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London

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the Coldstream Guards are the ones with red plumes on the right of the bearskin. My friends …

Fashion, London, World of Costume

‘The Crown’ Costumes at Liberty

If you adore the glamorous late-1940’s and 1950’s costumes in Netflix’s The Crown, you will be able to see a small selection at Liberty London on Regent Street. The costumes are designed by Michele Clapton, who was the costume designer for S1-5 of Game of Thrones (she will return as the costume designer in S7), …

Fashion, London

Buckingham Palace and Fashioning A Reign

Last Saturday, I finally visited Buckingham Palace (or as some people call it, The Queen’s London home). I had bought my State Rooms and Garden Highlights Tour ticket (£30.50) back in May although I later discovered that there were plenty of tickets still available for purchase in June and early July. Buckingham Palace began as Buckingham House, …

London

A Waltz for The Queen’s 90th & More

Earlier in February, André Rieu composed The Windsor Waltz in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. In this hilarious YouTube video, a Queen-lookalike (Mary Reynolds from Middlesex) dressed in bright pink matched with black gloves, a structured patent handbag, and black shoes arrives at André’s castle in Maastricht. There, André showers her with presents, lights …

Fashion, London

Fashion Rules: The Queen’s Dresses at Kensington Palace

In honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, I would like to share photos I took of her 1950’s to 1970’s dresses that were on display at Kensington Palace’s Fashion Rules exhibition last December. These dresses were lent by The Queen. Since 11 February 2016, a new set of dresses worn by HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, …

Lifestyle

Review: The Servant Queen and the King She Serves

Earlier last month, The Bible Society, HOPE, and LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity) released a tribute book to the Queen for her 90th birthday. The Servant Queen and the King She Serves is co-written by Mark Greene from LICC and Catherine Butcher from HOPE, with mostly words by the Queen from her Christmas speeches, Coronation, …

Fashion

The Snowflake Diadem for the Queen of Canada

Today’s post is dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 89 today! Although her official birthday is not celebrated until June at Trooping the Colour, I thought I would introduce my readers to a little-known royal head ornament for the Queen of Canada: the Snowflake Diadem. The snowflake diadem was designed in 2008 and approved by …