You guys, I’m very excited by this recycle. I don’t usually like to start with the fashion, but I’m going to make an exception today because that’s just how much I like this Barbara Casasola dress.
As we speak the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are carrying out a series of engagements in Cumbria, which I will wrap up in a separate post later today. In the meantime, though, I want to weigh in on a few narratives I’ve seen unfolding online following the U.S. state visit and Saturday’s Trooping the Colour. Some of this comes from the fact I fell down a royal Twitter wormhole last night (God help me), and some are just a few issues I’ve noticed and think are worth addressing. So, let’s get into it.
It’s that time of year again! The British Royal Family gathered for Trooping the Colour, one of the biggest banner events in the royal calendar. For the uninitiated, TTC is a military display put on by regiments of British and Commonwealth armies. Each year, the Royal Family processes in a public parade and then watches the fly past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
As many of you may know, today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces launched the largest combined land, air, and naval operation in history to liberate German-occupied France. The epicenter of today’s commemorations went on in Normandy itself, but additional services and ceremonies were held throughout the United States, Canada, and of course, the United Kingdom.
Monday kicked off a three-day state visit from the United States, and while meetings and public engagements will be ongoing today and tomorrow, most of the big ticket (read: royal) items happened on Day One.
There’s been some ongoing conversation online as to which members of the Royal Family supported the Queen during this particular visit, and so I think it’s worth noting that generally there is one family member – and their spouse if they’re married – that acts as the host, while other family members will attend certain engagements, and then a good group of them joins the state banquet held at Buckingham Palace.