Category Archive: British Icons

Easy Afternoon Tea

There is nothing more splendid than enjoying afternoon tea on a wide, sloping lawn as the summer sunshine dapples the grass. While taking tea served to you on the lawns of a beautiful… Continue reading

H. M. Queen Visits York for Historic Maundy Thursday Service

As part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain, The Queen and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, visited York yesterday afternoon. Dressed in a refreshing, bright and seasonal turquoise and white… Continue reading

A Playdate for the UK’s Lonely Polar Bear

Being a teenager is always going to have its moments. The best thing to do is to go out with your friends, have a good time, and forget about the growing pains. But… Continue reading

The Diamond Queen and the Dalek

Yesterday morning H. M.’s tour of Britain, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, brought her to the northern city of Manchester. Looking youthful in pastel pink, The Queen opened a number of hospitals and also… Continue reading

Queen Officially Opens Kensington Palace and “Victoria: Revealed” Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

This morning the Queen wore a vibrant purple ensemble, matched with some bright seasonal daffodils, as she attended the offical re-opening of Kensington Palace. The renovations at Kensington Palace have been ongoing for… Continue reading

The Queen Celebrates Commonwealth Day

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, with other members of the royal family, marked Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey, England. They then attended a reception evening held by His Excellency Mr. Kamalesh… Continue reading

Lady of the Week: The Avro Lancaster

A very special lady is 70 years young this weekend, the inimitable Avro Lancaster. The elegant, four-engined heavy bomber was a modified design of the less successful Avro Manchester, which ran on the tempestuous Rolls-Royce Vulture… Continue reading

The Diamond Queen

Over the past three weeks Andrew Marr’s new three-part documentary about the reign of Elizabeth II, The Diamond Queen, has been airing on the BBC. It’s great to see such a veteran historical… Continue reading

V & A Cecil Beaton Exhibition Now Open

As part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is hosting an exhibition of photographs of Her Majesty taken by celebrated British portrait photographer,… Continue reading