Jewelry Predictions: Princess Diana’s Sapphire & Pearl Choker

It could be argued that this necklace is the most iconic of all of Diana’s jewelry so it is unlikely we will see it on Kate for a very, VERY long time and that is how it should be. However, just like the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara we spoke about in our last prediction, it makes the most sense to us that Kate eventually be the one to wear this piece over all other current royal ladies.

Before anyone starts to yell in protest (and we know you will!), hear us out: like with the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, we don’t expect that Kate would wear such a significant piece until she has made a name for herself as a serious royal lady and has several years of full time royal duties under her belt. Suffice to say it’s very unlikely that this necklace would make an appearance anytime soon! However, being made of such a gorgeous sapphire that matches her engagement ring and Diana’s sapphire earrings that Kate has already had modified…it just make sense that Kate be the next Royal to wear it.  We love this photo of Kate wearing Diana’s earrings at Wimbledon:

Here’s a close up look:

Diana wore them for this portrait with newborn Prince Harry in 1984:
 Of course, when Prince Harry gets married his wife could also vey well wear this extraordinary necklace and turn it into her own. What a nice gesture that would be, especially since Kate was given Diana’s engagement ring, so Harry should have something special of his mum’s as well. Prince Harry’s wife will likely not get as much of a comparison to Diana as Kate has so this could be the best route to take. The point is, this piece is far too gorgeous to languish in a vault forever and we hope it comes out when the time is right.

This piece is so clearly associated with Diana’s since she is the only royal to have worn it as a necklace. The sapphire surrounded by diamonds was a gift from the Queen Mother on the occasion of Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles. This photo from 1958 shows the Queen Mother wearing what appears to be the brooch and the photo on the right is of Diana wearing it in 1982:

Here is a larger picture of Diana that evening. This photograph was taken during a state visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The brooch came in handy to help keep the sash of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown, gifted from Queen Beatrix, in place.

Queen Beatrix was visiting England for a four day state trip. Here is some footage of her arrival, greeting Princess Diana and Princess Anne:


At some point after this date, Diana had the brooch made into a seven strand pearl choker and wore it on numerous occasions. She wore it on the White House evening that she danced with John Travolta in November of 1985:

She also wore it with her “look at me” dress to the Serpentine Gallery the same night that Prince Charles confessed to adultery in a televised interview. The dress was designed by Christina Stambolian and the next day the papers had Diana on the cover in this dress paired with not so nice pictures of Camilla:

The necklace also travelled to New York for a Gala event at the Lincoln Centre in June of 1995:

And Diana wore the necklace in New York again, this time in 1996 at the Metropilitan Museum Costume Institute Gala which featured a 50 year retrospective of Dior. The dress is by John Galliano, the designer chosen to head up Dior.

As far as we can tell from our research, this was the last time that Diana wore this necklace, at least publicly (do let us know if we are wrong!). So it has been tucked away  for 15 years now and likely will continue to be for years to come until either Kate or Harry’s future wife bring it out.

What do you think? is this piece too closely associated to Diana for Kate to ever consider wearing it? Do you think it there would be less of an association to Diana if Harry’s future wife wore it instead of Kate? And lastly, do you think we’re off our rockers and it would have to go through a major transformation before anyone even thinks of wearing it again? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Royal Homes: The Sandringham Estate

Let’s take a look at one of the British Royal Family’s private homes, Sandringham.

The royal Sandringham estate is privately owned by the Royal family and consists of 20,000 acres. So, if the UK ever becomes a republic, this is one of the properties that they will still have in their personal holdings.

It was purchased in 1862 by Queen Victoria as a home for her son the Prince of Wales who had the original hall torn down and rebuilt in 1870 into the structure that sits on the site today.

Since the time of Queen Victoria, the House has been used as a private country retreat and home for the family. The Queen has a strong attachment to the estate and spends much of the winter there. Since the Queen’s father, King George VI, died in 1952 at Sandringham, she has spent the anniversary of his death with her family at the House. It is her official base until February.

