Category Archive: Society

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

A motivational song for Team GB (and the USA, too):

British Humour at the Olympics

An Olympic volunteer has become an overnight internet sensation for her dry sense of humour as she volunteers her time for the Olympics. Olympic volunteers are stationed near the entrances to the olympic… Continue reading

Team GB Take Olympic Silver in Team Eventing Jumping at London 2012

The British equestrian team, Zara Phillips, Nicola Wilson, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King, and Tina Cook, fought it out with New Zealand to secure the silver medal for the sceptred isle in the team… Continue reading

Zara Phillips Rides High Kingdom at London 2012

Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of the Queen and daughter of Princess Anne, is competing today in the Olympics. Ms Phillips is riding her horse, High Kingdom, in both the individual and team dressage… Continue reading

Dalai Lama Speaks in Inverness, Scotland.

At 1.30pm (British Summer Time) today the Dalai Lama will be speaking at Inverness as part of his tour around the U.K. His Holiness will be giving a teaching entitled “Be the Change”, focusing on… Continue reading

An Ancient Ceremony in Nottingham (Plus Robin Hood?)

On Saturday I was very lucky to be able to go along to one of the most ancient ceremonies in the East Midlands (a region of England that includes several shires). St Mary’s Church… Continue reading

Thank You from H. M. Queen Elizabeth II

Britain goes back to work today following a fantastic four day national holiday. Up and down the country, as well as across the entire Commonwealth, colonies, and Crown dependencies, millions of people have… Continue reading

A Very Royal Lunch

Yesterday afternoon her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II hosted a once-in-a-lifetime lunch at Windsor Castle. To celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, H.M. invited a selection of monarchs from across the world for an intimate lunch… Continue reading