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Old 07-24-2006, 11:56 PM
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:24 AM
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Just some1 see the wonderful pics that Gettyimage have from the exposition of the Queen dress and jewels... possible some member can find more, it semes have wonderful things there that belng to the queen!
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:19 PM
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Gowns from Dress For The Occasion, an exhibition of evening dresses and jewellery worn by Queen Elizabeth II during State occasions on display in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, London for it's Summer Opening from tomorrow.
Tuesday July 26 2006.

pictures by Fiona Hanson

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Old 07-25-2006, 04:52 PM
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Hello article about the cruise, with nice pictures of the Queen waving and Lady Louise arriving.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...25/ladylouise/
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:12 PM
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In pictures: Palace fashion

Eighty of the Queen's dresses including this silk and pearl Norman Hartnell design worn on her 1975 Caribbean tour, are to go on display to mark her 80th birthday celebrations

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/5214450.stm
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:47 PM
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I found a sweet story about the Queen on vacation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770
"I was the Queen's chauffeur for the day."
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:43 PM
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The chauffeur story is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it.
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No need to be surprised and shocked of as The Queen has worn pants previously.The Queen wore pants when she was discharged from King Edward VII hospital in central London after undergoing surgery in her left knee to remove a torn cartilage in December 2003.
True but I've never seen her wear pants to a function like this. I've seen her in her riding outfit, and the picture of her after the knee operation.
AFAIK, she has always worn a dress to public functions.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:18 PM
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True but I've never seen her wear pants to a function like this. I've seen her in her riding outfit, and the picture of her after the knee operation.
AFAIK, she has always worn a dress to public functions.
It is not an official function but its more to private or family affair.Public function is official function or engagements.
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I think what BMC meant was that s/he had never seen HM before meeting commoners wearing trousers. I was quite taken aback too.
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The Queen, Princess Anne and Commander Laurence arrive at Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) to embark on their trip aboard The Hebridean Princess. It is a week-long cruise around the Western Isles to celebrate the Queen's 80th birthday on July 21, 2006. - Abaca Press
The Queen looks very relaxed in those pictures & almost giddy with her smile (at least that is how it looks to me) :)

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I think what BMC meant was that s/he had never seen HM before meeting commoners wearing trousers. I was quite taken aback too.
It is surprising to see her in trousers, but that outfit does look good on her.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:03 AM
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I had that Queen in my car the other day

A STARTLED shopkeeper's family car was turned into a royal carriage when he became the Queen's chauffeur for a day.

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1082402006
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I had that Queen in my car the other day

A STARTLED shopkeeper's family car was turned into a royal carriage when he became the Queen's chauffeur for a day.

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1082402006
What a lovely story. Unexpected royals popping in, and having a conversation with the Queen.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:03 AM
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what a cool story, the queen seems to be a real lovley lady. everybody who meets her in her privat time says the same about her.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:05 AM
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What a lovely story. Unexpected royals popping in, and having a conversation with the Queen.
I could say 'he will be dining out on that story for years', except there are very few places to dine on Gigha. It must have been so lovely for him and his family, something to stay in their memories for a long, long time. :)
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I think what BMC meant was that s/he had never seen HM before meeting commoners wearing trousers. I was quite taken aback too.
Thanks BeatrixFan, you got it exactly right. And for the record,I'm a she :)
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Right, I'll remember that BMC. I felt the same way because although I've seen HM wear trousers at certain private events like when Philip goes carriage driving, this time it was as if she was making a public appearance in trousers. She did look nice but I still prefer her usual style.
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Article from HELLO
There aren't many wardrobes that can boast crystal and pearl-encrusted gowns, but then again the Queen's dress collection was always going to be an extraordinary affair. Now the public can gain an insight into the monarch's private collection as the largest exhibition to date of her glittering evening gowns and personal jewellery has gone on show at Buckingham Palace..................
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty.../queendresses/
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