Tomorrow, Queen Elizabeth will become the longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. In honor of the event, here are eight things you might not know about the two royals.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Alison Moore
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died Thursday at the age of 90, was laid to rest in Riyadh. The new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, pledged continuity with his brother's policies. Judy Woodruff remembers the late monarch’s rule.
By PBS NewsHour
With the news of Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicating the throne to his son, we wondered how many monarchies are still in existence, and how many abdications have happened in modern times.
By Elizabeth Shell
For four days in early June, it was all about the queen and a sense of nationalism as the UK celebrated only its second Diamond Jubilee of a monarch.
By Larisa Epatko
Onlookers crowded London's streets and television viewers worldwide tuned into the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday. Margaret Warner recaps the ceremony's significance with John Burns, London bureau chief for the New York Times.
Support Provided By: Learn more