Royal family

Queen's Birthday Honours 2013: Thank you, ma’am — we are honoured

By Jennifer Lipman, June 20, 2013

The contribution of British Jews to the nation’s cultural life was recognised as the director of Tate Modern, the sculptor Anish Kapoor, actress Claire Bloom and the founder of the Jewish Film festival were included in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


Serota and Kapoor get top awards in Queen's Birthday Honours

By Jennifer Lipman, June 15, 2013

Anglo-Jewry's contribution to cultural life was recognised this week as the director of Tate, the sculptor Anish Kapoor and the founder of the Jewish Film festival were included on this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.


A royal dinner for Lord Sacks

By Simon Rocker, June 13, 2013

The Prince of Wales is to be guest of honour at a tribute dinner to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks on Monday week ahead of his retirement at the end of August.

A number of senior political figures are also expected to be among the 700 guests at the central London event.


How Jamaican Jews and teenage photographers marked the Queen's coronation

By Jennifer Lipman, June 3, 2013

The ambassador of the fledgling state of Israel and Jewish dignitaries from Canada, Australia, Rhodesia and even Jamaica were at Westminster Abbey 60 years ago this week to watch Princess Elizabeth be crowned queen.


When the prince went to Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2013

As Prince Charles tours the Middle East this week, he will be once again following in the footsteps of one of his predecessors in the role. But while Jerusalem does not feature on his itinerary this time, when the future King Edward VII embarked on his tour of the region 151 years ago, the Holy Land was high on his agenda.


Exhibition recalls King Edward's visit to Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

Photographs of the future king of England taken when he explored the Middle East in 1862 have gone on show in Edinburgh.

King Edward VII, then known simply as the Prince of Wales, spent four months in the Holy Land and the surrounding areas on an educational visit.


Review: The Audience

By John Nathan, March 8, 2013

With one national treasure playing another, only the most committed republican could resist the charms of Helen Mirren’s serene portrayal of the Queen.

But only the most committed royalist would fail to feel slightly queasy by the end of this paean to the monarch.


Murder most foul: death of a Jewish officer that moved Queen Victoria

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2013

A plaque is to be unveiled in Brighton in memory of the UK’s first Jewish chief constable — 170 years after he was murdered with an iron poker in his office.

When Henry Solomon died in 1844, thousands of mourners lined the streets, while Queen Victoria donated the sum of £50 to support his widow and nine children and the Brighton Town Commissioners gave £500.


Mazel Tov: a royal baby for Wills and Kate

By Jennifer Lipman, December 3, 2012

The wait is over. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child. According to St James's Palace: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby".


For Queen and country

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

A JFS student from Bushey is a new director at the British Monarchist Society.

Gideon Benedyk, 14, will publicly debate and protect Her Majesty from “the hypocritical and dreadful republican argument.”