Australia looks forward to a Royal Tour in April this year when
Prince William, Kate, and Baby George arrive..
It's been announced that Kate will wear some of the Queen's fabulous jewels, on loan for the trip, including her famous Australian Wattle Brooch:
It was given to Her Majesty by the Commonwealth of Australia sixty years ago on her first visit to our shores..
The Queen usually wears it with a yellow outfit, and it has made an appearance during most of her royal visits.
Many women are not keen on wearing yellow. I love it, but I think you need to get just the right shade for your complexion.
Kate has only occasionally been seen in yellow, but the Queen is fearless with colour.
Our wattle blooms in Winter, and has a beautiful scent..
I found some paintings by some well-known Modernist Australian women artists:
Drapery and Wattle, 1952, by Grace Cossington-Smith [1892-1984]
Wattle, 1928, Margaret Preston [1875-1963]
and generations of Australian children have grown up enjoying the little bush fairies created by May Gibbs [1877-1969], which include the gorgeous Wattle Babies:
Maybe someone will present Prince George with his own book of Aussie fairytales!