Category Archive: Society

The Sapphire Queen

Today is the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II acceding to the throne. In her official sapphire jubilee portrait H.M. is wearing a sapphire necklace and earring set given to her by her… Continue reading

Red is the new black

This week Kate attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace for the first time, and she completely nailed it. Wearing a stunning red, vintage-inspired floor-length evening gown, she looked like a 1950s film… Continue reading

Thank you to a kind stranger

A few days ago I was packing my bag for work one morning and I couldn’t find my bus card. Naturally, I panicked and checked all the way through my bag and my… Continue reading

H. M. visits the Chelsea Flower Show

The Queen at the Epsom Derby

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip and their granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, attended the race at Epsom this afternoon. Wearing a mint green dress with matching hat, the Queen looked pleased to… 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

Publishing a New Book – Cover Just Finished!

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been preparing a new book for publication on behalf of my Dad. John Knifton has been editing a commemorative volume as part of the celebrations of… 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

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