I love this photo - the Queen and Kate happily watching a fashion parade in Leicester.
They are both so animated and looking lovely.
I can't claim to have met Her Majesty, but about 30 years ago I stood right beside someone who was introduced to her on a red carpet at a Civic Reception at City Hall, Brisbane.
The Queen wore this same shade of bright fuschia pink that day, with black accessories,
and a similarly large diamond brooch.
I was so close that while she spoke to my neighbour, I could admire her flawless complexion,
the magnificence of the diamonds, and the exquisite workmanship of her outfit.
Coincidentally, I also wore fuschia pink that day: one of those Diana dresses with a fine pleated piecrust collar, drop waist and fine pleated skirt. With matching fuschia bag and shoes, and a little black hat.
As you do.
I hope Her Majesty appreciated my serendipitous matching efforts!
Stunning hat on Kate. My little black hat was similar in shape and style -
and worth but a tiny fraction of this beautiful one.
When a style is good,it is timeless.
The bright clear skies of Autumn, my favourite season,
have started to appear.
This area is where I hang the washing -
my mini tropical garden.
Have a delightful weekend, everybody!