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« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2013, 08:34:15 AM »

Anyone want to hazard a guess on how many hats she owns? Given that the BRF members don't seem to pass clothes around the way, say, the Dutch do, what happens to all these hats? I know that sometimes they're retrimmed, but still, that's a hell of a lot of hats.

I bet I can remember every single hat I've ever owned in my life. Bet she can't.

It has to be in the tens of thousands.
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« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2013, 08:43:32 AM »

Here's a thing on the Queen's dressers:

Margaret “Bobo” MacDonald

Bobo served her “little lady” for 67 years, moving from nursery maid to dresser. The daughter of a railwayman, she encouraged the heiress presumptive to be thrifty and frugal, and helped stop her nail biting. Described by valet John Dean as “small, very smart and rather peremptory”, Bobo was nevertheless “friendly when thawed”. “The Queen just enjoyed talking to a sensible Scottish countrywoman,” recalled Mary Clayton, one of Elizabeth’s cousins. As the Queen’s dresser, Bobo’s conservative tastes prevailed. “Bobo could say anything to the Queen, like ‘You look awful in that dress,’ or ‘You can’t wear green’,” recalled Margaret Rhodes, another cousin. When Bobo’s health failed, the Queen hired nurses for round-the-clock care until her death in 1993 at age 89 in her suite at Buckingham Palace. As a mark of her devotion, the Queen came down to London from Balmoral for the funeral, which took place at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace.



Angela Kelly: After the retirement of Bobo MacDonald, Angela Kelly became Elizabeth’s dresser, a position she herself upgraded to “personal assistant”. The daughter of a Liverpool dockworker, Kelly served in the Army before joining the royal household as a maid. In supervising the royal wardrobe, she is rigorously professional, with an eye to the theatrical requirements of the Queen’s public appearances. She often accompanies household officials on reconnaissance trips for foreign tours, checking the backgrounds where the Queen will be appearing and researching national colours, as well as hues that might have a positive or negative significance Unlike Bobo, who kept a low profile, Kelly has been an effervescent and visible part of the Queen’s entourage. “There is lots of laughter” when Kelly is in the Queen’s company, observed Lady Anne Glenconner, a friend and neighbour of the royal family in Norfolk. Twenty-five-years younger than Elizabeth, Kelly has also become a confidante, and “she has moved into the vacuum created by the death of the Queen’s sister and her mother”, according to one of the Queen’s relatives.

http://www.telegraph.co.u.../Her-Majestys-A-Team.html

AWESOME BONUS QUOTE: “It would drive her mad to have a wretched woman talking away" (Dowager Countess of Cromer)
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« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2013, 08:50:23 AM »

I apologize if any of these have already been posted. There's just. so. many. HATS!



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« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2013, 08:51:25 AM »

Easter basket!

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« Reply #66 on: June 07, 2013, 08:57:10 AM »

Couldn't find a closer-up picture of this hat.







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« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2013, 09:01:35 AM »


This one is very bubblegummy Smiley




The hat looks very tiara-ish, I think it's clever.



So dainty Smiley




Looks like it was made using those extra piece of cloth and buttons you get when you buy some new clothes. Smiley








This one is a bit OT (not hat, and not real queen)
but THE HAIR!

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« Reply #71 on: June 07, 2013, 09:06:51 AM »




Man: "No and again NO, your Majesty, I am not going to tell you if I followed scotch tradition on underwear!!!!"
HM, thinking: fine, I can find our myself.....
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