Park House, Sandringham

Interestingly, Lady Diana Spencer spend her early years on the estate. Her father, then Viscount Spencer, rented Park House and Diana’s mother, Frances Ruth Roche was actually born at Park House in 1936. Her father was Edmund Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, and her mother Ruth, Lady Fermoy was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother).

Park House, on the Sandringham Estate

Park House was originally built for overflow guests from the Royal Sandringham House. The grounds had an outdoor pool and a tennis court.

When speaking to Andrew Morton for Diana Her True Story, Diana remembered, “We were all shunted over to Sandringham for holidays. Used to go and see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the film. We hated it so much. We hated going over there. The atmosphere was always very strange when we went there and I used to kick and fight anyone who tried to make us go over there and Daddy was most insistent because it was rude. I said I didn’t want to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the third year running.”

Here is a famous picture of Diana in the Park House pool at Sandringham as a child. Love it:

Diana Spencer, Park House
Diana and Charles Spencer, Park House

Park House is now Park House Hotel and is equipped for disabled people. Read more here.

Activities at Sandringham

The Sandringham estate offers the royal family the opportunity to take part in many of the outdoor sports they enjoy – horse riding, walking and pheasant shooting. Because the public can access much of the walking grounds, we sometimes get glimpses of the royals at play:

Kate Middleton at a Sandringham Shoot
Prince Charles riding at Sandringham
The Queen and her dogs at Sandringham
The Royal Family at a Peasant Shoot, Sandringham

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Another significant structure on the estate is the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene.

Princess Eugenie’s Christening took place here on December 23rd, 1990 (click here to read our post on Royal Christenings) during the morning church service (she is  the only royal granchild to not have had a private christening ceremony, as members of the public could have attended this service).

On August 30, 1961, Eugenie’s aunt, The Hon. Diana Spencer, was christened there as well.

Diana Spencer

Each Christmas Day, the Royal family walks to the church for the 11am service. In December we will be posting a series on this (Royal Christmas Day Fashion and Hats), so stay tuned!

Kate & Pippa Wearing the Same Clothes

Like many sisters, Kate and Pippa seem to either share clothes or own some of the same pieces (we’re sure many of us can relate!). Here are few examples where Kate & Pippa are either sharing their clothes or bought/ were given the same pieces.

Issa “Lucky” Dress

This dress style has been around for awhile. The Daily Mail called it the “dress of the season” back in June of 2008 after Kate and several celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Davis were spotted wearing it.

Kate wore the white version of the dress to Wimbledon in 2008. Here she is with friends. She wore white to Wimbledon this year as well (a pretty Temperley dress) so that seems to be her ‘go to’ colour for watching tennis:

Pippa wore the same dress walking around London in September this year. This picture is from the blog.

They may each have the dress. After all, Pippa also owns the dress in red. She wore it to her boyfriend’s cricket match this past summer:

And Kate also owns owns it in pink. She wore it in pink to pick up her Trooping the Colour hat this summer:

Another shot of her with the hat in a bag…

Kate has worn this dress in black as well:

The black version Kate owns has a sheer back. Oh la la, Kate. She looks like she’s just back from a weekend away, doesn’t she. Where do you think she was – Highgrove? Or visiting her parents in Berkshire? Or??

This dress is definitely a favourite of the Middleton ladies! We hope Issa releases it again. It would be a great summer ‘staple’.

Whistles Beige Jersey Knit Jacket

Kate wore this jacket with a Diane von Furtsenberg dress for lunch with Camilla, Pippa, and Camilla’s daughter Laura at Koffman’s in the the Berkley hotel in London. This was back in February and it was during this lunch that the ladies were reportedly heard discussing Kate’s love for Grace Kelly’s wedding dress and how they couldn’t have trumpets in Westminster Abbey because the ceiling is too high.

A nice shot of Kate with Camilla:

Cut to May of this year when Pippa was spotted in the same beige fitted jacket as she went about her day in London. Could it be the exact same jacket or does Pippa have her own? We bet its the same one in this case…

Pippa wore the jacket again just last week. The picture is from

Kate’s Erdem Dress & Pippa’s H&M replica

Pippa was also spotted wearing an H&M copy of Kate’s Erdem dress recently. Check out our post on that by clicking here.

