|Canaletto (1697-1768) A Thames Pageant with St Paul's Cathedral in the Background, 1747|
Wasn't the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant wonderful?
It must have been inspired by Canaletto's great painting of 1747..
The Royal Barge looked amazing - gilt, red velvet and red and white flowers:
The Queen, as always, looked just perfect for the occasion in her warm white sprinkled with diamond sparkle,
and she and Camilla, in elegant cream, stood out against the scarlet setting.
Which is just as it was intended on this Jubilee day.
Absolutely loved Kate's red outfit: beautiful hat and clutch, and the special touch of a warm scarf in the new Strathearn tartan, she and William being Duke and Duchess of Strathearn in Scotland and all. I was astonished to hear media criticism of Kate's colour choice, on the basis that she was trying to outshine Her Majesty! Come on, people, she was blending in with the setting. And these things are arranged and approved months in advance.
Looking lovely in gold at the Jubilee Concert ...
Fab Fireworks - can the Olympics top that?
To coin a phrase, my Computer Carked It yesterday, just in the Jubilee Moment!!
Back in business now, and running fast trying to catch up..
Now, what's on next?