Trooping the Colour. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, HM The Queen has already lived and reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. This weekend, to mark her official birthday, more flags were put out for Trooping the Colour: the military salute with its foundations … Continue reading

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HM The Queen. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, The Queen is ninety. Her sixty-four year reign has broken the record of longest-serving British monarch previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her Majesty and Queen Victoria are the only British monarchs to have lived long enough … Continue reading

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Happy and Glorious. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve always rather enjoyed the cantankerous Dr David Starkey ever since we shared a bottle or three of Prosecco in a caravan in Green Park. We were ensconced in the ITV compound opposite Buckingham Palace to commentate on … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells April 2011

Dear Rowley, May one have a rant? Does anyone still speak the Queen’s English? You can’t walk down Charing Cross Road without being drowned in a shoal of chavvy Italian tourists; they who are wont to wear black puffa jackets … Continue reading

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First Ladies of Royal Ascot Morning January 2011

Dear Rowley, By George, I think I’m on the mend. Maybe it has something to do with the Romanian witches. Apparently, tonight is the night when their spells are at their most potent and they are exerting most of their … Continue reading

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