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The Royal Treatment

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Dear Ann,
Well, I hated to outpink the Queen of England, but how was I supposed to know she was going in the direction of carnations today? Maybe Michelle got the memo; I sure didn’t.
ANYway, after I shook those three Ravelry girls, it was a quick bit of work to stow the beaver hat and tidy up in time to sneak into the tea party without anybody noticing. Most people seemed to think I was the Prince of Wales, which was OK by me. The President didn’t seem to blow any protocol except maybe taking a little too long to explain the Genius button on Her Majesty’s new iPod.
In all, a veritable whirlwind of a day–I don’t know how these White House folks keep the pace. For me, it’s epsom salts, a bag of Smarties with a nice cava, and some East Enders. And so to BED!
Love,
Kay

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29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Well well well, rubbing elbows with the elite, eh? I think you blend in quite nicely. Just how tall are those Obamas, anyway? HRH looks like a shrinky dink! Hope you got in a little knitting over “high tea” – tee hee!

  2. You look more comfortable in the picture than Prince Philip did!

  3. Love it, you NEVER disappoint!

  4. Love your travel pics, and your pink jacket!

  5. Hee hee hee – nice job!

  6. Why does HRM’s smile not convince? Do you think she would rather be knitting? (Hey, do you wonder if she has her own collection of those bottle cap hats we made last year??)
    Cherri-bye!
    LoveDiane

  7. You and Michelle are making the same face. Did you practice? Call each other the night before?

  8. Isn’t the Queen cute?!?!? She’s so teeny-tiny!

  9. I’m so glad you could call in for tea. If I’d known you were wearing such a lovely pink jacket I would have worn another of my pastel creations.
    Best wishes from
    Her Majesty

  10. I’m so glad you could call in for tea. If I’d known you were wearing such a lovely pink jacket I would have worn another of my pastel creations.
    Best wishes from
    Her Majesty

  11. Can’t you stay up a bit longer to give us the fashion report? I can’t tell from the pictures if that black and white dress is dowdy or classy — need an in person report!
    I certainly think that Mrs. O looks better than most of the other women she’s pictured with (except for the queen — because you don’t criticize someone with that many corgis). Though that’s because while her royal visit dress seems dull for her, it looks straight off the runway bold compared to the total sartorial snoozefest that is typical politician’s wife fashion.

  12. Very nice picture, thank you for this small report ;-)!

  13. I thought I spotted you on the BBC news !
    You do look good in that pink. x
    ;0)

  14. You are hilarious. Thank you for starting my day off so well, every day. I’ll be snickering over this all day long!

  15. Oi…that’s pink, innit! You look lovely, ducks!

  16. Either you are a nut, or Carrie is hitting That Age where you must make sure to maintain a certain level of daily embarrassment for her to grow properly. Isn’t that age fun? People keep asking me about my Knitting University Fight balls of yarn sweatshirt…I wear it to embarrass my daughters!

  17. Love this series!
    HRH does look tiny, and she’s got some hella-big boobs. You’d think she’dve had a reduction, wouldn’t you. I would. Her hair is strange too. Doesn’t Michelle look strangely casual to meet HRH? Why not a one-colour dress, I wonder?
    YOU, though, look great. Mischevious, but great.

  18. love it just love it
    with so much bad news this is fun

  19. Kay, you’re awesome! And very photogenic :-)

  20. Awesome!

  21. I love how you have the same expression as in the palace guard photo! :)
    And is it me, or does everyone just look really uncomfortable?

  22. Inquiring minds want to know…did you have a spontaneous embrace with the Queen, too? A little PDA (public display of affection) for the paparazzi? Tell all!

  23. Love it! Except I think the hats are bearskin, not beaver.

  24. Love it! Except I think the hats are bearskin, not beaver.

  25. Love the “photos”! Except I think the hats are bearskin, not beaver.

  26. Love the “photos”! Except I think the hats are bearskin, not beaver.

  27. So, I’m sitting in my cubicle looking like I’m doing research until I lose it reading this post….my Gawd, this made my “very boring until this moment” day!

  28. Awesome! You guys look great! (And I agree, your making the same face as michelle!)

  29. Made. My. Day. Perhaps my year. These photos are perfectly hilarious. Thank you. The Nobel Prize for Brightening the Day of Exhausted Office Workers is in the mail.