Queen Elizabeth

Muslims Consider Queen Elizabeth’s Ties to the Prophet Muhammad

“Queen Elizabeth must claim her right to rule Muslims.” So ran a recent headline on the Arab Atheist Network, a web forum. It was only partly in jest. According to reports from Casablanca to Karachi, the British monarch is descended from the Prophet Muhammad, making her a cousin of the kings of Morocco and Jordan, not to mention of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Buckingham Palace: Queen’s Husband Prince Philip to Retire from Royal Duties

Queen Elizabeth II's 95-year-old husband Prince Philip will stand down from royal duties later this year, British royal officials announced Thursday. "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, the duke has the full support of the queen," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.