She Enjoys Being a Queen. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, I think Britain has reached a consensus that HM Queen Elizabeth II has been the foundation of all that we respect over her long reign. We have seen The Queen under pressure during her Annus Horribilis in 1992 … Continue reading

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The Crown Season Two. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, Netflix is clearly more addictive than laudanum. The Crown Season Two is flawlessly scripted, acted, shot, costumed and bejewelled with a performance by Claire Foy as HM The Queen that is quite simply majestic. The dignity, intelligence, vulnerability … Continue reading

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Return to Sender. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To Buckingham Palace today with my Mum today to view the State Rooms and Royal Gifts exhibition for our delectation on the annual summer opening. I’ve been fortunate to attend the private views for previous exhibitions such as Fashioning … Continue reading

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She Won’t Go Quietly. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, Quite the storm about Channel 4′s decision to broadcast the Diana, Princess of Wales tapes recorded at Kensington Palace by her voice coach. The tapes were found in butler Paul Burrell’s possession, confiscated by the police then held … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in Beauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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