 32, but now reigning over only half that many. It's entirely possible that the Commonwealth is no longer particularly relevant to the modern world and will slowly fade away into history.

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Tim Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

Why Do We Care if Kate Middleton Is Pregnant?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

On the outset, Canadians maintain our collective independence from Britain, but on some level do we perhaps feel a tinge of envy that we've lost out on the revelry that comes with having an incumbent king -- or queen?

Queen Gives Nod To Rent Out Palace Rooms For London Olympics

CP | Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Sports

LONDON - The parties will be at the palace — at least during next year's Summer Olympics.The Queen has given her approval to renting out state apart...