Category Archive: British Icons

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

Rare King Edward VII Postbox

I spotted this little beauty at Cambridge railway station, and just had to share it with you all. It’s located near to the exit of the station in the wall. I have to… Continue reading

The Olympics Medal Table… Team GB ROCK!

I’m posting this just because… Team GB are making us all even prouder to be British. Keep going guys and girls, we’re completely behind you all the way! And kudos to the USA,… Continue reading

Zara Phillips Rides High Kingdom in Cross-Country Event at London 2012

Ms Phillips successfully put High Kingdom through his paces today as they completed the cross-country equestrian event in under nine minutes, despite the cheers from the crowd being so loud that they drowned… Continue reading

First Look at Shirley MacLaine in Downton Abbey

Series 3 of Downton Abbey looks like it’s going to be a good one. Will they be able to get Mr Bates off the death penalty? Will Lady Mary marry Matthew? Will the… 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 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

A Personal Post on the Bomber Command Memorial

Thursday was an important day for me and thousands of others who either served in, or have relatives who served in, the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command. When I was a child, my… Continue reading