The Royal Family has been in the international tabloids very much so recently but in the UK is pretty common to get at least one news per day about them: together with the weather forecast the Royal events, gossips, birthdays, dresses & hats, or appearances are interesting discussion topics in the British realm.
The British Monarchy has got even a great website http://www.royal.gov.uk/ and a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy. Its story is too long to summarize here just figure that goes back to 400 AD. The United Kingdom became one country ruled by one king just recently, in 1707 and since then started loosing gradually executive power becoming subject to Parliament, which is the today’s Constitutional Monarchy.
Since 1952 Elizabeth II is theQueen and head of state of UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms… guess which ones! And London despite being modern and one of world financial centers still has this Royal aura and atmosphere. Wanna experience it?