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July begins with a remembrance to Diana, Princess of Wales who would have turned 56 on July 1st. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the tragic news of her death nearly 20 years ago. Since then we’ve had daily reminders of her legacy in the form of her sons, The Princes William and Harry through their charitable works. We know she would be proud of the men they have become. In August, Princess Diana’s memory will be honored with a statue in front of Kensington Palace.
June was a month brimming with Anglophile activity from The Queen’s Official Birthday celebrations in London to bidding a fond farewell to a true friend of The Anglophile Channel, British Consul-General, Chris O’Connor, OBE. In this newsletter, we touch upon those events.
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British Consulate Bids Farewell to
Her Majesty’s Consul-General,
Chris O’Connor OBE
In June we bid a fond farewell to our good friend and longtime Anglophile Channel supporter, British Consul-General, Chris O’Connor OBE. The British Consulate has been a great friend, supporter, and partner of The Anglophile Channel since our inception.
In fact, if it weren’t for his Deputy Consul-General, Bernadette Greene, who also moved on from her post in May, introducing us to the consulate and bringing us into the ‘family fold’, we would not be where we are today.
It was because of Bernadette and Chris that we were able to present Richard Armitage with our first ever Favorite British Artist of the Year award and film our, now famous, series of interviews with the Hobbit star at the British Consulate facilities in Los Angeles.
From that point on, TAC enjoyed many special events and partnerships with the British Consulate, including their annual Oscar bash!
We will miss both Chris O’Connor and his lovely wife, Martha, greatly. We are planning a larger tribute piece to Chris on our website. For now, we shall bid him a fond farewell with best wishes to him and his lovely family and much success in all his future endeavors.
PoldarkDish Hosts Appear on Poldark!
The moment Poldark fans have long been waiting for finally arrived in June. Another shirtless scything scene for Aidan Turner? Nope…it was the appearance of our very own PoldarkDish hosts on episode 3 of the hit BBC series, Poldark!
Last winter, the “Cornwall Cougars”, Marlise Boland and Elyse Ashton, were invited to visit the set of Poldark – which films its interiors at The Bottleyard Studios in Bristol. Along with this set visit came the opportunity to actually get fitted out in corset and costume and spend a whole day as an SA (Supporting Artist) working alongside our favorite Poldark stars, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Heida Reed, Gabriella Wilde, Caroline Blakiston and our new BFF Beatie Edney.
It was an exciting and memorable day that culminated in the exciting airing of their episode. Albeit, you needed a remote control ‘pause’ button to actually SEE our PoldarkDish lovelies, but see them you do – in the courtroom scenes with George Warleggan (Jack Farthing).
Many exciting moments of this visit will be shared on our website. Check out the PoldarkDish Webpage for our set-tour with Beatie Edney and interviews with Beatie, Gabriella Wilde and Caroline Blakiston.
PoldarkDish was also featured on an episode of Mickey Flanagan‘s “Thinking Aloud” The popular British comedian visited TAC Studios in Los Angeles and visited with the Dish girls.
The episode on Patriotism aired on SKY 1 in June. The episode can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/0hrkvj9S0Z0
Rose Tree Cottage Hosts
The Queen’s Birthday Tea
Each year our friends at Rose Tree Cottage, in Pasadena, CA, pay homage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth‘s “official” birthday with a special Queen’s Birthday Tea. This year The Anglophile Channel was honored to be invited. Everyone was dressed in their royal best with ladies donning tiaras and men on their best princely behavior.
A special afternoon tea menu was offered, which included a delicious selection of hot savory bites, alongside traditional tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade clotted cream and preserves, sweeties that included the best sticky toffee this side of the Pond, and overflowing teacups of hot English tea. Guests were treated to a live performance of a British brass band, croquet on the lawn, and a replaying of the day’s activities from London including The Queen’s Trooping the Colour Birthday Parade.
Our hosts, Edmund and Mary Fry, always do a perfect job of transporting their guests away from the hustle and bustle of our crazy lives and into a timeless setting of traditional British afternoon tea. Thank you for including The Anglophile Channel in this royally special event!
The Queen Officially Celebrates 91 Years with Trooping the Colour
On June 17th, The Queen and other members of The Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade. The Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years.
Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians come together each June in a great display of military precision, horsemanship, and fanfare to mark The Queen’s official birthday.
Before The Trooping took place, The Queen led a minute’s silence for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The streets were lined with crowds waving flags as the parade moved from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.
The day closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony. This is always a royal-watcher favorite as we get a full glimpse of adorable Princess Charlotte and Prince George! Every year there’s one photo that becomes one for the history books. This photo of the adorable Prince George, a bit exhausted from the day’s activities and probably ready for his nap, will surely become an iconic photo:
Last year we were lucky enough to have a prime spot on the Mall to witness The Queen’s Birthday parade up close and personal. It’s an event we’ll never forget.
To learn more about the history of Trooping the Colour visit: https://www.royal.uk/trooping-colour
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