Tag Archive: George V

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading

How to wear as many diamonds as possible and still look stylish

Wearing fine jewellery is an art form, and the most challenging aspect of this skill is learning how many items you can carry off in one ensemble. Queen Mary, the wife of King… 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

W.E. Trailer Now Live

Madonna’s new film about the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, W.E., is showing in cinemas soon. It looks like the film explores the radical new evidence that has come to light in recent… Continue reading

The Woman Who Shaped the Windsors

The second half of the two-part documentary “King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy” was an absorbing portrait of Queen Mary. I have to admit that I was previously… Continue reading