It’s all so frightfully English
In the beginning, the concept of The Darling Academy was an online finishing school for ladies who wanted to obtain a little royal elegance for their lives, much inspired by the modern monarchy. But over the years we unearthed an increasing demand for information about British lifestyle, and to not only learn good manners, but how (and why) to apply these every day. Manners aren’t just for show, they are a way of life. Etiquette, respect, tradition, and acceptance is at the very heartbeat of ‘Britishness’.
The very idea of ‘good manners’ in the British sense has become somewhat convoluted and dare we say it, contrived, in recent decades. Ladies and Gentleman the world over wish to know exactly what makes us so charming – and so, this website has evolved to not only explore the ins and outs of English behaviour, but also what drives us, makes us proud, shocks us, and leaves us so willing to defend it, we’ll extricate ourselves from global arrangements that no longer serve us.
The Darling Academy is apolitical, but incredibly patriotic, and very proud of England’s reputation, industry, culture, and history.
Our articles explore and feature the best of English lifestyle, all the pomp and ceremony, and daily life in the homes of true blue Britons.