Tuesday, September 28, 2021

THE GOLDEN YEAR CONTINUES

What a fabulous look for Duchess Kate, in gold for the premiere of the latest James Bond film, 'No time to Die'...


On the Red Carpet at the Royal Albert Hall, she glittered alongside husband Prince William, and Prince Charles and Camilla, also in sparkles...



Doesn't she look happy?
It has been 18 months since we saw the Duchess in a formal gown, and this Jenny Packham creation is a wonderful choice.  Film star glamour, and regal elegance ....
My goodness, she keeps herself slim...


Stars of the movie..

    
and a chat with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.
Apparently he said 'You look jolly lovely' -
and she did..







  The Festival of Gold continues....
As mentioned previously on the blog, we are celebrating our Golden/50th Wedding Anniversary later this year.

Last Saturday, we joined a host of other couples wed in 1971, at a Golden Anniversary Mass and Renewal of Vows:




The Cathedral was packed, and it was a touching and lovely occasion.
The music was beautiful, sacred hymns popular at the time of our weddings, and finishing with Mendelssohn's Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
I felt a little like a bride again....

I wore my best Golden linen dress, carried my favourite Camilla clutch:


and wore a beaded yellow headband...





I'm off for a tiny bit of surgery.
See you on the other side.

Be safe and take care

XXXXX


















34 comments:

  1. I remember your wedding well, including the bridesmaids with parasols.... Don't remember what you had as a Wedding March on the day tho LOL, perhaps it was the Mendelssohn. If hearing it made you feel bridal this week that's all that matters! Great Blog entry, really enjoyed it all.

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    1. What a good memory you have! I am unsure about the Wedding March - I think the choir sang Vivaldi's Gloria as we walked up the aisle after our ceremony. The Golden Mass was really special, and the Groom kissed the bride :)

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  2. What a lovely way to celebrate so many Golden Weddings together.
    I saw Kate on TV a few days ago playing tennis with our new tennis heroine Emma Raducanu. She was wearing a navy and white tennis outfit and I must say she looked absolutely stunning - she has a pair of lovely long slender limbs too.
    Hope your surgery goes well.

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    1. Thank you rosemary. I saw a still photo of Kate's tennis outfit, and she certainly has beautiful athletic limbs. She must be super fit, which would be a real asset for leading a busy life as Queen.

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  3. Lovely photos of the royal family, Patricia, and congratulations on your Golden Wedding anniversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate it! You look great in your golden dress too. Wishing you all the best with your surgery and I hope it goes well!

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    1. Thank you Val, it was fun going to the celebration, even though I had to push myself a bit to do it. You only have one 50th Anniversary.

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  4. How lovely to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with other couples. You look beautiful in your gold linen outfit.
    Catherine does look stunning in that dress. She is beautiful, elegant, and seems so kind.
    I hope your surgery goes well, and you are soon back with us.

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    1. Thank you Lorrie, prep today and operation tomorrow. Much shorter than normal time in hospital, due to Covid, so 'hospital' at home after that! I loved the Anniversary Mass.

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  5. .....and dear Trish, you looked "jolly lovely" too! The golden yellow dress and headband are so beautiful, such a wonderful choice for the celebration. Early congrats for your upcoming 50th anniversary, and here's to so many more.
    Hope your surgery goes well - please keep in touch here and let us know.
    As for Kate - how can anyone ever not think how perfect she always looks - a natural beauty but she also must still have to work hard at it.
    Will have you in my thoughts this week.
    Mary x

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    1. Aw, thank you Mary. I love that dress which has been on a few trips to Europe, and thought it perfect for the occasion. Kate is more perfect than ever, so lean and fit, and stunning in her elegance. Yes, I'd say she works hard but it certainly pays off. xx

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  6. Hi Trish!
    Wow, Kate did look stunning didn't she? It is nice that some things look and feel more back to normal. And how wonderful for a 50th ahead!! You golden Girl you. 🌟 I used to dream on what our 50th would be like. I was so certain I would have one. But wasn't meant to be for me. So I'm enjoying living with you a bit. You look SO BEAUTIFUL in your golden outfit! I wish you both every blessing and congratulations on such a lovely accomplishment. God bless you both. 🙏 💝

