A large section of the Antarctic was named in honour of the Queen as she attended her final Diamond Jubilee event of a momentous year.
Foreign Secretary William Hague made the announcement after taking the Queen on a tour of the historic Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) building in the heart of Whitehall.
The southern part of the British Antarctic Territory has been named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour of her 60-year reign.
More top news
Murder charges against an Irish nanny, who spent more than two years in prison accused of killing a baby in the USA, have been dropped.
Charities face probe after claims they may have been involved in buying and selling widower's details.
The island of Kivalina in Alaska is quickly disappearing into the ocean, watched by its 400 residents, due to climate change.