Being a Royalist From Birth

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!

Being a Royalist From Birth

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Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace, Travel Thursday

If you don’t know, Kensington Palace is my favourite place on earth. It’s the home of one of my favourite periods in English royal history (the Georgian period), it’s a beautiful place to visit, it’s the home of my style icons (the Duchess of Cambridge), and they have some fantastic exhibitions. A new exhibition has just opened up, Diana: Her Fashion Story, which focuses on the style exhibition of Diana, Princess of Wales. While I was visiting Kensington in the summer of 2013, there was an exhibition on the fashion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Today’s post is about my favourite pieces from Fashion Rules, the exhibition!

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Favourite Places, Hampton Court Palace

M and I decided to take a day trip to Hampton Court Palace last minute on our trip to London in July 2013. We weren’t quite sure what to do with our last day in London, and we knew we wanted to venture out a tad. Enter: a Royal palace to explore. Obviously Hampton Court Palace is well known for Henry VIII’s time there, but it actually wasn’t his to begin with.

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Favourite Places, Tower of London

The Tower of London is infamous and at the top of every London visitor’s list! The Tower was originally built by William the Conqueror as a symbol of his domination, and has been used as a royal residence, a prison, an armoury, and a treasury, among other things, throughout the centuries. Given my huge of love of the British/English Royal Family, I knew I haaaaad to go see the Tower of London.

Tower of London,Travel Thursday

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Slower Reading Can Be Enjoyable, Too

I tend to read rather quickly. Not on purpose most times, but because I get so involved in the book! I found last year I really concentrated on reading quickly. My GoodReads goal was 85, and I made a sub-goal of 100 books. I achieved that, but it meant that I had to be reading pretty much all of them. By the end of the year, it took the fun out of it slightly. So this year, I am going with a goal of 52 books! And it has made all of the difference…. Continue reading

Why, oh why, can I not meet the Duchess of Cambridge?

Today was a momentous occasion for Royal watchers- the Duchess of Cambridge attended a State Banquet for the Chinese President. Why is this important? Because she FINALLY wore a tiara. And it wasΒ MAGICAL.Β She looked absolutely stunning, and I can’t believe that one human being looks that flawless.Β  Continue reading