Wilbur & Gussie Gold Edith Bag

As far as accessories go, Kate and Pippa both carried the same gold ‘Edith’ clutch bag by Wilbur and Gussie this month. Kudos to the Pippa Middleton Style blog for pointing this out, as well.

Here’s the bag which can be purchased here, though the gold version is (unsurprisingly) currently sold out:

Here’s Pippa arriving at the Boodles Boxing Ball carrying the bag. Read more about this event here:

And here’s Kate also in red and holding the clutch at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds event. Read more about this event and Kate’s ensemble by clicking here.

So…is it the exact same bag? It makes sense to us that either Kate and Pippa share it since the bag has made two London appearances, or that Pippa does some shopping for Kate since she can get around and about easily. This could be an example of Pippa seeing something she loved and picking one up for Kate knowing that she’d love it as well…. and yes we know it’s crazy that we think about this.

Kate and Pippa do have similar taste in clothes but they also have distinct styles….we wonder what else we’ll see them share in the future. What do you think?

Peter and Autumn Phillips – Baby #2

Peter and Autumn Phillips, walking to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day, 2008

When we posted our recent article on royal christening gowns, we asked the question, who will be the next royal baby to wear the traditional gown?

Well, now we know!

On Friday, October 14th Buckingham Palace announced that Peter and Autumn Phillips are expecting their second child, due in March (the same month that Crown Princess Victoria is expecting her first child)

The official statement reads:

“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Autumn’s family, have been informed and are delighted with the news.”

We find it interesting that BP chose a Friday night to make this announcement. Friday night announcements are usually saved for items that are intended to be relatively low key, which is fitting in this case since Peter and Autumn are not working royals, and have been living quietly in the London area without much media attention. This of course is in contrast to their wedding which they sold the pictures of to be published in HELLO, which caused quite a stir, as private pictures of the royal family at the wedding dinner were included and many were not made aware in advance that those photos would be included.  The Queen was apparently not amused.

Peter and Autumn's HELLO cover

Anyhow, lesson learned, and let’s be honest, although of course we understand that they also deserve their privacy, we enjoyed seeing these ‘behind the scenes at a royal wedding’ photos, like this one of Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy on the dance floor.

Peter and Autumn’s first child, and the Queen’s first great-grandchild, Savannah, was born on December 29, 2010 at the Royal Gloucester Hospital.

Autumn with Savannah

Savanna is 12th in line to the throne, after her father Peter, and before her aunt, Zara. Her name is unique, and is not in the roster of typical ‘royal names’. Her name was not included in the birth announcement issued by Buckingham Palace. The public only discovered her name when the Reverend Jonathan Riviere, Rector of Sandringham included “Autumn, Peter and Savannah” in prayers in the service on 2nd January 2011. Interestingly, Autumn once worked at a pub/restaurant named Savannah’s.

Savannah’s christening took place on April 23, 2011 at Holy Cross Church in Gloucestershire, near Princess Anne’s home, Gatcombe Park. She was the second royal baby (after Viscount Severn) to wear the replica of the original royal christening gown worn by almost all royals since the christening of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Victoria.

UPDATED: Kate & William at St. James’ Palace (Kate’s 3rd Evening Gown Appearance as HRH!)

Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour at a gala event at St. James’s Palace. According to the Press Association, the philanthropic organisation 100 Women in Hedge Funds raised more than £675,000 by staging the black-tie do in support of the Child Bereavement Charity. Prince William has been a patron of the charity since 2009 and is also a patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds which he took on in January 2010 as a three year commitment. Check out the 100 Women in Hedge Funds website for their pictures of this event here.

In his speech, Prince William said, “What you are both doing together to alleviate the suffering of children who have lost family members, and bereaved families who have experienced the tragedy of losing a child, is beyond praise. The Child Bereavement Charity has now directly helped thousands of families.This year too, the charity has brought its compassion and experience to the aid of bereaved military families, whose children suffer so much – in a way, for all of our sakes. I thank you for doing this from the bottom of my heart. You have all been wonderfully supportive of this cause, which is so close to our hearts.”

