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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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CurlyWurlyTwirly Thu 27-Jun-19 13:18:45


I know the DofE has had his - ahem - outside interests.
However I think the knowing that he is around, and is the only person who doesn't defer to her keeps her grounded. That and her dogs and horses are the cloldest she gets to a normal life.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 27-Jun-19 13:23:16

Yes I agree with that side of it I just don't see her falling into decline when he goes. He lives almost permanently at Sandringham now in his own accommodation.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Thu 27-Jun-19 13:27:50

Oh that's interesting about Sandringham. I know he stayed at wood farm. I assumed he was at Windsor when the Queen was.

I presume Penny Romsey is a regular visitor. I really don't know how the Queen gets her head around that particular friendship.

evilharpy Thu 27-Jun-19 13:37:45

New thread already! I completely missed most of the last one. I'm so far behind, I've only just seen Kate on Blue Peter.

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 13:37:49

I too thought he was based at Windsor? Penny Romsey is married to the Marquess of Milford Haven isn't she? So the DoE's first cousin once or twice removed? I can't imagine he gets up to much these days with her other than actual carriage driving!

Myimaginarycathasfleas Thu 27-Jun-19 13:40:27

Hurrah, new thread! Thanks Queans. (See what I did there? 😂)

frugalkitty Thu 27-Jun-19 13:50:43

Checking in, thanks Queen and Beanie

My DS is off to his prom this evening, do you think he'll let me wear my wedding tiara in the photos?? grin

frugalkitty Thu 27-Jun-19 13:57:46

Another nice outfit from Leti today, I really like this.

GotToGoMyOwnWay Thu 27-Jun-19 14:18:27

Thanks ladies for new title & thread.

Do we remember how we speculated why Carole Middleton had done an interview? I’m wondering whether that was to placate the press about the Rose rumours?

Say what you will about the relationship between DofE & HM - they have been together for so many years it will be a wrench whatever the actual situation is.

megletthesecond Thu 27-Jun-19 14:19:56

yy curly. Charles will be fine as king.

I've always been quite fond of his eco and architectural grumbles.

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 14:21:18

Leti is 46. Apart from the nose job she's generally thought to have had years ago, do we think she's had any 'work' done? I'm starting to think most women in the public eye have botox and/or fillers, it's just that some have better dermatologists than others!

DobbyTheHouseElk Thu 27-Jun-19 14:43:17

These threads fill up quickly. Thanks Queen.

SenecaFalls Thu 27-Jun-19 14:48:13

Leti always does smart trousers well.

Wetdogloveshubert Thu 27-Jun-19 15:01:11

I like Leti's outfit, bar the shoes. Those heels are skyscrapers!

Thanks @QueenOfTheAndals and bean for our thread title! Hurrah for Wimbledon, and new frocks. I'm hoping Kate and Meghan come en masse every day and gossip endlessly.

youngestisapsycho Thu 27-Jun-19 15:05:39

Was just in the Hight street... lots of whistling and police motorbike flew past me going very very fast! Then along comes a car with Princess Anne in it. The road was empty, certainly no reason for the police bike to to be speeding!

beanaseireann Thu 27-Jun-19 15:25:30

AngelaScandal ( I love your username - are you her ? wink)
Go raibh maith agat ( in reply to your post of 10.41 am )

beanaseireann Thu 27-Jun-19 15:31:50

Oh Queen grin
".......I can't imagine he gets up to much with her these days other than actual carriage driving !"

AdaColeman Thu 27-Jun-19 16:12:19

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Myimaginarycathasfleas Thu 27-Jun-19 16:53:19

There's no getting away from it, the DoE was quite the dish in his younger days. Can you imagine the fuss that would have been made of him if he'd been born in William's time and allowed to go to university?

QueenOfTheAndals Thu 27-Jun-19 17:02:55

He was, and quite a leftfield choice for HM too I'd imagine. There were a few grey mens' noses put out of joint, even then!

Rhubarbisevil Thu 27-Jun-19 17:22:36

I don’t think Meghan will be at Wimbledon. She won’t be able to discreetly rearrange her breast pads.

SenecaFalls Thu 27-Jun-19 17:32:47

Yes, I think that the RF, and no doubt the men in gray, wanted Elizabeth to marry a British aristocrat. Supposedly her parents gave several dances to which they invited suitable young men for her to meet. But she had already given her heart to Philip and was having none of the young aristos.

I posted this on one of the other threads, but my favorite story about Philip and the men in gray is that evidently one of them was rather officiously showing Philip around Windsor Castle shortly after the engagement. Not known for his patience, Philip finally managed to shorten the narrative by telling the man "Yes, I know. My mother was born here."

shedid Thu 27-Jun-19 17:35:17

Checking in, thanks Queen

latedecember1963 Thu 27-Jun-19 17:53:03

Checking in & thanks Queen.
Leti looking elegant as usual. She always looks cool and collected. Perhaps she hasn't started the menopause yet 😁.

AliasGrape Thu 27-Jun-19 18:01:06

Checking in, thanks for the new thread!

Agree the DofE was definitely hot as a young man. The Queen was rather lovely though too.

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