The Glorious Georges at the Historic Royal Palaces

Say what you like about we Britishers, but we are incredibly fortunate when it comes to the amazing historic properties we have access to in our country – castles, palaces, stately homes, cosy thatched cottages, we have them all. However, for those with a serious passion for history, it has to be said that the properties managed by the Historic Royal Palaces are something very special indeed as they look after not just Hampton Court Palace but also Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, Banqueting House and Kew Palace, all of which bear unique witness to the amazing, often grisly […]

Elizabeth Taylor and La Peregrina pearl

My most favourite photograph of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. I’m very proud of the fact that their second wedding took place on my first birthday. God, I really miss Elizabeth Taylor. Don’t you? It’s almost three years now since she passed away and I swear that the world is still a duller, less glamorous place without her in it although I like to imagine that she and the divine Richard Burton are looking down on us from the clouds, cackling together as they used to do in life while knocking back several large gins and tonic. Love them. The […]