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Royal style & gossip: strawberries, serves and sartorial splendour - anyone for tennis?

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QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 10:27:31

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youngestisapsycho Thu 27-Jun-19 10:27:56

Cnecking in! smile

youngestisapsycho Thu 27-Jun-19 10:28:12

or checking even....

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 10:28:14

Credit for the title goes to @beanaseirann

AngelaScandal Thu 27-Jun-19 10:41:08

Well done bean (maith thú) and thank you Queen

FATEdestiny Thu 27-Jun-19 10:41:37

Checking in

Daisypie Thu 27-Jun-19 10:44:42

Thanks Queen.

itswinetime Thu 27-Jun-19 10:45:35


BlingLoving Thu 27-Jun-19 10:53:38

Whoo hoo - I'm making it onto a new thread before we get to 160 posts! Great title - good work Beanie. I'm terrible at headlines (something I do need to do in my job) so I'll be sending you and Queen some PMs when necessary from now on, okay? wink

Apparently Ralph Lauren insiders have said Meghan might wear one of their designs for Archie's christening and they've sent over some outfits. I can only assume the fact that it's hit twitter means that Ralph Lauren is pretty much the LAST designer Meghan will be wearing at this point!?

Do you guys remember that bra fitter lady (Rigby and Peller I think) who was all outraged because she had her royal warrant removed after she wrote a book in which she talked about fitting bras on the queen? I thought that was hilarious.

AppleKatie Thu 27-Jun-19 11:03:47

🤣 I didn’t know that about Rigby and Peller but yup that is hilarious. Imagine thinking the Queen would want her Bra fitting discussed openly... shock

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 27-Jun-19 11:06:49

New thread already? Blimey! Great title!

Referring back to the previous thread, I agree they are positioning William as Prince of Wales in waiting. I hope the Queen has a good few years left in her yet though.

trixiebelden77 Thu 27-Jun-19 11:09:12

Posting for the first time.

Love reading this thread because I can fantasise about the clothes and the jewels and the sheer loveliness of being so well-groomed!

I wear scrubs to work sad

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 11:12:00

Great username @trixiebelden77, I remember those books!

Spudlet Thu 27-Jun-19 11:18:52

Oi oi everyone - nice title bean!

Trixie I too dream of a life in which nice clothes are a thing... rather than practical everything for toddler wrangling. And someone else to do the hoovering and clean the loo, and do any other boring jobs I don’t fancy like clipping the dog or emptying the washing machine. And being able to wear pretty shoes!

Hey ho grin

Spudlet Thu 27-Jun-19 11:33:27

The Queen strikes me as a very sensible woman, and not someone to shy away from the thought of her own mortality. She’s seemingly in great health now but for anyone of her age that can be fragile - it doesn’t take much to tip a person into a decline and that decline can be very rapid indeed (my own dgf was a case in point, going from a bit frail but essentially fine to a hospice in a matter of weeks, bless him). I suspect the Queen knows this as well as anyone and is making sure everything is in place so that when the inevitable happens, at least her heirs will be prepared for their roles.

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 11:47:20

I think we'll see a sharp decline in HM once the DoE goes. They've known each other 80 years - even if it hasn't always been smooth sailing, he's always been there, so it'll be hard for her to adjust to being without him. Still, he seems hale and hearty for 98 so he may be with us for some time yet!

RomaineCalm Thu 27-Jun-19 11:53:55

Just checking in. I don't often have anything useful to add to these threads but love reading the comments/opinions on the RF.

Rhubarbisevil Thu 27-Jun-19 12:27:09

Checking in. Thanks queen!!

DevonUkelele Thu 27-Jun-19 12:28:47

Checking in with everyone else 🤗. Thanks for the new thread @Queen.

Also chiming in to say I think the RF draw quite a distinction between themselves as people and their roles.

That is, the Queen (and others) may contemplate her mortality, but they are also very aware that the role goes on beyond and without her. The POW becomes monarch, his eldest son (eldest child in the future?) more than likely becomes prince of Wales, his offspring take various titles, etc, etc.

It's part of the history and continuity that contributes to the majesty of the monarchy.

Preparing each one for their next role is all part of the gig. And HM may be more aware of this than most given she had relatively little time for such training because her own father did not have too many years as monarch.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Thu 27-Jun-19 12:28:58

Checking in!

LadyCassandra Thu 27-Jun-19 12:29:05

Checking in too. Nice to actually check in before the thread is halfway though!

CurlyWurlyTwirly Thu 27-Jun-19 13:00:08

I wonder which bits of her job the Queen Actually enjoys? Lots of the investitures seem to be handed over to Charles & William.
I wonder if Charles gets a copy of the red boxes; or at least a summary?

I can't imagine having to come home to paperwork every day aged 93!

I think instead of abdicating; HM is just sensibly handing over big chunks of the job.

pinkladyapples Thu 27-Jun-19 13:03:34

Checking in, thanks Queen.

UrsulaPandress Thu 27-Jun-19 13:10:06

I feel quite faint at the prospect of a Coronation!


Long live the Queen.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 27-Jun-19 13:11:34

I'm really not sure the death of the DofE will make a difference - they live separate lives and have done for years.

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