Queen Elizabeth II

Royal hats at Ascot 2011 — “I have never been so keyed up”

June 16, 2011

Ascot = Hats. Add the Royal Enclosure and you’ve almost got the Ascot Gavotte scene from My Fair Lady. No Cecil Beaton around to design clothes and hats in 2011, so this is what the Windsors came up with. Ev’ry duke and earl and peer is here. Ev’ryone who should be here is here. What […]

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Prince Albert of Monaco takes the gold in wedding prep

May 30, 2011

In all these decades of waiting for the right girl, Prince Albert may have been a Secret Wedding Planner. How else to explain the seamless and tasteful wedding preparations in Monaco? I bet the Prince has been jotting down wedding notes over the years. Perhaps there’s something to be said for an Older Groom? Part […]

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Which is your favorite Windsor engagement photo? William & Kate? Charles & Camilla?

April 23, 2011

Why are some royal engagement photos riveting and some a snooze? See generations of Windsor engagement photos, and get insightful analysis by veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards. Then report back and name your favorite. William and Kate? Charles and Diana? Here’s mine. Why? Transparent happiness.

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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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