Tag Archive: Elizabeth II

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

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

Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth day to all my readers! To mark the occasion, H. M. has put together a cracking speech. Due to her current ill-health, the Queen hasn’t recorded a video of this year’s… Continue reading

H.M.’s Launer Handbag

Yesterday the Queen held an audience with the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, at Buckingham Palace. H. M. wore a cream dress, teamed with her favourite little black handbag.… Continue reading

Queen Victoria’s Crown

Queen Victoria’s Small Crown, designed in 1870, will be on display this summer in London. As part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, the Queen has released a large selection of her… Continue reading

Royal Mothers, Daughters, and Granddaughters at the Olympics

An unusual historic moment occurred as the Queen opened the London 2012 Olympics, as she became the first reigning monarch to open a second Olympic competition in her lifetime. In 1976 Elizabeth II,… Continue reading

H. M., the Ultimate Bond Girl

Last night’s Olympic opening ceremony showcased everything British (plus a few other things, too), and would not have been complete without a certain Mr Bond. 007 took the time out of his busy… Continue reading

The Queen visits Durham (and gives me a wave)

H. M. visited Durham this afternoon as part of her tour around the North East to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee year. The Queen, and Prince Philip, were guests of the city and University… Continue reading

The Diamonds of the Diamond Queen: The Cullinan V Brooch

The Cullinan V brooch was cut from one of the world’s largest natural diamonds, known as the Cullinan diamond. The centrepiece is an 18.8 carat heart-shaped diamond, set in a platinum web with a scrolling millegrain,… Continue reading

The Diamonds of the Diamond Queen: the Diamond Diadem

As part of the celebrations to mark H. M.’s Diamond Jubilee this year, Queen Elizabeth has given permission for her personal jewellery collection to be put on exhibition at Buckingham Palace. I thought… Continue reading