Category Archive: British Icons

Prince Harry: Frontline Afghanistan

Last night a new documentary hit our screens, taking us behind enemy lines with Prince Harry on his tour of duty in Afghanistan. The documentary was absolutely smashing, and showed us a side… Continue reading

First royal portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

The first portrait of Kate Middleton as a member of the royal family has been unveiled, to a mixed reception. Kate commented that she was “thrilled” with the painting, while art critics have… Continue reading

Helen Mirren on the Walk of Fame

Big congratulations go out to Dame Helen Mirren, who has just has just received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The British actress is the first person to unveil a new star… Continue reading

The Queen’s Speech

Well, 2012 has been a cracker. In this broadcast, H. M. looks back on her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and our success at the Olympics. Enjoy!

First look at the Downton Abbey Christmas special!

The trailer for the 2012 Downton Abbey christmas special has just been aired. It’s set in Scotland in the high summer, and it looks like there’s a lot of love in the air…… Continue reading

Downton chic in season three, episodes six and seven

Well, I’m not quite sure how to say this, but something really traumatic happens in the next season of Downton Abbey. Now I know that most of my readers are from North America, and… Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee portrait unveiled

The Palace have unveiled a new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Ralph Heimans’ grand portrait depicts the Queen standing in all her regal finery, pausing to contemplate her sixty… Continue reading

Downton chic in season three, episode five

Romney said WHAT about England?

I don’t get political on this blog, but I just could not believe Romney’s comments about England and how racially dismissive (and insulting) they were. Then I found this meme on the web and… Continue reading