Many of you may have picked up on the fact that I’m a huge fan of the US-UK Special Relationship. So it goes without saying that whenever our countries can meet, especially on a major stage like a State Visit, I’m thrilled. Many of you are not Trump fans. Many of you are. No matter what your affiliation, please remember… Read More
HM Queen Elizabeth II
There is so much information pouring out of Japan over the abdication, it made me curious about their customs. Looking at some of their cultural etiquette – specifically bowing – I found some interesting tidbits, especially as it relates to American leaders.
Her Majesty the Queen has met President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump today at Windsor Castle. All images from YouTube live feed. The American president has referred to the Queen as a “tremendous woman” and has said that he looked forward to meeting her. After the official welcome with a guard of honor and the… Read More
After researching the Queen and her family for the last 20 years, I definitely get a feel for why people love the Queen and, despite calls for referendums, why the monarchy remains (see Australia, 1999). What is it about the Queen? Here’s why she’s forever popular and she keeps gaining new fans worldwide: 1. The Queen doesn’t betray tons of… Read More
Excited about the Queen discussing her jewels and coronation in the new documentary? So am I! Take a look at the brief trailer below. Ok, so it is a documentary but it is more of a conversation. Twenty-two years in the making, Alastair Bruce sits down with Her Majesty to talk about her coronation day and the jewels and symbols… Read More
After the General Election in the United Kingdom ended in a hung parliament, it made the public wonder what would happen in regard to the Opening of Parliament this year. Not only was it delayed by two days, but the Queen eschewed the traditional pomp. Ascot opened the same week, but after only one day in attendance, Prince Philip fell… Read More
Sixty-four years ago today, London’s Westminster Abbey hosted a glittering assortment of royals from across the world for the coronation of Elizabeth II. Hope was high and Britain celebrated their new queen and her young family. Sixty-four years on, the regal Elizabeth is respected and admired worldwide. She has become Britain’s longest-living and longest-reigning monarch. She’s been a steady influence… Read More