She's won five Olympic medals and is Britain's most successful female rower. Katherine Grainger from Maidenhead received the ultimate honour - she was made a Dame by The Queen.
The 41-year-old athlete - who is also Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University - was honoured at Buckingham Palace. Sally Lockwood reports.
Sir Roger Bannister, 87, has been made a Companion of Honour for his services to sport. He was the first man to run a sub four-minute mile.Read the full story ›
Royal Mail is celebrating Windsor Castle with a 10-stamp set available from today.
The issue comprises three stamps showing exterior views of the Castle: the distinctive Round Tower; a view of the Castle from the Long Walk and The Norman Keep. Three feature images of internal rooms: St George’s Hall; The Queen’s Ballroom and The Waterloo Chamber
A further four images show interior images of St George’s Chapel, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world and an official residence of The Queen. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
The Royal Navy has marked the 65th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne with a 21 gun salute in Portsmouth.Read the full story ›
Queen Elizabeth II has made history after 65 years on the throne.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Cornwall was in Old Windsor today as she officially took up her new role as patron of Battersea Dogs and Cats home.Read the full story ›
The Queen has attended church at Sandringham after missing services over Christmas and the New Year due to a lingering heavy cold.Read the full story ›
The Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday in April, will hand her patronages over to other members of the royal family.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Cornwall is due to visit Hampshire today.
Camilla will meet the families of soldiers currently deployed in Iraq before opening a hospital's children's cancer unit in Southampton.
At Normandy Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, she will place a posy on the 4 Rifles Memorial Wall which includes the names of those killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 4th Battalion the Rifles (4 Rifles), commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Carl Boswell, currently has 250 Riflemen based at Al Asad Air Base, 100 miles west of Baghdad, providing training support to the Iraqi army.
Camilla will then go on to visit Southampton Children's Hospital where she will open the cancer unit Piam Brown which has undergone a £1.7 million seven-month refurbishment.
She will attend a reception with staff and patients where she will unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening.