As the UK prepares to celebrate King Charles III's coronation, we focus on the love affair between the British royal family and Paris, which has been both long and reciprocal. A series of landmarks are dedicated to British monarchs in the capital, such as Avenue Victoria – named after Queen Victoria, who in 1855 made the first state visit to Paris in over 400 years.
19 Sep 2022
Queen Elizabeth's coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of inimitable pageantry that drew world leaders to her funeral and huge crowds to the streets to say farewell to a revered monarch.
18 Sep 2022
In this special programme from London, we look back at Queen Elizabeth II's life as a cultural icon. During her 70-year reign, the late monarch was the subject of countless portraits, photographs and artworks around the world. Artist Nicky Philipps painted the queen's official portrait three times. She speaks to Eve Jackson about their sittings together, the stories Elizabeth II shared and the moment she had to tell the queen to close her mouth.
11 Sep 2022
We take a look at how the British papers are paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. We also look at some criticism of the monarchy that's been picked up in the foreign press, in addition to the many praise-filled tributes. Meanwhile, British cartoonists have been bidding farewell to the monarch. Finally, we find out how a double rainbow touched mourners at Buckingham Palace.
11 Sep 2022
In spite of their difficult colonial past, India and Pakistan had a cordial relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. She is seen as a monarch who pursued the policy of "noninterference" during her 70-year-reign as queen.
14 Mar 2022
Queen Elizabeth II has been ruling the UK for 70 years and had cakes, ships, trains and numerous buildings named after her. But never a rhinoceros — until now.