Doctor Who A to Z: Q is for Queen

Inspired by a series of Facebook posts that I saw, we are going to run through an alphabetical series of Doctor Who-related themes. Today we continue this with the letter Q…

(Daily Doctor Who #298)


There are a fair few queens who have shown up in Doctor Who over the years, but it took me a while to think of my favorite…or even one that I was particularly open to choosing.

Some are kind of interesting, but not really characters I legitimately like or who really stands out to me. And others I can only vaguely recall at all.

Queen Thalira

From The Monster of Peladon, a story that I’ve seen but had a hard time staying focused on.

Queen Elizabeth I

From various stories, but most notably The Day of the Doctor.

Queen Elizabeth II

The current-day (both then and now) monarch Britain appeared in Doctor Who via a cameo by a look-alike in the 25th anniversary story, Silver Nemesis.

Liz 10

The monarch who presided over the nightmare dystopia world of Starship UK (people don’t seem to talk about what a nightmare dystopia that place was) in The Beast Below

Queen Victoria

The founder of the Torchwood Institute, from Tooth & Claw

Queen Peri

By implication from the strange little coda about Peri at the end of Trial of a Time Lord, Peri seems to ahve become queen to King Yrcranos.

None of these are my pick, though. For my favorite Doctor Who queen I’m going to look beyond the TV show to one of the Big Finish audio adaptations that I have enjoyed the most, Death and the Queen featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble.

Donna Noble

That’s right, in audio Donna Noble became queen of a country called Goritania when she was betrothed to the crown prince, Rudolph. Unfortunately, Goritania had a weird deal with Death going on, which was going to result in Donna being taken away by Death until she figured out there was something special about the Goritanian flag and had a special pair of underwear knitted out of the pattern.

Yes, you read that right. It was pretty silly but a lot of fun, and Donna was awesome!

One thought on “Doctor Who A to Z: Q is for Queen

  1. Queen Thalira really impressed me as a character. Nina Thomas’ performance was most serene and beautiful.

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