Maine Books: Royal Ladies


The one on Princess Elizabeth drew me in because it was published in 1950 with the authorization of the King.
There are many fabulous, but mundane photos that were probably never printed again once she became
Queen two short years later and more important photos pushed them into the dustbin.

I hope she fired her hairdresser.

Did they have a crystal ball and tried to make her look like Thatcher a decade
into the future or did the Iron Lady emulate the Princess Anne?

She was a cutie.

Forget about the dress, parasol, and hair. What photographer decided to take
her picture with that awful building coming out of her coif?

A gorgeous photo.

5 thoughts on “Maine Books: Royal Ladies

  1. bookssnob August 12, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    Anne was a very attractive lady – she looks just like Zara! Though thankfully Zara managed to stay away from the hairspray! I love Princess Anne – she's a perfect royal – unassuming, down to earth, hardworking and scandal free. Plus she raised two decent, hardworking children. She's the best of the lot!


  2. callmemadam August 13, 2011 / 3:43 am

    In the one you've captioned 'gorgeous' you can see where Zara gets her looks from. Princess Anne has always complained about her 'impossible' hair.


  3. Relish August 13, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    I'm not overly concerned with the royals but I do have a soft spot for Anne. I think Zara Phillips is a lovely lady and clearly takes after her mother…I think being vaguely 'normal', relaxed and down-to-earth wins the heart of all us englishs out there!


  4. Thomas at My Porch August 15, 2011 / 9:44 am

    Madam: Modern hairdressing is much better equipped to deal with Anne's impossible hair than the technology available in the 1970s.

    Lucy: In many ways the advent of Diana (and others who followed her)allowed Anne to further fade into something closer to normalcy than she might have hoped for previous to that.


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