Tag Archive: England

Vote for Buster the Spaniel RAF (Retd) at Crufts 2012

Buster is an 8-year-old RAF Police arms and explosives search dog, a brave puppy who has successfully completed 4 operational tours: 1 each of Bosnia and Iraq, and two of Afghanistan. Buster is a very well-loved member… Continue reading

The Diamond Queen

Over the past three weeks Andrew Marr’s new three-part documentary about the reign of Elizabeth II, The Diamond Queen, has been airing on the BBC. It’s great to see such a veteran historical… Continue reading

Downton Abbey on the Catwalk

To the tune of Downton Abbey’s opening music, Ralph Lauren launched his new collection this weekend at New York Fashion Week. The collection owes much to the period fashion screened in Downton Abbey, which is… Continue reading

V & A Cecil Beaton Exhibition Now Open

As part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is hosting an exhibition of photographs of Her Majesty taken by celebrated British portrait photographer,… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Dickens!

Today is the 200th birthday of British author, Charles Dickens. His novels have earned him a respected place among the great figures of English literature, as well as a place on every bookshelf… Continue reading

Accession Anniversary Portrait of H. M. The Queen

Photographer John Swannell’s portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip was released today to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the English throne following the death of her father, George VI.

“The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen”

A little over sixty years ago, George VI was suffering from ailing health. With a tour of the empire in prospect, he asked his young heir apparent, Princess Elizabeth, to take his place on the… Continue reading

Gent of the Week: Flight Lieutenant Wales

Prince William, second in line to the throne, has had an important week for his career as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue division. He arrived in the… Continue reading

The Mystery of Her Majesty’s Handbag

The more eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that The Queen has a favourite handbag, which she often matches with her black shoes. The simple and chic black handbag not only goes with… Continue reading