Celebrating The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee launch at The Reform Club

Words by
Sphere Editors
Photography by
Michael Newington Gray

6th May 2022

Illustrated London News, together with the Royal Warrant Holders Association and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), raise a glass to Her Majesty to celebrate the launch of The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee

Illustrated London News, the publisher behind SPHERE, celebrated the launch of The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee in the Library of The Reform Club in Pall Mall. Hosted by Chief Executive of ILN Lisa Barnard, the elegant invitees raised a glass of Louis Roederer to the new publication and to the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's accession to the throne, and admired the Club's forthcoming Platinum Jubilee exhibition. ILN collaborated on the event with the Royal Warrant Holders Association and The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). A portion of all sales of the new publication, on sale now nationwide and in U.S. for £7.99, will be donated to QEST to support the training of craftsmen and women.  Many thanks to all those who attended and to our generous sponsors Champagne Louis Roederer. 


Illustrated Platinum Jubilee Cover
Hot off the press: The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee publication
Champagne Louis Roederer
Guests were treated to Champagne Louis Roederer, our generous sponsor
Guests at ILN Hero
Sian Joseph DCMS, Lisa Barnard ILN and Andrew Dent DCMS
Guests at ILN event

Orlando Hamilton florist and Helen Carter

Orlando Hamilton florist and Helen Carter
Royal correpsondents  at ILN
Royal Correspondents: Nicholas Witchell BBC, Valentine Lowe The Times, Roya Nikkhah The Sunday Times
Designer guests
Charlotte Walters and Sascha Linguard West One Bathrooms, and Caroline Bennett-Jane, Sanderson Design Group
David Potter and Shirley Sherwood
David Potter ILN Chairman and Dr Shirley Sherwood
Mark Leishman Executive Director RWHA  and Lisa Barnard ILN CEO
Mark Leishman Executive Director RWHA and Lisa Barnard ILN CEO
Setting of the Illustrated London News Party
The magnificent Library at The Reform Club
Caroline Frost Editor and David Gyseman ILN
Caroline Frost Editor The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee and author, David Gyseman ILN
QEST guests at ILN
Deborah Pocock CEO QEST and Louise Rains QEST
RWHA and The Royal Albert Hall
Russell Tanguay RWHA Director of Warrants & Communications and Louise Halliday Royal Albert Hall
City of London and The East India Company
Paul Double City Rembrancer, The City of London Corporation and Paul Brookes COO The East India Company
Anna Fenten Searcy and  Edward Bodenham Floris
Anna Fenten Searcys and Edward Bodenham Floris
QEST scholars
Poppy Field and Tom Nicholls, QEST Scholars and sculptors
Royal Warrant Holder Guests
Robert Ettinger, Ettinger, Zanny Gilchrist ZGPR and Julian Moore D.R. Harris
Lisa Barnard, ILN's CEO, toasts the new publication in The Library at The Reform Club
Jane Washbourn and Joanna Smith
Jane Washbourn ILN and Joanna Smith, DAKS and QEST Trustee
CAHL Guests
David Potter ILN Chairman, Chris Andrew Consolidated Archive Holdings and Oliver Dove
Champagne Louis Rorderer and Searcys
Richard Billett MD Champagne Louis Roederer (MMD) and Paul Jackson, MD Searcys
Charlie Warren RWHA, Lorna Spence Royal Household, Danielle Wilder RWHA and Russell Tanguay RWHA
The Knightsbridge Estate guests
Sarah Waller and Zara Frith, The Knightsbridge Estate (Chelsfield)
Guests from Searcys and Champagne Louis Roederer
Anna Fenten Searcys and Alexandra Tilling and Stuart Cole, Champagne Louis Roederer (MMD)
IFPR guests
Anne-Marie McGrath and Lee Spinks, IFPR
Guests at ILN
Lalage Beaumont and Sarah Khan, Lalage Beaumont
Adrian Hulf Andrew Lannerd and Alison Booth
Adrian Hulf Belmond, Andrew Lannerd Transcendant Travel and Alison Booth
Mary Evans Picture Library
Paul Brown MD and Luci Gosling, Mary Evans Picture Library
Deborah Bonetti, Shireen Fraser and Elizabeth Diaferia
Deborah Bonetti Foreign Press Association, Shireen Fraser and Elizabeth Diaferia
Victoria Leadbitter and Alix Robson at Illustrated Platinum Jubilee party
Victoria Leadbitter ILN and Alix Robson