H. M. The Queen Addresses the Houses and Receives a Diamond Jubilee Gift

This morning there was a great deal of pomp, pageantry and splendour in Westminster Hall, announcing the arrival of H. M. The Diamond Queen. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, put… Continue reading

First peregrine egg laid in the UK this year!

Originally posted on NTU Falcons:
As regular vistors to our webcam will know, our falcons are currently incubating two eggs, one of which is believed to be the first peregrine egg to be…

Ginger Snaps

Originally posted on Cooking with Corinna:
Bored on Sunday afternoon I decided to make some biscuits. All the ingredients for ginger snaps are likely to be found in your kitchen cupboards already, so…

Lady of the Week: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

It has been a very busy week for the Duchess of Cambridge, once known as Kate Middleton, who has been playing a number of supporting roles for senior royals out and about across Great… 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

Julian Fellowes’ Titanic Trailer

Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes, has done it again. Previews of his new mini-series, Titanic, received rave reviews from critics this week. Over four one-hour episodes, the series tells the story of the sinking… 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

Wallis Simpson’s Cartier Legacy Lives On

Cartier’s new advert is an audio-visual onslaught of pure style. Starting with a dark, cold and empty street, the camera zooms into the shop window and focuses on a small panther crafted entirely… 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