Well Done That Man. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the best royal biographies I have ever read was penned in 2011 by Philip Eade. Its title? Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life. We are all so familiar with the Windsor lineage but over and above … Continue reading

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Shine It On. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, There is one thing I envy about women over and above a preternatural ability to multi-task and instinctive emotional intelligence and that is the exclusive right to wear a tiara. Apart from the occasional diamond bandeau attached to … Continue reading

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I’m Old Fashioned. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Has to be said that the Victoria & Albert Museum is arguably the finest curator of fashion exhibitions in the world right now. Of course there is competition from New York’s Metropolitan Museum but the V&A wins on … Continue reading

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The Lost Princess. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Writing the Hall of Fame brief lives for Henry Poole & Co has considerably sharpened-up my Victorian history. The Prince of Wales’s patronage from 1861 led practically every royal male in Europe and Russia to the founding father … Continue reading

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The 53. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, The second invitation to Buckingham Palace in as many weeks for the private view of The Queen’s Coronation 1953 exhibition in the State Rooms of the palace. As you’ll recall, the last jaunt was among a cast of thousands … Continue reading

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