And so the week moves on….
This Saturday, the world will watch as Prince Henry of Wales marries Ms. Megan Markle in the biggest royal event in the past few years! (I refuse to say it is the wedding of the century, because that happened on 29 April 2011…) As usual, I will be waking up before dawn to watch the entire proceedings from start to finish, and I’m pretty excited to see a royal wedding take place at Windsor Castle. If you are new to the whole royal watching event deal, there are a few things to certainly watch out for throughout the wedding…
On 29 April 2011, Catherine Middleton married Prince William of Wales, whereupon they were granted the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (which is what they are known by today). For a lot of Royalists, it is the most important Royal event of the twenty first century! It was the first big Royal event (other than Diana’s funeral) for me, and I will always have a fond memory of the day.
The Duchess of Cambridge is one of my favourite style icons, I’ve adored her style from the very beginning! While I love tracking it and follow several different royal style blogs, unfortunately for me, she has a very different body type than I do. If I could, I would track down repliKates for ninety percent of what she wears, but alas- much of it would not look great on me. Still, I do try to find what I can, and today’s three pieces are my favourite repliKates in my wardrobe!
If you are a newer follower (Hello! Welcome to my blog! ), you might not know that I am a fierce Royalist. I inherited my grandparents love of the British Royal Family and have carried that love and fascination into adulthood- biographies, movies, souvenirs, documentaries, and more time on Pinterest than I should admit to. I don’t limit my fascination to any one dynasty or period, from the Tudors to the Windsors, I’ll learn and read about any of it! I love celebrating the spring with a few royal biographies, a re-watch of the 2011 Royal Wedding, and a fantastic tea. This is a brief introduction for everyone else!
As my first post on colouring books indicated, I am a huge fan! I thought that the trend might die down quickly, given that it is rather a niche hobby. However, I am still seeing a proliferation of colouring books in any number of designs, topics, and themes. You can find them based on books and television shows and movies, of animals and landscapes, of mandalas and flowers, even of curse words and death. You can buy them in drugstores and bookstores and grocery stores and Amazon and Etsy. If there is a colouring book that you could imagine, it probably exists. And if it doesn’t, there’s probably someone willing to make it for you. There are two in particular that have been keeping me occupied as of late: Continue reading
This week’s Travel Thursday post is going to be a brief look at Windsor! I still have to say it is one of the most interesting places that I have seen. While it is still a working Royal palace, one that actually hosts quite a few State events, it still seems quiet and calm and like everything is seamless. You couldn’t tell from these pictures, but the Palace staff was actually preparing for Her Majesty to arrive the next day. Somehow, it seemed half empty even though I’m sure there were a million tiny details to prepare. Continue reading
I will admit that I love reading a good Cinerella-esque story, where a girl meets her prince. Chick lit has been kind in providing these! However, I think the crucial part of this is that it is fiction, not reality. I borrowed Jerramy Fine’s The Regal Rules for Girls because I thought it was chick-lit- not the case. Upon finishing reading it, I was left with an unusual sentiment: “What the hell did I just read?”