Thursday, March 4, 2010

Long live the Queen!

My mother sent me these pictures in an email. As a lover of history and a bona fide Anglophile (not to mention someone who was certain as a child that she had royal blood), I found them absolutely fascinating.

Long live the Queen, indeed!









Love her ball gown! (And it goes without saying that Jackie looks fabulous)


Can you spot who's missing?

A wee bit of Googling indicates that LBJ and Queen Elizabeth II never met.


JMW said...

Recently, I was watching a rerun of the BBC/PBS documentary about the Windors and it featured Queen Elizabeth's visit with President Bush, as well as her trip to the Kentucky Derby. I was fascinated with watching the behind-the-scenes prep that went into preparing the White House for her arrival, as well as the British Embassy. It mentioned the many presidents she had met.

Hopsy said...

My mother sent me this email a while back too- I just loved it! Delightful post!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this post! I especially like the photo of her with Ronald Reagan. She looks so very serious and he looks like he's about to fall out of his chair from laughing so hard :)

LeighAnne said...

Hi Eloise

I have been reading your blog for a while now, but am commenting for the first time. I love this post. I love to watch documentaries on the royal family. These photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

bevy said...

How lovely she is... all through the years.

Oh, I FINALLY emailed you the cornbread recipe. I have been crazy lately. It is very easy and I bet Vivian could help you with it!

Amber M. said...

That's amazing! She is so graceful and poised.

Jessica Ryan said...

President Johnson is missing... but since he was not an elected official perhaps that is why?

Thank you for stopping by. This was fun and I also think the photo of President Reagan is the best. Talk about capturing the true essence of the man!