Queen may refer to:

In government and monarchy

  • Queen regnant, a female monarch who reigns in her own right having equivalent status to a reigning king
    • Either of the two currently living queens regnant:
  • Queen regent, a female monarch who reigns temporarily while the reigning king is incapacitated or deceased but the heir apparent is a minor
  • Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king
  • Queen dowager, the widow of a deceased reigning king
  • Queen mother, the mother of a reigning monarch


In arts and literature

In zoology

In religion and folklore

In games

  • Queen (chess), a chess piece; also used as a verb to describe the changing of a pawn into a queen when it reaches the eighth rank
  • Queen (playing card), a card or cards in a deck of playing cards or tarot cards