Tag Archive: London

British Humour at the Olympics

An Olympic volunteer has become an overnight internet sensation for her dry sense of humour as she volunteers her time for the Olympics. Olympic volunteers are stationed near the entrances to the olympic… Continue reading

Team GB Take Olympic Silver in Team Eventing Jumping at London 2012

The British equestrian team, Zara Phillips, Nicola Wilson, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King, and Tina Cook, fought it out with New Zealand to secure the silver medal for the sceptred isle in the team… 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

Queen welcomes International Olympic Committee

Yesterday afternoon the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the International Olympic Committee to London. The Queen, dressed in a seasonal floral pattern, hosted the event at Buckingham Palace as the first engagement… 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

RAF Bomber Command Memorial Portraits

This morning The Telegraph published a series of moving portraits of surviving veterans of Bomber Command, the RAF strike force that flew combat missions over Europe (and beyond) in the Second World War.… 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