Opinion

  • 60 seconds with Shyama Perera

    by - Oct 3, 2013
    Shyama Perera is a weekly newspaper reviewer and social commentator on BBC London and also regularly reviews the newspaper front pages on the BBC News Channel. Shyama also contributes to programmes such as The Jeremy Vine...
  • What’s Next for the Royal Family?

    by - Sep 13, 2013
    With the recent announcement of His Royal Highness Prince William’s retirement from the Royal Air Force, the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s seemingly declining health; I pose a rather...
  • Visiting Clarence House – a look behind the scenes

    by - Sep 1, 2013
    When we made our visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace last week, we also went to see Clarence House, the London home of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of...
  • “Throwback Thursday” — Royal Wedding Reflections

    by - Aug 29, 2013
    I’m taking a break from my George series this week to focus on the all-important task of being a bridesmaid. My best friend is getting married this Saturday and has chosen me to be part of...
  • The Queen’s Coronation Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

    by - Aug 27, 2013
    Last weekend, Karen Kilrow and I visited the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. I was looking forward to it, even though I had been some years before. What I was most looking forward to, however, was the...
  • King George II: A Change from his Father

    by - Aug 24, 2013
    Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to the future King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, King...
  • What don’t people understand about ‘strict embargo’?… And why we followed it

    by - Aug 20, 2013
    The Internet was taken by surprise today as photos of Prince George were officially unveiled shortly after midnight to the world… At least that’s how it would have been if things had gone how they should...
  • The First King George

    by - Aug 17, 2013
    Although my name prediction for Baby Cambridge was Arthur, I cannot say I was overly shocked that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their new-born son George. Because of his birth, I have started to...
  • Modernising the Royals

    by - Aug 14, 2013
    The increased popularity for the British Royal Family has recently become extremely evident due to the amount of attention and coverage it receives on a daily basis. With the global interest that now surrounds the Royals,...
  • Anne Neville – The Bad Queen?

    by - Aug 5, 2013
    Like millions of others last night, I was an avid view of the BBC 1 adaptation of ‘The White Queen’, the reason I choose now to blog on the programme is because of the way Anne...