Queen has become the first act to sell six million copies of an album in the UK - three decades after it was released.
The Queen received a plethora of presents during royal engagements in 2013 including a commemorative Oyster card.
The Queen used the wrong name for the Republic of Ireland when writing to president Patrick Hillery.
Pancakes were on the menu at Buckingham Palace this Shrove Tuesday although the Queen admitted that she did not make them herself.
The monarch revealed her choice of dinner during a reception for the Christ Church Cathedral Music Trust held at St James's Palace.
John Briggs, registrar at Christ Church cathedral, asked the Queen if she had enjoyed pancakes at the request of his four-year-old son.
"My little boy was very upset that he couldn't come with me to see the Queen, but he told me to ask her a question on his behalf. He wanted to know if she had pancakes today, and she said 'yes' but that she didn't make them herself," said Mr Briggs.
The Queen has revealed she cannot helping looking at her Bafta Award, which she keeps on top of her television.
Her Majesty, who received an honorary Bafta last year in recognition of her contribution to the TV and film industry, made the revelation as she spoke to 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.
Asked by actress Jane Horrocks what she had received her Bafta for, the Queen laughed, "Can you not guess? I've only done one thing!" to which Lenny Henry joked, "This is Helen Mirren, she's brilliant."
Bafta chairman John Willis previously dubbed the Queen "the most memorable Bond girl yet" for her role at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge met some of Hollywood's leading actors tonight as Buckingham Palace hosted a reception celebrating the UK's dramatic arts.
The event featured a who's who of leading film makers, entertainers and actors including director Steve McQueen and actresses Uma Thurman and Helena Bonham Carter.
The night was hosted by the Queen in her capacity as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, also known as Rada.
The Duchess of Cambridge joined her for the evening wearing a striking red Alexander McQueen dress.
The Duchess of Cambridge returned to the spotlight as she joined a star studded guest list for a fundraising night in aid of the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate stepped out for her first engagement of the year wearing a dark-coloured Jenny Packham floor length dress.
The night was billed as a black-tie do with a "sparkle" and the Duchess followed the theme by wearing a dazzling diamond necklace loaned by the Queen.
The fabulous piece was a wedding gift given to the Queen to mark her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in November 1947.
Known as the Nizam of Hyderabad it was created by Cartier in the 1930s and has been worn by the monarch throughout her life and for many formal portraits.
Among the guests for the gala dinner was actress Elizabeth Hurley, rock star Bryan Adams, actor Alan Rickman and artist Grayson Perry.
The Queen will make a State visit to France from 5th - 7th June to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
After a visit to Normandy the Queen who will be accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh will attend State Visit events in Paris and be received at the Elysee Palace by President Hollande.
The Prime Minister has revealed that he finds talking politics with the Queen very useful as she is "always" up to speed and has "heard it all before".
Discussing his weekly Buckingham Palace audiences with the monarch, David Cameron divulged that he was very aware the Queen has worked with 11 Prime Ministers before him.
"You are very conscious as Prime Minister that I am her 12th," he told BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright Show.
"She started with Winston Churchill and she has heard it all before. I think prime ministers find it very valuable to try and explain the difficult decisions and problems the country faces in the presence of someone who's heard and seen all these problems before," he added.
Cameron also said the Queen was "always" up to speed, adding "you have to make sure you are well-informed too if I can put it that way".
Royal palaces "cost an absolute fortune" to maintain so it is not surprising the Queen's household has spent as much as it has done, a royal expert told Daybreak.
Robert Jobson defended Her Majesty for not doing more to reduce costs as palaces were already crumbling due to lack of upkeep.
"Basically, these buildings cost an absolute fortune to maintain, [Buckingham] palace in particular is crumbling in certain areas, has not been rewired since the 50s, certain rooms are not even decorated. This is a national monument in my opinion."
He continued: "It could possibly be opened to the public but the truth is that there has been a cut in real terms and so they had to spend the money where they could."
Buckingham Palace could be used to make more money for repairs Margaret Hodge, Public Accounts Committee chair has said.
Hodge also spoke of repairs needed at the royal residence, such as the boiler which has served the palace almost as long as the Queen and should be replaced due to the increasing costs of running it according the sixty-year-old appliance.
The royal household was charged by the PAC in 2009 to generate more income to supplement the funding it receives from Government. This has been done successfully. In 2012-13 the Household generated £11.6 million in comparison with £6.7 million in 2007-8. Work on income generation continues.
– Buckingham Palace spokesperson
A significant financial priority for the royal household is to reduce the backlog in essential maintenance across the occupied royal palaces. Recent examples of work include the renewal of a lead roof over the royal library at Windsor and the removal of asbestos from the basement of Buckingham Palace. The need for property maintenance is continually assessed.