Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

She wasn’t born to be Queen, but the accidental monarch transformed the job and inspired great loyalty across her realm

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

She wasn’t born to be Queen, but the accidental monarch transformed the job and inspired great loyalty across her realm

How Queen Elizabeth II was taught to rule

The daughter of a second son, she got the best start of all—a happy childhood. Then, from her father, struggling with great zeal and small strength, and from her mother, affectionate and serene, she learned the often tiresome tasks of queenship

The many times the Queen graced the cover of Maclean’s

Since the 1950s, Queen Elizabeth has been a regular fixture on the cover of Maclean’s. Here are 18 covers that reflect the Queen’s reign.

Queen Elizabeth and her family: a photo album

A look at Queen Elizabeth and her family through the years

Will the behaviour of her menfolk make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year another annus horribilis? (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year could be overshadowed by Harry, Charles and Andrew

Queen Elizabeth II marks her 70th year as sovereign in 2022, but the momentous occasion may be eclipsed by the bad headlines generated by the three troublesome princes

Queen Elizabeth II walks with Elin Jones, Llywydd of the Senedd, as Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall walk behind at the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd at The Senedd on October 14, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Her Majesty’s cane: Yes, it’s a sign of age, but she wields it well

The Queen has begun using the accoutrement during public appearances, proving once again that she’s wise beyond her years

Queen Elizabeth II with U.S. President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden in the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle on Sunday (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)

Joe Biden has tea with the Queen: Six takeaways from a closely watched visit

Maclean’s royal watcher Patricia Treble on the Queen’s brooch, Biden’s sunglasses and a monarch who is clearly back to enjoying herself

Prince Philip dead at 99: ‘He has been my strength all these years’

He was at Queen Elizabeth’s side through a tumultuous reign, with a protective focus on duty, responsibility and loyalty

Diana Princess of Wales (EMMA CORRIN) in season 4 of The Crown. (Des Willie/Netflix)

The Crown is fiction coated by veneer of truth—and Season 4 is the best one yet

The new season of the popular Netflix series focuses on the doomed fairy-tale royal couple and the British prime minister of the day, Margaret Thatcher

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, in London, England. (Phil Harris/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

An awkward end to Harry and Meghan’s royal life

At the Commonwealth Day service, the tensions among royal family members were unmistakable

Harry and Meghan’s historic deal with the Queen

Patricia Treble: The agreement means that Harry and Meghan will not use their royal styles of “His/Her Royal Highness.” That was assumed to be an absolute requirement for a deal.