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Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Posted on June 3, 2022 at 12:10 AM

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This weekend we celebrate Her Majesty's Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, and many will mark the occasion in their own way.


My sister and I are very different, she was always partial to soft toys whereas I was always a dolly girl. But the one thing we have in common, and also with the Queen is we grew up with a corgi, and we still adore them too. It's not uncommon for us all these years later to still yell "CORGI" and point whenever we see one. Which is probably very disconcerting to the person quietly walking their dog whilst the crazy lady across the road jumps and down whilst gesticulating wildly at you. I also think we might be the only two women in the country who watch the Queen's oustanding 2012 Olympic video "Happy and Glorious" watching intently for the corgis rather than Daniel Craig.

Obviously she got out her soft toys and I got out the Sindys. Well three Sindys and a Tressy (the only one in my collection). I thought it would be nice to show Margaret Dernocour Bing's Historic costume dolls for the Jubilee.

This is Eilzabeth of York and Queen Elizabeth II is her direct descendant. She is also related to Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots who are shown also. The fourth doll in the collection is Marie Antoinette, a departure from the British Queens. But, if you are going to tackle fabulously dressed Queens from history, she's an obvious choice.

I hope you enjoy them and if there is anything about the biographies or Queen's wardrobe that you think needs improving, don't hesitate to get in touch.

We wish Her Majesty a wonderful Platinum Jubilee.

With thanks to the National Portrait Gallery and the Parliamentary Art Collection for permission to show the orginal portraits and engraving of the Queens themselves, and to Sue for the Corgis.




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