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Old 02-25-2009, 06:58 AM
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The gang's all here, including Andrew Parker Bowles.
Check out Beatrice's killer heels.
I noticed Andrew PB on the news last night as well!
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:39 AM
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:27 AM
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The gang's all here, including Andrew Parker Bowles.
Check out Beatrice's killer heels.
I dunno . . . maybe it's just my prudish personal taste but I think those heels are way too high and inappropriate for this occasion. Sometimes it seems Pss B really does try too hard to be fashionable.

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:19 PM
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I choose to see Princess Beatrice & Eugenie's fashion style(s) as " a work in progress " ... they're both still very young

Let's just hope that their fashion sense as well as taste will become more refined & sophisticated as they mature

* What on earth were Camilla & Princess Sophie wearing?!! the Fashion Police should have them arrested * :P
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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)!
I was wondering the same thing! , her statue should be directly beside King George VI's one
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My favorite outfits: Sophie (very chic and flattering IMO; even the hat which I think goes well with the retro feel of the outfit), Queen, Paola and Helen

Worst: Bea and Eugenie! they throw on all the latest fads regardless of whether it suits them, the rest of the outfit or the occassion. Those heels with a short skirt for a memorial unveiling?!

Camilla: she should have just worn a coat rather than that droopy shawl.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:11 PM
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Could it have been that there were displays around George VI's statue that shouldn't be moved or destroyed? If she had been put at the same height in front of him, he would have disappeared.

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I was wondering the same thing! , her statue should be directly beside King George VI's one
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I don't think the statue looked like the Queen Mum at all. And what was the deal with the feathers being so perky?

Hated Sophie's hat again, wish she'd buy a new one. And Beatrice looked mismatched. Her jacket was very odd with ruffles around the top of the arms and then some odd patchwork on the sides and pockets on her breasts. All that amplification isn't good for a woman who isn't small (I know I can't get away with pockets on my chest!).

And where was Zara? I can understand Peter being gone since he's living on the other side of the world, but where's the other one?
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Doesn't the Queen look fabulous? And at 82 - I love the brooch.

Camilla - looks like she added the black shawl at the last minute as it seemed chilly.
The Queen puts her to shame.

Princess Anne - looked very good - new hat?

Sophie - trying too hard. The capelet (jacket?), please save that for Ascot. How does she move her arms? And the flying saucer hats are getting really old - time for a new hat style.

Eugenie looks so much better than her sister. Beatrice looks awful - another juvenile dress with a mismatched jacket combo with a hat slapped onto her ungroomed hair-do.
Sisters: Killer stilettos do not atone for bad outfits.

The Duchess of Gloucester - Perfection. I don't care if I have seen her outfit a million times, she always looks good.

Sarah Chatto - I love her style and her choice of outfit - she's got real style.

Helen Taylor - looks very appropriate.

Wife of the Conservative politician - You are not Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and you are going to meet the Queen. You are going to an official event and not a garden party at the Palace. Grow up, dress correctly and don't embarass your husband again.
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I think the memorial is quite suitable!
Thanks for all of the pictures!
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I like it as well. I honestly can't find anything wrong with it.

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Thanks for all of the pictures!
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I think the memorial is quite suitable!
Thanks for all of the pictures!
I too love the memorial and think it is very lifelike.
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Wife of the Conservative politician - You are not Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and you are going to meet the Queen. You are going to an official event and not a garden party at the Palace. Grow up, dress correctly and don't embarass your husband again.
It was the wife of the Labour culture secretary, which just goes to show the standard of culture in the UK.
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Did The Queen actually have to go over and greet this poor distastefully dressed horror?
Can you imagine what she would be thinking, although she, of course, could never and would never remark on that outfit.

Bet her and Philip had a good laugh back at the Palace over lunch...

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Old 02-27-2009, 09:07 AM
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An interesting read

Will the real Queen Mum please stand up

We want the familiar little old lady with a hat and handbag, not a formal young royal in robes


Will the real Queen Mum please stand up | Frank Skinner - Times Online
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I have the feeling that Queen Elisabeth II was very satisfied by the result.The statue is really impressive,in my opinion.And yes,many ladies were not dressed appropriately for the occasion.But let's discuss these things at the fashion threads.
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These are the two bronze reliefs that flank the new memorial statue of the Queen Mother unveiled in The Mall, Central London, last month - and the real-life episodes in her long life on which they were based.

The Wider View: The everyday episodes in the Queen Mother's long life behind her new memorial statue | Mail Online
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HM, the Duchess of Cornwall and Eugenie looked fabulous. the statue....a big disappointment. i agree...something resembling what she looked liked towards the end of her life would have been better.
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I like the idea somehow of showing her as Queen Elizabeth before she became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. She was in her prime then as the King's consort.

For those of us who are too young to remember the Blitz and the early 50s, it's good to have a statue of her as Queen Elizabeth; it's a reminder of who she was before her husband died.


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HM, the Duchess of Cornwall and Eugenie looked fabulous. the statue....a big disappointment. i agree...something resembling what she looked liked towards the end of her life would have been better.
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The Queen - even at her advanced age - always puts the young ones to shame fashion-wise. She never disappoints - and in the last few years has shown even better choices of fashion. Her fashion advisor and dresser - I believe her name is Angela Kelley - has really helped the Queen. Their joint collaboration has given the Queen's wardrobe a breath of fresh air and I eagerly anticipate each new outfit.
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