Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth Sends Out First Tweet, Adorably Signs Her Name

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it "Elizabeth R" -- and even removing a glove to pos...

Queen Sends First Tweet, Signs It 'Elizabeth R.'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Business

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she op...

Why Do Schools Implement These Ridiculous Rules?

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

A rule that has an unclear or ridiculous purpose is, on its face, unfair. A rule that cannot possibly achieve its purpose is pointless. A rule that has more negative than positive effects is unfair and undemocratic. Discipline or punishment that does not address the behaviour it purports to correct is tyrannical.

Why the Queen Should Stay Mum on Scotland's Independence

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

With polls suggesting a nail-biting finish to the referendum on Scottish independence Wednesday, it is unsurprising that so many Westminster MPs pleaded for the Queen to make a clear public declaration in favour of the "No" campaign. The unusually blunt response from Buckingham Palace, however, is far more intriguing, especially to Canadians.

Kate Middleton Shines In McQueen

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Style

Kate Middleton sure knows how to celebrate in style. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony at The Royal...

The Monarchy Debate Is Missing a Piece of the Puzzle

Johanu Botha | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Johanu Botha

The question Canadians should ask as they continue to debate the monarchy in this country is: how to square the institutional benefits of a non-partisan Head of State with the monarchy's obvious democratic deficit?

Moments When The Queen Was More Fab Than Kate Middleton

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Style

The past two weeks have been all about Kate Middleton but April 21 is Queen Elizabeth's special day. The monarch celebrates her 88th birthday on Mo...

William And Kate Unveil The Queen's New Face In New Zealand

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Living

The face of Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most recognizable in the world, thanks to her appearance on coins and cash in the U.K., and Commonwealth ...

JAILED For Defacing Queen's Portrait

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada

LONDON - A fathers' rights activist has been sentenced to six months in jail for spraying purple paint across a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in West...

It's Time For Canada To Cut Off The Queen

Michael Bolen | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bolen

I say, let the Queen go bankrupt. It can't happen soon enough. The last thing the Commonwealth or Canada needs is a costly reminder of a period when an aristocratic elite ruled supreme -- especially in an age in which a plutocratic elite rules supreme. The royals, after all, were the original 1 per cent.

Queen Elizabeth's Nod To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Style

Kate Middleton wasn't the first royal to pay homage to Canada with her clothes. Queen Elizabeth II gave a subtle nod to Canadians at her coronatio...

Don't Want to Swear an Oath to the Queen? Don't Move Here

Tom Kott | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

A group of immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship are going to court and demanding to cede the oath to "her Majesty Queen Elizabeth." There is a simple answer to this non-problem. Don't move here. Don't move to one of the 43 nations with a monarchy either.

A Day Like No Other: Recalling the Coronation of a Queen

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada
Hon. David C. Onley

Sixty years ago, Coronation Day was celebrated around the world. In Canada, it was declared a national holiday, marked with parades, concerts, and fireworks. Even in wartime Korea, Canadian soldiers marked the day by firing red, white, and blue-coloured smoke shells at a thoroughly confused enemy, followed by toasts to the Queen with rations of rum!

Princesses Rival Kate Middleton At Coronation

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Style

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are keen to remind us that Kate Middleton isn't the only stylish royal in town. The fashionable young sister...

Althia Raj

Canadians Vented About Cost Of Queen Celebration

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — NDP MP Pat Martin isn’t the only Canadian who believes our ties to the monarchy are outdated and idiotic. Based on documents obtained...

A Long History of Animal Diplomacy (It's Not Just Pandas!)

Lee Tunstall | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Lee Tunstall

With the arrival of Er Shun and Da Mao on their very own Panda FedEx Express last week, almost all of Canada stopped to welcome the darling bears. Animals, especially exotic ones, have a long history of being used in diplomatic gestures.

Elizabeth Writes Elizabeth Back

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Politics

The Queen has once again refused a request from a frustrated Canadian, only this time the appeal came from the leader of a federal party. Jennie Vi...

How Canada Post Chooses What Goes on a Stamp

Robert Waite | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

As the (non-paid) Chair of the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee, I'll try to explain how an image of Stompin' Tom (and others) finds its way on to that small piece of perforated real estate. But how do we pick the subjects? Well, it all starts with the Canadian public. Anyone can submit an idea for a stamp topic or subject.

Queen Hospitalized

AP | Raphael Satter | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada

LONDON -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, a rare instance of ill ...

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Whips Up Passionate Patriotism With: Rule Britannia!

Lisa Bui | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lisa Bui

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, with international rising superstar, Callum Smart, enraptured the Jack Singer concert hall with English sophistication, elegance and majestic sound. Callum Smart, the shining crown jewel of this evening's performance, heralds from England and gave an awe-inspiring performance for someone so young!

Serve Others This Year, Urges Queen Elizabeth

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada

Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message urges carrying on the spirit of togetherness and friendship captured in 2012 by the London Summer Olympics and Dia...

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary To The Queen And Prince Philip!

2 For Couples | Sarah Laing | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Style

Congrats Liz and Phil -- you made it to your "Blue Sapphire" wedding anniversary! The Queen and her consort, Prince Philip, were married 65 y...

Colour Trends With A Little Help From Queen Elizabeth And Pantone

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

If there's anyone who has rocked a signature style for most of her life, it's Queen Elizabeth II. For the 60 years she's been on the throne, she's don...

The Ultimate Royal Accessory

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Style

No other accessory symbolizes a queen better than her crown. Over the course of her 60 years as the British Commonwealth's reigning monarch, Queen Eli...

Canadian Citizenship -- What's the Queen Got to Do With It?

Anthony Morgan | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Anthony Morgan

To many individuals and families around the world, Canada is rightfully regarded as a resettlement destination that offers immigrants and new Canadians a range of freedom. Why then, is there a legal obligation for individuals to take a solemn oath of allegiance to faithfully serve the Queen, her heirs and successors in order to gain full access to the democratic protections of Canadian citizenship?