The picture of Anne with her mother is absolutely wonderful; they both look terrific! Beautiful portraits of the Queen, so fitting to celebrate her 90th. The photograph is unusual and interesting. Informal yet with gravitas. Very artistic and it will hold its own against any historic image within the BRF. The one with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren is just darling, but my favorite has to be the one of the Queen and Anne. I just love the mother-daughter portrait. Thanks for the great coverage as always!
I love the photos of The Queen with her youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and the handbag appearing in the photo is absolutely precious. Could you give the exact style of the Style Rocks necklace that Annalee selected? Looks beautiful on her. Thank you! Interesting photos. The Queen must like them, though. I think Yousuf Karsh, to name another portrait specialist, managed very nicely. Leibovitz seems to be tending more towards aesthetic experimentation.
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Hello Lili, the wax museum resonated, I am off to look at the work of Yousef Karsh, I am not familiar with him. I wanted to illustrate the point Tiffany was making about the lace itself.
Love the Annie Leibovitz photos and so interested in her decision to include the receding mirrors in the background. I thought of Velasquez too … those royal portraits in those vast, high ceilinged rooms. Hello Elle, thank you for commenting. Neither Tiffany nor myself meant that Kate was wearing the Amoret gown, I wanted to illustrate the point Tiffany was making about the lace itself.
Oh, I could not get enough of the photos being shared by the British Monarchy Instagram yesterday!
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What a lovely day for Her Majesty. We are all human. We all bleed red, and we all come from this earth. You can cry at home with loved ones, but always be tough on the outside. There will times where my grandson will need to summon all his strength to persevere. My message is, 'Never lose hope. And never underestimate the power of prayer. It will fill your soul. Be present.
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She told us to be sure to, 'Catch the ladybug, make a wish and blow them to freedom. They should just love. When you don't make each other happy anymore, get a divorce. Editor's note: We think Ree Drummond would beg to differ when it comes to this advice, though! But t hings my grandmother taught me were princess lessons: How to walk with books on my head, proper tea etiquette, and basic ballroom dancing.
I learned how to approach almost anything with a mindset of, 'Try it and worst case, you end up no worse off than you started, and learn from it. She also instilled respect, kindness, and love for family.
Her kitchen and heart were open to everyone! That his feelings and opinions matter, so he should never be embarrassed about expressing them.
I want him to understand his relationship to the earth, to master physical survival and to find his tribe, the people who love him and with whom he can share his gifts in a cooperative fashion. Ask for what you want. B y contrast, people in their twenties and thirties are the first generation in history to be less well-off than their parents. If they own no property, their rent is likely to take up at least half of their income, leaving little left to save. And by the time their parents die, they will, on average, be 50 themselves — too late for inherited money to be of real use.
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None of this is to say that older people should not enjoy their retirement. There is nothing wrong with spending money on cruises and cars. Nor is this a self-interested whinge from a host of exploitative, money-grabbing young layabouts looking for a trust fund to splurge. They are financially prudent.
They can see the difficulties their grandchildren are in, and worry about how they are going to get by with no property wealth, tiny pensions, and a high and growing cost of living. By giving their money away they can both enjoy the benefit of their gift while alive, and cut down on the inheritance tax their children will have to pay. P erhaps the Government could introduce inheritance tax breaks for people who leave their wealth directly to their grandchildren.
Currently, you get a 10 per cent inheritance tax discount if you leave some of your estate to charity.
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