From the advent of TV and smartphones, through the tumultuous time of the Troubles, to a series of royal scandals, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned through tremendous change.
The mention of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the sermon marked one of many firsts during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
During the Gilded Age, marrying British aristocrats was seen as a way for American heiresses to raise their social status.
A tremendous amount of effort goes into planning a royal wedding.
Meghan Markle joins a long line of incoming royal spouses who have faced bruising quests for acceptance—with little to guide them and no guarantee of success.
Victoria's meddling in the love lives of her grandchildren helped create—and destroy—modern Europe.
European royals did not trust the portraits sent to them by other courts, so they commissioned their own.
According to some historians, Britain had a black queen in the 18th century: Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
The royal family's distaste for divorce goes back to Henry VIII.
Old claims that the British monarch is descended from the Prophet Muhammad have resurfaced—but they may reveal more about modern perceptions of Islam than the queen.