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Now here's a Princess dress I really do like

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Post by Michy » Mon June 13th, 2011, 10:30 pm

That is a cute hat. And I like her with her hair up, for a change; looks much more dressy.

Now another subject that I've always kind of wondered about -- purses. Why, on official occasions, does Kate (and Diana before her) always carry little purses that must be held in the hand? I would think it would be much more convenient to wear the pretty little purse on a thin strap (such as a chain) that hangs from the shoulder, leaving hands free. Is that a "no-no" in royal dress code?

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Post by Divia » Tue June 14th, 2011, 12:13 am

I wish Americans would wear hats. I love them. I also look adorable in them! Not to be too egoistical, of course. ;)
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Post by annis » Tue June 14th, 2011, 12:41 am

Posted by Michy
Why, on official occasions, does Kate (and Diana before her) always carry little purses that must be held in the hand? I would think it would be much more convenient to wear the pretty little purse on a thin strap (such as a chain) that hangs from the shoulder, leaving hands free. Is that a "no-no" in royal dress code?
It's a royal thing and a quite deliberate choice - it gives you something to do with your hands so that you look more poised and confident. Of course, once you get into serious "royalling", you have a handy lady-in-waiting lurking ready to grab your clutch and bouquets while you do the hand-shaking thing with admiring crowds.

The Queen, though, has always stuck to her trademark ubiquitous handbag slung over an arm :)
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Post by Madeleine » Tue June 14th, 2011, 8:52 am

Yes I've noticed that lately the Queen seems to be wearing much brighter colours, rather than the pastels which can look rather washed out. Bright colours suit her; perhaps she has got a new adviser.
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Post by Michy » Tue June 14th, 2011, 2:26 pm

That's what I've been thinking. She's definitely looking more "with it." Now if someone could just get her to switch to a different style of handbag..... ;)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue June 14th, 2011, 2:55 pm

The handbag, like the Queen's hair, is her trademark! :D I think she's a pretty lady, especially so when she was younger. And Princess Margaret was quite beautiful.
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Post by Michy » Tue June 14th, 2011, 3:28 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""] I think she's a pretty lady, especially so when she was younger. [/quote] I agree -- and I think Prince Phillip was very handsome in his younger years. The queen has aged much better than he has, though. ;)

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Post by fljustice » Tue June 14th, 2011, 3:41 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I wish Americans would wear hats. I love them. I also look adorable in them! Not to be too egoistical, of course. ;) [/quote]

Long, long ago, in a (corporate) world far, far away; I wore hats all the time and it became my signature. When I hung up my pin striped suits and fedoras, I took up floppy gardening hats and baseball caps. I recently came back to it. Was thinking about bringing a snappy white number to the HNS conference.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue June 14th, 2011, 5:00 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I agree -- and I think Prince Phillip was very handsome in his younger years. The queen has aged much better than he has, though. ;) [/quote]

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue June 14th, 2011, 7:43 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes I've noticed that lately the Queen seems to be wearing much brighter colours, rather than the pastels which can look rather washed out. Bright colours suit her; perhaps she has got a new adviser.[/quote]

Maybe she's getting tips from her new granddaughter-in-law.

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