British Culture

ROYAL ASCOT 2012

20th June 2012. Travels to Marlow, pre-Ascot It’s that time of year again. British summer has arrived with its swooping swallows, lush pastures, green fields, majestic trees and that familiar scent of….well, summer. And that can only mean one thing: that Royal Ascot season is upon us too. It’s been quite a year for Britain, a very regal one in fact. The Queen and the Royal Family are more popular than ever. And...

THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE: CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF REIGN

The Diamond Jubilee is upon us here in the UK. Union jacks are displayed in abundance in all of the UK’s villages, towns and cities. If there is a time for the closet royalists of Britain to emerge, now is that moment. One thing is certain: Queen Elizabeth II does have a great deal of national support. The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is the international...

Proud to be British: the Royal Wedding April 29th 2011

  I was born and raised in a country home in the North of England where Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons, later to become the Queen Mother, enjoyed a cup of tea at the 23rd February 1939 ceremony with her husband George VI when they opened the tennis courts and sports pavilion opposite. I feel contented to be watching today’s Royal Wedding from a house that has royal...