Black lace, a shiny horse, and a parade of princesses

January 8, 2012

Black lace is on tap for royal damsels. Twitter went wild when Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge sashayed up the red carpet today in a black lace Alice Temperley dress. As you’ll recall, Temperley was touted as a possible wedding gown designer for the Duchess. The red carpet was for the British premiereĀ of the new […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s royal card trick

January 2, 2012

A tip of the tiara to the Victoria & Albert Museum and their clever souvenirs of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The museum staff went way beyond commemorative china when they stockedĀ the gift shop in preparation for the exhibit of Cecil Beaton photos of Her Majesty. The playing cards are covered with Beaton’s images of The […]

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Queen Elizabeth and her birthday horse, Burmese

April 21, 2011

For 17 years Queen Elizabeth rode sidesaddle to her birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, on her horse Burmese. How would you like to have “must be able to ride sidesaddle” in your job description? The Queen and Burmese practiced each year in the gardens at Buckingham Palace. They survived some unseasonably hot parade days, and […]

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