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I like today's dress. I especially like the hem treatment with the godets or whatever is making it flare a bit. The pattern and colors suit HM to a "T".

I am a bit concerned about the discoloration on her legs; often a sign of very poor circulation. Hope she isn't feeling any pain from it, as is often the case.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:31 PM
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Queen Elizabeth attended an event at the Royal Academy of Arts on May 23, 2012, looking wonderful in a silver-white combination:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 **
Another "diamond" inspired outfit, which looks stunning. She really is our Diamond Queen!
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:36 PM
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The print of todays outfit is too much for me.
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So why does the Queen never sneeze in public? Mail has a light-heated look at Her Majesty's little secrets

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There’s a common misconception that the Queen has tiny lead weights sewn into her hems. But Her Majesty doesn’t need this old-fashioned trick to preserve her modesty. All of her dresses and suits have underskirts made with a tighter circumference than normal, so there is no chance of them lifting above knee-height.
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To stop her feeling uncomfortable or getting too warm when she is on official business, the Queen insists on loose clothing. All of her clothes are made of natural fibres: 100 per cent pure cotton or wool, no linen (it creases too easily) and certainly no polyester.
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Angela Kelly, her personal assistant and curator of the royal wardrobe, ensures that a duplicate for every outfit is close to hand so that if something is spilled on her clothes or there is any other mishap, Her Majesty can discreetly change into a new set without anyone knowing.
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Another secret contributor to the Queen’s flawless appearance is the gel that keeps her hair firmly in place (even in gale-force winds) and is known mischievously among royal staff as ‘liquid concrete’.
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Though she carries her own handbag (which contains just a handkerchief, lipstick, a tiny mirror and a copy of the day’s programme), one of her ladies-in-waiting always has what is known as the ‘Brown Bag’. This holds all the essentials she might need in an emergency: spare pairs of tights, gloves, those sweeteners and a moist, lavender-scented cloth in case of extreme heat.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:19 AM
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Very interesting, thank you for sharing. I would like to know what foods HM avoids in order to remain cool!

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Here's the comparison - I like this year's hair accessories a bit better. Innovative but not worth copying/repeating


** 2012 ** Flower show 2011 **
What is with the hairnets?

Thankfully HM was back to her normal regal, elegant self for the garden party and visit to the Royal Academy of Arts.

I personally do not like the print of the dress that she wore to the recent reception, but she still looked like HM!
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Thanks, Artemisia, we're really finding out all HM's well-kept secrets in honor of this Jubilee year!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for posting, that was cute!!! Liquid cement!!
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I love it! It is just the little things that make HM so special. She still seems to be above and beyond what a "normal" person could ever achieve.. but then she has had decades of practice to achieve perfection. She is a wonder...
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:58 PM
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That was an interesting read, I learned some new things. It makes wonder if the rest of the family and some of the other royal families do similar things.

I liked that outfit she wore in the picture in the article.
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Thank you for another interesting read . Her Majesty certainly pays great attention to details.

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Thanks, Artemisia, we're really finding out all HM's well-kept secrets in honor of this Jubilee year!
I find it amusing, but very intriguing nonetheless. I wonder what we'll find out if Her Majesty will make it to the Platinum Jubilee in ten years (and heaven willing, she will).

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Very interesting, thank you for sharing. I would like to know what foods HM avoids in order to remain cool!
I'm with you. I'd love to know what she eats in order to stay nice and cool in warm climate. I'm not a fan of heat, so it'll be interesting as well as informative.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:19 AM
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The sketch by the Queen's favourite couturier Norman Hartnell that was to become her Coronation gown | Mail Online
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:32 AM
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Norman Hartnell was a true artist.
The gowns he created for the Queen throughout decades were height of craftsmanship; elegant, breathtakingly beautiful, memorable and symbolic.

The Queen's outfit from today's Garden party.
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She looks really lovely!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:59 AM
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That sketch is a work of art in itself; such beautiful detail on that gown and gorgeous colors.

Lovely shade of lavender and HM looks great, but not crazy about the hat. And her brooch is divine; which one is that?
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Educated guess: The Flame Lily brooch.

She looks lovely!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:30 PM
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Love the lavender outfit! So lovely!
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:40 PM
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Norman Hartnell was a true artist.
The gowns he created for the Queen throughout decades were height of craftsmanship; elegant, breathtakingly beautiful, memorable and symbolic.

The Queen's outfit from today's Garden party.
- Full view
- Close up

She looks really lovely!
I love the lavender ensemble and the brooch is absolutely gorgeous. Her smile is indeed delightful. Her best feature, in my opinion.
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She looked beautiful, I wish we had seen a little more of the floral dress. Absolutely one of my favorite outfits!
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The lavender outfit is divine- so elegant! H.M. looks gorgeous!
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Another great look for the Queen today when she met with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion
The Royal Regiment of Scotland in London:



** Full view ** Upper part ** Close up **
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Now, I love the jacket and needless to say, the brooch.
But the skirt... It's really not my cup of tea.

Nevertheless, Her Majesty looks beautiful, as always. A very fresh, summery look.
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