Category Archive: British Icons

Royal Tour of New Zealand: Kate Emulates the Queen’s Dress Sense

We’ve been gripped by a media frenzy ever since the Duchess of Cambridge landed in New Zealand with Prince William and baby George, but the deeper meaning of this visit is symbolised in the… Continue reading

Downton Abbey Season 4 – Watch the Trailer Now!

As Lady Mary struggles to come to terms with losing Matthew, she finds a comforting shoulder to cry on in the figure of the otherwise indomitable Dowager Duchess. Season Four promises to be… Continue reading

Prince George of Cambridge’s First Royal Wave

Hello, Reign Bringer

Congratulations go out to Kate and Wills, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have just welcomed their first child into the world. The new Prince is going by the name of Prince… Continue reading

A Lancaster in Flight

This weekend was very special for me, because it was the first time I saw an Avro Lancaster in flight. When I was a child I heard so much about the “Queen of the Sky”… Continue reading

Happy Coronation Day, Ma’am!

Today is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating – whether you’re at a street party, hosting a BBQ on this fine day,… Continue reading

The Queen at the Epsom Derby

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip and their granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, attended the race at Epsom this afternoon. Wearing a mint green dress with matching hat, the Queen looked pleased to… Continue reading

The Fox

At the moment I’m reading The Fox, a novella by D. H. Lawrence, and I have spent the whole day being haunted by a wonderful passage that I read last night. I have the honour of… Continue reading

The Queen at Baroness Thatcher’s funeral

This week the Queen and Prince Philip attended the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Her attendance was an important public statement of the respect that she had for Baroness Thatcher, particularly since this was the… Continue reading

Farewell, Iron Lady

Today we said goodbye to one of the most iconic women of the twentieth century, someone who changed British society forever. I think I’ll always remember her as the woman who ended the… Continue reading