Site of the Day: The British Monarchy

Queen Elizabeth has a Facebook page. Go revel: http://www.facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy

No, you can’t Friend her. But you can read the Court Circular!  One or another of her lame sons or grandsons are doing Good Works (when they’re not dressing inappropriately at Hallowe’en parties, fighting in Afghanistan , pushing organic produce or playing polo.) You can see pix of ambassadors presenting their credentials. Endless pix in what I can only describe as Queen chic . She’s not a bit chic, but I admire her matchy matchy outfits, always with a hat. I love hats.

I saw the Queen once, when I was a toddlesr. She and her newlywed husband drove in an open car  around the track at the Semanaire St. Joseph in Trois-Rivieres. She was young and beautiful, the Dook was young and handsome. Then time happens, kids happen, the Empire dissolved.

Unlike most Canadians, Kiwis, Indians and Aussies I was raised in a Jacobin family. My father was vocal in his loathing of the monarchy, rich twits with no clue. Even my Nana, who was born in England, despised the whole House of Windsor, and she saved her bile for the beloved Queen Mum. Poor Nana, she would have made a fab Queen Mum.

So this site is for retro fun, disengaged from the reality that Queen Elizabeth might be the only member of the House of Windsor with two brain cells to rub together, great hats and a bunch of weird kids. And that royal hubby, quite mad .

For followers of Brit soap operas, it’s just Coronation Street with money. But I can tell that’s it’s going to become a guilty pleasure. BTW, Camilla rocks hats too.

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3 responses to “Site of the Day: The British Monarchy

  1. Lloyd

    Nana had it on for The Queen Mum huh? Priceless!

  2. kim shook

    I think that it is the incomperable Florence King who makes a case that the only REAL royalty nowadays is the old, old families of the Southern United States. The ones who still know how to do everything properly, including set a formal table and address everyone from the Pope to the Queen of England. She mocks the tackiness of the Windsors in her usual hilarious way.

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