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The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:36:41 AM »
Thank you very much Annie, great link :-)

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part IV
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:44:41 AM »
I adore the Queen but am frustrated that she wears the same triple strand of pearls most all the time during daytime events.  I want to see more variety!!  With that said, does anyone know the providence of the pearls?  Do they hold some sentimental value?

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:41:44 AM »
Does anyone know how William and Catherine's apartment remodel is progressing in Kensington Palace?

The Windsors / Re: Princess Royal, Princess Anne
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:42:59 PM »
I know this may spur opposing opinions, but I think often - and this picture of Princess Anne is a great example - that all the orders, sashes, etc. really distract from some otherwise gorgeous gowns that the royal ladies wear.  I understand the reasons behind them but I think in most instances the ladies would look much better without them!

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: December 25, 2011, 05:44:42 AM »
How far from Windsor Castle is this property?

Are there any books currently available about the Grand Duchess?

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:17:35 AM »
Anyone up for some light hearted speculation (or perhaps someone will have some real facts)?

We "know" that there are vaults full of royal jewels in Buckingham palace, but what about the Queen's wardrobe?  Are there rooms full of old clothes or are they sorted out periodically?  I believe I once heard that there was a stair from the Queen's rooms up to Bobo McDonald's suite and most of her clothes were kept there.  True or false?  Also, I wonder if the Queen takes clothes from each of her homes to the next our if she maintains wardrobes at each location.  Trivial stuff perhaps but it is fun to speculate :-)

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: June 28, 2011, 12:29:23 PM »
Does anyone have details (and perhaps pictures) regarding William and Katherine's "cottage" in Kensington Palace?

I saw on American television last night that Kate's ring (formerally Princess Diana's) has an estimated worth of 55 million dollars due to its history!  Surely Kate will not wear it everyday?  Is there a chance that a "duplicate" has been made for her to wear and the real one locked away safely?

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: March 30, 2011, 08:47:25 AM »
Thanks, CHRISinUSA.  You are always a wealth of information and I enjoy reading your posts :-)

I am sure I am not the only one fascinated with the Queen and how she lives.  I wonder if the Queen has a similar set of rooms at each of her other residences or if she lives differently?

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:11:03 AM »
Does anyone know if all Queens since Victoria first occupied Buckingham Palace have used the same apartments as Queen Elizabeth II?  Same configuration?  If so, is this because this is the "best suite" in the house or just a matter of tradition?

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors, Part II
« on: January 26, 2011, 03:03:17 PM »
Forgive me if this seems a strange question, but in thinking about the Queen's apartments in both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, does anyone know if they are similar layouts?  On this site I have seen floorplans for her rooms at Buckingham Palace, but do not recall seeing any for Windsor.  I would assume that the living arrangements are equally "grand."  Also, how many personal items (e.g. clothes, pictures, whatnot's) would the Queen have taken to Windsor when she essentially moved there on a permanent basis?  Perhaps she has duplicates of everything or so much of everything that this would not even be considered?

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: December 30, 2010, 07:01:15 AM »
REALLY, Eddie_uk?  "Nothing better to do" indeed.  With modern technology faux fur can be created that is almost identical to the real thing, cheaper and does not result in the senseless slaughter and torture of animals.  I think that the Queen should set the example in this area.  Wearing fur is just an outdated notion that, unfortunately, is perpetuated by ignorance and/or an undeveloped social consciousness of right and wrong.

The Windsors / Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« on: June 22, 2010, 03:51:37 PM »
Thank you for the link, RoyalWatcher!  It, coupled with your comments, makes me realize I am not alone in my opinions.  Not to belabor the point, but Prince Williams is a grown man enjoying all the perks of the position but not living up to the obligations associated with it.  And once again, how disappointing that the senior royals, the Queen in particular, are allowing this behavior.  What a slap in the face to those who came before and lived up to their obligations - and the people's expectations!  I think his popularity will go the way of his hair line ;-) 

The Windsors / Re: Prince William and Kate Middleton
« on: June 22, 2010, 11:38:05 AM »
If the latest news is to be believed, now William and Kate are living together.  My how things have changed since the last generation of royals!  If he loves the woman enough to live with her I think he should marry her!  And yes, I do think that as a royal and presumed future head of the Church of England Wills should be held to a higher standard - comes with the territory along with all the perks.  And on that same note, I am a bit disappointed in the Queen for allowing the situation.  While it might be unpleasant, I think it is part of her "job."  Unless she is now just a figure head and no longer wields any power........Just one persons observations - let the criticisms begin ;-)

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