Tag Archive: Diamond Jubilee

Happy Coronation Day, Ma’am!

Today is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating – whether you’re at a street party, hosting a BBQ on this fine day,… Continue reading

The Queen’s Speech

Well, 2012 has been a cracker. In this broadcast, H. M. looks back on her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and our success at the Olympics. Enjoy!

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Land

Yesterday the Queen was invited to attend a cabinet meeting, a weekly gathering of the top politicians in the UK and hosted at 10 Downing Street. British monarchs, who traditionally don’t get involved… Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee portrait unveiled

The Palace have unveiled a new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Ralph Heimans’ grand portrait depicts the Queen standing in all her regal finery, pausing to contemplate her sixty… Continue reading

Queen Victoria’s Crown

Queen Victoria’s Small Crown, designed in 1870, will be on display this summer in London. As part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, the Queen has released a large selection of her… Continue reading

H. M., the Ultimate Bond Girl

Last night’s Olympic opening ceremony showcased everything British (plus a few other things, too), and would not have been complete without a certain Mr Bond. 007 took the time out of his busy… Continue reading

The Queen visits Durham (and gives me a wave)

H. M. visited Durham this afternoon as part of her tour around the North East to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee year. The Queen, and Prince Philip, were guests of the city and University… Continue reading

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