The private archives of Edward VIII's advisor Sir William Monckton promised shocking revelations concerning the Queen Mother's role in the abdication. But when they were finally opened last month the crucial papers were missing. Ian Lloyd investigates.
Always a keen and highly competent horsewoman, the Queen developed a passionate interest in racing while still Princess Elizabeth. Since she was a little girl her beloved corgis have never been far from her side but, as Ian Lloyd reveals, they are not the only canines in her life.
Will it be 2011? Or the following year, perhaps? As the media continues to guess the date of the next big royal wedding, it's very much a case of business as usual for the couple on whom all eyes are turned. Ian Lloyd looks at some interesting royal precedents.
This month the Queen and Prince Philip will attend the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth. As Ian Lloyd explains, it will be the monarch's 16th and, quite possibly, final tour of the land she visited 57 years ago when she became the first reigning monarch to set foot on Australian soil.
That's the verdict of cameraman Ian Lloyd, who has been photographing the Queen Mother for over 20 years. He has covered her visits overseas and travels 10.000 miles a year following her in Britain. He has amassed over 40,000 images of the nation's best-loved royal...and enjoyed every minute.