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Travel

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse (also known as Holyrood Palace) is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. This is where she resides during Royal Week or Holyrood Week at the end of June or the first week of July. The palace is open to the public year round except for certain days in the year. Holyroodhouse began …

Travel

Garden Party at Holyrood Palace

One year ago today I attended the Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace) in Edinburgh. It would be the last Garden Party that The Duke of Edinburgh would attend with The Queen, as he had announced his retirement earlier in 2017. It would also be one of the wettest and coldest Garden Parties …

Fashion Travel

Attending the Royal Ascot

One year ago today (24 June) I had the privilege of attending the last day of the Royal Ascot in the Royal Enclosure. This was made possible through the Canadian High Commission. The popular five-day event attended by Royals and people like us is where fashion meets horse racing.   How to get tickets You can …

London

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the Coldstream Guards are the ones with red plumes on the right of the bearskin. My friends …

Lifestyle

Writing to the Royal Family

It’s always a lovely surprise to receive mail, so long as it is not the latest bill or credit card statement, or an advertisement for something that is not very interesting. In the past two weeks, I have received quite a few tweets and comments asking how I was the lucky recipient of the Thank You …

Fashion London

Buckingham Palace and Fashioning A Reign

Last Saturday, I finally visited Buckingham Palace (or as some people call it, The Queen’s London home). I had bought my State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour ticket (£30.50) back in May although I later discovered that there were plenty of tickets still available for purchase in June and early July. Buckingham Palace began as Buckingham House, …

London

Trooping the Colour down The Mall

This year was my first Trooping the Colour (TTC) experience. Although I had discussed where would be the best place to watch with fellow royal tweeters, there’s always something new we learn after the whole experience. So here are some tips in case you’re thinking of attending in the future! What time should I arrive? …

London

A Waltz for The Queen’s 90th & More

Earlier in February, André Rieu composed The Windsor Waltz in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. In this hilarious YouTube video, a Queen-lookalike (Mary Reynolds from Middlesex) dressed in bright pink matched with black gloves, a structured patent handbag, and black shoes arrives at André’s castle in Maastricht. There, André showers her with presents, lights …

London

To Her Majesty The Queen!

Today’s post is dedicated to a very special lady born on this day 90 years ago: Her Majesty The Queen. Perhaps it is because she was born in the same year as my Grandma, the Queen has been like a grandmother to me. Although I have never met her, the Queen appears genuinely caring through her annual …

Lifestyle

Review: The Servant Queen and the King She Serves

Earlier last month, The Bible Society, HOPE, and LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) released a tribute book to the Queen for her 90th birthday. The Servant Queen and the King She Serves is co-written by Mark Greene from LICC and Catherine Butcher from HOPE, with mostly words by the Queen from her Christmas speeches, Coronation, …

Lifestyle London

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th!

In less than one month, Queen Elizabeth II will turn 90! There are many upcoming events and activities in her honour so have a look at the list below: Sunday, 27 March at 20.00 – Our Queen at 90 on ITV A two-hour documentary on the Queen featuring interviews with the senior royals. Thursday, 4 April – …

Fashion

The Snowflake Diadem for the Queen of Canada

Today’s post is dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 89 today! Although her official birthday is not celebrated until June at Trooping the Colour, I thought I would introduce my readers to a little-known royal head ornament for the Queen of Canada: the Snowflake Diadem. The snowflake diadem was designed in 2008 and approved by …