A Dress Fit for A Princess

Taken from an article in Woman’s Own, November 10th, 1955. Written by Norman Hartnell: The Court Dressmaker. I have interspersed the original article with additional pictures of relevance.  Early in July, 1947, the engagement was announced of Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, R.N. The wedding would take place on November…

Royal Wedding Eve: Vintage Pictures of the Royals

Well, tomorrow the ‘Big Day’ is finally here. I imagine at this moment, Kate Middleton is either beyond excitement or quaking in her pointy, suede boots. I’d be doing the latter. Watching the news yesterday, seeing the ridiculous contraptions some news stations have built to house their correspondents for the day, made me feel actually quite…

Many Happy Returns to the Queen!

  Queen’s Birthday – Woman’s Own April 17th 1952 This is a belated birthday post to the Queen! What with all the excitement of our German roadtrip and pottery buying, I completely forgot to do this as a blog post. Normally, I’m not much of a fan of the royals; but, it feels that they’re…