Tag Archive: England

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

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

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

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

My Day Seeing The Queen in Nottingham

Decisions, decisions… The whole of Nottingham was abuzz with excitement earlier this week, anticipating H.M.’s visit on Wednesday morning. The Queen was scheduled to arrive in the Market Square before meeting and greeting… 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