It looks like the room where the pictures were taken is the same one that Kate and William had their engagement portraits done, doesn’t it? The same green damask wallpaper. Well, the engagement shots were taken at St. James’s Palace so it could be…

And now onto the clothes! Kate continued to support British designers. Her dress is by Beulah London and you can check out the company’s website by clicking here. The company has already updated their website to show that it was the ‘Sarai Dress”, from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection was “Worn by Kate Middleton” and includes a picture from the event. Of course, this isn’t exactly true since she is now the Duchess of Cambridge. Check that out here.  [UPDATE: The website now says ‘As Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge’.]

UPDATE: Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs is married to Rupert Finch, who once dated Kate at St. Andrews. Here is a picture of the couple arriving at Will and Kate’s wedding in April:

Rupert Finch and Natasha Rufus Isaacs arrive at Westminster Abbey for William and Kate's wedding. Via the Daily Mail.

And a picture of the two designers, Natasha Rufus Isaacs  and Lavinia Brennan. Look’s like Lavinia is wearing Kate’s dress!

Via This is London

It’s nice of Kate to support her friends, and rather interesting that she would allow them to post her name on their website. It’s as though she is giving her endorsement, which any brand would go nuts for…we do wonder though, did the courtiers OK that? This is a brand with a strong charity focus, so if she’s going to support a label, this was a good choice.

Beulah London had a big night last night. Here’s a picture of Pippa Middleton at the Too Many Women in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Pippa is pictured with Katie Readmanwho works for Issa and is wearing Beulah as well:

Via the Beulah London Website

And, back to Kate’s dress! Here’s the dress shown from the website. It is currently priced at 565 pounds:

Onto our critique of the dress: it’s great to see Kate wearing colour! This red is gorgeous on her and the cut, with the defined waist is very flattering on her. The bodice is very similar to her the blue Issa dress Kate wore when she and William announced their engagement: form fitting and with a flattering v-neck. Overall, the gown just seems a bit 1970’s with those sleeves…it just isn’t an overall favourite but Kate does look fantastic in it. Wish we could see what she has o nher feet, though the gown perfectly skims the floor. She is carrying a sparkly gold clutch we haven’t identified yet…

We don’t have a clear shot, but it looks like Kate is wearing her Tiffany mesh earrings. You can check them out on the Tiffany site here and see for yourself.

This dress definitely fits what we know Kate likes – a long, slim silhouette that isn’t too revelealing. Not including her two wedding gowns, this is Kate’s third appearance in a full length gown as HRH. For fun, here are the first two ‘Royal Gown Appearances’:

At the ARK Gala in London, Kate wore a pink, sparkly Jenny Packham number:

At the BAFTA event in Los Angeles Kate wore McQueen which had been spied during the Canadian leg of the tour (see it here with the belt on the hanger?):

And the lovely appearance:

Kate also wore similar silhouettes at the Boodles Ball in years past and Pippa wore a long red gown to this year’s event.  There’s more info here as well. Wonder if we’ll ever see Kate wear an A-line dress at an event such as this?

Hope to see you again soon, William and Kate!

Royal Roundup ~ Oct 7 – 14

It’s been another eventful week for the Royals! Here are a few of our favourite news items

October 8th: Prince Harry and Chelsy reportedly had dinner…

Katie Nicholl is quite a reputable royal resource so if she says Chelsy and Harry had dinner before he left for the States, they very well may have done. Check out more on this here. In the meantime, Harry has arrived in the States for his Royal Air Force training and has been spotted out and about enjoying burgers and beer.

October 10: Prince Philippe & Princess Letizia out and about

The Crown Prince & Princess of Spain attended  the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Segovia and took the time to meet the kiddies. Love Letizia’s orange accessories! And this pic here is priceless. Work it, Letizia!

October 11: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene Stepped out Together

The Prince and Princess of Monaco attended the Monaco Humanitary Group Presentation and Charlene seems pretty relaxed here! Nice to see.

