Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Royal Espionage

So the Dutch have themselves a new king. As per tradition the queen abdicated and her son took over.  That's very civil of her.
I certainly love a royal to-do so I was looking over some pictures of the coronation and came across two of note:
I wonder what Charles is thinking in this picture.  Is he hoping that his mum will get it into her head to abdicate like the Dutch Queen did? Or is he content to just keep puttering around his garden and restoring really amazing homes. Or maybe he's just thinking about lunch. 
But that's not why I chose this picture.  Go ahead and click on it and get a good look at Camilla's brooch.  It's miniature portrait of Queen Elizabeth surrounded in diamonds with a wee crown on top! I need it.  I'm not kidding.  It will be mine!  When I saw it I wasn't sure how I would be able to get my hands on it.  I mean, it's going to have to be an inside job.  Someone who already has an in with the royal family.  But who? I got my answer in this picture:
This is a bunch of royal folk from other countries. And that striking woman in the center is Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al Misned of Qatar and I'm convinced she's the woman for the job.  She looks like she has royal espionage on her mind and a scimitar under her caftan. 
Doesn't it just kill you how glamorous some women look, like both a woman of elegant AND an international spy. The crown princess of Japan over there looks like she's going to give you a lecture on feminine posture and the princess of Morocco in the green looks like she'd rather be home watching an ANTM marathon and the princess of Sweden back there with the hat looks like she's trying a little too hard to be part of the club.  But Moza is all, "I can cut granite with my cheekbones. Now kindly hand over all of your jewels and national secrets before I turn this necklace into a bunch of ninja stars."


Rach said...

The guy sitting next to the princess of Morocco looks like he's onto her. Or maybe he's on the hunt for the nearest restroom. And you're right. Qatar lady looks like she could be in a Mission Impossible movie. And also perfume commercials. That's versatility for you.

Cynde said...

Thanks for making my morning, Sis. You have no idea how much I needed this. LOL. I don't know I think you underestimate the princess of Japan. It is the quiet ones you have to watch out for. I am thinking she is a mastermind at nuclear physics and quantum engineering. She could make Colleen gadgets.

sarahgurl said...

My favorite post to date, your attention to detail is inspiring!