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    1. Hi Carrie, Thank you for your kind words. Not so many people have a 50th, and we feel very lucky we are nearly there. Fingers crossed for my surgery tomorrow! Bless you. xx

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    2. Prayers said for your surgery dear Trish! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  7. Congratulations, you must have been about 16? lol Re Kate, didn't she just knock it out of the park! I hope she wears this gown again (and again!)

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    1. No, I am really about eleventy hundred years old, he he
      Go Kate, definitely knocked it out of the park, and I loved it! I thought it interesting that she ditched the clutch purse and it gives a much cleaner line in the photos. That is what Ladies in Waiting are for. :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! You both look very happy.

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    1. We did enjoy ourselves, and I even had a lump in my throat! Thank you for coming by.

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  9. You look lovely Patricia what a nice idea to renew your vows with other couples.
    I do hope your surgery goes well. I look forward to hearing from you with another lovely post on the other side.
    Kate was certainly stunning in that dress … wow! Mind you Daniel Craig was pretty spiffy in his jacket, so suave!

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  10. Hi Trish, I saw the stunning golden dress worn by Catherine of Cambridge and posted not on my blog, but on the blog's Facebook page, since I didn't need to say anything about. What it proves is that great minds think alike!

    I'm not comfortable yet attending movies or similar indoor events, thought I'm told the houses are empty still! I know business suffers though.

    Congratulations to you and Mr. Cardinal on your anniversary! And I'm holding a good thought for your surgery to go well! Get back here soon, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Debra, surgery went well. I am resting in hospital. No movies for us either, I do not trust crowds especially these days. Lockdown is imminent here. Yay for Kate 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  11. Happiest of Anniversary wishes, on your upcoming Life Moment! What an accomplishment 50 Years truly is my dear!

    Hope your tiny bit of surgery goes splendidly! XOX

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    1. Thank you dear Tamera, we are proud of ourselves this year. Maybe we deserve a bit of gold jewellery? My surgery went well and I am in hospital recovering. Xox

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  12. What a very special wedding celebration Mass, Patricia. You look so lovely in your yellow dress, and the yellow beaded headband is unique and goes well with your dress. I've been to Mass before when they mentioned couples who have been married a long time, and I always thought it was so special. Kate's dress is exquisite. I used to watch all the James Bond movies, but not so much any more.

    I loved our Golden post, Patricia, and I hope all goes well with your surgery and you heal nicely.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, it was a lovely Mass. I am home now and recuperating, taking it slowly and sleeping a lot! I used to see all the old Bond movies too; I liked Sean Connery as Bond.

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    2. Yes, I liked Sean Connery too. I think my favorite was Roger Moore. : )

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  13. Congratulations to you and your husband. Such a wonderful way to celebrate. You are a handsome couple and it seems to be you have made a good life together

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  14. Hi everyone I'm Mrs. ALEKSI TAISIYA, My husband divorced me 2 years ago to live with another woman and i have tried have him back but i could not, so i try to do many things to get him back and he refuse to come back. One faithful Friday morning, I visit a forum for tips on how to get your Ex back and there i saw a lady testifying on how Dr.AKHERE helped her to get her husband back after he was tie down with a spell by another woman. Although I never believed in spiritual work I reluctantly tried him because I was desperate and i contact him and explain my problems to him, to my greatest surprise Dr.AKHERE helped me to bring back my husband after 5days and now my relationship is more perfect just as he promised. Getting your ex back permanently does not only bring back someone you love but it will also reunite your lovers feelings. My husband now treats me like a Queen and always says he loves me all the time. If you are passing through difficulties in your relationship, Doctor AKHERE can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and some other things. I can assure he's highly potent and reliable. Email him for urgent help [AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com ] or +2349057261346 .

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