5 British Mums Who Changed The World

5 British Mums Who Changed The World

It’s not long to go until the UK celebrates Mother’s Day; the one day of the year dedicated to hard working mums. Mother’s Day 2015 falls on 15th March and sees mums across the country treated to cards, flowers, Sunday lunch and other gifts. Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, is recognised in the UK exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.

To mark the occasion, we’ve picked some of the most inspirational British mums around today who’ve managed to make their mark on the world in fabulous style. Happy Mother’s Day!

J.K. Rowling

Creator of the world of Harry Potter and responsible for many a childhood memory, J.K. Rowling is one fabulous British mother. Her stories have been read in countries across the world and the Harry Potter series has sold an estimated 45 million copies. Not to mention the movies that followed (highest-grossing film series ever) and the opening of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. The world would definitely be a duller place without J.K. Rowling!

Queen Elizabeth II

Our long-serving Queen shows no sign of taking retirement just yet. Crowned on 6th February 1952, HRH Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest reigning monarch and has served the Commonwealth loyally since her coronation. Patron to 600 charities and a lifelong Christian, the Queen is a respected figure around the world.


Adele Adkins is a multi-award winning singer at the young age of 26. Born in Tottenham, London, Adele won six Grammy awards for her album 21 and sold millions of records. She became a mum in October 2012 and has spent the last couple of years taking time off to raise her young son.

Kate Middleton

She’s married to the second in line to the throne and mother to cute Prince George. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, fell in love with Prince William at university and the rest is history.  In 2012, the Duchess was selected as one of ‘The Most Influential People in the World’ by Time magazine and is known for her impeccable style and kind heart. Kate’s due another little Prince or Princess in April, so we’ll be seeing a lot of this young Royal family.

Julie Andrews

Screen and stage actor Julie Andrews charmed the world with her performances in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Andrews has been loved for decades, her beautiful singing voice a joy to listen to. She has a star on the Walk of Fame and was made a Dame Commander of Order of the British Empire by the Queen.


Don’t forget to spoil your own mum this Mother’s Day – if you’re looking for things to do in London, check out a number of great activities and treats that will definitely put you in her good books!