87 Candles


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We think we recognize her by her bright and sparkling blue eyes, the triple strand of pearls, that ever-present black purse, or her megawatt smile.  In reality, we recognize her her by her hat.

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Today, on the 87th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, I offer special thanks along with my celebratory congratulations. She is, after all, the first person  we all think of when we hear the words “royal hat”. Happy Birthday, Ma’am.

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Queen Elizabeth at  Westminster Abbey on May 21, 2010 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the
granting of their Royal Charter. She is wearing a hat designed by Rachel Trevor Morgan. 

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10 thoughts on “87 Candles

  1. When I think of Queen Elizabeth I always think of her wearing a hat. That first photo of her against the portrait of the first Elizabeth is quite the picture.

    • Until I read this blog I didn’t know there was another queen that also wore a lot of hats. I’m also glad that I was introduced to Queen Beatrix here before she retired. I wonder if Queen Elizabeth wishes that she could retire too. I don’t want that to happen of course but I just wonder how she feels about it. She has done her duty so well for 60 years she deserves to slow down a bit.

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