October 11: More information released regarding Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary’s official visit to Australia

Prince Frederick and Princess Mary will be visiting Mary’s native Australia in an official capacity from November 19 to 26. They will be visiting Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne and hopefully Mary will be able to have a nice, private week or so with family and friends afterwards. This will be the couple’s first official visit to Australia since 2005.

October 12: Changes to Royal Succession Laws Proposed

This is VERY SIGNIFICANT: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed that succession laws be revised to allow for girls to have the same rights to succession as boys. So, this means that regardless of gender, Prince William and Kate’s first child would be the future King or Queen.

Other countries have already gotten on this bandwagon; Sweden amended their Act of Succession in 1980 to allow for equal primogeniture. This meant that Princess Victoria of Sweden, who was born in 1977, became the heir apparent over her younger brother Prince Carl Philip, who was born in 1979 and so had about a year as the Crown Prince and future King. Before this ammendment, only male heirs could inherit the throne. After the amendment, Princess Victoria became Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Carl Philipe became plain old Prince Carl Philip. Of course, Carl Philip was a year old when his title changed so he can’t have been all that cut up about it.

But we digress. Check out this article from the BBC for more details on Mr. Cameron’s proposal. If you’re curios about the British Monarchy’s current Act of Settlement, click here to be redirected to the British Monarchy’s official page on this topic.

October 13: Official Trip Announcement: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are headed to South Africa & Tanzania in November

This official visit will take place from November 2 to 9th and will include  a celebration of Tanzania’s 50 years of independence from the UK, visits to children’s literacy programs, and support of the World Wildlife Fund.

Chance Royal Meetings: Olympic Edition Part Two

Crown Prince Carl Gustav of Sweden attended the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and while he was there, he met a young woman by the name of Silvia Sommerlath, now Queen Silvia of Sweden. Silvia met the prince through her work as a hostess and interpreter for the Organizing Committee of the Games. She was no doubt a great asset as she speaks  several languages (her current total is six: German, English, Swedish, French, Spanish, and Portuguese). She grew up in both Germany and Brazil which no doubt helped her become multilingual.

Here she is, ready for a medal ceremony. The young future Queen of Sweden looks so much like her daughter Crown Princess Victoria here, don’t you think?

Gotta love her enthusiasm here:

And the piece de resistance: a picture of the future King and Queen when they first met. You’ve got to love when there is  photographic proof of such a significant Chance Royal Meeting! We’re just so sorry this is a rather small picture:

In the year after the Olympic Games, the Crown Prince became the King of Sweden when his grandfather died (Carl Gustav’s father had already passed away). Despite the added pressure of becoming King, he and Silvia continued to date and they announced their engagement on March 12, 1976. Here is the happy couple at their official announcement with the press:

The couple married on June 19 that year. Fun tidbit: the couples eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling on the same day in 2010.

This is a lovely portrait of the King and Queen on their wedding day on June 19, 1976:

And here is their daughter Crown Princess Victoria on her wedding day with Prince Daniel, the former Daniel Westling, on June 19, 2010:

Last but certainly not least, we found this footage of Queen Silvia when she was plain Silvia Sommerlath working as a hostess and interpreter at the games. We don’t understand a word of it,  but the footage speaks for itself. There’s even footage of  Abba performing ‘Dancing Queen’ for the couple at a concert the night before their wedding and a look at the wedding itself!


The summer Olympics in London will be here before we know it. Who knows – it might just happen again! Stay tuned.

Chance Royal Meetings: Olympic Edition Part One

We love discussing Chance Royal Meetings! We last spoke about how Princess Grace and Prince Rainier met during the 1955 Cannes Festival and  our next two Chance Royal Meetings took place at another big event, the Olympic Games. Let’s start with Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson.

Mary Donaldson, then a 28 year old account director for DDB Needham, went out to meet friends at the Slip Inn pub in Sydney on September 16, 2000 and ended up meeting Prince Frederick of Denmark who was in town for the Games. At that point, she just knew him as “Fred” and had no idea she was sitting next to a European prince.

