Category Archive: British Icons

Happy Birthday, Dickens!

Today is the 200th birthday of British author, Charles Dickens. His novels have earned him a respected place among the great figures of English literature, as well as a place on every bookshelf… Continue reading

Accession Anniversary Portrait of H. M. The Queen

Photographer John Swannell’s portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip was released today to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the English throne following the death of her father, George VI.

“The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen”

A little over sixty years ago, George VI was suffering from ailing health. With a tour of the empire in prospect, he asked his young heir apparent, Princess Elizabeth, to take his place on the… Continue reading

Gent of the Week: Flight Lieutenant Wales

Prince William, second in line to the throne, has had an important week for his career as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue division. He arrived in the… Continue reading

The Mystery of Her Majesty’s Handbag

The more eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that The Queen has a favourite handbag, which she often matches with her black shoes. The simple and chic black handbag not only goes with… Continue reading

Lady of the Week: Katherine Kelly

This week saw Katherine Kelly receive a National Television Award for her portrayal of Becky McDonald in the British soap, Coronation Street. Becky McDonald originally entered the street six years ago as a… Continue reading

All Eyes to The Queen

Have you ever noticed how The Queen not only dresses with style, but also always stands out from the crowd? This morning Lorraine Kelly, on her ITV chat show, interviewed a man who plays… Continue reading

W.E. Trailer Now Live

Madonna’s new film about the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, W.E., is showing in cinemas soon. It looks like the film explores the radical new evidence that has come to light in recent… Continue reading

The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep, with her impeccable vocal mimicry, is uncanny at impersonating Mrs Thatcher. Other well-known British actors fill the ranks in supporting roles (Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent and Anthony Stewart Head all put… Continue reading