Diamond Jubilee : Celebrating The Queen’s 60 years reign


The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be marked with community celebrations and national events.  HM Queen Elizabeth II is the only monarch other than Queen Victoria to have reigned for 60 years.

Buckingham Palace says a special televised event is being planned alongside the ‘Big Jubilee Sunday Lunch’ – where neighbours… More >>


Mappin & Webb : Pride & passion

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For over two centuries peerless taste and timeless elegance has marked Mappin & Webb out from other purveyors of fine jewellery and silverware.  In 1897 they were granted their first… More >>


Ede & Ravenscroft : Royal robe makers

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For 320 years Ede and Ravenscroft has upheld its reputation as tailors of distinction. Meticulous craftsmanship has rewarded the company with commissions from Royalty to the judiciary.

Ede and Ravenscroft enjoys the privilege of being… More >>


The Queen & fashion : a retrospective

The Queen, during her life time is arguably the most the most-photographed woman on the planet and Her Majesty’s wardrobe has always attracted scrutiny and comment.

 So much so, year after year on the first day of Royal Ascot, bets are traditionally taken on what colour of hat she will be wearing. Milliner Royal Warrant holders Philip… More >>


The Queens Golden Jubilee : 50 facts


The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne this year are gathering momentum and will be at their height this summer. Here we take a  look at 50 facts of The Queens Golden Jubilee which took place in during 2002.

As well as a celebration of Her… More >>


Emma Bridgewater : a potteries renaissance

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Emma Bridgewater has breathed new life into the Stoke Potteries, an area of England famed for names such as Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Spode and many others. Since establishment in 1985, Emma Bridgewater has re-kindled a desire for… More >>


Haven’s : Royal Wedding Collectables

Haven’s is one of a few reputable retailers where you can obtain high quality Royal Wedding Collectables for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, produced by Aynsley and Royal Worcester. Havens, located in Westcliff, near Southend on Sea Essex, England was established in 1901 as specialist retailers of China Tableware, Crystal Glass… More >>


Garrard : oldest jewellery house

Garrard of London has long been recognised as a leading jeweller to the world’s royalty and holds itsef to be  the oldest jewellery house in the world. They were the makers of Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring, now also worn by Prince William’s future bride Kate Middleton.


John Lewis : a Royal partnership

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The John Lewis Partnership’s 69,000 Partners own the leading UK retail businesses – Waitrose (grocery stores) John Lewis (department stores) and John Lewis insurance & financial services. Uniquely for a retailer of its size all employees are partners and… More >>


Charbonnel et Walker : Royal arcade chocolatier

Charbonnel et Walker, founded in 1875,  is one of Britain’s earliest and foremost chocolatiers. On encouragement from Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales and future King), the company first formed in 1875 as a partnership between Mrs. Walker and… More >>

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