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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Royal Wedding 3: 30th April 2011

Dear Rowley, Apropos Royal Wedding, didn’t you love those two nuns – Central Casting brides of Christ – who had the privilege of sitting next to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while the Bishop of London was thundering his … Continue reading

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Chandeliers April 2011

Dear Rowley, Isn’t it marvellous that everyone looks more attractive in the sunshine? London has been glorious the past few days and even the feral cyclists don’t look as menacing. So what better conditions to spend the best part of … Continue reading

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Ennui March 2011

Dear Rowley, A quickie as Terry Rattigan said to the chorus boy. In haste, just to let you know Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style is finished. Mrs T and I went in to see Thames & … Continue reading

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Bankers February 2011

Dear Rowley, Some days are just so simply satisfying. As you know, I’m eight months into a five year restoration and cataloguing project on Henry Poole & Co – the founder of Savile Row – and their historic customer ledgers … Continue reading

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