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Old 02-24-2009, 11:52 AM
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Funny that an almost 83 year old lady continues to embarrass other people in terms of how to dress at an event:
QE II - every inch an icon

Mrs Brown - as dull as her husband
Camilla - suitable dress but spoilt by the black cape & stockings
Sophie - partly elegant, partly odd, as ususal
Eugenie & Beatrice - style will always remain a mystery to them. they look cheap in their short skirts.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:54 AM
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New Labour Gone Mad!!!

The rest of the article is great though, some excellent photographs!
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It was nice to see the British royal family undertaking an official engagement. I wonder why Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex were dressed in light clothes, when it was obviously cold outside.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:25 PM
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I wonder why Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex were dressed in light clothes, when it was obviously cold outside.
Funnily, it was not a cold in London at all today!
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:10 PM
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me too i had laugj when i read the title
but i think thats true , i like the outfit of queen today i think its a nice choice for such event , we can see that this style is from the 40's and this style was the queen mothers style , also she choose a hat a little bit simeller of the queen's mother famous hats .
an other remarque , the queen is wearing the queen mother brooch !
then i have a small opinion about Culture Secretary Andy Burnham's wife :i you have a terrible teste !!
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Nice to see that so many family members attended the
event - here are some pics more of them

** The Duchess of Kent 1 ** 2 **
** Lord Linley **
** Lady Helen and her husband Tim ** 2 **
** Lady Paola **
** The Duchess of Gloucester **
** Lady Sarah Chatto **
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Thanks for the photos, everyone! I think HM looks fantastic. And I actually like Sophie's outift and think it's very flattering for her. I don't think the York girls look too bad. In one photo I think Pss B bears a striking resemblence to a young Pss Anne. The men all look standard and the same. P Harry looks like he's put on some weight. Lady Helen is starting to really look like her mother! Who's Lady Paola? The Duchess of G is remarkably beautiful and youthful-looking!! It's a shame Pss Margaret's children don't resemble her. And the biggest question: Where's Prince Andrew?
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:32 PM
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Lady Paola Windsor is married to Lord Nicholas Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Kent's younger son. In the picture here, she could have just stepped out of the 1920s!

I like Sophie's outfit as well, though I don't care for those "saucer" hats.

I thought that Princess Eugenie's outfit was nicer than Princess Beatrice's.

I also think that the Duchess of Gloucester looks simply amazing. The Duchess of Kent doesn't look well at all, unfortunately.
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I wonder why Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex were dressed in light clothes, when it was obviously cold outside.
No, it was not very cold, although I had a light jacket on.
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Thanks for the information! It looked strange to me ... men in coats, Her Majesty in a winter outfit, other ladies in coats vs Countess of Wessex in a caplet and Duchess of Cornwall in a dress spoilt by a shawl.

http://i44.tinypic.com/dny893.jpg
Lady Helen wore the coat, which I liked a lot. She wore it in November, 2007 attending a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the Queen and Prince Philip's Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

The above picture is courtesy of iceflower.

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The Duchess of Gloucester is so elegant - she really knows how to dress to suit the occassion

The Queen's outfit isnt new she has worn it quite a few times but it isnt one of my favourites - love the touch of wearing that brooch in tribute to the Queen Mum and it is one of the most beautiful ones she could have choosen

Not a fan of the statue as i dont think it looks like her very much but those type of things never really do look that great

Great to see so many of the royals turing out
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:18 PM
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Thanks for the information! It looked strange to me ... men in coats, Her Majesty in a winter outfit, other ladies in coats vs Countess of Wessex in a caplet and Duchess of Cornwall in a dress spoilt by a shawl.
You might have been shocked to see some young women in sleeveless tops, now they made me feel cold! My jacket was a lightweight wool, perhaps Camilla and Sophie also wore wool.
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Thanks for the photos, everyone! I think HM looks fantastic. And I actually like Sophie's outift and think it's very flattering for her. I don't think the York girls look too bad. In one photo I think Pss B bears a striking resemblence to a young Pss Anne. The men all look standard and the same. P Harry looks like he's put on some weight. Lady Helen is starting to really look like her mother! Who's Lady Paola? The Duchess of G is remarkably beautiful and youthful-looking!! It's a shame Pss Margaret's children don't resemble her. And the biggest question: Where's Prince Andrew?
The WENN Photo Libary has one picture (#37) showing him next to Princess Eugenie. There is also one pic of Princess Anne The Princess Royal. Like her hat

With so many Royals around the press probably focused on the more interesting members.
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The WENN Photo Libary has one picture (#37) showing him next to Princess Eugenie. There is also one pic of Princess Anne The Princess Royal. Like her hat

With so many Royals around the press probably focused on the more interesting members.
Thanks Avicenna. Tho interesting is in the eye of the beholder
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Thank you to all of you who post all the pics and information!

( I have to say that i´m a little jealous of Skydragon who could be there and watch the ceremony live...)
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At a sombre unveiling of a statue of the Queen Mum, one New Labour wife stands out like a sore thumb | Mail Online
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Lady Paola Windsor is married to Lord Nicholas Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Kent's younger son. In the picture here, she could have just stepped out of the 1920s!

The Duchess of Kent doesn't look well at all, unfortunately.
She's not Lady Paola Windsor, but Lady Nicholas Windsor, in British nobility woman take their husband's titles. ( eg Princess Michael of Kent) She would only be Lady Paola if her father were a Duke ( eg Lady Helen Taylor) an Earl ( eg Lady Sarah Chatto) or a Marquess. In the picture you can see the back of her sister-in-law Countess of St Andrews who is married to the Duke of Kent's oldest son, she's an academic at Cambridge.

I'm quite surprised to see the Duchess of Kent as this is the second major royal event she's attended in the past year, the other being last June's Trooping of the Colour. Unfortunately she suffers from a condition that makes her face droop and that then makes it appear she's not well. But in the last few years she's given a number of interviews as she's heavily involved in supporting a foundation for young musicans. She's retired from royal duties but not from her passion for music.
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Quand la famille royale d'Angleterre rend hommage Ã* la reine-mère, des looks... euh... improbables ! Regardez !
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Check out Beatrice's killer heels.
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( I have to say that i´m a little jealous of Skydragon who could be there and watch the ceremony live...)
Sorry. The thing that slightly irks me, is magnificent as it is, why was it deemed necessary to make it so much lower than her husband, a couple of feet would have been enough! (Women's rights, equality and all that)!
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