August 20, 2018
The Crown: A Highlight from 2017
In November 2017, the Royal Oak Foundation and the Princeton Club hosted an exclusive program about the Netflix hit miniseries, The Crown. Scandal, intrigue, marital strife--The Crown had it all and turned the British monarch into a television phenomenon.
June 25, 2018
Blenheim in New York City
An exhibition of paintings of Blenheim Palace commissioned by the late 11th Duke of Marlborough and his daughter Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill opened with a Private Preview Benefit Vernissage at Findlay Galleries, on Thursday, June 7th, 2018.
May 11, 2015
A Royal Production: Behind-the-Scenes with Sally Bedell Smith and Helen Mirren on "The Audience"
At 5:30 AM on Friday, May 8th, playwright Peter Morgan sat down to write a new scene between Prime Minister David Cameron and the Queen for his runaway hit play, The Audience. The fresh dialogue would reflect the Conservative party’s overwhelming and unexpected victory. With speed, dexterity, and wit, Peter polished off the scene, raced to the theater, and gave it to Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Dexter to rehearse for the evening performance in London’s West End. As I read his email recounting the challenge, I wished I could be in the theater to savor the result.