Prince Frederik was smitten from the start. He later said, “I really felt that she was a soul mate. I was drawn to Mary on all fronts. It was fantastic.” Of their first meetings Mary remembered, “He never really told me that much about his other life in the beginning. It was more about who we were and what we were about. It wasn’t about him living in a place with high ceilings or anything.”

Here’s the Slip Inn in Sydney:

After over a year of long distance dating, Mary moved to Paris in December 2001 to be closer to the Prince. Here’s a snapshot of the couple in the early years:

Prince Frederick and Mary officially announced their engagement on October 8, 2003. Fun fact: Mary and Frederick are sitting on the same sofa here that Frederick’s parents Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe used when they announced their engagement. Frederick’s brother Prince Joachim also sat on this sofa when he announced his engagement to Alexandra Manley (his now ex-wife). 

The married on May 14, 2004 in a lavish ceremony at Copenhagen Cathedral in front of 682 guests. We love Mary’s dress! And just think, all this because she showed up at the pub.

They now have four children and are a fun couple to watch. Here they are having a day out in the park with their two eldest children Prince Christian (the future King of Denmark) and Princess Isabella:

And the whole family together at the christening of their twins, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent:

Join us tomorrow to see how a King met his Queen at the Olympics. See you then!

Wee Royals in Tartan

Happy Monday and a Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in Canada! For today, we thought we’d let’s lighten things up a little with a look at Wee Royals in tartan. Tartan is fabulous and so very royal so it’s about time we gave it some more attention. (Check out our post on Balmoral style, which is resplendent in tartan, here)

To start, we love this delightful shot of the Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, and a very young Prince Andrew lounging on the front garden of Balmoral.

 Since the shot is black and white, it’s hard to tell exactly what tartan Charles and Anne are sporting but it looks like it could very well be the Royal Balmoral Tartan (see the swatch below). This tartan was designed by Prince Albert back in 1853 for members of the family to wear during their stays at Balmoral. Nowadays, Queen Elizabeth wears this tartan along with other members of the family that have received permission from her to do so (that’s right, the Queen specifies who in her family has the privilege).

Interestingly, the Queen has also granted permission for her personal piper to wear the tartan and he is the only ‘Non Royal’ to have this distinction. The official website of the British Monarchy explains, “The position of Queen’s Piper is one of the highest accolades available to a piper serving in the Armed Forces.The Piper is a member of the Royal Household whose principal duty is to play every weekday at 9.00 am for about fifteen minutes under The Queen’s window when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse or Balmoral Castle.” Hmmm…we must plan on a walk around Buckingham Palace around 9am when the Queen is in residence to hear this for ourselves! The current Queen’s Piper is Pipe Major Derek Potter, shown below wearing Royal Stewart tartan. The Stewart Tartan is the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth and it is said that it is appropriate that all subjects of the Queen wear it.

According to the Tartan Authority, no weaver in the United Kingdom would dream of creating the Balmoral tartan for anyone but members of the Royal Family and the Queen’s Piper.  The ghillies and estate workers wear the Balmoral Tweed – not the tartan.

Onto more Wee Royals in tartan! We love this formal portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip with their four eldest grandchildren – heck, they’re even sitting on a tartan couch (it looks like the Royal Stewart Tartan making another appearance)! They all look so comfortable together, and how could anyone resist little Harry’s impish smile?

From left: Prince William, The Queen, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Prince Philip, and Zara Phillips in tartan

We have not been able to identify what tartan William and Harry are in, so please fill us in if you know. We would have guessed that the Phillips kids would be decked out in the Phillips tartan (swatch below) but it definitely doesn’t look like what Zara has on, does it?

The Phillips Tartan

That portrait iss missing two royal grandkids…where are you, Bea and Eug?

Found them! They were dressed alike a lot as youngsters and this outing was no exception:

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

And, just for fun…two Royal Posters, when we were wee, in a version of the Queen’s personal tartan. Yes, we started young:

The Royal Posters in tartan before anyone knew what a blog was