Category Archive: British Icons

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

H. M. Flirts with Leopard Print

This morning the Queen, who is now feeling much better from her recent illness, visited the London underground as part of its 150th birthday celebrations. H. M. and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by… 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

Portrait of Wallis Simpson by Cecil Beaton

I love the use of summer sunshine contrasted with areas of shade to bring out the ethereal nature of Wallis’ dress, complimented by her jet black hair. For saying that she and the… Continue reading

Best dresses at the BAFTAs

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels

To cheer up your mid-week, here’s an enchanting video of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, compiled by Christie’s.