The Royal Ascot is a prestigious hat fashion show that takes place each year in the charming town of Zanydanyshire, England. Only the most eccentric of millionaires are invited to participate, and lords and ladies are known to spend all year painstakingly hot-gluing their hats from scratch. Whoever manages to stick the most flair on her head wins the dubious honor of giving the Queen a noogie, so you can bet they work long and hard to make sure their headgear is as passionately expressive of repressed emotions as possible. There was an especially strong showing this year; here are 25 of the most impressive. More
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It’s not often that someone prank calls someone else pretending to be the Queen of England and the person on the other end doesn’t hang up immediately. More
Kate Middleton’s full wedding look is currently on display at Buckingham Palace, featuring her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, her tiara, her shoes and even the wedding cake. During a walk-through of the exhibit, Queen Elizabeth declared it “horrible.” Actually. More
Queen Elizabeth in her wedding dress, 1947. According to National Geographic, the dress was a special reflection of the time. They note, “With food and clothing still being rationed in postwar Britain, royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell sought to convey a … More
1947, from the New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection
The British royal family is doing what they can to keep up with the times. Queen Elizabeth II now has an official, monarchy-sanctioned Flickr account. Right now most of the pictures are royal family portraits. In case you didn’t know, … More
We all have that favorite dress, top or pair of jeans that we’ve worn way too many times. So many times that our friends need to intervene and subtly drop hints. Hints that we intentionally ignore. But I think we … More
Queen Elizabeth hosted the summer’s first Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace this week. Though the get-together was dampened by a rainstorm, The Queen came out well-equipped. To top off her robin’s egg-blue outfit and hat, she carried a clear … More
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was pretty in pink at the 2009 Epsom Derby on June 6, 2009. The monarch, accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, was in good spirits in spite of the rainy weather. Even her umbrella was trimmed in … More
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A casually-dressed Queen Elizabeth attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor Great Park this weekend. The Queen, who is known for her keen interest in horses, watched one of her own, Balmoral Morland, win first place in class. She … More
Queen Elizabeth attended the opening of Europe’s largest tanker terminal for liquefied natural gas on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, performed the official inauguration. The South Hook Terminal, located in Milford Haven … More
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended the Maundy Service at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral in Suffolk on April 9, 2009. The royal couple greeted well-wishers, and gave out the traditional Maundy Money to 83 women and 83 men, representing The … More
I don’t know of any other lady who wears hats as prettily as Queen Elizabeth does. So today’s focus for Royal Fashion Friday is just that. Let’s take a look at some of the hats that the Queen has worn … More
Was it a breach of protocol or not? Such is the question that was tossed around right after the meeting between the Obamas and the British royals. Royal protocol traditionally dictates that Queen Elizabeth is not to be touched, beyond … More