Tag Archive: British History

The Diamonds of the Diamond Queen: The Cullinan V Brooch

The Cullinan V brooch was cut from one of the world’s largest natural diamonds, known as the Cullinan diamond. The centrepiece is an 18.8 carat heart-shaped diamond, set in a platinum web with a scrolling millegrain,… Continue reading

The Diamonds of the Diamond Queen: the Diamond Diadem

As part of the celebrations to mark H. M.’s Diamond Jubilee this year, Queen Elizabeth has given permission for her personal jewellery collection to be put on exhibition at Buckingham Palace. I thought… Continue reading

Prince Philip Out of Hospital

Prince Philip, who was taken ill during the Diamond Jubilee weekend, has now recovered and has been released from hospital. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that we are all… 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

H. M. Opens New Website Dedicated to her Great-Great-Grandmother’s Diaries

Queen Victoria, the only other monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, kept a personal diary of her thoughts and feelings throughout her lifetime. The collection of private journals has been carefully curated, and… Continue reading

Regal in Red, H. M. Re-Opens the Cutty Sark

In 1869 a top of the range British icon was born. She was the Cutty Sark, the fastest and most advanced clipper ship that had ever been built. Built for speed, her aim… 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

Crown Jewels Exhibition Open

As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Tower of London’s new exhibition is now open. One of the most exciting new parts of the exhibition is the re-arrangement of the items used… Continue reading

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