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Welcome to my fashion & lifestyle blog. This is an accumulation of all of my delightful finds, as well as a bit about me! Hopefully you will pop back to get your daily dose of delightfulness.
Happy weekend! It is now officially the Jubilee weekend, so I thought it would be nice to dedicate something to our lovely Queen.
Did you realise that the only other monarch to celebrate 60 years in England was Queen Victoria in 1897 – so not something that will happen again in our lifetime. Just look at her here at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 – I wish I had a crown like that at my wedding, and look at that tiny waist!
The Queens Coronation took place later in 1953 following the death of her father George VI. The dress took eight months, three dressmakers and six embroideresses from the Royal School of Needlework to become a reality! It was obviously worth it though - just look how fabulous she looked!
It is safe to say that the Queen has an impressive set of jewels! I would love to get a look at her jewellery room – most of us have a box, but I expect she has a wing for all her gorgeous jewels! Why not, she is the Queen afterall.
Apparently, on her first Commonwealth tour alone the Queen took over 100 different outfits. Add all of the tours she has made since and you get quite an impressive number of dresses - that must be one very large closet!
Did you know that the iconic colors of Tower Bridge only dates from 1976 when the structure was painted red, white and blue for the Queens Silver Jubilee? Before that, the bridge was painted a chocolate brown – hhmmm, not sure that would be quite so special!
The Queen at her Silver Jubilee in 1976 - CNN
The Queens Golden Jubilee took place in 2002 and this is her on her way to at Pauls Cathedral for a celebratory service.
Isn’t it just amazing what a long a successful reign our Queen has had?! Are you looking forward to this Jubilee weekend – what plans do you have?
Whatever you are doing have a great one and I shall be back soon xx