The British Royal Family #5

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  1. Sillybilly

    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    ADMIN NOTE:

    Okay, please stop with the tabloid type opinion articles and stick to news via MSM. Of the umpteen negative, nasty opinion articles there will be umpteen positive articles to offset. It's simply not productive and has dragged this thread down to the level of basically contentious, rag-mag gossip and nonsense.

    Yes, DM is allowed as an MSM source for news, but not for opinion articles. Who really care what Piers Morgan or Lady Campbell, etc. think of MM or PH? Members can discuss and form their own opinions based on news, rather than ride on the coattails of opinions by others.

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    Herat Way out West

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    I would say Sophie, Duchess of Wessex has the Royal courtesy and etiquette firmly in hand. She never seems to make a wrong or ackward move in these kinds of events
     
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    Easy targets.
    This kind of thing is why they left, it's not a bug: gossip, bullying, hate and mobbing are features of the english /royal/tabloid nexus.
     
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    Thank you so much! :)
     
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    Yet ironically there are no English posters joining in with it here. I hope now that lockdown restrictions are easing that we will have more positive news stories about what the senior royals are up to.

    Meanwhile, Kate's genius idea of becoming a really good photographer is reaping the benefits. Go Kate!

    How Kate's candid camera is killing off the paparazzi
     
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    Yes she had a really good idea.
     
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    I can't imagine stepping into that world as a "commoner". Even the protocol expert, or whatever the title is, for the Obamas made a mis-step. I would have been mortified in her shoes as I'm sure that the "advice" about the handbag felt more like a "correction". Awful.

    However, some do manage to learn it very quickly, as did Sophie. Not in the BRF, but Mary Donaldson of the Danish royal family apparently learned it very well, although I think her few years of "courting" before the marriage helped.

    The royal families, though, learn social finesse from birth. I'm sure that knowing where the Queen is at all times, so that you don't turn your back on her, just becomes instinctual.

    Herat, I know you are a "Sophie" fan. I'll have to look her up. She's one of those who always seems to be on the periphery.
     
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    Lovely story and posting but I keep unconsciously thinking she has the title Countess Bathory. Which is not a good mistake to make. :eek:
     
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    Oh yes. Very suitable for WebSleuthing

    I think the really notorious stories of her bathing the blood of female virgins have been disproved, but she clearly was a sadistic serial killer.
     
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    I need to read up on her.
     
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    This is my absolute favourite tiara - the Brabant Laurel Wreath as worn by Queen Mathilde of Belgium. I just love the leaf design, so pretty and simple but so sparkly! It also doubles as a necklace - clever.

    The Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara | The Court Jeweller

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    That is a BEAUTFUL tiara, so feminine, yet RICH !

    But I am not a fan of this tiara/ necklace conversion stuff.

    But then I don't really like Transformers, either.

    Old stick in the mud, me.:p
     
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    That one works ok as a necklace though, don't you think? It's just so unusual, I haven't seen many with a nature theme.

    (LOL at the Transformers comparison:D)
     
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    ~Independent: not depending or contingent upon someone else for existence, operation, etc.

    It would be fair and wise to implement that for all concerned parties.
     
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    I like the style of this dress. I'm not sure why she's wearing her pearls underneath her dress, but she looks great in this. She kept it simple with a broach. Cullinan V brooch.

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    Who knew QE2 showed show much legs back in the day!
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    If you're into royal fashion you can see the 254 picture catalogue here

    November 1977
     
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    @Sherwood Park - Thank you so much for this article!

    It's so fun to see her outfits through ages. And she certainly was at least giving a nod to fashion. I think the short skirt one on the plane was at the height of the miniskirt age.

    In retrospect, the solid color or muted plaids or patterns really were the best.

    That blue and while outfit in San Diego with the matching pattern hat is one of the few "oops" outfits I've ever seen on her.
     
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