Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

On June 30th The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will arrive in Canada for their first official tour together

In the official statement, William said, "Catherine and I are very much looking forward to our Tour of Canada. We hope to be able to meet as many people as possible and to see as much of the extraordinary and diverse country as we can. I have wonderful memories from my last times in Canada, and as such we consider it a great privilege to have been invited to Canada for our first joint Tour."

We are excited to see you too!

Will the lovely Duchess wear red and white on Canada Day - July 1

like her granny-in-law, Queen Elizabeth did when she visited Canada in 2010?

or like her late mother-in-law Princess Diana did?

Speaking of Princess Diana, July 1st would have been her 50th birthday

The cover of this week's Newsweek. Does this creep out anyone else?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 24

Welcome to Pink Saturday. A huge thank you to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for hosting our weekly meeting to salute PINK!

Royal Ascot took place in London England the week of June 13-15. The horse races have become secondary to the parade of wacky hats. You can see more here.

"If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested." -- Prince Philip speaking of his daughter, Princess Anne. The best I have seen her look in a long time. Kinda looks like she knows it, too!

Sophie, Countess of Wessex looking like her hat is giving her a headache.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth looking lovely in dark pink or light red?

My favourite, this lovely shade of pink makes her glow

Oops, how did this get here?

Thanks for visiting

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 18

Hey it's the best day of the week - it's Pink Saturday! Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for inviting us to join her in celebrating the Pink.

Last Saturday it was Trooping the Colour in England to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's birthday. You can read more about it here.

This adorable young lady is Lady Louise Wessex, the 7 year old daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex- Prince Edward and Sophie. Love her hair.

The Countess of Wessex looking like she just realized she should have taken the Metamucil AFTER the parade!

Darn pigeons!!!

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Mystery of the Earrings!

Why does everyone make a big deal when a Royal wears the same item of clothing twice?

The Duchess of Cambridge circa 2009 at a friends wedding

Here she wears the same beautiful blue brocade coat with a blue dress and blue fascinator to the service celebrating Prince Philip's 90th birthday. Personally, I like this look the best. But the whole point of this post is to point out the earrings.

Sapphire surrounded with diamonds hanging off of what looks like a diamond stud. Could these be Diana's earrings?

The drops are removable. Maybe Harry got the stud part (no pun intended!) And William got the drops.

A prize for whoever solves the mystery!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Trooping the Colour

The Trooping of Colour took place Saturday in London

The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on a Saturday in June.

This year Trooping the Colour took place on 11 June 2011. The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards was trooped.

The tradition of Trooping the Colour:

Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when good weather is more likely.

Trooping the Colour is carried out by fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, watched by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.

This military ceremony dates back to the early eighteenth century or earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (or 'trooped') down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.

This is the first time Prince William took part

The obligatory balcony appearance

Royal duty done, the Duchess of Cambridge goes off to a friend's wedding with sister Pippa

Trooping the Colour is on my bucket list. What's on yours?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 11

Once again, Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday for all pinkets everywhere.

And she has a special guest! Miss LaVoice from Thoughts from Meme's Corner. Please stop by and visit all the pinkets this week.

I was at a loss trying to think of something pink to share.

The lovely Duchess of Cambridge came to my rescue

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the ARK Anniversay Gala last night in London.

The Duchess wore a beautiful pink sequined Jenny Packham gown
The dress is embellished with Swarovski crystals and she finishes off the look with a dark pink
in clutch and peep-toe LK Bennett shoes. The dress reportedly cost $5000.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Isn't she lovely?

In their first public outing since returning from their honeymoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen at the Epsom Derby, a prestigious horse race in which the Queen had a horse running.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 4

Happy Pink Saturday!

The day all lovers of
Pink meet at Miss Beverly's How Sweet the Sound

This week I am showing off a bit. I recently started doing hand stamped jewellery and I love it. Something so satisfying about using a hammer in a forceful way :>)

Being the girlie girl I am I just had to do something with pearls and pink swarovski crystal

And I only use sterling silver

And I know every girl, big or small would love her own tiara

I've added a new page Say it in Silver and I will be adding a lot of fun pieces in the next couple days.

And just a note - last weekend I visited everyone for our Pink Saturday Birthday celebrations. Unfortunately Blogger muted me! I would click the Post a Comment line and nothing happened. So frustrating! Did anyone else experience this?

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting.